The Port of Vancouver USA is primarily a bulk import and export facility with dedicated facilities for specific commodities, such as grain, soy beans, corn, mineral ores, concentrates, fertilizers, clays, bauxite and agricultural commodities. Other bulk commodities are handled on a case-by-case basis.
The grain terminal is owned by the port and leased and operated by United Grain Corporation. The facility consists of a 715-foot dock and a barge dock that allows simultaneous barge off-loading at a rate of 1,088 metric tons per hour, and a vessel-loading rate of 2,177 metric tons per hour. The elevator has storage capacity for five million bushels, with more than 250 silos for segregating wheat, soybeans and corn types at the facility.
United Grain Corporation is the largest wheat exporting elevator on the U.S. West Coast. Due to continual expansion and upgrading of the elevator, originally built in 1934, the company is among the most efficient handlers of grain in the world.
Terminal 2, Berth 7: Dry Bulk Export Dock
This dry bulk dock is capable of exporting a broad range of heavy mineral bulk commodities quickly and efficiently using a specialized conveyor system.
We have all the equipment to get the job done: a bottom dump pit and covered conveyor system with direct transfer from railcar to vessel suitable for handling iron ore. In addition, our 160,000-square-foot bulk sheds, portable conveyors and hoppers, front-end loaders and dump trucks make the port a perfect transshipment location for a wide variety of dry bulk goods. The port’s bulk facility is operated by Kinder Morgan Bulk Terminals, Inc.
Terminal 2, Berth 2: Bulk Scrap Export
This bulk scrap export dock is a state-of-the-art, environmentally compliant facility that handles many types of scrap commodities.
Terminal 2, Berth 5: Liquid Bulk Dock
The liquid bulk dock is owned by the port, and operated by NuStar Energy L.P. and Tesoro Logistics. It has three pipelines from the dock to several storage tank farms, with a total capacity of over three million barrels. This dock routinely handles jet fuel, caustic soda, methanol, diesel and other petroleum products.
*Channel depth information as provided by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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