Port Metro Vancouver Drayage Tool
Vancouver, British Columbia
TranSystems worked with the Port of Vancouver planning staff to develop a model that uses big data to identify areas for improvement and outline strategies for more efficient transfer of intermodal containers and reduced congestion at the terminals. The Drayage Model used GPS data from the intermodal trucks to quantify patterns of container movements between port intermodal rail, regional intermodal rail, and area distribution centers in the Port of Vancouver region. There are different scenarios that were tested with the Drayage Model: extended gate capacity; double-ended move coordination; and 7-year and 10-year rolling truck age restrictions. The model has proved a successful means for the Port to assess and develop intermodal transportation strategies that meet the financial and operational objectives of the shipper community, while simultaneously meeting the Port’s responsibilities to the environment and quality of life in the region.