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From the standpoint of the
transportation network, it is important
to remember that competitive supply
chains, based on healthy transportation
networks, are necessary to ensure
the global competitiveness of
transportation customers. Canada has
a lot of geography and, as a result, its
transportation system must be second
to none. In fact, physical supply chains

are in competition with each other. For
example, a shipment from Shanghai can
travel by ship for 14.7 days to the port
of Long Beach, Calif., for transportation
by rail to markets across the United
States with the rail portion taking 5.1
days to reach Chicago. Alternatively,
that same shipment could move from
Shanghai to B.C. ports in 15.3 days,
with the trip to Chicago by rail in 6.1

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days. Shipping rates, port dwell times,
customs procedures, insurance costs,
turnaround times and many other
factors will influence the decision made
by the customer as to which supply
chain is used. Competitive supply
chains can help domestic customers
win new business by offering low
prices. For example, a ton of wheat
can be moved by rail from Regina to
the Port of Vancouver for about $35 a
tonne. This incredibly low rate allows
grain shippers to compete globally.
One way that governments can help
trade-exposed industries is by making
investments in the transportation
network and working to make them
more efficient. If you look at our
Class 1 railway infrastructure, it is a
model of what the rest of the network
should be. It is highly efficient, which
is reflected in 24/7 operations, low
rates, increased velocity and reduced
dwell times. It is well capitalized,
with about 20 per cent of revenues
dedicated to infrastructure each
year. Well-managed, profitable
companies attract investor


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Interchange - Winter 2017

President’s message
Pacific partnerships
The big short
First-mile/last-mile
A value network
Index to Advertisers
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