Vancouver port stakeholders say stubbornly high rail container dwell times and vessel delays at anchor have become a “new normal” that could worsen existing bottlenecks when import volumes increase as expected this summer.
07 May 2015
Port Metro Vancouver, Canada’s largest port, is a step closer to building a new container terminal. The port has submitted an environmental impact statement for a new three-berth container terminal in Delta, British Columbia.
04 May 2015
Seattle and Tacoma took a big hit in the first quarter as its market share among Canadian Pacific Northwest ports took a dive amid longshore labor disruption.
23 Apr 2015
The harbor trucking licensing program at Port Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, took a hit after a federal judge ruled the port’s selection process was unfair and that rejected applications need to be reconsidered.
10 Mar 2015
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.