June 30, 2014 9:07 am

Port Metro Vancouver wants to shift container traffic times

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Port Metro Vancouver is trying to shift container truck traffic to evenings and overnight.

As of Tuesday, gates at its three terminals in the Lower Mainland will be open until 1 a.m. five nights a week.

It is also imposing a $50 fee for truckers who continue to offload cargo during busy daytime hours.

The measures were included in a list of possible solutions suggested in response to the container truckers’ strike in the spring, where they expressed frustration with long wait times.

A cooling-off period imposed in the job action is set to expire soon.

Both sides are waiting for mediator Vince Ready’s recommendations.

Global News

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