BBOT Member Port of Vancouver Reports Record Cargo Volumes

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Record mid-year cargo volumes through the BBOT member the Port of Vancouver 

Last month, Burnaby Board of Trade member the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority released the 2021 mid-year statistics for goods moving through the Port of Vancouver. From January 1 to June 30, 2021, overall cargo volumes through Canada’s largest port reached a record high of 76.4 million metric tonnes (MMT), up 7% from 2020 mid-year, and 5% above the previous record set in 2019

Sectors that experienced strong growth include grain and containers, both of which hit new records in 2021. The record overall cargo volumes at mid-year in 2021 reflect the continued growth in the agriculture and container sectors. This trend is expected to continue as the long-term outlook for Canadian trade is growing.