2022 Compass Report: Leader Survey Highlights

January 26, 2022 | Category: Compass Leader Survey

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Compass 2022: Capacity and Infrastructure Remain As Top Transportation Challenge

VANCOUVER, BC—Aging infrastructure and insufficient capacity remain the top challenge identified by 90% of transportation leaders in the 5th annual WESTAC Compass Survey. The survey results also highlighted that the challenges that have emerged since the beginning of the pandemic are at a crossroads and need to be addressed through timely decisions. It is essential for leaders from all segments of the industry to work together for a more collaborative, cohesive, and sustainable future.
WESTAC released the Compass Report survey results in advance of the National Supply Chain Summit. The Summit provides an opportunity for supply chain stakeholders to discuss challenges, strategies, and next steps to enable a swift recovery of Canada’s transportation supply chain.
Key findings from the 2022 Compass Report include:

  • COVID-19 has permeated all levels of operations for organizations
  • Workforce issues identified for the first time as a top transportation challenge
  • Climate change is increasingly becoming a critical issue for transportation leaders
  • A new comprehensive strategy is needed for Western Canada’s trade corridors.

“At the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, we work to enable Canada’s trade objectives through the Port of Vancouver, which is Canada’s largest port, while also protecting the environment and working to ensure the communities around the port thrive. The Compass Survey draws on a variety of perspectives and experiences from Canada’s transportation sector, which in turn provide valuable insights on areas where government and industry can work together to improve the flow of goods across the country, for Canada and Canadians.” - Robin Silvester, President and CEO, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority & Chair, WESTAC Executive Committee
“The takeaway messages in the Compass Report are critical. We must prioritize people and climate action, resolve uncertainty, and tackle supply chain crises. Working together, we can address the complex and interdependent economic, environmental, social and technological challenges facing the transportation sector.” Lindsay Kislock, President & CEO, WESTAC
About the WESTAC Compass Report
The Western Transportation Advisory Council (WESTAC) annual Compass Report examines the views of senior executives within the Canadian transportation sector. The latest Compass survey was conducted from September 8-26, 2021 and included over one hundred responses from industry leaders. The report has become a well-read barometer of the state of the transportation industry that highlights the major sectoral issues. To read the findings of WESTAC’s fifth report, click the link below.
Download the full report here.

WESTAC is a council of organizations in the transportation sector represented by senior decision-makers. WESTAC’s members span all aspects of freight transportation in Canada. They include carriers and logistics providers, ports and terminals, shippers, labour unions, and the three levels of government. Members represent a significant share of the western Canadian economy. We focus on critical issues that affect Western Canada’s freight transportation network to ensure that it is safe, efficient, reliable, and competitive. www.westac.com  


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