Lauga & Associates Consulting Ltd. - Port Planning and Marine Consultants
Logistics planning has included: materials handling, warehousing, multi-modal transfers and transport carrier logistics analysis.
The client, Australian Newsprint Mills Pty Ltd., needed a warehousing and materials handling plan for their mill at Boyer, Tasmania. Shrink wrapped container flats carried paper out by unit train to RORO ships for transfer to the Australian mainland. A mill materials handling system, warehouse, materials handling plan for mill inputs, and rail logistics system were proposed.
The client, the province of British Columbia, required a plan for transporting water by tanker from British Columbia to California.
The client, Tasman Pulp and Paper Pty. Ltd., required a damage free warehousing and distribution system for paper from their mill and port in New Zealand to receiving ports in Australia and south east Asia.
Example - A distribution system for light weight coated paper from Alberta to N. America and overseas
The client, Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd., (DMI) required a distribution system for its proposed paper mill output. Options for transport by truck, rail and ship and for distribution warehouses were considered. Prototype inland and tide-water distribution warehouses were designed.
The client, the Vancouver Port Authority, required a study of the market potential for capture of coastwise traffic on the west coast of North America. An analysis of coastal logistics led to market capture recommendations.
The client, Fletcher Challenge Canada, required a plan to rationalize its log sorts, highway and off highway trucks, and log towing. Options for stump to dump logistics were assessed and costed.
Methanex Corporation required an assessment of the competitive position of its petrochemical terminal in Kitimat. Lauga & Associates provided a transportation cost analysis model and reported on strategic considerations with respect to competitive terminals.
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