The flow of container movement is critical for supply chain efficiency. One of the biggest challenges to supply chains is the lack of real-time information on the status and location of empty containers. This results in underutilized containers and leads to long line-ups, delays, wasted trips, extra traffic and frustration. Ultimately, it slows down the movement of products in and out of the country.
Inspired by these less than ideal conditions, our team of transportation experts decided to develop one efficient platform that would solve this industry-wide problem.
Our Mission is to drive efficiency and reduce costs to ultimately increase the number of containers operating effectively across Canadian Ports. This is inspired by our passion for community and our dedication to the environment. By streamlining drayage processes, Trakking will help reduce carbon emissions and contribute to a greener, brighter future.
Dave Bedwell joined with China's national flag container carrier ‘COSCO Container Lines' 23 years ago on June 16th, 1994. At COSCO, Dave held the position of Executive Vice President, in charge of COSCO's Canadian headquarters located in downtown Vancouver with inland subsidiary offices in both Toronto and Montreal. Dave is very passionate about the current and future improvement of international trade moving through Canadian ports, particularly on BC's West Coast. He is a strong advocate of creating strategies to improve fluidity and velocity to Canada's Asia Pacific Gateway. Additionally, he is very well known in the local Vancouver's transportation community, having held positions in a variety of industry boards and committees.
David collaborates with industry colleagues on commercial and digital initiatives that can strengthen Canada’s container-based supply chain. And he continues to work with marine and intermodal clients after concluding a long career with the AP Moller-Maersk. He was President of Maersk Canada and previously worked for Maersk in the U.S., Denmark and Mexico. Career assignments were in sales and marketing, liner operations, network development and vessel deployment plans, and vessel-sharing agreements. While heading Maersk’s Mexican and Canadian organizations he expanded services and port coverage, managed partnerships and acquisitions in 3PL logistics, ran an intermodal rail service from Manzanillo to Mexico City, and started container trucking companies.
John has over 25 years of international experience in corporate finance, private equity and M&A. John was previously Vice President of Corporate Development at Brookfield Asset Management and is currently the principal of Windrock Associates where he advises boards, executive management teams and third party capital providers in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, restructuring and public listings. John holds an Engineering degree from University of Toronto, and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.
Peter Ladouceur worked at CN Rail over the course of three decades in Engineering, Operations, Sales and Marketing capacities wherein he learned the key principles of bulk, break-bulk and overseas container cargo segments. Based on Vancouver Island, BC, Peter follows international container trade closely and acts as a logistics consultant to port authorities, most recently as a Member of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Active Vessel Traffic Management Panel. A lifelong learner, he holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering (McGill) and a M.B.A (University of Alberta) as well as various Transport Canada/Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary/Civil Air Search and Rescue Association emergency response qualifications.
Kathleen has over 25 years in the Ocean Transportation business. She started her career with Maersk in customer service and continued into trade management. She transitioned into the role of product manager for ocean rating products for Descartes and then was recruited as a first hire for INTTRA, the first multi-carrier ocean portal. Kathleen also has an extensive background in consulting for web-based logistics systems: including container depot management, chassis management, ocean & air cargo rating as well as the replacement of an Enterprise Management System. Kathleen has an MBA with a concentration in International Business from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Why Choose Trakking?
Our platform stands out for a few key reasons:
We are one of the few companies that merge technology and supply chain logistics in North America. Many traditional supply chain companies are still using manual processes that slow down the movement of containers and ultimately waste time.
The Trakking team is made up of transportation industry experts. We have a deep understanding of industry challenges, and we've designed the Trakking software with those challenges in mind.
We have demonstrated that our products are providing actual solutions to the industry, and are facilitating more efficient processes.