TPM 2014

TPM 2014

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Editorial coverage of the JOC’s 14th annual TPM conference in Long Beach, Calif. If in attendance, get a recap; if you weren't able to attend, learn what you missed.

For event information, including agendas and photo galleries, visit the TPM Conference 2014 page.

Special Coverage

Fred Smith of FedEx
LONG BEACH, Calif. — A rising tide of protectionism, combined with “low-growth” policies, is impeding the global economic recovery and could threaten historic levels of prosperity, Frederick W. Smith, the chairman, president and CEO of global transport operator FedEx, said today.

News & Analysis

Bill Rooney
10 Aug 2014
William Rooney, Kuehne + Nagel vice president, responds to questions about the current slower growth environment and the NVO ability to provide “something broader than rates” as the trans-Pacific trade evolves.
Bill Clement
12 May 2014
Bill Clement, CSX Transportation vice president, on misconceptions about intermodal's ability to reach smaller and mid-tier markets, the ease of highway-to-rail cargo conversion and CSX expansions this year.
Jack Muhs
12 May 2014
FedEx Trade Networks President/CEO Jack Muhs on the key components to getting your customers' product in the right network at the right price
Don Krusel
08 May 2014
Don Krusel, Prince Rupert Port Authority president/CEO, speaks about competitiveness, labor relations and plans for expansion.
Dr. David Deng
29 Apr 2014
Dr. David Deng, China Merchants Holdings Intl. deputy general manager, on the challenge that carrier alliances bring to terminal operators and CMHI's recent projects supporting developing economies in new regions.
Roger Guenther
18 Apr 2014
Roger Guenther, executive director, Port of Houston Authority, discusses trade lane growth, specifically with Asia and South America, the renaissance in the energy sector, and planning for future expansions at the port.

Commentary

Few in the industry combine the breadth of experience and willingness to share their opinions in an open forum. Ron Widdows, former NOL-APL chief who now heads Hamburg-based Rickmers Group, is one of them.

Video

William Rooney, Kuehne + Nagel vice president, responds to questions about the current slower growth environment and the NVO ability to provide “something broader than rates” as the trans-Pacific trade evolves.
Tissa Wickramasinghe, general manager of Colombo International Container Terminals' marketing and commercial department, explains the strategy behind investments to make Colombo a regional trans-shipment hub.
Port Everglades' CEO and port director Steven Cernak discusses a pilot program for perishables and gives status updates on the port's expansion projects, including possible reason behind the delay of deepening plans.