Friday, 02 March 2018 14:47

Record volumes for Port of Vancouver

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The Port of Vancouver has published its 2017 year-end statistics for cargo and reported on record volumes through the port, reaching a record high of 142.1 million tonnes, up five per cent from 2016. Nearly all sectors experienced growth from 2016 and some hit new records in 2017. Overall container units increased by 11.0 per cent in 2017, setting a new record of 3.3 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs). 2017 saw an 6.6 per cent increase in cargo-filled containers, setting a new record of 2.8 million TEUs. Bulk grain saw another record year in 2017 at 23.6 million metric tonnes an eight per cent increase over 2016, making this the Port of Vancouver’s fourth consecutive year of record grain volumes. 

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