PMV 2008 Cargo Statistics
Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) released its 2008 cargo statistics that illustrate that while unprecedented worldwide economic difficulties have had a significant effect on global trade, the Port has demonstrated stability and resiliency during this period.
Overall tonnage of 114,559,973 metric tonnes declined 10% compared to 2007, while the auto and container sectors were stable, in contrast to other West Coast ports. Commodities such as coal, potash and petroleum products experienced moderate increases. In contrast, breakbulk, mineral and forest product volumes were significantly lower.
Container traffic declined by 2% from the previous year, at 2,492,107 TEU (twenty-foot-equivalent unit).
PMV saw an 11% decline from 2007 in the number of revenue cruise passengers with a total of 254 sailings compared to 275 in 2007.
View PMV News Release.
Port Metro Vancouver Releases Impact Report
Prince Rupert Recognizes Workforce & Partners
Oil Spill Response Contract Registration Fees Increase
Western Canada Marine Response Corporation, the certified response organization under the Canada Shipping Act, has published in the Canada Gazette an increase to the annual membership fees from the $450 to $600 per vessel and per prescribed oil handling facility effective January 1, 2009. To view the fee justification documents, visit www.burrardclean.com.
Containers Inspections for Asian Gypsy Moths
On October 20, 2008, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will begin random inspections of containers for Asian Gypsy Moths at various terminals. Inspections will be conducted at the exit gates and are not expected to create any delays at the gates. The program will begin at Vanterm (est. 50/day) and Prince Rupert (est. 10-15/week). If live egg masses are discovered, the containers will be moved and cleaned immediately by CFIA at a location within the terminal. View CFIA Notice.