British Columbia

British Columbia

05 Nov 2014
Port Metro Vancouver said it’s on track to deliver on far-reaching reforms that ended a trucker strike that crippled Canada’s largest port for a month in March.
Weekly wrap-up for August 2, 2014
02 Aug 2014
Port Metro Vancouver’s penalty system for terminals is cutting truck turn times and drawing attention from other North American ports struggling with drayage challenges. And congestion seen earlier this year at Rotterdam has continued, prompting diversions and surcharges, and the congestion is spreading to other ports in the North Europe range.
Port Metro Vancouver
29 Jul 2014
Last winter, congestion at Port Metro Vancouver was so bad that it triggered a month-long strike by hundreds of truck drivers. Four months later, turn times are averaging less than an hour.
Images for weekly wrap-up
26 Jul 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association met for three days this past week without concluding negotiations; at the weekend, the parties announced a week-long recess in the talks. German carrier Hamburg Süd announced plans to acquire the container operations of Chile’s CCNI, in a move resembling the deal between larger competitor Hapag-Lloyd and Chile’s CSAV, and Crowley is reported to be in talks to acquire Horizon Lines’ Puerto Rico assets. Earnings reports by U.S. truckload carriers are pointing to a stronger freight recovery in the United States, though rail service continues to be held back. And on Friday, Anne S. Ferro announced her departure from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration after five years leading the agency.
07 Jul 2014
Roughly 400 unionized truck drivers at Port Metro Vancouver are threatening to strike, alleging that they are being paid less than the minimum rate established by the government, CBC.ca reports.
The 12,500-TEU MSC Fabiola broke records when it first called at California ports in 2012.
07 Jul 2014
West Coast ports will spend the coming year in much the same way they spent the past year: preparing for big ships operated by big carrier alliances.
17 Jun 2014
Truck drivers in Vancouver who suspect that they are being paid less than the minimum rate established by the government can now voice their complaints via a hotline established by the port authority and the British Columbia transportation ministry.
Truck in Vancouver, British Columbia
17 Jun 2014
Harbor trucking interests at Port Metro Vancouver are working with port and government transport officials to prevent driver unrest from escalating into another damaging strike at Canada’s largest port.
13 Jun 2014
The Canadian government is contributing C$3 million to a new project that aims to reduce trucker wait times at Port Metro Vancouver.
14 May 2014
Port Metro Vancouver is capitalizing on a lull in cargo activity before the peak-shipping season begins this summer to implement key aspects of the most ambitious effort in North America to improve truck turn times.
Los Angeles port
14 May 2014
In a down market, U.S. ports outpaced their Canadian and Mexican rivals during the first quarter, with solid growth at Los Angeles offsetting a drop at neighboring Long Beach and lifting the Southern California port complex further above its competition.