Vancouver as a Major Beverage and Alcohol Shipping Hub

by Michael Kotendzhi | Logistics
Vancouver as a Major Beverage and Alcohol Shipping Hub

If you are looking for the right shipping hub for your beverage and/or alcohol products, Vancouver is an excellent choice for a variety of reasons. Here, below, are some of the advantages of choosing Vancouver for your shipping needs.


Vancouver is the biggest shipping port in Canada. And the biggest shipping container company recently did a deal with Canadian Pacific Railway to create a new transloading facility intended to make shipping through Vancouver faster and more efficient than ever.


Vancouver is the shipping door to Asia. And British Columbia offers several major and international airports to help with moving cargo. In 2019, 144 million metric tonnes of cargo passed through the Port of Vancouver.

Other Advantages

The Port of Vancouver offers everything needed for global transport of beverages and alcohol including state-of-the-art climate-controlled solutions. In addition, there are several tax advantages available for foreign-owned companies who wish to ship through Vancouver.

The Beauty of Vancouver

It’s also worthwhile mentioning that one of the reasons that so many businesses have chosen to operate in Vancouver is because Vancouver has so much to offer. Vancouver is a clean city with mild weather, and it is very close to parks, mountains, skiing, camping, and all manner of outdoor activities. And Greater Vancouver has a population of about two and half million people, so it is an attractive market for beverages and alcohol.

If you want to know more about using Vancouver as your hub for the shipping of beverages and alcohol, give us a call in Vancouver at (604) 439-8938. Shipping and logistics is our business.

For over 30 years, 18 Wheels Logistics has strived to be the most customer-centric trucking, warehousing, and logistics company around. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 18 Wheels relies on experience and integrity to make customers happy and remain on the cutting edge of shipping and logistics management.

If you have any questions about this article or you would like to talk to us about your shipping needs, please call us at (604) 439-8938.

Michael Kotendzhi is President of Operations & Transportation and a partner at 18 Wheels. Michael has over 15 years of experience and is equipped with a degree in Logistics from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. As well as a background in logistics from XPO Logistics (formally Kelron Logistics), North America's largest contract warehousing provider.

Michael's experience includes supply chain management, reverse logistics, & domestic transportation. He has developed 18 Wheels' trucking solutions, effectively utilizing the sister company's vehicle fleet and building a transportation supply-chain network across North America.