The Port of Vancouver has reported an 11% growth in total cargo, reaching 75.9 million tonnes in the first half of 2023. Despite a decline of 14% in container throughput, the port achieved a record in the bulk sector, reaching 55.5 million tonnes due to a significant increase in grain volumes. It’s worth noting that these figures do not account for cargo impacts resulting from labour disruptions in July 2023. Grain saw a substantial 106% increase overall, driven by a bumper crop season following a drought-affected year. Bulk wheat exports, especially to African markets, played a significant role in this growth. On the other hand, container volumes fell by 14% due to a slowing economy, although there was a partial offset from increased containerized exports.