On October 22nd, BBA Acsenda students participate in a Container Trail Tour organized by the Port of Vancouver Delta Community Office. Delta is home to Canada’s largest container terminal, exporting fruit from Okanagan, specialty grains from the Prairies and more.
How was the tour?
The purpose of the tour was to learn about how local ports serve as a gateway to international trade routes. The tour included everything from a busy container depot to big logistics warehouses to Canada’s largest deep-sea container terminal. The tour took 2 hours and it started and finished at the Port of Vancouver Delta Community Office in Ladner.
The first part of the tour highlighted container depots and logistics warehouses in Delta’s Tilbury Industrial Park and Deltaport Logistics Centre. It also included locations such as Deltaport Truck Staging Facility and the Tsawwassen Container Examination Facility. The second part of the tour took students to the Roberts Bank, home of Canada’s busiest coal export facility and Canada’s largest container terminal. Students looked at container ships being loaded and unloaded at the Deltaport terminal.
Thanks to our International Business Management Program Director, Fuat Ramazanov and Instructor Natella Isazada for facilitating this trip!
What does the Port of Vancouver do?
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is the federal agency responsible for the stewardship of the lands and waters that make up the Port of Vancouver. The Port of Vancouver connects Canadian businesses and consumers with diverse products that people use from all around the world.
Located on the southwest coast of British Columbia, the Port of Vancouver extends from Roberts Bank and the Fraser River up to and including Burrard Inlet. Also, the Port of Vancouver includes more than 16,000 hectares of water, more than 1,500 hectares of land and hundreds of kilometres of shoreline. The Port is the same size as the next five largest Canadian ports combined and it manages most of Canada’s trade goods and a big range of North America’s cargo.
If you want to participate in upcoming tours or other events at the Port of Vancouver, please go to their website.