6 common types of freight in British Columbia

6 Common Types of Freight in British Columbia

British Columbia is Canada’s most Western province and a major hub for transportation. Much of this stems from the Port of Vancouver, an international destination for cargo ships from around the world. Combined with the natural resources found throughout British Columbia, the transportation industry is a staple to the provinces economy. 

British Columbia Freight

6 common types of freight in British Columbia include:

  1.  Forest Products: British Columbia is known for is vast forests, and the forestry industry is a significant contributor to the province’s economy. Wood products such as plywood, lumper and pump are commonly transported by truck, ship and rail.
  2. Mining Products: Mining is another key industry in British Columbia. The western province is rich in minerals such as coal, copper, gold, and silver. These products are often transported by rail and ship. 
  3. Agriculture Products: British Columbia is home to a variety of agricultural products, including fruits, vegetables and livestock. These products are shipped by truck and rail and are often sent to distribution centres to be cross docked, and further transported.
  4. Oil and Gas: British Columbia has large oil and gas reserves, with the transportation of these products being critical to the province’s economy. Pipelines, tankers, and railcars are used to transport oil and gas. 
  5. Manufacturing Products: British Columbia has a thriving manufacturing sector, with products ranging from automobiles to electronics. These products often are transported by truck and rail. 
  6. Consumer goods: British Columbia is a hub for international trade. The province has a high volume of consumer goods transported through its ports. Common goods include electronics, household items and clothing. 


British Columbia Trucking


British Columbias’s transportation industry is a critical part of the province’s economy. A diverse range of products are transported through various channels of transportation within the province. The natural resources combined with the large ports create a thriving economy for Canada’s western coast. 

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