Thursday, December 20, 2012

Metro Vancouver Port Traffic Growth Continues

Canadian Port of Metro Vancouver’s monthly container volumes have been strong throughout 2012, and that trend continued in November 2012, with the facility’s terminals moving over 234,400 TEUs last month, raising the Canadian port’s calendar year-to-date total to just under 2.5 million TEUs.

The port continues to have a robust year so far when it comes to both full and empty container movement. The port saw almost 202,600 full TEUs in November, about 103,900 of which were inbound and over 98,700 outbound.

For the year to date, container terminals at the port have moved a total of 2.02 million full TEUs, with 1.24 million of those being imported into the country.

Regarding empty TEUs, Metro Vancouver saw about 31,700 last month, more than 21,700 of which were outbound and 10,000 inbound. Through the first 11 months of the calendar year, port terminals saw over 290,400 empty TEUs, with about 200,000 of those being shipped out of the country.

Metro Vancouver’s total TEU volume was up 8.5 percent in the first 11 months of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, according to port data.

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.