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port of vancouver

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s is the federal agency responsible for the stewardship of the lands and waters that make up the Port of Vancouver. As a Canada Port Authority, our mandate is to plan and provide port infrastructure to help meet Canada’s trade objectives, ensuring safety, environmental protection and consideration for local communities. We work together with port terminals and tenants in the interest of all Canadians, integrating environmental, social and economic sustainability initiatives into all areas of port operations.

The Port of Vancouver is Canada’s largest port, and the third largest in North America by tonnes of cargo. With the most diversified range of cargo of any port in North America, the port operates across five business sectors: automobiles, breakbulk, bulk, container and cruise. Almost 90% of the port’s total volume serves Canadian import and export markets.

Enabling the trade of approximately $240 billion in goods, port activities sustain 115,300 jobs, $7 billion in wages, and $11.9 billion in GDP across Canada.