Category Archives: Port of Vancouver

Terminal boosts the Port’s mission

Vancouver Energy is an important piece of the Port of Vancouver’s future as an economic engine for the region.
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Terminal is a key piece of Port’s future plans

The Vancouver Energy terminal will be a key piece of the Port’s future as an economic engine for the region. The terminal will generate $22 million in state and local taxes during construction and, once operational, $7.8 million in state and local taxes each year. The Port itself would receive $44 million a year in revenue.
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TERMINAL WILL BOOST PORT INVESTMENTS

The Port of Vancouver USA’s new mid-year report shows that 2017 continues to be a strong year for the port. But the Port is still vulnerable to economic swings and needs to ensure it takes advantage of key infrastructure investments.
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WASH. WORKERS NEED VANCOUVER ENERGY

Lee Newgent, Executive Secretary of the Washington Building and Construction Trades Council, writes in the Puget Sound Business Journal that the state of Washington outside the city of Seattle needs infrastructure projects like Vancouver Energy for workers to feed their families.
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PORT OF VANCOUVER USA IS ECONOMIC ENGINE

The Port of Vancouver USA is a critical economic engine for Southwest Washington – with 50 tenants employing 3,200 people and generating $2.9 billion a year in positive economic impact for the region.
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RESIDENTS SHOW SUPPORT FOR TERMINAL

Vancouver residents showed their support for the Vancouver Energy oil-by-rail terminal in letters to the editor in the Columbian newspaper.
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POV reports operating revenue decline

A recent story in The Columbian reported that in spite of the Port of Vancouver registering record-high tonnage last year, operating revenue fell by $2.3 million in 2016 from the previous year.
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State needs maritime infrastructure

David Matsuda, former U.S. Maritime Administrator under President Obama, wrote recently in The Hill about the state of Washington’s need for more port and maritime infrastructure. Matsuda was also the co-author of a report last fall from the Washington Maritime Federation about how state leaders can help’s the state’s maritime industry.
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Labor leader interviewed on terminal

Mike Bridges, President of the Longview/Kelso Building and Construction Trades Council, was interviewed recently on News 101 KXL (Portland-Vancouver) about labor’s support for the Vancouver Energy terminal.
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Port Commission extends terminal lease

The Port Commissioners voted 2-1 to not cancel Vancouver Energy's lease at the Port of Vancouver, thereby allowing an extension to the lease through June 30. We’re pleased with the decision by the Port Commission to allow the automatic extension of our lease, which affirms the value of the Vancouver Energy project, and demonstrates the Port’s continued commitment to the project and allowing EFSEC’s review to be completed. We look forward to our continued partnership with the Port.
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Terminal provides update to Port

Vancouver Energy sent a letter this week to Port of Vancouver Commission President Brian Wolfe to update the Port Commission on progress in the permitting process for the terminal. The letter, which you can read in full here, describes the most significant changes and improvements to both the project and to the whole supply chain since the project’s inception.
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Terminal commits to more safety measures

Safety commitments, rail safety and economic need were among the topics discussed during the last two days of testimony at the adjudication proceedings. Jared Larrabee, General Manager of Vancouver Energy, announced that Vancouver Energy has committed to several new safety measures for the proposed terminal. The revised application can be seen in full here.
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Vancouver Energy is good for the region

Mike Bridges, President of the Longview/Kelso Building and Construction Trades Council, describes how Vancouver Energy would bring more family-wage jobs to the Port of Vancouver.
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