In 2017, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority commissioned CJI to carry out a study of Western Canadian Inland Terminals in the marine container supply chain. Significant inland terminals exist at Ashcroft, BC, Calgary and Edmonton Alberta, Regina Saskatchewan, and Winnipeg Manitoba. The objective of this study was to identify key success factors related to their growth and expansion; the relationship between inland terminals and marine port terminal services; and economic and logistics trends in the Western Canadian maritime trade supply chain as they relate to inland terminals.
CJI carried out an Inventory and economic assessment of role of Inland Terminals in Canada’s container freight industry. The study arrived at three key insights related to the role of Inland Ports in Canada’s freight logistics sector: