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Developing the Atlantic Gateway: A Discussion of the Key Issues

March 27, 2007

Can the Port of Halifax become Canada’s Atlantic gateway to the world? APEC’s recently released report, The Changing Global Economy: The Implications and Opportunities for Transportation in Atlantic Canada, identified a major opportunity for the Port of Halifax to play a greater role as a Canadian gateway, particularly for containerized imports from Asia destined for markets in Central Canada and the U.S. Midwest.*
 
APEC invited two transportation experts to share their insights and perspectives on the key issues that need to be tackled: Who should take the lead in developing the Atlantic gateway and how can the private sector in Central Canada be convinced of the business case for using the port? What is the appropriate role for government and what regulatory issues need to be dealt with? How much time does the region have and what is the biggest obstacle to developing the gateway?
 
Dr.Mary R. Brooks is the William A. Black Chair of Commerce and Professor of Marketing and Transportation at Dalhousie University and an internationally recognized authority on marine transportation. Mr.Peter Vuillemot is responsible for Training and Development with the Atlantic Institute of Logistics and Transportation, based in Dieppe, New Brunswick and has extensive experience in addressing Atlantic transportation issues as the former Executive Director of the Atlantic Provinces Transportation Commission.
 
* The Executive Summary of APEC's report, The Changing Global Economy: The Implications and Opportunities for Transportation in Atlantic Canada, is available at: http://www.apec-econ.ca/pictures/File/APEC_Gateway_Final_Exec_Eng.pdf. The full report may also be downloaded at http://www.apec-econ.ca/pictures/File/APEC_Gateway_Final_Eng.pdf.

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March 27, 2007

Developing the Atlantic Gateway: A Discussion of the Key Issues

 

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