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Japanese recovery boosts Port Metro mid-year growth

Japanese recovery boosts Port Metro mid-year growth

Port Metro Vancouver (PMV)’s auto-related cargo volumes leapt 47% in the first six months of this year, driven by a recovery in post-tsunami Japan.
Canadian, American competitors latch on to Metro Vancouver port's “Pacific Gateway” brand

Canadian, American competitors latch on to Metro Vancouver port's “Pacific Gateway” brand

Proposed rival terminal at Cherry Point, Washington, branded as “Gateway Pacific” by Jenny Wagler
TransLink installs first fare gate

TransLink installs first fare gate

The first SkyTrain fare gate has been installed, but fare evaders still have a few months of grace before it goes into operation. The gate was unveiled at the Marine Drive SkyTrain station yesterday.
Burnaby transport company acquired, expansion planned

Burnaby transport company acquired, expansion planned

Kelron Logistics, a Burnaby transportation broker, has been acquired by XPO Logistics Inc. for $8 million. Kelron was founded in 1992 and employs roughly 30 people in Burnaby.
Nanaimo seaplane terminal surpasses 2 million passenger milestone

Nanaimo seaplane terminal surpasses 2 million passenger milestone

In its 27th year of operation, Nanaimo’s seaplane terminal hit 2.2 million passenger throughputs as of July 31.
Port association “cautiously optimistic” over U.S. port study findings

Port association “cautiously optimistic” over U.S. port study findings

The Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) is voicing “cautious optimism” about a just-released U.S. study into Canadian ports that ruled that Canadian ports don’t have an unfair competitive advantage over U.S. ports.
U.S. inquiry finds Canadian ports don't infringe treaties

U.S. inquiry finds Canadian ports don't infringe treaties

Canadian ports are not luring U.S. cargo with unfair competitive advantages – that's the key finding in a just-released U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) report.

Odds stacked against private ferry operators in B.C.

Government subsidies to BC Ferries create uneven playing field
BC Ferries route cuts on the horizon

BC Ferries route cuts on the horizon

Victoria demands money-losing corporation find operational efficiencies
Bike rental shops seek protection against subsidized bikeshare

Bike rental shops seek protection against subsidized bikeshare

An attempt by Vancouver city councillor George Affleck to protect downtown bike rental shops against a subsidized bike share program got deflated Tuesday.