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Pacific Gateway

CP and the Port of Vancouver continue to take leading roles in growing trans-Pacific trade.

Located near the Canada/U.S. border, the Port of Vancouver is capitalizing on the growing trade opportunities between North America and the world.  Canada's largest and North America's most diversified port moves $550 million worth of cargo each day, ranging from automobiles and containerized finished goods to essential commodities.

Offering importers and exporters the shortest and fastest routes between key markets in Canada and the U.S. Midwest, CP can help you take advantage of the gateway's growth.

The Port of Vancouver Advantage

  • 27 major marine terminals that can handle cargo including containers, grain, coal, potash, forest products, automobiles, sulphur, chemicals, metals, breakbulk and project cargo
  • Serviced by three Class 1 railroads and a regional short line railroad, providing reliable and consistent rail transport to and from the port
  • GCT Deltaport - the world’s largest ship-to-rail intermodal container terminal – is completing a major expansion. GCT Deltaport can now handle the largest trans-Pacific container ships and will increase rail throughput capacity by 50%
  • Construction is underway on the new G3 Grain Terminal which will handle 8,500-foot unit trains of export grain, reinforcing Vancouver as Canada's primary grain export gateway

Learn more about the advantages of the Port of Vancouver

The CP Advantage

  • Our integrated rail network -- with the shortest routes in key lanes and connections with other Class 1 railways -- provides competitive access between Vancouver and key markets across North America
  • CP provides the fastest, most reliable rail transportation service between Vancouver and Detroit. Our 7-day-a-week service reduces transit times up to 48 hours compared to our competitors
  • Our new large-scale multi-commodity transload facility is the only transload facility in Vancouver providing rail service for intermodal containers, enabling more efficient transload services for a variety of imported and exported goods
  • With direct access to coal and potash mines and an extensive network of grain elevators across the prairies and U.S. Midwest, CP is the industry leader in rail transportation of bulk products through Vancouver

CP's access to Port of Vancouver


To learn more about the Pacific Gateway, visit www.pacificgateway.gov.bc.ca​