Situate your import distribution centre at Delta iPort to optimize operating efficiencies and minimize transportation costs — potential savings can exceed CDN$ 10 million over a 10-year period.
For import operations with significant volumes of container movement, the relative benefit of a particular location is impacted by the cost of dray services. To illustrate these dray factors, the following prototypical import deconsolidation facility is used.
Land Area: 20 Acres
Building Area: 200,000 SF
Annual Containers Received: 10,000 x 40’ Containers
Lease Term: 10 Years
Discount Rate: 8%
To better illustrate the cost differences and establish an equilibrium between rental rate and the increased dray service costs for a location in Campbell Heights relative to a location at iPort, the rental rate would have to be $3.72 to $5.96 less per square foot than the rental rate at iPort. Similarly, the effective rental rate in East Richmond would have to be between $0.88 and $1.10 less per square foot. Due to the reduced cost of dray services to iPort compared to other locations, the present value of potential savings can exceed CDN$ 10 million when measured over a 10-year period.
Regardless of whether import containers are returned to a Port of Vancouver facility or transported to an off-dock container yard, Delta iPort offers the lowest-cost alternative for dray services.
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