Transportation industry leaders gathered in Winnipeg to discuss freight forecasts that impact Western Canada’s transportation network: potash, coal, agricultural products, energy products and containerized goods. Shippers and transportation providers then responded and outlined the challenges and opportunities of each commodity.
Supporting Continued Success: Disaster Management; And Regional Transportation Priorities
WESTAC Members identified public opposition as an issue of importance to the future of the transportation industry. It seems no matter where one turns, there is public opposition and angst regarding projects of all types and transportation is no different.
Forty individuals from across western Canada and representing all six sectors (Air, Construction, Logistics, Marine, Rail and Trucking) in the Asia Pacific Gateway were surveyed or interviewed to gather their impressions about the current priorities in technology and innovation investments.
2012 Semi-Annual Meeting Highlights Report The World As We Don't Know It…Game Changers & Transportation's Response
At WESTAC’s Semi-Annual Meeting, November 20 and 21 in Vancouver, Members heard from two provocative speakers presenting game-changing scenarios. Each scenario challenged the world as we know it on globalization, transportation networks and infrastructure development.
Trade policy should recognize that we live in a world of globally integrated production and there are very few products that are wholly Canadian anymore (or wholly from any one nation).
Beyond the Border is a declaration signed by the leaders of Canada and the U.S. in February 2011. It called for an Action Plan to work jointly on a perimeter approach to security and economic competitiveness to improve the legitimate flow of people, goods and services.
WESTAC’s Annual Meeting held April 3 and 4 at Government House in Edmonton provided a valuable opportunity for transportation leaders to explore the sensitive subject of exporting Canada’s energy products.
Airships are being described as the next “game-changer” in transportation, much as the steam railway and ISO sea container were in earlier times. The specific game changer that is expected to generate broad acceptance is the military airship, as several projects of the US Army are set to deliver the largest airships since the giant Zeppelins of the 1930s. Once these airships take to the air, the doubts about the reliability of the vehicles will be put aside, and commercial interests will take a serious look.
At WESTAC’s Semi-Annual Meeting October 18 & 19 in Calgary, supply chain leaders from all sectors came together to discuss whether the system is Up to the Challenge – Building Capacity to Meet Demand.