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Port Metro Vancouver experienced increased cargo volumes in 2014, according to the port’s year-end statistical report. The port registered a 4.1 percent increase in import cargo and a 3.3 percent increase in exports compared with 2013 figures.Total tonnage rose 3 percent to 139.6 million. The 2014 increase followed strong cargo volumes in 2013. Port officials cite a greater demand for Canadian trade as one of the reasons for the volume gain, in addition to the completion of infrastructure projects and continued community engagement.The port is served by CN, Canadian Pacific and BNSF Railway Co., while local service is provided by Southern Railway of British Columbia Ltd.“The record volume of goods that move through the port every year is testament to Canada’s strong economic growth, and demonstrates Canada’s important role as a vital trading partner to the rest of the world,” said Canadian Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt in a press release.
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