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What’s New 2018-10-15T22:55:02+00:00

Philip Davies to speak at JOC Canada Trade Conference in Toronto June 19

Philip Davies is scheduled to speak as part of an expert panel on “Western Ports and Networks: Relieving the Choke Points” at the JOC Events Canada Trade Conference in Toronto on June 19. Other panel members include Brian Friesen Director, Trade Development and Communications, Port of Prince Rupert; Keith Reardon Vice President, Intermodal and Automotive, Canadian National Railway; Brian Wright Vice President, Transportation and Supply Chain, Hudson’s Bay; and Peter Xotta, Vice President, Planning and Operations, Port of Vancouver. More details are available at https://events.joc.com/joc-canada-trade-conference/agenda/tuesday-june-19-2018

Philip Davies to speak at TAC Annual Conference in Saskatoon September 30 – October 3

Philip Davies and James Frost of MariNova Consulting will speak at the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Annual Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to be held on September 30 to October 3. TAC is a not-for-profit, national technical association that focuses on road and highway infrastructure and urban transportation. Our presentation will highlight the Regional Goods Movement Scoping Study completed for Halifax Regional Municipality in 2016 by DTCI in collaboration with MariNova Consulting, Group ATN and S5 Services. More information on the conference is available at http://www.tac-atc.ca/en/conference

Philip Davies Participates in Expert Panel for APICS Vancouver Chapter Logistics Night and Special General Meeting in Vancouver May 2

Philip Davies participated in an expert panel for the APICS Vancouver Chapter Logistics Night and Special General Meeting on May 2, 2018. Other panel members included Dan Emerson PLOG – WWL Logistics; Stuart East CPIM, CLTD, CQIA – Purolator; Rajeev Saxena CSCP – MSC Shipping; and Darryl Anderson MBA – CMILT – Wave Point Consulting.

DTCI completes study on Rail Activity and Capacity Issues in the Lower Mainland for Transport Canada Economic Analysis

Philip Davies of DTCI completed this study in collaboration with Steve Hayto of S5 Services, Norm Hooper of Hooper Engineering, and Darryl Anderson of Wave Point Consulting. The scope of the project included analysis of current rail activity, including estimation of average train lengths and trains per day on specific segments of the rail network, and developing/updating the measure of rail network “capacity” in the Lower Mainland which can be generated from existing data sources.

Philip Davies Speaks at CITT Annual State of the Trade and Transportation Industry Town Hall Meeting in Long Beach CA on March 29

Philip Davies spoke at the Centre for International Trade and Transportation – California State University Long Beach (CITT – CSULB) Annual State of the Trade and Transportation Industry Town Hall Meeting in Long Beach CA on March 29, 2018. The CITT State of the Trade and Transportation Industry Town Hall Meetings are organized in an attempt to foster information exchange that positively contributes to resolution of port-related conflicts. The topic of this year’s meeting was the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Clean Air Action Plan 3.0 – Balancing Benefits and Costs. The session was moderated by Jolene Hayes Senior Associate, Fehr & Peers, and in addition to Mr. Davies the panel included Norbert Ore, Director, Head of Industry Surveys, Strategas Securities LLC; Aravind Kailas, Research & Innovation Manager, Volvo Group; Donald Paul, Executive Director, University of Southern California Energy Institute; and Judy Mitchell, South Coast Air Quality Management District Representative, California Air Resources Board Member. More information is available on the CITT website at http://www.ccpe.csulb.edu/CITT/about.aspx?pID=16
Mr. Davies presented a paper addressing the question: Does environmental compliance impact port competitiveness? at the METRANS International Urban Freight Conference in Long Beach California on October 18, 2017. The paper was the subject of an extensive review in the Journal of Commerce (“LA-LB warned fee hikes could accelerate share loss”, Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor Oct 20, 2017 https://www.joc.com/port-news/us-ports/port-los-angeles/la-lb-warned-fee-hikes-could-accelerate-share-loss_20171020.html)