Supply Chain Performance

Truck Turn Times infographicOur Supply Chain Strategy is a multi-year, port stakeholder-supported series of initiatives developed to achieve sustainable growth in all cargo sectors by coordinating development of the most reliable and consistent supply chain in North America. The goals of the program are to:

  • lead and influence new operating practices
  • measure and monitor service performance
  • drive investment and participation in the network

Collecting, analyzing and reporting on data allows us to assess how well the gateway is operating. Early warning indicators derived from the Supply Chain Strategy Program can help initiate discussions and support major capital decisions and future planning. Some examples include:

Rail metrics

Container terminal rail performance

RailTo help increase visibility of the intermodal supply chain, the container rail performance update provides a terminal-level summary of the import rail footage on-dock, the estimated planned car supply, and the actual rail car production on a daily basis. The report is updated daily.

March 27, 2017 – Container terminal performance update [PDF]

Trucking metrics

Container truck GPS data

TruckAll container trucks permitted to serve the port are equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) units. Summary data by terminal for the previous week and the previous month are available. Aggregated average turn times are shown based on data from the full fleet of TLS licensed trucks. The data reflects both regular and speed gate reservations. This report is updated once weekly on Tuesdays.

Mar 21, 2017 – Report_GPS Weekly Turn Time Report by Terminal [PDF]
Mar 14, 2017 – Report_GPS Weekly Turn Time Report by Terminal
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Mar 7, 2017 – Report_GPS Weekly Turn Time Report by Terminal
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Feb 28, 2017 – Report_GPS Weekly Turn Time Report by Terminal
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Feb 21, 2017 – Report_GPS Weekly Turn Time Report by Terminal
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Feb 14, 2017 – Report_GPS Weekly Turn Time Report by Terminal
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Vessel metrics

Gateway vessel on-time performance

Container vesselThe Container Vessel On-time Incentive program encourages container vessel operators to arrive on schedule, and thereby contribute to overall supply chain consistency. In support of this program, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority reports monthly on gateway vessel on-time performance.

Vessel on-time arrival is measured within +8 hours of berth window start for the Container Vessel On-Time Incentive Program. In recognition of industry standard metrics, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority also reports vessel on-time performance within +24 hours of scheduled berth window start. This report is updated monthly.

February 2017 – Summary Gateway Vessel On-Time Performance Preliminary Stats [PDF]
January 2017 – Summary Gateway Vessel On-Time Performance
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December 2016 – Summary Gateway Vessel On-Time Performance
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November 2016 – Summary Gateway Vessel On-Time Performance [PDF]
October 2016 – Summary Gateway Vessel On-Time Performance [PDF]
September 2016 – Summary: Gateway Vessel On-Time Performance
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Gateway intermodal integrated winter plan

We collaborate with key personnel from terminals and railways to develop the Port of Vancouver Gateway Intermodal Integrated Winter Plan for the winter season. The objective of this integrated winter plan is to focus on import rail activity within the gateway and the approach to be taken for dealing with predictable events, recovery plans for dealing with unpredictable events, communication, and an escalation process in the event issues are not dealt with in a timely manner.

2016/2017 Port of Vancouver Gateway Intermodal Integrated Winter Plan [PDF]