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The Great Provincial Obstacle Course – Canadian Centre for Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics Alliance Pipeline Seminar Series Lunch

November 30, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Due to heavy taxes and internal provincial and municipal barriers, it is increasingly difficult for Canadians to sell products to itself. Examples are things like crude oil from Alberta to the Eastern provinces; and fabricated oil sands process modules from Eastern provinces to Alberta.

Eastern Canadian manufacturers have limited participation in the fabrication of process units, reactors, vessels and modules, etc. – for the huge major project resource industry projects in Western Canada. Why? They cannot move over-dimensional loads across provincial highway border crossings on a timely and cost-effective basis. As a result, virtually all of this freight is imported, sourced in the U.S. and Asia, and shipped expeditiously and economically to project sites.

The Van Horne Institute commissioned PROLOG Canada to developed a scoping study, entitled “Over-dimensional Loads: A Canadian Solution.” This study was prepared for the Canada Transportation Act Review (CTAR). The study provides a high level overview of the need for designated, uniform, high load highway network across Canada that will allow Canadian manufacturers to be competitive within Canada and offshore for the delivery of over-dimensional and/or over-weight equipment on a competitive basis.

At this latest Canadian Centre for Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics Alliance Pipeline Seminar Series you will learn about:

  • Type and nature of over-dimensional (O-D) highway shipments to major resource project sites.
  • The “gold standard” for O-D truck size and weights – the Alberta High Load Corridor.
  • The apparent reasons behind inter-provincial trade barriers in the trucking sector.
  • A few current provincial, self-serving practices that create the problems.
  • How a few eastern Canadian fabricators have found ways around the obstacles.
  • Recommendations to the Secretariat to address the remediate the issues.

Please register early as seating is limited. This event is free to attend.
Lunch will be provided.

The Canadian Centre for Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics (CASL) is led by the Haskayne School of Business and the Van Horne Institute. The purpose of CASL is to develop and disseminate world-class knowledge on supply chain and logistics strategies and practices through focused education, specialized research and industry engagement.

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November 30, 2016
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


University of Calgary Downtown Campus
906 - 8 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 1H9 Canada
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