Harbour Link News

Honouring the key role our drivers play in transporting Containers at the Vancouver Gateway

Posted 2017-03-09 by Harbour Link in news

Our drivers understand that as time sensitive as our business is, there is a personal element that is equally important. In addition to pleasing our customers by moving their containers on time, our drivers strive to please their family by ensuring nobody gets hurt by a bad decision made behind the wheel of their truck. Underpinning, there efforts to complete their assignments on time, is k...

Harbour Link Expands its Service Capabilities

Posted 2016-07-13 by Harbour Link in news

A Seamless Container / Supply Chain Solution We are pleased to announce that South Fraser Container Services (2005), Ltd. and Harbour Link Container Services Inc. have combined their services to provide a seamless supply chain solution for customers. South Fraser Container Services (SFCS): South Fraser Container Services has an enviable industry reputation for its experti...

Harbour Link Provides SOLAS / Verified Gross Mass (VGM) Services for Containers

Posted 2016-07-13 by Harbour Link in news

Effective July 1, 2016, the International Maritime Organization adopted the requirement for every laden container to have a verified gross mass (weight) before being loaded onto a ship. This requirement is part of an amendment to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and applies globally. The above regulation requires shippers on and after 1st July to prov...

Media Statement

Posted 2015-11-30 by Harbour Link in news

Harbour Link Container Services Inc. (Harbour Link) is pleased to announce that it has concluded a settlement agreement with its unionized truck drivers represented by Unifor-VCTA and the Company is now fully open for business. It was imperative for us to negotiate a contract that would meet the needs of our customers and permit Harbour Link to remain competitive in the container trucking ...

Cancellation: Reopening of the RIVERPORT Off-Dock Container Terminal

Posted 2015-04-03 by Harbour Link in news

Richmond, B.C. Canada In February we announced our plan to reopen the RIVERPORT Off-Dock Container Depot located on a 9 acre parcel of the Fraser Wharves Auto Terminal Complex, subject to the successful completion of a permitting process required by PMV and the City of Richmond. Regrettably, after engaging consultants and commencing the permitting process, we were unable to finalize a comme...

Planned Reopening of the RIVERPORT Off-Dock Container Terminal Richmond, B.C. Canada

Posted 2015-03-08 by Harbour Link in news

As you know last April (2014), Harbour Link open an Off Dock Container Depot at RIVERPORT on approx. 9 acres of the Fraser Wharves Auto Terminal Complex. This was done to help ease the critical congestion that was being encountered at the Gateway due to a combination of disruptions that impeded the transit of containers by rail, truck and ship. Following the normalization of port operat...

CUSTOMER ADVISORY "NOTICE OF RATE ADJUSTMENTS EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 01 2015"

Posted 2015-01-30 by Harbour Link in news

January 30, 2015 TO: Harbour Link’s Customers Re: CUSTOMER ADVISORY “NOTICE OF RATE ADJUSTMENTS EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 01 2015” This advisory is follow up to the advisory issued on December 23nd 2014 about an anticipated rate increase for drayage services at the Port of Vancouver upon enactment of the provisions of the NEW PMV TLS and the adoption of the BC Container Trucking Act. ...

Bulletin to Vancouver Gateway Customers Re Harbour Link’s Ability to Handle Long Haul Bound Traffic Bulletin to Vancouver Gateway Customers to Eastern Canada and the USA

Posted 2014-08-19 by Harbour Link in news

As you may be aware, a significant volume of US destined container traffic is presently being routed via the Vancouver Gateway as a supply chain contingency plan by the US trading community, to guard against a shutdown of US Ports if negotiations between the PMA and the ILWU fail to achieve a new collective agreement, resulting in a strike or lockout at US Ports by either Party. Vancouver’s ...

Advisory: Notice of Cessation of Operations at “Richmond Off-Dock Container Node”

Posted 2014-07-06 by Harbour Link in news

After extensive discussions with Port Metro Vancouver about the importance of Harbour Link’s Richmond Container Node (Riverport) as an ongoing solution for the Gateway and the Terminal Operators (TSI and DP World) to provide value added services for port stakeholders in the assembly and transit of import and export containers and also empty containers for shipping lines, we regrettably must inf...

Advisory Notice: TSI & DP World Gate Hours & Appointment Windows Effective July 1, 2014

Posted 2014-06-30 by Harbour Link in news

To Harbour Link's Customers: Advisory Notice: TSI & DP World Gate Hours & Appointment Windows Effective July 1, 2014 On June 24th 2014, TSI (Deltaport, Vanterm) and DP World (Centerm) jointly announced their Action Plan for handling truck traffic at their terminals beginning July 1, 2014. The Action Plan includes changes to the time window for making and cancelling reservations and pro...

Harbour Link’s new Dimension of Services for the Oil and Gas Sector

Posted 2014-06-26 by Harbour Link in news

At its newly established Richmond Container Terminal Node, Harbour Link recently completed handling a single shipment of drilling pipe laden in approximately 60 containers destined for a project in Northern British Columbia. The scope of services included: The pickup and drayage of the containers upon arrival at the Port of Vancouver to the Richmond Container Terminal. De-stuffing the pipe...

ANNOUNCEMENT - New Harbour Link Richmond Container Terminal

Posted 2014-06-26 by Harbour Link in news

OPENING April 2, 2014 14000 Steveston Highway, Richmond, BC, V6W 1A8 Harbour Link is pleased to announce the opening of Port of Vancouver’s first Container Node to handle laden import and export containers for shipping lines that call at Port of Vancouver’s container terminals and for importers and exporters that route their containerized cargo through the Vancouver Gateway. The immedi...

Transportation and Logistics International

Posted 2013-11-07 by Harbour Link in news

We are pleased to have been featured in the Fall issue of Transportation and Logistics International. Please have a look.

Launch of New Dispatch and GPS (Real Time) Truck/Container Tracking System

Posted 2011-12-29 by Harbour Link in news

At the beginning of the year we announced our plan to replace our existing computerized dispatch system with a new state-of-the-art integrated truck dispatch, navigation, equipment control and messaging system which combines the dispatch functions and the tracking of all trucks, chassis and containers in our care and control on a real time basis using GPS technology. In addition to enabling...

Harbour Link Awarded by CIFFA 2011 Best Land Carrier of the Year and Best Long Haul Carrier

Posted 2011-10-03 by Harbour Link in news

We are very pleased to announce that Harbour Link was selected by the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) Western Region as the 2011 “Land Carrier of the Year” (jointly awarded with another carrier) and “Best Long Haul Carrier”. We were also one of five nominees named as “Best Local Carrier”. The awards were presented at the annual CIFFA Awards dinner held in Vanc...

Moving Forward – Major Upgrades

Posted 2011-04-10 by Harbour Link in news

Harbour Link’s longstanding experience in the container transportation and logistics business has provided us with valuable lessons and knowledge to “Expect the Best” “Plan for the Worst” and to “Prepare for Surprises”. This is precisely why Harbour Link completed a major upgrade of its container terminal in 2010 aimed to optimize service performance, operational efficiency and to be prepar...

Harbour Link Awarded by CIFFA 2010 Best Long Haul Carrier

Posted 2011-04-10 by Harbour Link in news

We are pleased to announce that our company was selected by the membership of the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) the best Long Haul carrier for 2010. Harbour Link was also nominated as ONE OF THE FIVE best Local carriers. The award was announced on Friday 1st October 2010 at the annual CIFFA Choice Awards dinner. This is the first time in the long history o...