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Transportation and Logistics Trends

Transportation and Logistics Trends

The British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA) presented its 2017 Annual Summit in Victoria, BC during June 11-13, 2017. The conference was an opportunity to highlight success stories, lessons learned, share cutting-edge ideas, and engage colleagues at the premier event …

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How to Trade With a Dragon

How to Trade With a Dragon

Momentum to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) froze thanks to the tone and tenor of President Trump. An “America first” approach driving a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the recent ratification of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive …

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Big Ship Ready ~ Cruise Terminal Planning

Big Ship Ready ~ Cruise Terminal Planning

From a global perspective, one of the most critical factors influencing new cruise port planning and existing terminal redevelopment is the trend towards ever-larger cruise vessels. The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC) reports that over the last 15 …

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CILTNA Members at Cargo Logistics Canada

CILTNA Members at Cargo Logistics Canada

Is Privatization of Our National Ports and Airports in Canadians’ Best Interests?

In recent months, there has been lots of publicity about the federal government’s interest in considering some form of privatization of our national ports and airports. Outside experts …

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Ignite Your Supply Chain Strategy

Ignite Your Supply Chain Strategy

The APICS Vancouver chapter hosted a supply chain strategy session. The summit featured industry learning, best practices, and innovation with multi-track speaker panels designed for both supply chain executives and practitioners.

Wave Point Consulting presented ‘Moving Forward, Looking Back: Logistics …

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Marine Auto Logistics Drive Port Activity

Marine Auto Logistics Drive Port Activity

Marine 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 trend …

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