The Utah Inland Port Authority's core values reinforce its strategic purpose.
UIPA is a statewide multimodal logistics agency with three focus areas:
Future-proofing Utah's links in the global supply chain.
Utah has a unique opportunity to lead nationally by working with seaports, ocean carriers, and BCO's to create efficiencies, velocity, and resiliency in the logistics system. UIPA has more than 24 strategic partners and is working with Utah businesses to identify import and export needs.
New technology is revolutionizing the logistics industry through digitization, zero and near-zero emissions cargo handling, connected and automated processes, renewable energy, and data connectivity.
Modernizing logistics to safeguard Utah's natural beauty and reduce risk.
Utahns enjoy a unique environment and quality of life, and UIPA policies and programs are designed to safeguard the livability and natural beauty of the state for the next generation. UIPA is involved in stormwater planning, waterway and wetland protection, and air quality monitoring to track improvements through movement of long-range freight from truck to rail. UIPA also works with partners to reduce road congestion and mitigate noise and light pollution.
Environmental sustainability and economic development are not mutually exclusive. In fact, sustainable practices reduce risk. By lessening the overall impact on the environment and human health, we can ensure that Utah’s logistics network will be competitive and have long-term value. The global marketplace is changing, and the UIPA is positioning to follow that shift to increased economic and environmental success.
We are improving Utah's quality of life by enhancing community livability.
Community partners are integral to this work to develop community spaces and services, as well as curate beautification projects. Identifying university partnerships, internships, and apprenticeship programs help bolster the logistics workforce in Utah.
By analyzing cargo flows and capacity, UIPA makes strategic investments to facilitate opportunity for rural areas and pair existing infrastructure with new business use.