Port Metro Vancouver’s Logistics Interface: Looking to the Future conference took place September 18, 2013.
The high-powered conference offered executive perspectives from a very diverse group of major players, including rail, exporter, importers, truck, terminal operators, shipping lines, liquid bulk, dry bulk and labour segments of the market. It provided a timely forum for discussing some important questions with respect to port interface issues:
- How are we doing?
- Where are we going?
- How do we get there?
Our panelists addressed the following key questions:
- What opportunities exist to better align each sector to realize the long-term trade potential of PMV?
- What are the obstacles that are apparent today, or foreseeable on the horizon as port volumes grow?
- What action should be taken to overcome existing obstacles and to handle future growth?
Collaboration, communication and strategic alignment across Canada’s supply network, are essential to the Asia Pacific Gateway Initiative. In the report below we summarize the recommendations made by industry, government, education and labour leaders from Canada’s container and bulk/break-bulk sectors, to facilitate the next steps forward in improving public understanding, information sharing, social responsibility, and productivity.