Well last night my wife and I spent a great evening over at a clients home for a Christmas social and some great food. While there I met and talked with a very interesting guy. He does allot of work for Corp CN Rail and was talking about the massive opportunities for the large world carriers and those in the shipping industry.
Here is what I learned. A shipping container from Asia through to Chicago and other major centers in the USA gets there 21/2 days faster through Prince Rupert port down through Prince George and beyond, than any other port, period! So... that is a total of a 5 days taken off a round trip per container. So if you are one of the many companies that has hundreds of thousands of shipping containers and you can knock off 5 days per container, that is a massive increase in your assets (container) usage.
The comment was, it is not if, it is only when the word gets out (and it is getting out) that Prince George BC is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the logistics business.
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Dean Birks - REALTOR®
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