The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority works with supply chain partners and port stakeholders to build future capacity through increased efficiency. The port authority’s emphasis on data visibility and transparency, as well as efficiency improvements aimed at optimizing land and marine operations across the supply chain, help improve overall supply chain performance.
Collecting, analyzing and reporting on data allows the port authority to assess how well the gateway is operating. Early warning indicators derived from reporting can help initiate discussions and support major capital decisions and future planning. Leveraging supply chain data can help optimize the Vancouver-area gateway’s existing infrastructure. Customers and users also benefit from several real-time monitoring programs and digital platforms to help keep them informed and enable them to anticipate, plan and respond effectively to operational matters. (more…)
Mandated to facilitate Canada’s trade objectives, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is continuing to build on a successful legacy of collaborative infrastructure funding. With its long-term strategy in mind, the port authority works collaboratively with government and industry to fund and deliver trade-enabling infrastructure projects to position the Vancouver gateway for the future.
Between 2009 and 2025, more than $17 billion will be invested in transportation and terminal infrastructure in the Vancouver region, more than double that of the recent Panama Canal upgrades. Working closely with industry and government, approximately $7.5 billion has already been invested to-date in port infrastructure to support port activities, a strong signal indicating confidence in the continued growth in Canadian trade. (more…)
Overall cargo volume through the Port of Vancouver reached a record high of 142.1 million metric tonnes (MT) in 2017, up five per cent from 2016. Cargo diversity and strength of the Canadian economy provided a boost to annual volumes. Sectors experiencing strong growth included containers and bulk grain, both of which hit new records in 2017.
“The record year for cargo movement and healthy growth across the port reflects the strength of the Canadian economy in 2017, as well as the Port of Vancouver’s ability to accommodate the most diversified range of cargo of any port in North America,” said Robin Silvester, president and chief executive officer at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. (more…)
By Ian Putzger
Panalpina is looking to play a leading role in international e-commerce logistics. The European logistics behemoth claims to have an edge over its competitors on flows between Asia and Europe that results in a solid reduction in transit times. Panalpina has tackled one of the major lanes for international e-commerce, the sector between southern China and Europe, through improved clearance conditions in Hong Kong and Amsterdam. According to Lucas Kuehner, global head of air freight, the ability to perform bulk customs clearance in both locations sets his company apart from the competition. (more…)
By Ian Putzger
Aeronaves TSM, the aviation arm of Mexican expedited trucking firm Grupo TSM, is turning into the largest operator of Bombardier CRJ200 freighters in North America, if not the world, according to Grupo TSM President Hugh Cutler.
The carrier is poised to receive its sixth CRJ200F in October, with more likely to follow. (more…)