VANCOUVER, B.C. – Truck gates at the Port of Vancouver’s Vanterm, Centerm and Deltaport terminals will be be open longer in the new year, the Vancouver Port Authority (VPA) has announced.
The gates will be open an average of 20 per cent longer per year over the next five years in an attempt to improve the flow of containers through the port.
“Extending gate hours will not only increase capacity, it will help alleviate congestion at the terminals, which will also speed up transaction times,” said Capt. Gordon Houston, president and CEO of the VPA. Houston added the change will help alleviate road congestion near the ports.
“Extended hours of operation will also make more efficient use of the region’s road networks, by spreading truck traffic over a longer period, reducing congestion during traditional peak times, while also reducing emissions,” he said.
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