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Harbour Link / Tidewater Container Services is Selected by VFPA to be the Operator of the Tsawwassen Container Examination Facility (TCEF)

Posted 2018-07-13 by Harbour Link in news

We are pleased to announce the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) has selected Tidewater Container Services through Harbour Link to be the operator and drayage provider for the newly built container examination facility located on Tsawwassen First Nation industrial lands.

Tidewater Container Services Inc. (Tidewater), is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harbour Link Container Services Inc. and will focus its activities performing comprehensive container and cargo handling services for VFPA related to the examination of containerized cargo by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The Tsawwassen Container Examination Facility (TCEF) was built to enable CBSA to fulfill their national security obligations.

Tidewater will also broaden Harbour Link’s capabilities to include integrated cargo transloading solutions as an important element of its scope of services by utilizing approx. 50,000 sq’ of the TCEF structure to provide commercial warehousing and transloading services.

Harbour Link is a BC based, privately owned, Canadian enterprise with an operating history spanning more than 25 years. It operates under the long standing management and leadership of David Payne and his skilled staff, known for their strong customer service approach that has enabled Harbour Link to achieve an excellent reputation for being “Strong on Service, Reliability and People”.

David will be directly responsible for Tidewater and his expanded team of professionals (under the leadership of Brian Lee as Manager of Tidewater) will be responsible for daily operations.

The TCEF is presently in the final phase of completion and is expected to be fully operational before the close of 2018.

Harbour Link provides container drayage and off-dock container terminal services to all sectors of the container shipping community and currently operates a sufferance terminal in Delta, British Columbia. The Company is known for its knowledge in container transport and logistics and for using the latest computer technology to track “in real time” the location of every truck, chassis and container and for deploying operating and communication systems to achieve optimal performance. These elements, combined with Harbour Link's experienced staff and drivers has enabled Harbour Link to achieve a reputation as an industry leader providing innovative container transport and handing solutions tailored to the specific requirements of Port of Vancouver’s customers.

For more information about the TCEF operation and Harbour Link / Tidewater’s scope of warehousing and transloading capabilities please contact:

Brian Lee, General Manager, Tidewater Container Services : 778-772-5603

Travis Linfoot, Manager, Business Development & Sales : 604-649-2761

Brian Yamaguchi, VP, Customer Service & Business Development : 604-940-5659