Seven years ago the idea that a relatively obscure bulk port in a sparsely populated region of Western Canada would become one of the fastest growing container gateways in North America would have drawn smirks, and did, even though the vision of a gateway for Asia trade at that location went back to the early years of the 20th century.
07 Mar 2015
The four-alarm chemical fire at Port Metro Vancouver that shut down operations at the port for nearly 24 hours has been extinguished and operations on the south shore of Burrard Inlet have resumed.
05 Mar 2015
Gate operations resumed Thursday morning at the South Shore of Burrard Inlet at Port Metro Vancouver, with the exception of the Centerm container terminal after a four-alarm chemical fire closed the facilities Wednesday.
04 Mar 2015
A Port Metro Vancouver terminal closed Wednesday afternoon after a four-alarm chemical fire started in one container and spread to others.
20 Feb 2015
A union representing about 400 harbor truckers serving Port Metro Vancouver is calling on the recently tapped head of the new drayage commission, tasked with setting minimum rates and governing licenses, to step down.
12 Feb 2015
Port Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, expects container volume to expand roughly 4 percent this year after traffic increased 3.1 percent in 2014 to a record 2.9 million TEUs.
04 Feb 2015
The British Columbia government's pick to oversee the new drayage program for Port Metro Vancouver has spurred a union driver backlash.
01 Feb 2015
Port Metro Vancouver’s new trucker licensing system took effect Sunday despite continuing protests from some 600 drivers who weren’t certified to operate at Canada’s largest container port.
29 Jan 2015
When it comes to whether Port Metro Vancouver will experience a crippling drayage strike like it did last March, the ball is in union and non-union drivers’ court.
28 Jan 2015
Many Canadian importers are receiving shipments two to three weeks longer than usual and exporters are missing sailing windows because of container vessels delays at U.S. West Coast ports are rippling north.
27 Jan 2015
The exclusion of roughly 600 drayage drivers from Port Metro Vancouver’s new licensing system has raised tensions here in what is increasingly looking like a showdown between truck drivers and the government.