The Port of Vancouver has reported a record breaking year for shipments of grain, potash and containers despite the global pandemic. The 2020 figures show 35.1 million tonnes of grain handled, a 24 per cent increase from 2019. Overall, cargo was steady at 145.4 million tonnes. Potash exports increased by 11 per cent from a 2019 record. Shipping container quantities, measured by 20-foot equivalents or TEUs, were a record 3.5 million TEUs. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s 2020 year-end statistics also noted a decline in volumes compared to 2019 in auto imports by 18%, breakbulk forest products and coal exports by 14% and 15% respectively.