Port of Vancouver USA Moves Record Subaru Vehicles

Port of Vancouver USA Moves Record Subaru Vehicles

The Port of Vancouver USA moved more than 98,000 Subaru vehicles through its gateway in 2022, officials said April 11. This beat the previous record of 91,000 cars set in 2018. The gateway saw a variety of Subarus move through the port, including Subaru BRZ, Crosstrek, Forester, Impreza, Solterra and WRX vehicles, the port said. “It makes us smile when passing a Subaru on the road because we know it likely came through the Port of Vancouver USA,” port CEO Julianna Marler said. “We’re thrilled to have set a record year with Subaru because of all the benefits this relationship…
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Vancouver USA Processes Most Subaru Vehicles Ever in October

Vancouver USA Processes Most Subaru Vehicles Ever in October

The Port of Vancouver USA set a record for the most Subaru vehicles coming through the seaport last month, according to figures released by the port Nov. 16. About 13,529 Subarus ranging from Crosstrek and Forester to Solterra vehicles moved through the Washington seaport in October, more than the 12,900 Subarus processed in July 2022. “This record-breaking month solidifies the Port of Vancouver USA’s position as the largest gateway in North America for Subaru vehicles,” Port CEO Julianna Marler said. “From the hundreds of local jobs supported by the transport and accessorizing of vehicles, to the dollars that are reinvested…
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Solvay, Vancouver Bulk Teaming on Port of Vancouver USA Terminal Redevelopment

Solvay, Vancouver Bulk Teaming on Port of Vancouver USA Terminal Redevelopment

Vancouver Bulk Terminal and global soda ash supplier Solvay are teaming up to redevelop Terminal 2, Berth 7 at the Port of Vancouver USA, the port said Oct. 11. Work is expected to start next year on a modern, reimagined facility that would be able to handle more than 2.5 million tons of soda ash and put the port in position to be a major outlet for soda ash exports. The added capacity would also support Solvay's plans to expand soda ash operations in Wyoming, the company said. “Not only is soda ash a critical commodity for a vibrant economy,…
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Port of Vancouver USA Settles Pollution Lawsuit

Port of Vancouver USA Settles Pollution Lawsuit

The Port of Vancouver USA  and environmental group Columbia Riverkeeper on Sept. 12 announced that they have reached an agreement to settle a Clean Water Act lawsuit challenging years of alleged unlawful water pollution from the public port. In the settlement, the port committed to make significant changes to reduce the amount of water pollution that flows off the 1643-acre property and into the Columbia River. However, before the proposed settlement can go into effect, it must undergo a 45-day review period by the U.S. Department of Justice and then be approved by a federal district court judge. As part…
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Port of Vancouver USA Receives Funding to Remove Old Dock

Port of Vancouver USA Receives Funding to Remove Old Dock

The Washington State Legislature is giving the Port of Vancouver USA $3.5 million toward the removal of its century-old Terminal 1 dock, it was announced May 18.  The legislature included in its final 2023 capital budget funding the port’s project to demolish and reconstruct the dock. When it’s replaced, the Terminal 1 dock will support a public market.   Removal of the dock, which is expected to begin in this fall, involves removing 880 old wood pilings and creosote-treated pilings, then installing about 160 new steel and concrete pilings. Deck completion is set for early 2024. “Our state legislators have…
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Nautilus, Vancouver USA Port Ink 30-Year Bulk Facility Agreement

Nautilus, Vancouver USA Port Ink 30-Year Bulk Facility Agreement

Nautilus and the Port of Vancouver USA have signed a 30-year lease agreement for the port’s Terminal 2 bulk facility in a venture with partner Neltume Ports, the company announced April 27.  The contract, which includes two possible 10-year extensions, comes ahead of the company’s 100th anniversary in June. “The Nautilus family of companies, including Metro Ports, have a long reputation for leadership and innovation in port operations,” Nautilus International Holding Corp. CEO Robert Owens said. “The longevity of this contract allows us to continue in that tradition and set the tone for the future of maritime operations in the…
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Port of Vancouver USA Completes Terminal Stabilization Project

Port of Vancouver USA Completes Terminal Stabilization Project

The Port of Vancouver USA has finished its Terminal 4 Bank Stabilization Project, resolving the erosion of a bank in an ecologically-minded way, the port announced in December. The port and its environmental partners helped stabilize the bank at Terminal 4, where port tenant Subaru operates.  The terminal was built in 1994 with no riverbank protection from high water and over time has seen the bank slope “eroded significantly and upland infrastructure was at risk of being damaged,” according to the port. Vancouver USA and its partners came up with a long-term solution, which includes maximizing beach habitat, removing invasive…
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Port of Vancouver USA Board OKs Bond Issuance

Port of Vancouver USA Board OKs Bond Issuance

The Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners has unanimously agreed to allow the issuance of a $27 million limited tax general obligation bond, with an interest rate not exceeding 5%, the port announced Aug. 23. The port expects the bonds to be issued as early as mid-September and incorporated into the port’s 2023 budget. The money from this bond is expected to pay for public infrastructure projects such as dock and wharf upgrades and work on marine terminal infrastructure and public amenities, according to the port. “One of the primary objectives of the port is to bring investment and jobs…
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Port of Vancouver USA Receives Clean Audit

Port of Vancouver USA Receives Clean Audit

For the 13th straight year, the Port of Vancouver USA garnered a clean audit from the Washington State Auditor’s Office, which annually audits ports across the state. The port received its results of no found deficiencies for the audit spanning calendar year 2021 from the state auditor’s office, which reviewed a number of the port’s programs and processes, including billing for marine terminal revenues; compliance with contract terms and billings for tenant leases, employee reimbursements, procurement purchases and financial compliance on public works projects such as prevailing wages and change orders, the port stated. “A 13th consecutive clean audit highlights…
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