Port Metro Vancouver Celebrates National Trucking Week

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
604-665-9125-9267

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