VANCOUVER, B.C. — The Port of Vancouver has seen record shipments of containers during the first five months of this year, moving a total of 522,840 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs).
That’s up more than 15 per cent over the same time last year and includes a record month in April, when 117,216 TEUs were shipped.
Typical containerized cargo being imported through the port includes furniture, auto parts, appliances, electronics and clothing. Among the most common exports being moved through the port are refrigerated cargo and value-added goods such as pork, beef, forest products and specialty grains.
It is estimated that each container passing through the port represents $550 in gross domestic product and $1,200 in economic output.
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