Infographic: Canada’s Largest Port

 14 Mar 2017     Going Places, Port Governance, Port Planning, Ports

PTI presents this infographic from the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, which is responsible for the stewardship of the federal port lands in and around Vancouver, British Columbia, to give you further insight into Canada’s largest port (you can see the others on a map below, featured before the infographic).

Vancouver is also the third largest port in North America by tonnes of cargo, facilitating trade between Canada and more than 170 world economies and accountable to the federal minister of transport and operates pursuant to the Canada Marine Act.

It is located in a naturally beautiful setting on Canada’s west coast. 

The port authority, terminals and tenants are responsible for the efficient and reliable movement of goods and passengers and integrating environmental, social and economic sustainability initiatives into all areas of port operations.

Enabling the trade of approximately $200 billion in goods, port activities sustain an estimated 100,000 supply-chain jobs, US$6.1 billion in wages, and $9.7 billion in GDP across Canada.

Robin Silvester, President and CEO of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, recently said in the authority's year-end statistics: “One of our biggest strengths has been, and continues to be, the port’s ability to accommodate the most diversified range of cargo of any port in North America. 

"Since 2013, the Port of Vancouver has experienced its fourth consecutive year of traffic volumes over 135-million-tonnes, despite global economic downturns.

"Thanks to the confidence that port users and terminal operators have shown in the Vancouver gateway, combined with our focus on infrastructure development and sustainability, the Port of Vancouver is well-positioned for continued growth. We are pleased that investments are already underway to build capacity for this growth in multiple sectors.”

The authority also recently added new criteria to its industry-leading incentive program to address concerns about underwater vessel noise affecting at-risk marine life and making Canada the first country in the world to have a marine noise reduction incentive.