Transportation Leaders Discuss System Capacity In Regina
May 02, 2017 | Category: News Releases
Regina, SK – April 27, 2017 – Over 50 of Canada’s leading transportation organizations gathered in Regina for the Western Transportation Advisory Council (WESTAC) Spring Member Forum. Shippers, railways, ports and terminals, governments and labour leaders discussed capacity in Canada’s western trade corridor. WESTAC forums promote a systems approach to understanding transportation challenges and to finding solutions that will improve the competitiveness of the system as a whole
Hon. David Marit, Minister of Highways and Infrastructure, Government of Saskatchewan and Chair of WESTAC opened the forum reminding us of Western Canada’s contribution to the Canadian economy. “In 2015, we accounted for 36 percent of Canada’s gross domestic product and exported goods.” He further encouraged “sharing of information among stakeholders in Western Canada’s transportation system to begin anticipating where upgrades are needed, and where a collaborative approach may unlock better opportunities.”
“Continued investment and performance improvements in the western transportation supply chain are critical in ensuring that Canada’s exports remain competitive. WESTAC provides the venue for stakeholders to work together towards this goal,” said Oksana Exell, President & CEO, WESTAC.
Speakers included: CN, Canadian Pacific, BNSF, Cando Rail, Teck, Canadian Tire, Cenovus Energy, G3 Canada, AGT Food and Ingredients, GCT Global Container Terminals, DP World Canada, Fraser Surrey Docks, The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, and the Ports of Prince Rupert and Vancouver.
See the full agenda here: http://www.westac.com/application/files/9414/9098/1558/SMF2017_Mar31.pdf
The Western Transportation Advisory Council, WESTAC is a Council of major transportation organizations, represented by senior business, labour, and government decision-makers. The members focus on critical issues that affect Western Canada’s freight transportation network to ensure that it is safe, efficient, reliable and competitive.