September 2-8, 2012
VANCOUVER, Sept. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - In honour of National Trucking Week,
Port Metro Vancouver is pleased to recognize container drayage truckers
across the Lower Mainland and the over 400,000 Canadian men and women
who keep the country's freight moving.
"As we take a moment this week to acknowledge the hard work and
dedication of the drivers who move the nation's trade through our
Gateway, Port Metro Vancouver also looks forward to a bright,
collaborative future with its trucking community as we work together in
building an efficient, reliable supply chain for everyone," said Peter
Xotta, Vice President Planning and Operation, Port Metro Vancouver.
Port Metro Vancouver-related businesses move more than $200 million of
cargo every day, and the container drayage sector is responsible for
approximately 50 per cent of container gate moves.
Port Metro Vancouver is Canada's largest and North America's most
diversified port, trading $75 billion in goods with more than 160
trading economies annually. Port activities generate 129,500 total jobs
across Canada, $10.5 billion in GDP and $22 billion in economic output.
SOURCE: Port Metro Vancouver
For further information:
Barbara Joy-Kinsella, Media Relations
Port Metro Vancouver