Port Trucking

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Study on the Container Trucking Sector
at the Port of Halifax

The Final Report to Transport Canada is available here. Click on the link for the Executive Summary or for the Full Report.

To assist with their assessment of applications for funding under Transport Canada’s Clean Transportation Initiative on Port-Related Trucking, Transport Canada Innovation Policy branch has contracted Mary R Brooks Transportation Consulting and MariNova Consulting to conduct a situation analysis of port-related trucking at the Port of Halifax.

The situation analysis includes targeted outreach/interviews with key stakeholders that have a business interest in the container drayage sector, and the findings will be used by Transport Canada to understand the potential role that improved technology applications and related practices can play in enhancing the sustainability and supply chain competitiveness of the container trucking sector at the Port of Halifax. Our role is to facilitate collaboration and consensus among various stakeholders, in preparation for potential project proponents to develop proposals for funding under Transport Canada’s Clean Transportation Initiative on Port-Related Trucking. We have run two focus groups to discuss issues, opportunities and solutions to the expeditious movement of trucks at the port.

About Transport Canada’s Clean Transportation Initiative on Port-Related Trucking

The Clean Transportation Initiative on Port-Related Trucking includes $7.5 million to establish a contribution program that leverages investment and participation from the private sector to deploy truck reservation systems’ technologies and practices that schedule the arrival of trucks at major container ports (i.e., Vancouver, Montreal and Halifax) and direct them to their appropriate loading/unloading locations and time slots. It is part of the Government of Canada’s suite of new Clean Transportation Initiatives—ways innovative technology applications and improved operational practices can help increase efficiency and environmental performance of port, terminal and trucking operators. For more information, please visit:

http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/innovation/trsp-menu-1533.htm

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