More freighters lining the Gulf Islands than usual
If it seems like there are a large number of freighters at anchor in the Southern Gulf Islands, you are not imagining things.
According to Islands Trust, the high number of ships at anchor is a result of supply chain issues largely caused by railway capacity problems.
The unusual spike in vessels is expected to last about a month.
Islands Trust is communicating with the Port of Vancouver, Transport Canada, and the Chamber of Shipping of BC about, what they say is, hopefully a short-term problem.
The Trust says concerns about noise, light or dust from the ships at anchor should be directed to the Port of Vancouver’s Operations Centre (firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-665-9086).