Vancouver was a steam-run bark built and operated by the Hudson's Bay Company to serve on the route between London, England and Fort Victoria on Vancouver Island in what is now the province of British Columbia, Canada. Other vessels committed to the route were Columbia and Cowlitz, but Vancouver was the first of the three to enter Victoria harbour, and the first vessel to sail directly from England to enter that port, in 1845. Other vessels in the company's service were Nereid and Cadboro.
Vancouver was 324 tons burthen, and had six guns and a crew of 24 men.
Reuters Floods in British Columbia spawned major backlogs at the Port of Vancouver... Over 50 ships are floating off the coast waiting to dock at the Port of Vancouver ... Rail service for the port's Vancouver-Kamloops ... As of Sunday, 51 ships were waiting for space to open up at the port.
More than 50 ships were waiting on Monday to unload at the beleaguered Port of Vancouver, still dealing with the impacts of a major storm two weeks ago and ongoing rain that continues to set back reconstruction efforts in the province of British Columbia... Drivers at two Port of Vancouver trucking companies issued a strike notice this week.
The bottleneck in Vancouver has meant, for the past eight weeks or so, container ships can sit in English Bay for a week or more, Locher said ... “I’m going to buy from Thailand, but do I ship it through Halifax or do I ship it through Vancouver? No, I ship it through both because that gives me the ongoing ability to switch.
The Vancouver situation is a microcosm of what is happening throughout shipping and logistics chains. The United NationsTrade and DevelopmentAgency (UNCTAD) is stating that prices of consumer goods will rise significantly in 2022 until shipping delays are resolved and efficiencies are restored at seaports.
Silvester said Vancouver’s port has weathered multiple crises in the past 20 months but needs to deal with climate change adaptation, an industrial land shortage and a lack of shipping containers ... It also means cargo could be shipped to Toronto and then back to ...