Fraser Surrey Docks averages 31.2 container moves per hour in May.

Fraser Surrey Docks at Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) achieved a record monthly average production on their container vessels in May 2009. Building on a strong monthly average in April of 29.2 container moves per hour (MPH), during the month of May, Fraser Surrey Docks achieved an average of 31.2 container moves per hour to and from 13 vessels. This average included a vessel that reached a high of 38.3 MPH.

“This achievement showcases the value that can be expected by container shipping lines calling Fraser Surrey Docks and sends a clear message to prospective carriers of all commodities that the Vancouver Gateway is productive and reliable,” said Bill Wehnert, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Fraser Surrey Docks.

Fraser Surrey Docks and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU – Local 502 and 514) worked together to achieve this milestone and are focused on moving the overall MPH even higher.

Fraser Surrey Docks is a modern multi-purpose marine terminal that has been serving the shipping industry since 1964 and is the largest facility of its kind on the west coast of North America. Fraser Surrey Docks is located along the banks of the Fraser River in Surrey, British Columbia, and is able to handle containers, breakbulk cargos and project cargos of any size, which combines very well with the strong onsite rail solution at the terminal.

Port Metro Vancouver is the fourth largest tonnage port in North America, and is comprised of 28 major marine cargo terminals and three Class 1 railroads, providing a full range of facilities and services to the international shipping community.