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Vancouver: Taking Advantage of Routes
Heintzelman and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics have
worked to help the Port of Vancouver increase its vehicle
imports; currently almost all Asian-manufactured vehicles
arrive in Canada through the port. To meet growing
demand, WWL and Vehicle Services Canada's Annacis
Island operation has been expanded over time.
"This has allowed further growth and expansion
enabling a wider variety of auto original equipment
manufacturers (OEMs) to both import and process their
units, prior to dealer delivery," Heintzelman said. "Given
its proximity to the automobile production hubs of Japan
and Korea, coupled with its rail connectivity to both the
Canadian and American markets, Vancouver is a natural
gateway port on the West Coast."
The port also is benefiting from European imports,
growth in production from Mexico and its ability to process
vehicles. "This capability then allows auto manufacturers to have their vehicles processed in line with dealer
requirements, ahead of delivery as needed," Heintzelman
said. WWL uses the same strategy for heavy equipment
industry shippers at other ports around the world.
But at Vancouver, the expansion built upon the successful operation at Annacis Island, Heintzelman said. "The
plan was to market the overall capability and capacity
needs to the auto OEMs pursuant to their market needs. In
line with the growth that was experienced and projected,
we added more land to support this further demand."
Expanding more deeply into a niche requires careful
consideration. Land must be acquired and infrastructure
built out to accommodate projected growth - all before
the capacity is increased. "Land and labor are just some
of the variables that go into the evaluation of capacity
expansion," he said. "Can we secure and develop the
required acreage that is required in an economically
viable fashion? How accurate are the growth forecasts,
both from our global market intelligence team and our
customers, to then ensure we can capture that expected
return on investment? At the end of the day, can we be
competitive? How do we best partner together with a port
authority to make sure our plans and ideas are in line with
their long-term vision for the port? These are just some
of the many questions we need to answer prior to moving
forward with any of these projects."

"The plan was to market the overall
capability and capacity needs to
the auto OEMs pursuant to their
market needs."
-Richard Heintzelman, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Seaports Magazine - Fall 2017

AAPA Headquarters
From the President's Desk
Seizing LNG Supply Chain Opportunities
Find Your Niche
The Power of One, Collaboration by Many
Bringing the Outside In
Accelearating the Future
Power Shift: In the Energy Sector, Change Is the Only Constant
Strengthening U.S. Ports to Support Increasing Freight and Transportation
Port Partnerships for Strategic Positioning and Success
Index of Advertisers
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Seaports Magazine - Fall 2017 - From the President's Desk
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Seaports Magazine - Fall 2017 - Seizing LNG Supply Chain Opportunities
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