Port of Vancouver Handles Vestas Blades

198 Blades Represents Largest-ever Single Shipment

Breakbulk hub Port of Vancouver USA has received the largest-ever single shipment of wind turbine blades from Danish manufacturer Vestas.

The shipment comprised 198 blades, each measuring 49 meters in length, which were manufactured and shipped from Italy.

“The port is uniquely qualified to handle these types of projects. Our heavy lift mobile cranes, acres of laydown space, highly-skilled workforce, and dedication to renewable energy make the Port of Vancouver the perfect port for receiving wind energy components,” said Alex Strogen, chief commercial officer at the port.

The Port of Vancouver USA handles breakbulk cargo via two terminals and serves as a major Pacific Northwest’s consolidation center for breakbulk.

Photo: Turbine blades. Credit: Port of Vancouver