Canada Introduces New Project Cargo Permits

(Americas) Municipalities Pre-approve Superloads

Authorities in Canada have introduced new provincial and municipal project cargo permitting to streamline breakbulk deliveries in key transport corridors.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, along with Lower Mainland municipalities and the commercial transport industry, have introduced the Project Cargo Corridor permits to speed transport from Lower Mainland ports and the Alberta border.

The new permits will pre-approve commercial breakbulk shipments from Fraser Surrey Docks and Lynnterm East Gate and the Alberta border via Highway 16. Vehicles with eight- to 13-axle superloads and gross combined vehicle weight of up to 125 tonnes will be covered.

Key municipalities along the corridor, including the District of North Vancouver; the cities of Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley, Abbotsford and Surrey; and Langley Township all signed information-sharing agreements, and the process will be evaluated throughout the first year of operation.