Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will be the keynote speaker at the eighth annual Journal of Commerce North American Marine Highways and Logistics Conference April 5-6.
This year's conference theme is "The Intermodal Road Ahead," focusing on the role of the marine highway in an integrated multimodal freight transportation system. Speakers will discuss the results of some $150 million in grants that DOT and the Maritime Administration awarded to marine highway programs.
The speaker list also includes trucking executives, researchers, and Mexican government officials to discuss proposed international short sea shipping in the Gulf of Mexico.
Other speakers include Marad chief David Matsuda, Virginia Secretary of Transportation Sean Connaughton, John Cullather, retired staff director for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Tobias Koenig, president of American Feeder Lines.
The conference will begin at 9 a.m. at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum, Md., close to Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport.
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