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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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Setting The Pace for Green Technology Use in Maritime Transport

Setting The Pace for Green Technology Use in Maritime Transport

Green technology use in maritime transport is having an impact. The Paris Agreement on Climate Change was signed by 175 countries in April 2016. The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting, which highlighted the shipping industry’s path for smart, responsible sustainable development, overlapped with the signing. The work …

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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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Canada’s Cruise Advantages

Canada’s Cruise Advantages

Canada’s cruise advantages for ports is witnessed by nearly 2 million passengers per year. The country has a variety of cruise regions including the Pacific Coast/Alaska, Atlantic Canada, Saint Lawrence Seaway, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Within each theatre, cruise lines …

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Trade Agreements Lift Cool Cargo Volume

Trade Agreements Lift Cool Cargo Volume

Trade agreements lift cool cargo volume. As a visit to Granville Island Market demonstrates the world’s hunger for fresh fruit, meat and perishable foods has resulted in complex global supply chains as maritime transport of cool cargoes is increasingly used …

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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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