Cargo at Port of Vancouver continues to back up due to truck driver strike

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Cargo at Port of Vancouver continues to back up due to truck driver strike

March 16, 2014 - 12:17
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PORTLAND, OR, March 12, 2014 (RISI) - Truckers refusing to work has led to a backup of cargo at the Port of Vancouver in British Columbia, according to various sources. The strike could lead to production shutdowns and curtailments at sawmills due to their inability to get wood products shipped overseas.

The strike began Feb. 26, leading to truck traffic in and out of the port of only about 15% of normal. According to reports, areas where lumber is stuffed into empty containers for overseas shipment are already full.