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Port of Vancouver gains access to industrial acreage for temporary storage of empty containers

The government of Canada and the Port of Vancouver have joined forces to help address supply chain disruptions resulting from the British Columbia floods.

With C$4.1m ($3.2m) contributed by the government of Canada through the National Trade Corridors Fund, the port will prepare an undeveloped 40-acre parcel of industrial land for the handling and storage of empty containers. This will help to relieve some of the congestion at the port’s terminals that has increased since last week’s flooding through the province.

Restoration work on road and rail networks continues, but may be set back by another storm expected to hit the province on Saturday. Along with heavy rainfall, the temperature is expected to rise, leading to snowmelt in the mountains and the possibility of further flooding. A weather alert from the federal government indicates that vulnerable infrastructure could again be at risk.

Kim Biggar

Kim Biggar started writing in the supply chain sector in 2000, when she joined the Canadian Association of Supply Chain & Logistics Management. In 2004/2005, she was project manager for the Government of Canada-funded Canadian Logistics Skills Committee, which led to her 13-year role as communications manager of the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council. A longtime freelance writer, Kim has contributed to publications including The Forwarder, 3PL Americas, The Shipper Advocate and Supply Chain Canada.
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