Sask seeks to intervene in judicial review of rising fees at Port of Vancouver for bulk goods like grain and potash

The government of Saskatchewan, along with Manitoba, is in federal court Tuesday to intervene in a judicial review of the Vancouver Port Authority’s new gateway fees.

The province says these fees could significantly increase costs for Saskatchewan goods moving through the port of Vancouver.

The fees range from 8 to 40 cents per ton for bulk, non-containerized cargo, including grain and potash.

A number of companies, including Regina-based Viterra, are seeking a judicial review of the increase.

In 2020, 44 percent of all Saskatchewan exports went through Vancouver, representing a value of 12.2 billion dollars.

Saskatchewan accounts for about 22 percent of the tonnage through the port of Vancouver.

 

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