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Problems at one port simply represent opportunity for another. While the continuing trucker strike at Port Metro Vancouver, which is said to be costing the Canadian economy  C$885m per week, has shifted cargo to other west coast ports, over on the eastern seaboard. Montreal is hoping to benefit from congestion at its US counterparts. The incoming president of Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership, which already sees 35% of its volumes coming from or to the US, is rubbing his hands in glee at the congestion in NY/New Jersey.

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