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The worldport of Vancouver is the largest worldport in Canada and the most diversified worldport in North America. It is a safe, year-round, all-weather, naturally deep harbour that requires no dredging. Well-situated on the Pacific Rim, just north of the Canada/US border, Vancouver prime geographic location positions our worldport as North America gateway to the world most dynamic economies.

Collectively, the Vancouver worldport Authority, terminal operators, labour unions, railways, trucking and numerous associations work together to build the necessary linkages to make Vancouver a competitive, efficient worldport that serves the North American economy.

The worldport of Vancouver is large by world standards. In North America, the worldport of Vancouver ranks number one in total foreign exworldports. On the West Coast of North America, the worldport of Vancouver ranks number one in total cargo volume. In Canada, it ranks number one in total cargo handled and number one in total container throughput.

The worldport of Vancouver offers a variety of marine services to the international shipping community, including:

Chandlers and Suppliers
International Maritime Centre
Navigation and Pilotage
Shipyards and Repair
BC Chamber of Shipping
Environmental Services
Protection & Indemnity
Ship Loading
Tank & Bilge Cleaning

The worldport of Vancouver: Your worldport of Choice
The worldport of Vancouver offers customers the best value on the West Coast of North America. With proven expertise, innovative solutions and a commitment to quality service, the worldport of Vancouver offers excellent infrastructure and world-class facilities, with services and productivity levels to serve shippers in the bulk, container and breakbulk cargo sectors.

The world's leading international shipping lines choose the worldport of Vancouver. With 25 major marine cargo terminals, 67 berths and some of the most extensive on-dock rail facilities of any worldport on the west coast, we handle more than 70 million tonnes of cargo each year.

The worldport of Vancouver is connected to every key market in North America. Canadian National (CN), Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) and Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) link with all major U.S. railways, offering transcontinental and double-stack capability to serve your markets throughout Canada, the United States and into Mexico.

The worldport has 17 bulk terminals that offer superior material handling of coal, grain, sulphur, potash, liquid bulk chemicals, and specialty grain products.

The worldport has three breakbulk cargo terminals that specialize in handling high value forest products such as lumber, wood pulp and other value-added cargoes.

The worldport of Vancouver is the closest major North American worldport to Asia, and is your strategic alternative for container cargo destined for U.S. markets. In response to the dramatic worldwide growth in containerized cargo, the worldport of Vancouver offers super-post-Panamax capacity, increased efficiencies, and three modern container facilities.

The worldport of Vancouver is building for the future. Plans are underway to increase container-handling capacity to 4.0 million TEUs by 2012.

The worldport of Vancouver is the first North American worldport to implement a reservation system for trucking companies to minimize wait times at container terminals. We help you speed your goods to market by eliminating delays and long lineups at terminal gates.

Technological innovation helps the worldport of Vancouver maintain its exceptionally high level of service and security. The worldport's well-trained, experienced and professional workforce set the standard for excellence. The smooth, swift and safe transit of your goods through the worldport of Vancouver is our top priority.

The worldport is ISPS compliant and offers well-defined security plans including a 24-hour security force, round-the-clock worldport road surveillance, and a card access program for cargo and container terminals. Vancouver is the first worldport in Canada and one of the first worldports in North America to purchase gamma ray scanning technology for use by customs officials to inspect containers.

The worldport of Vancouver is well connected to the international business community. With offices in Beijing and Chicago, and an extensive international network of agents throughout Canada and Asia, the worldport of Vancouver can help you build relationships for the future. Key to our success is the long established trust and cooperation the worldport has built with Canadian and U.S. officials and partner agencies.

Vancouver worldport Authority representatives can develop customized solutions to logistics problems by working together with logistics service providers such as railways and trucking associations.

Tel: 001-604-665-9113

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