VANCOUVER — Canadian Pacific and TSI Terminal Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Global Container Terminals, have entered into an agreement to enhance the future flow of containers through the Vancouver gateway.
“This agreement moves us down the path of a high performance, efficient and reliable supply chain,” said Michael Moore, President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Container Terminals. “We will measure performance changes, share best practices, and work cooperatively toward growth for the benefit of our mutual customers.”
TSI is the largest container terminal operator in Canada, handling more than 70 per cent of the containerized cargo that moves through the Vancouver gateway.
TSI and CP will coordinate working groups in the fields of operations, technology and marketing to identify tools and processes for productivity improvements. This collaborative effort will improve service on all levels for steamship lines, shippers and consignees. This will include improved information systems that enhance the visibility and predictability of customer demand.
“This agreement will increase the efficiency and reliability of this major supply chain,” said CP President and CEO, Fred Green. “Between 2001 and 2008, collaboration between terminal operators and CP has led to a 229% increase in loaded import containers through Canada’s Asia-Pacific Gateway terminals in Vancouver.”