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Transportation and Logistics Trends

Transportation and Logistics Trends

Transportation and logistics trends for business-led economic development was one of the important subjects examined at a leading economic development conference. The British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA) presented its 2017 Annual Summit in Victoria, BC  in June  2017. The …

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Reduce Operating Costs

Reduce Operating Costs

Trying to Reduce Operating Costs? Leadership Strategies for Improvement.

Leadership behavior is critical to success and sustainable results. Organizations often fail to meet improvement targets because they focus their effort on tools and processes, not people. Thus, they try another …

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Igniting Your Supply Chain Strategy

Igniting Your Supply Chain Strategy

Wave Point Consulting presented “Moving Forward, Looking Back: Logistics Best Practices in BC” at the APICS Vancouver chapter supply chain strategy session. The summit featured industry learning, best practices, and innovation with multi-track speaker panels designed for both supply chain …

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Marine Auto Logistics Drive Port Activity

Marine Auto Logistics Drive Port Activity

Marine Transportaion Auto Logistics Drive Port Activity

Two trends within the automobile import trade are driving port activity levels. The emergence of a small number of niche ports that specialize in handling vehicles and perhaps a few other commodities. Another …

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Ensuring the Vancouver Gateway is Future Ready

Ensuring the Vancouver Gateway is Future Ready

Ensuring the Vancouver Gateway is future ready was a timely keynote addresss to the 2016 BCIT International Business Management Program (IBMP) Showcase. It was a networking event where students of IBMP and program-related professionals and organizations came together.

IBMP students …

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Big Expectations for Asia Pacific Gateway Project Cargo

Big Expectations for Asia Pacific Gateway Project Cargo

The ability for British Columbia’s ports to handle project logistics will be a key contributor to the economic development of Western Canada. According to the Project Cargo Network “heavy lift/project cargo” is the term used to describe the national or international transportation …

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A Single Peformance Indicator

A Single Peformance Indicator

The drayage sector is vital to the cargo fluidity of Canada’s dominant container trade served by Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) as the conduit through the Asia-Pacific Gateway. Given this importance, it’s not surprising that 2014’s disruption in trucking service caused …

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Gulf Cooperation Council Rail Logistics Opportunities

Gulf Cooperation Council Rail Logistics Opportunities

The Gulf Cooperation Council rail logistics opportunities will come from a network that is intended to enhance connectivity.  The network would effectively bring businesses closer together, facilitating more efficient trade and extending geographic markets. A Gulf Petrochemical & Chemicals Association …

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Inland Terminals Drive Gateway Growth

Inland Terminals Drive Gateway Growth

A Inland terminal can drive gateway growth. Economist Phil Davies observed, “Total North American Pacific Coast container traffic reached 24.7 million TEU’s in 2014, finally recovering to the peak levels achieved in 2006 and 2007.” “High container traffic volumes are …

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