VANCOUVER, B.C. — TSI Terminal Systems Inc. (TSI) and DP World (Canada) Inc. (DP World) have notified terminal users that the daytime reservation fee announced in May has now been set at $50, with terminals subsidizing the actual costs by one quarter to one half, depending on the terminal.
The amount was set following a detailed analysis of operating costs undertaken by third-party management consulting firm KPMG. Details of this analysis have been shared with Port Metro Vancouver. The use of a fee for daytime reservations is consistent with North American best practices, said the companies in a release today.
The additional operating hours at the terminals “will create 377 jobs (including direct, indirect and induced), reduce truck traffic and congestion during peak daytime hours, maximize the use of existing port infrastructure and create more opportunities for growth by offering a wider range of access times at the terminals for container truckers. These benefits will be achieved with no need for additional capital funding by the terminals or the governments”, the release added.
Day gate reservation fees and full night gate operations are effective July 2, 2014. Day gates for trucks will operate from 08:00 to 16:30 and night gates will operate from 16:30 to 01:00, Monday through Friday. Fees and hours will apply to TSI’s Vanterm and Deltaport terminals and DP World’s Centerm terminal.
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