Port Metro Vancouver to relocate its Asia office to Shanghai
In recent years, Shanghai’s port has emerged as one of the world’s busiest, and the city is one of the most important business centers in Asia. Port Metro Vancouver’s presence in Shanghai is intended to further strengthen key customer engagement, marketing and promotion activities throughout Asia, including the critical markets of China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore, as well as emerging markets, the company said in its press release.
In 1992, Port Metro Vancouver was the first foreign port in the world to open a dedicated office in China, located in Beijing. The new office in Shanghai is expected to be open by March 2015.
About Port Metro Vancouver
Port Metro Vancouver is Canada’s largest port and the fourth largest tonnage port in North America, responsible for Canada’s trade with more than 160 world economies. Located in a naturally beautiful setting on Canada’s west coast, Port Metro Vancouver is responsible for the efficient and reliable movement of goods and passengers, and integrates environmental, social and economic sustainability initiatives into all areas of port operations. Port Metro Vancouver is committed to meaningful engagement with the communities in which it operates and the shared obligation to improve the quality of life for Canadians. Enabling the trade of approximately $184 billion in goods annually, the port generates an estimated 100,000 jobs, $6.1 billion in wages, and $9.7 billion in GDP across Canada. As a non-shareholder, financially self-sufficient corporation established by the Government of Canada, Port Metro Vancouver operates pursuant to the Canada Marine Act, and is accountable to the elected federal Minister of Transport.