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Port, customer, shipping partners welcome the Monoceros Leader
Port, customer, shipping partners welcome the Monoceros Leader
Monoceros Leader calls the Port of Vancouver USA on her maiden voyage (Photo) - 11/13/18

VANCOUVER, Wash.—The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the Monoceros Leader, commanded by Capt. Pavan Peter D’Lima of India, on her maiden voyage Nov. 8.

Capt. D’Lima and his 23-member Indian and Filipino crew were welcomed to Vancouver by representatives from NYK Line (North America) Inc., Subaru of America, Auto Warehouse Company, Jones Stevedoring and the Port of Vancouver USA.

The Monoceros Leader is a Pure Car Carrier (PCC) built in Japan. PCCs are distinctive vessels designed for the efficient transport of high quantities of vehicles from source to market. The largest PCCs can carry thousands of vehicles across several decks.

The Monoceros Leader is 656 feet long with a deadweight capacity of 19,159 metric tons. She can transport up to 7,100 units. She is owned by Nancy Ship Holding S.A. and operated by NYK Shipmanagement Pte. Ltd.

The vessel departed Japan for the U.S. in October 2018. Once berthed at the Port of Vancouver USA, International Longshore and Warehouse Union crews discharged 2,270 Subaru vehicles to be processed at the port and shipped to buyers across the Northern U.S.

After discharging Subaru vehicles at the Port of Vancouver USA, the Monoceros Leader will sail to other ports on the U.S. West Coast. Port Hueneme, California, is the final destination on her maiden voyage.

Photo credit: Port of Vancouver USA

Top of stairs, left to right: Alex Strogen, Port of Vancouver USA; Nino Benedetti, Jones Stevedoring; Jenelle Bule, Inchcape Shipping Services; Tim Oltmann, Port of Vancouver USA; Chris Fallon, Port of Vancouver USA; Capt. Pavan Peter D’Lima; Aaron Cohen, Jones Stevedoring; Ann Tetreault, Subaru of America; James Tully, NYK Line (North America) Inc.

On stairs, top to bottom: Joseph Fanning, Subaru of America; Fikrit Brkic, Auto Warehousing Company; Mike Repman, Auto Warehousing Company; Casey O’Dell, Port of Vancouver USA; Josh Allen, Port of Vancouver USA.

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The Port of Vancouver USA is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast, and its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a skilled labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community. For more information, please visit us at www.portvanusa.com.

Port of Vancouver 2019 final budget hearing scheduled for Nov. 27 - 11/06/18

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Port of Vancouver USA is holding a public hearing on its 2019 budget during the regularly scheduled Nov. 27 Board of Commissioners meeting.

The meeting is open to the public. It begins at 9:30 a.m. in the port’s Commission Room at 3103 Northwest Lower River Road, Vancouver.

Staff presented the preliminary 2019 budget to the commission during an Oct. 23 public workshop. The presentation included revenue and expense projections, departmental presentations, capital budget overview and how the newly approved Strategic Plan interfaces with next year’s budget.

The next steps in the port’s budget process include opportunity for public comment at two commission meetings: Nov. 13 and 27. Public comments at the Nov. 13 meeting can be provided during the preliminary budget action item. Public comments at the Nov. 27 meeting can be provided during the public hearing, which is part of final budget approval.

The commission is expected to consider a vote on the final 2019 budget at the Nov. 27 meeting.

Can’t make it to a commission meeting? You can view preliminary and final budget documents at www.portvanusa.com/commission/agendas-minutes a few days prior to each commission meeting and submit public comments via mail at 3103 Northwest Lower River Road, Vancouver, WA 98660, and email at s@portvanusa.com">povcommissioners@portvanusa.com.

For more information on the port’s budgeting process and finances, please visit www.portvanusa.com/about/budget.

Regularly scheduled Board of Commissioner meetings are televised and live-streamed on Clark/Vancouver Television (cable channel 21) beginning at 9:30 a.m. CVTV archives meetings within 24 hours for future viewing.

                                                                                                                                                                                     – POV –

The Port of Vancouver USA is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast, and its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a skilled labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community. For more information, please visit us at www.portvanusa.com.