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Port Trucking Strike

Port Trucking Strike

The topic of port trucking strikes has generated considerable interest from freight shippers. The Surface Annual Transportation Annual Review survey results revealed that problems at marine container terminals and in the drayage sector have impacted perceptions of logistics service quality …

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Economic Impact of a Port Trucking Strike

Economic Impact of a Port Trucking Strike

For those engaged in international trade development, the topic of the economic impact of a port trucking strike quickly arises when there is a severe disruption to port services because there are both local and national economic impacts. The March 2014 …

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Port Trucking Crisis

Port Trucking Crisis

There is a “port trucking crisis in North America” writes Phil Davies of Davies Transportation Consulting. The February 2014 action by port truckers in Vancouver is not the only example of where problems are occurring. Truckers at the ports of …

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Port Metro Vancouver Logistics Sector

Port Metro Vancouver Logistics Sector

The Port Metro Vancouver logistics sector has been key to PMV maintaining their lead as Canada’s predominate container gateway and acting a critical global supply chain hub.

The outcome of the 2015 Metro Vancouver Transportation and Transit Plebiscite will impact …

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Cool and Refrigerated Cargoes

Cool and Refrigerated Cargoes

Cool and refrigerated cargoes are used to meet the world’s hunger for fresh fruit and perishable foods. Complex global supply chains have emerged, and the marine transportation of cool cargoes is increasingly used to satisfy Canadian consumer demand. The demand …

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West Coast Container Port Competitiveness

West Coast Container Port Competitiveness

On the important topic of West Coast container port competitiveness, this paper by Phil Davies analyzes the market performance of two West Coast port complexes – Vancouver BC and the Southern California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The …

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Container Port Competitiveness

Container Port Competitiveness

An evaluation of the factors determining container port competitiveness of the North American West Coast  through the port’s market shares can be challenging. Lack of reliable data on the volumes and routing of import cargo to inland destination are examples …

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Large Container Ships Flex Muscles

Large Container Ships Flex Muscles

The subject of large container ships is discussed in this September 5, 2012 Canadian Sailings article. The article Big, young ships flex container muscles suggests that mammoth container ships are expected to have huge impacts on international shipping, global …

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