Tens of Thousands of Dollars in Product Held up in Transit
VANCOUVER, March 21, 2014 /CNW/ - KANDY Outdoor Flooring is urging all
parties involved in the Vancouver trucking dispute that has shut down
the Port of Vancouver to seek compromise and immediately end this
"I respect there are serious issues on the table but the work stoppage
is seriously hurting our business and others," says KANDY Outdoor
Flooring President Kelly Niessen. "We had one shipment on the water
when the strike hit and another is ready to leave China now."
Niessen explains she must decide today whether to re-route the in-water
shipment to Nanaimo and incur thousands of dollars in extra charges. If
she chooses not to re-route and the dispute is not settled over the
next few days, the costs could be even greater.
"Our small business can't really afford these unexpected costs," Niessen
explains. "It impacts not just our profitability but also our customer
expectations. We have deals signed and will be hard pressed to deliver
on those deals if we can't bring our product to port in a timely way
and on budget."
Niessen is happy both the BC and federal governments are engaged. She
calls for all sides to negotiate and compromise to end this dispute as
soon as possible.
BC, Ottawa and Port of Vancouver join forces
KANDY Outdoor Flooring currently has 22,000 square feet of proprietary
product in transit or ready to ship
KANDY Outdoor Flooring provides and installs floating outdoor flooring
systems for condo balconies
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SOURCE: KANDY Outdoor Flooring
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