The Federal and Provincial Government of B.C. have formed a Supply Chain Recovery Working Group to help support supply chain restoration for the province. A survey has been developed to help inform what area’s need to be focused on, what the critical needs/products are, and impediments that may be there. If you do business in B.C., supply a product or service into or out of B.C., the group needs to hear your views.
The recent Atmospheric Event in BC has severely damaged transportation infrastructure in the province, with critical impacts on rail, road, and pipeline logistics. While railways are beginning to operate, and some highways are opened on a limited basis and work is underway on the TransMountain pipeline, the fragility of the infrastructure will be an ongoing concern. The movement of essential goods has been disrupted and there may be both short-term and sustained impacts to volumes over normal routes. As such, there could be a sustained need to divert good movement from road to rail or marine.
The working group is requesting help in completing this survey and asking stakeholders to rationalize what are considered their priorities relative to and within the context of national, provincial, and regional interests given limited capacities in the system in the immediate timeframe.