Four projects receive NTCF to increase efficiency of cargo handling

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The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced $8.7M in funding for four new projects under the National Trade Corridors Fund, which will help to improve operational efficiencies at one of Canada’s major export gateways. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority will receive$7.4M for three projects:
1. furthering development and implementation of technology to improve the management of containers selected by CBSA for examination;
2. engineering study for capacity improvements along a segment of rail that links Canadian Pacific’s intermodal and rail yards in Metro Vancouver with grain and container terminals in the Port of Vancouver’s South Shore Trade Area; and
3. Funding to support ongoing work of the Gateway Transportation Collaboration Forum Secretariat, which brings together a number of governmental and private organizations to identify gateway infrastructure priorities in Metro Vancouver.

The Government of Canada is also investing $1.3M the development of a digital platform for sourcing and managing empty shipping containers. This project, to be undertaken by TSC Trakking Software Corporation, will improve container management, reduce costs for Canadian importers and exporters, and reduce greenhouse gases due to congestion in Metro Vancouver and potentially other Canadian cities.

Transport Canada has announced a call for new call for proposals under the National Trade Corridors Fund focussed on increasing the fluidity of Canada’s supply chains.  Deadline for expression of interests is March 31, 2022.

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