Canada's largest port could run into a "brick wall" limiting maritime expansion in coming years, unless provincial rules restricting land use can modified and some local political ill-will overcome.
Port Metro Vancouver
13 Apr 2016
DP World is installing scales at its British Columbia and Dominican Republic terminals and plans to charge a $245 fee for containers the company must weigh to ensure compliance with new international rules requiring certification of weights.
01 Mar 2016
The British Columbia government appointed Duncan MacPhail container trucking commissioner at Port Metro Vancouver, replacing Andy Smith who left the post following criticism of potential conflicts of interest arising from his leadership of an association representing terminal operators.
25 Feb 2016
Port Metro Vancouver’s 14-point action plan to reduce truck wait times, improve terminal fluidity and ensure compensatory earnings for the approximately 1,700 drayage truck drivers that serve Canada’s largest container port is celebrating its two-year milestone with dramatically reduced turn times.
18 Nov 2015
Reducing the amount of time that truckers spend waiting in line and being processed at North American marine terminals and off-dock facilities will have a larger impact on improving overall supply-chain efficiency than any other area, according to a study by a Vancouver transportation consultant.
05 Nov 2015
Renewed flare-ups of drayage driver discontent at Port Metro Vancouver have revived concerns that trucker disruption could return to the port despite moves taken to quell unrest.
02 Nov 2015
A C$285 million ($217 million) expansion of its intermodal yard will allow the largest container terminal at Port Metro Vancouver to maintain a speedy transfer of cargo between the docks and intermodal trains even when larger vessels discharging more containers begin calling the facility in the next few years.
20 Aug 2015
The newly-formed alliance of the ports of Seattle and Tacoma increased their container throughput nearly 8 percent in July and grabbed a bit of market share from their Canadian competitors.
18 Aug 2015
U.S. West Coast diversions helped fuel an 8 percent container volume increase at Port Metro Vancouver and allowed Canada’s largest container gateway to retain its Pacific Northwest market share.
11 Aug 2015
Customs broker A.N. Deringer is billing its new less-than-containerload service from Hong Kong to Toronto as faster than via U.S. West Coast offerings, and free of U.S. harbor maintenance taxes and customs paperwork.
04 Aug 2015
Unifor, Canada’s largest private sector union, has filed a lawsuit to force Vancouver drayage firms to pay back wages to drivers that were part of a 2014 agreement to end a month-long strike at Port Metro Vancouver.
31 Jul 2015
After bleeding market share in the first few months of 2015 because of congestion and labor problems, the Seattle-Tacoma gateway appears to be leveling off in the competitive Pacific Northwest. Port Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, is likewise leveling off, but Prince Rupert continues to register impressive double-digit gains compared to last year.
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