Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Port Metro Vancouver Container Volumes Rise Again

Canadian Port of Metro Vancouver’s monthly container volumes were strong again in September 2012, with the facility’s terminals moving a total of 224,407 20-foot equivalent units last month, raising the Canadian port’s calendar year-to-date total to over two million TEUs.

The port continues to have good a year so far when it comes to both full and empty container movement. The port saw almost 195,000 full TEUs in August, about 119,000 of which were inbound and over 81,000 outbound.

For the year to date, container terminals at the port have moved a total of 1.79 million full TEUs, with 1.02 million of those coming into the country.

Regarding empty TEUs, Metro Vancouver saw 29,400 last month, more than 23,400 of which were outbound and 5,900 inbound. Through the first nine months of the calendar year, port terminals saw over 222,000 empty TEU, with about 150,000 of those being shipped out of the country.

Port Metro Vancouver is the largest port by container traffic in Canada and fourth largest in North America, after the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and New York/New Jersey.