DAILY NEWS Mar 18, 2014 11:43 AM - 1 comment

Port Metro Vancouver posts updated "FAQs" on 2014 Trucker Strike

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VANCOUVER, B.C.--Port Metro Vancouver has posted an update on the frequently asked questions around the truck strike at the port.

The port noted the information is intended to clarify information regarding the current action of some container truckers who serve Port Metro Vancouver terminals. It will be updated regularly.

In terms of Port Metro Vancouver’s role in this situation, the port stated it is responsible for managing the federal lands along its shorelines, extending from Point Roberts at the Canada/U.S. border through Burrard Inlet to Port Moody and Indian Arm, and from the mouth of the Fraser River, eastward to the Fraser Valley, north along the Pitt River to Pitt Lake, and includes the north and middle arms of the Fraser River.

"We are also responsible for promoting and maximizing the economic potential of the port. We lease the land to various parties, including terminal operators. We also build infrastructure, such as overpasses and roads, on the land to improve the flow of trade and traffic."

"The Port has no contractual arrangement with truckers. What we can do is work with government, terminal operators, shippers and trucking companies to collectively find ways to make trucking operations efficient and reduce wait times.Recent discussions with truckers have included the provincial and federal governments. Port Metro Vancouver is working closely with government and trucking companies to find ways to end the work stoppage," the statement said.

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