SULPHUR: Vancouver port strike will not impact sulphur trade

11 March 2014 18:31 Source:ICIS

HOUSTON (ICIS)—The trucker strike at Port Metro Vancouver should not significantly affect sulphur shipments, a source said on Monday.

Sulphur deliveries to the port are almost entirely rail driven.

The United Trucker Association withdrew services from the port on 22 February due to concerns over trucker compensation. The Unifor-Vancouver Container Truckers’ Association voted in favor of a strike 1 March, and walked off 10 March after rejecting a proposal from the BC Trucking Association and the shipping industry.

CBC reported picket lines going up at nine separate locations on 10 March, with Unifor saying between 300 and 400 truckers were there from the union and many more from the UTA.

The BC Trucking Association said the number was closer to 250 protestors.

By David Tonyan