June 30, 2014 9:07 am

Port Metro Vancouver wants to shift container traffic times


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.

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