Does the surface transportation and logistics system that supports international trade and maritime commerce deliver the performance you expect?

The Surface Transportation Annual Review Survey (STAR)  results will be available in the February 2014 edition of BC Shipping News.  Download the full STAR Survey results here now on the Shipping Matters Blog.

Key determinants impacting the trade volume through British Columbia’s ports and reputation for supply chain reliability include the economic outlook, business expectations, the volume of international trade, logistics efficiency, the quality and breadth of port related services and infrastructure adequacy.  Participants were asked questions on the following three topics:

Port Metro Vancouver Truck & Rail(a) General economic outlook/business confidence, growth prospects, and international trade developments.

(b) Logistics performance perceptions and assessment.

(c) Management priorities in regards to international markets, logistics/transportation and sustainability initiatives.

Responses were strictly confidential, and data from this research is reported only in the aggregate.

All BC Shipping News subscribers with an e-mail address received an electronic copy of the Surface Transportation Annual Review in January 2014.  The STAT Survey results provide vital information on what readers and your industry peers are thinking about the business outlook for maritime commerce and the performance of Canada’s Asia-Pacific Gateway and British Columbia’s ports. Read Darryl Anderson’s comments from the STAR Survey findings the in the February 2014 Journal of Commerce article “The Canada Alternative” where author Mark Szakonyi explores some Port Metro Vancouver topics.

The STAR Survey is a collaboration between BC Shipping News and Wave Point Consulting.

Thank you for sharing your opinions so we can report on what matters to you most.

Jane McIvor, Publisher and Editor BC Shipping News

Darryl Anderson, Managing Director Wave Point Consulting Ltd.