TPM 2017

Editorial coverage of the JOC’s 17th 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 2017 page.

Special Coverage

JOC’s 17th Annual TPM Conference was bursting with sharp insights on where the industry is headed and on ways to break the cycle of overcapacity, less-than-spectacular service, and unsustainable rates.

News & Analysis

22 Mar 2017
Alphaliner executive consultant Hua Joo Tan's speech at the 17th annual TPM Conference took a look at where ocean capacity currently stands in relation to demand.
20 Mar 2017
Maersk Line chief commercial officer Vincent Clerc lays out how technology will reshape global supply chains.
17 Mar 2017
The lessons to be learned from the collapse of Hanjin Shipping are almost too many to absorb.
16 Mar 2017
Attendees at the JOC's 17th Annual TPM Conference were anxious about what to expect in 2017.
08 Mar 2017
IHS Markit Chief Economist Nariman Behravesh discusses the US and global economic outlook with a particular focus on the impact on container trade.
08 Mar 2017
Changes that have swept over container shipping over the past few years are, and will continue, impacting the industry.


XPO Logistics CEO Bradley S. Jacobs not only embraces a challenge, but relishes it. 

More Commentary


In a speech packed with unique insights on the development of global shipping and logistics and harsh words for the Teamsters union, XPO Logistics CEO Bradley S. Jacobs kicked off the 17th Annual TPM Conference.