Grain tonnage helps make 2015 best year for Port of Vancouver

Soybean exports moving through port grew by a significant 58.6% in 2015.

Increased grain exports played a large role in making 2015 the best year for the Port of Vancouver, Wash., in terms of revenue and tonnage in the port’s 104-year history.

The port reported a record $38.2 million in operating revenue in 2015, up from the previous record of $37.5 million in 2014. Tonnage – total import and export cargo – was at 6.95 million metric tons, a nearly 5.5% increase from 2014.

As expected, operating expenses also grew in 2015 to accommodate new staff

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