Six free public tours available in 2015
VANCOUVER, Wash. —The most common remark we hear from people learning about the Port of Vancouver USA is, “I had no idea!” There’s a lot going on at Washington’s third oldest port, and now there are six opportunities to see the port in action this year.
Our free, two-hour public tours showcase many of the industries that call the port home and provide a taste of the maritime industry and global marketplace. Tour guests may see massive ships berthed along the waterfront as well as some of the diverse cargoes handled on our docks, including steel, grain, minerals and automobiles.
2015 public tour dates
- Saturday, March 7, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
- Tuesday, April 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Thursday, May 21, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Saturday, July 18, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
- Thursday, Aug. 13, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Public tours begin at our administrative building, located at 3103 Northwest Lower River Road in Vancouver. Staff provides a brief presentation about our 103-year history, current projects and enterprises. After the presentation, guests take a bus ride around the port for an interactive tour of bustling marine terminals and expanding industrial centers.
Government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport, is required to attend. Please leave cameras at home; they are not allowed on marine terminals.
Reservations are required and tours fill up quickly. People are encouraged to call the port at 360-693-3611 or email RSVP@portvanusa.com far in advance of their selected tour date.
For more information about public tours at the Port of Vancouver USA, visit www.portvanusa.com/community/know-your-port.
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The Port of Vancouver USA is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast, and its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a skilled labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community. For more information, please visit us at www.portvanusa.com.
Contact: Abbi Russell, Communications Manager