February 2020 – First Mover

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S P E C I A L F E A T U R E Shipping for the Future Canadian shippers are looking for solutions to labour, global economics and environmental pressures—and the supply chain is listening. A ccording to Canadian Shipper, 61% of respondents to its annual survey are outsourcing some function of the shipping supply chain and 23% are considering doing so in the future. Of those, 45% cite cost reduction as the primary issue—a trend that has continued since the 2008 recession. With a customer-driven approach, supply chain companies are responding to trends in global economics, labour and the demand for environmental stewardship with initiatives that both drive business and amount to cost reduction in the supply chain. Global Container Terminals (GCT) serves the top container carriers in the world with ports on the west and east coast of North America, including GCT Deltaport at Roberts Bank and GCT Vanterm in Burrard Inlet in British Columbia. It is poised to meet the push for greater capacity and environmental stewardship using innovation in its expansion projects that incrementally increase capacity within existing footprints and in response to customer demand. One of BC Children's Hospital patients, Nicola. PHOTO COUR T ESY ISTOCK C A R G O & L O G I S T I C S

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