Canada: Port of Vancouver sets up temporary container storage facility

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Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has announced the establishment of a temporary empty container storage site in RichmondTo strengthen supply chains.

In mid-November 2021, severe flooding shut down the rail service connecting the Port of Vancouver to local supply chains for eight days, exacerbating the global supply chain challenges affecting Canadians due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As partners across the Port of Vancouver continue to work to eliminate supply chain delays in the wake of the November floods, this new container warehousing site adds valuable capacity to support activities at the port, which is Canada’s largest, which in turn supports local and national supply chains.” Robin Sylvester, President and CEO of the Fraser Port Authority of Vancouver.

On November 24, 2021, the federal government announced that it would contribute C$4.1 million under the National Trade Corridors Fund to a Port Authority-led project to prepare an undeveloped plot of federal port land for container handling and storage. empty.

The site, which is on Portside Road at the end of Route 8 in Richmond, has been prepared in three phases, with the first operational phase in January. The Port Authority continues to make progress on site construction and expects the site to be fully completed in early March.

The Port Authority has selected Coast2000 Terminals (Western IntermodeX Corporation) and Euro Asia, two integrated multimedia services companies and existing port tenants within the Fraser Richmond Industrial Estates, to operate the temporary site.

Once completed, the storage area will remain in operation until July 2022. The site is part of Federal Port land and is intended to be used for future development of the terminal.

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