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.
Tissa Wickramasinghe
15 May 2014
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.
Steven Cernak
15 May 2014
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.
Randy Bayles
15 May 2014
Norfolk Southern's Randy Bayles, director of international intermodal, on what the West Coast labor uncertainty really means, as well as East Coast capacity-adding measures, short-haul intermodal and inland port projects.
Neely Mallory
15 May 2014
Neely Mallory, president of Mallory Alexander Logistics, and chairman of the Greater Memphis Chamber's Regional Logistics Council, details relocation incentives for Memphis, Tenn., as well as investments in its "four R" attributes — river, rail, runway and road.
Janice Prezzato
14 May 2014
FedEx Trade Networks' Janice Prezzato, managing director, marketing and customer experience, discusses customer expectations for international freight forwarders and the value of measurements and transparency.

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.