Port of Vancouver to Hold Public Tour For Families – News Release

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June 6, 2013

Port of Vancouver to hold public tour for families

 

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Port of Vancouver invites families to join a public tour on Saturday, June 15, beginning at 11 a.m. This will be the first of two summer family tours planned for 2013. The second family tour is scheduled for Saturday, July 20.

Port family tours are held on Saturdays in the summer for the convenience of the port community, and offer an excellent opportunity to catch a glimpse of the global marketplace in action in a setting conducive to learning and interaction for both adults and children. The free, two-hour tour will showcase the largest transportation project in the port’s 100-year history, the West Vancouver Freight Access rail project, as well as the diverse range of marine cargoes handled on port docks. Children will be invited to participate in a number of activities, and will receive coloring books filled with line drawings of ships and other port-related activities waiting to be given a personal touch.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling the port at 360-693-3611 or by emailing the port at info@portvanusa.com. Government issued photo identification (for those 18 and older) is required to attend a tour, and please, no cameras are allowed on marine terminals.

Public tours begin at the port’s administrative building, located at 3103 N.W. Lower River Road, Vancouver, where port staff makes a brief presentation on the port’s history and mission. Following the presentation and a light lunch, attendees participate in a bus tour of the port’s bustling marine terminals and ever-expanding industrial properties.

For information on other tour dates, visit the port’s website at www.portvanusa.com.

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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 dependable labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community. For more information, please visit us at www.portvanusa.com.

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