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Three Vancouver longshore workers test COVID positive. “This could spread like wildfire”

Port of Vancouver. Cranes. Containers

PortandTerminal.com, August 24, 2020 VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Canadian broadcaster CTV is reporting that the union representing longshore workers at the Port of Vancouver says three of its members have tested positive for COVID-19. The union is also expressing concern about the possibility of more workers contracting the coronavirus from international vessels arriving in Metro Vancouver. “With members travelling from …

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Canada announces $102 million in funding to propel Port of Vancouver

PortandTerminal.com, July 23, 2019 The Federal government announced a major investment of $102 million for five projects that will increase efficiency at the Port of Vancouver and move Canadian goods to international markets. VANCOUVER, BC – The Canadian Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, announced today $102 million in funding to improve efficiency and alleviate congestion at the Port of Vancouver, to …

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Port shutdown looms as Vancouver longshore employees get lockout notice

PortandTerminal.com, May 29, 2019 Ninety-eight percent of the dock union’s workers backed the strike in hopes of securing a new contract to protect jobs and prevent the introduction of automated systems Vancouver, Canada – The Port of Vancouver, a key link for Canadian trade with Asia, appears headed to an almost full shutdown after companies that operate port facilities announced …

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Growing cruise ship size forces Port of Vancouver to rethink infrastructure

Cruise ship sailing underneath bridge at the Port of Vancouver

PortandTerminal.com, May 1, 2019 The world’s larger new cruise ships can barely squeeze under the Vancouver’s Lions Gate bridge and that’s jeopardizing the city’s future as a destination port. The arrival of another supersized cruise ship in Vancouver Harbour is reigniting calls to revamp B.C.’s coastal infrastructure. The 333-metre Norwegian Joy sailed under the Lions Gate Bridge last Thursday night with …

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Vancouver cargo at record levels thanks to Asian demand for grain, potash and craft beer

PortandTerminal.com, March 8, 2019 Vancouver, Canada – The Port of Vancouver saw record cargo numbers in 2018, driven by demand for grain and potash overseas and a demand for consumer products in Canada. Cargo volume grew to a record 147 million tonnes last year, up 3.5 per cent from 2017, according to the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. “The growing middle …

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The Port of Vancouver’s problem with gang members

PortandTerminal.com, March 8, 2019 The Port of Vancouver on Canada’s West Coast has had a storied history with organized crime groups such as the Hell’s Angels. A report by the Vancouver Sun in 2015 reported that “more than two dozen of the longshoremen unloading container ships on the docks of Metro Vancouver are Hell’s Angels, their associates, other gangsters or …

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