Port regulations amended

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VANCOUVER, B.C. — The feds yesterday amended Port Authorities Operations Regulations to help bring further stability and efficiencies to Port Metro Vancouver.

The amendments require container trucking companies to have provincial licences to access the port. The move was announced by federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt.

“Our government is pleased to continue to work with the province of B.C., Port Metro Vancouver and the trucking industry to move forward with the port’s vision of being a world leader in supply chain competitiveness and sustainability,” she said. “These measures will harmonize our governments’ legislation and allow the province to implement a new, more effective system to ensure goods move efficiently through the port to their market destinations. This is key to the long-term viability of Canada’s Asia-Pacific Gateway.”

A new provincial Office of the Commissioner of Container Trucking will be in charge of licensing container trucking companies that serve the port.

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