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SOURCE Transport Canada
Follows through on Joint Action Plan to support an enhanced common reservation system at Port Metro Vancouver
VANCOUVER, June 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced that the Government of Canada is contributing $3 million to reduce trucker wait times by using new technologies to better link operations across Port Metro Vancouver's four terminals.
The Common Data Interface (CDI) project will help to better coordinate and schedule container truck movements by providing the technological capabilities to:
The project, which costs approximately $6 million, will receive $3 million over two years under Transport Canada's Clean Transportation Initiative on Port-Related Trucking, with the port contributing the other half.
The implementation of the CDI project was a commitment under the Joint Action Plan with the Province of British Columbia, the port and other partners, developed to bring stability to the container trucking industry at Port Metro Vancouver. Today's announcement meets this commitment and is expected to allow significant parts of the enhanced common reservation system to be in place before next year.
"This federal funding demonstrates this government's ongoing commitment to maintain long-term stability at Port Metro Vancouver. This project, and all the measures we've taken under the Joint Action Plan, is helping to ensure the reliability of Canada's Asia-Pacific Gateway and the economic well-being of Canada as a whole."
The Honourable Lisa Raitt,
Minister of Transport
*The twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) is a standard unit for describing a ship's cargo carrying capacity, or a shipping terminal's cargo handling capacity.
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