NEWARK, N.J., December 21st/PRNewswire/ -- C.C. Tung, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orient Overseas (International) Ltd., the parent company of Orient Overseas Container Line, will deliver the opening keynote address at the 11th Annual Journal of Commerce Trans-Pacific Maritime (TPM) Conference in Long Beach, Calif. on March 7-8, 2011. TPM 2011 coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Port of Long Beach, the host sponsor for the event.
The TPM conference is the largest and most important North American event focused on international, end-to-end container shipping and logistics. Over 1,500 attendees including BCOs, container lines, third-party logistics, marine terminals, railroads, truckers, port authorities and others are expected over the course of the two-day event.
“We are delighted to welcome C.C. Tung back to TPM. C.C. is a true leader in the global container shipping industry as reflected in the respect the industry has for OOCL,” said Peter Tirschwell, Senior Vice President for Strategy at UBM Global Trade, parent company of the Journal of Commerce. Mr. Tung delivered the opening keynote address at the 2nd annual TPM conference in 2002.
“I am delighted to be invited back to Long Beach to deliver a keynote speech at this prestigious industry conference,” said CC Tung. “OOCL has a long history in the Long Beach area. We own and operate Long Beach Container Terminal (Inc) which is ranked as the most efficient terminal in the port of Long Beach and has won several environmental excellence awards. We are dedicated to the success of the port and the community in the Long Beach area.”
A robust, topical agenda is planned for the 2011 TPM, covering a range of pressing challenges facing the industry, including the chassis evolution, shipper-carrier relations following the tensions of 2010, East Coast longshore labor relations, and the outlook for shipping and transportation as seen by economists and senior Wall Street analysts. The updated agenda is available at this link: http://www.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Agenda.aspx?e=c74a155d-0134-41d2-8461-a8a1f473caba
Mr. Tung is a business leader with a distinguished resume spanning the worlds of shipping, aviation, banking and energy. He was Chairman of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association in 1993 – 1995, Chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce in 1999 – 2001; an Independent Non-Executive Director of Zhejiang Expressway Co. Ltd., PetroChina Co. Ltd.; Wing Hang Bank Ltd., Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd., Sing Tao News Corp. Ltd., Cathay Pacific Airways Limited; U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation; and a member of the Hong Kong Port Development Council and Hong Kong Logistics Development Council.
He graduated from the University of Liverpool, England, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. He later acquired a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Under Mr. Tung’s Chairmanship, OOCL has achieved significant milestones in information technology (in house-developed web-based platform IRIS-2), award-winning quality customer service, and the company has become known as one of the most environmentally friendly carriers in the industry. OOCL’s parent company OOIL has been consistently ranked in the top three carriers in terms of operating profit margin over the past four years.
The conference will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. To register, visit: www.joc.com/tpm2011. Register before February 7th, 2011 for early bird rates.
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