British Columbia

07 Apr 2014
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach handled 40.9 percent of all U.S. containerized imports in 2013, and 25.5 percent of U.S. exports.
Port Metro Vancouver
11 Mar 2014
The trucking environment in Vancouver is turning uglier by the day, with drivers who dare to work at the Canadian port facing retribution from striking drivers, and cargo diversion already becoming a reality.
Port Metro Vancouver
10 Mar 2014
Truck drivers at Port Metro Vancouver carried out their threat to go on strike to protest extensive delays at marine terminals that the truckers say are making their economic situation intolerable.
08 Mar 2014
Unionized truckers today rejected a tentative deal with Port Metro Vancouver, paving the way for a strike on March 10.
07 Mar 2014
A potential strike at Port Metro Vancouver, Canada’s largest container gateway, was averted after a government-appointed mediator helped hash out a tentative deal with port truck drivers, according to various reports.
03 Mar 2014
Unionized truckers at Port Metro Vancouver issued a 72-hour notice at the weekend that they are prepared to strike unless measures are taken to reduce long truck lines at marine terminals at Canada’s largest container port.
Port Metro Vancouver
28 Feb 2014
Unifor-Vancouver Container Truckers’ Association says it will hold a strike vote on March 1 that could result in its members joining hundreds of other truckers who walked off the job...
Port Metro Vancouver
28 Feb 2014
Li & Fung Logistics isn’t waiting for the worst-case scenario. The logistics division of Hong Kong-based sourcing giant Li & Fung — and other cargo owners like it who ship through the U.S. West Coast — will be watching closely over the next four months as the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and employers engage in tough negotiations on a new labor contract.
25 Feb 2014
Port Metro Vancouver in Canada is bracing for a threatened two-day strike by harbor truck drivers, and companies that work in the harbor say the impact could be immediate and severe.
Third Quarter 2011-2013 West Coast Market Shares By Country. Source: Individual Ports
13 Nov 2013
North American west coast container ports experienced a slight increase in year-over-year traffic in the third quarter of 2013. Overall throughput to major west coast ports in the U.S., Mexico and Canada rose 1.7 percent from 6,176,870 20-foot-equivalent containers in third quarter 2012 to 6,283,238 TEUs in third quarter 2013.
Second Quarter 2011-2013 West Coast Market Shares - U.S. Pacific North West vs. Canada. Source: Individual Ports
18 Aug 2013
West Coast container ports experienced a decline in year-over-year traffic in the second quarter of 2013. Overall throughput to major West Coast ports in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada fell 2.3 percent from 6,114,834 20-foot-equivalent containers in second quarter 2012 to 5,975,881 TEUs in second quarter 2013. Market shares of major Pacific Northwest and Mexican ports were down on the North American West Coast this quarter compared to the year prior. However, ports in Canada and California saw their shares climb in this market.