Michel Gosselin worked during the era when everything was written down by hand and goods were not containerized. Cargo was stored in hangars at the time, making it much more difficult to find a particular lot. Over time, more and more goods have been containerized, the import and export process has been computerized, equipment has developed and the checker’s work has changed.
Today, checkers must be able to trace all the freight at a terminal, update container location on the dock, know which are leaving by train and check incoming and outgoing containers at the security barrier.
After a 28-year career as a full-time checker, Michel Gosselin retired, proud of his work and of having contributed to the Quebec and Canadian economies.