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.
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Port Metro Vancouver
16 Jan 2015
Union and non-union drayage drivers serving Port Metro Vancouver will likely strike at Canada’s largest container port as soon as Feb. 1 if the provincial government doesn’t meet their demands.
14 Jan 2015
Representatives of union and non-union drayage drivers serving Port Metro Vancouver will meet with British Columbia’s minister of transportation on Thursday in what drivers call a final attempt to avoid another strike at Canada’s largest container port.
23 Dec 2014
Less than a month before it takes effect, the Port Metro Vancouver drayage program faces major headwinds with truck drivers threatening to strike if changes to pay aren’t made.
02 Dec 2014
Port Metro Vancouver is putting the finishing touches on the first drayage program in North America that will seek to balance truck capacity with demand in order to promote profitable operations for motor carriers and a sustainable wage level for drivers.
26 Nov 2014
The Port of Seattle Commission on Tuesday approved its 2015 budget that calls for $373.8 million in capital expenditures for the seaport and for Sea-Tac International Airport.
10 Nov 2014
SEATTLE — Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Monday pledged to continue working to ensure the ports of Seattle and Tacoma get a fairer share of U.S. federal funding and don't lose U.S.-bound cargo to Canadian ports by pushing for an alternative funding source to the Harbor Maintenance Tax.
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.
31 Oct 2014
Despite nine months that included historic congestion, rumblings of diversions and the lack of a West Coast port contract, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach nabbed a bigger piece of the West Coast volume pie through the first three quarters of 2014.
24 Oct 2014
Kansas City Southern Railway is talking with ocean carriers and beneficial cargo owners about diverting shipments bound for the U.S. Gulf region away from congestion-wracked Los Angeles-Long Beach to the Port of Lazaro Cardenas in south-central Mexico.
16 Oct 2014
British Columbia’s Port Metro Vancouver is in the home stretch of implementing its new truck licensing system, which aims to balance the number of registered trucks with the amount of available work in an effort to stabilize port operations.
30 Sep 2014
Shippers are getting U.S.-bound cargo more easily through the ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert as the surge in imports avoiding the U.S. West Coast due to labor talks subsides with the conclusion of the ocean peak season.