Port of Vancouver
The Port of Vancouver is Canada's largest and busiest port, offering 27 major marine cargo terminals. Each year $200 billion in goods pass through the port, equating to $500 million of cargo per day. with 95 percent of goods serving Canadian import and export markets, Port of Vancouver related activities provide $24.2 billion in annual economic output. The port extends from Roberts Bank and the Fraser River up to and including Burrard Inlet, bordering 16 municipalities, and intersecting the asserted and established traditional territories and treaty lands of several Coast Salish First Nations.
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is responsible for the stewardship of federal port lands at the Port of Vancouver. Managing over 16,000 hectares of water and approximately 350 kilometres of shoreline, the port authority facilitates trade that support jobs in communities across the country, and also upholds port safety and security, protects the environments, and considers local community interests.
Common imported items coming through the port include household goods, electronics and machinery, while exports include forest products, grain and specialty crops. The top trading economies include China, Japan and South Korea.