The Port of Vancouver handles and exports a considerable amount of grain originating from Manitoba. In fact, 79 per cent of western Canadian grain was shipped through B.C ports in 2022/23.
Timeliness and efficiency are required to move grain to world markets. The Port of Vancouver has consistently ranked near the bottom in terms of performance compared to other global ports.
Improvements can be made which would address performance issues at the port. Keystone Agricultural Producers, the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan and the Alberta Federation of Agriculture sent a joint letter to the Minister of Transport Canada requesting changes to the port’s board of directors and decision-making process.