Richmond is a major West Coast hub for intermodal transportation and distribution and has a significant logistics sector. It is home to Canada’s second largest airport, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), and a 700-acre transloading facility offering direct access to Canada’s busiest deep-sea port, the Port of Vancouver.
Over 500 freight, logistics and cargo companies, including UPS, Fedex, Purolator, Canada Post and DHL, provide the capacity to efficiently distribute goods within the region and between Canada’s major trading partners. These capabilities also ensure Richmond continues to strengthen its position as the gateway to Asia Pacific markets. Greater Vancouver Gateway 2030 is a strategic partnership between government and industry that is advancing priority infrastructure projects to support growing trade. Further supporting this sector’s expansion are several Provincial and Federal government programs geared towards increasing the export capacity of local businesses into key foreign markets.