TPM 2013 Registration FAQ

What are the different price options?

JOC Members receive discounts to all JOC Events. For TPM, the JOC Members receive a significant discount off the early bird rates before January 18, 2013.  If you are not a JOC member, we recommend that you become one, which is why we have added a one year membership to the full conference passes. When purchasing a full conference pass and a one year JOC membership, you'll receive this membership for only $295, which saves you $100 off the regular price of $395. Two discounts for the price of one!

JOC Membership includes access to in-depth analysis and commentary written by the award-winning JOC editorial team and industry experts. We deliver this business critical information on a daily basis via the Web site, our mobile application and our bi-weekly print publication, The Journal of Commerce.

In addition to the discount to JOC events, JOC Membership includes:

  • Print and digital issues of the Journal of Commerce bi-weekly magazine
  • Unlimited access to member only content on the
  • Exclusive market intelligence and analysis
  • The JOC Daily Newswire (email newsletter)
  • Expert commentary from JOC and industry analysts
  • Daily updates of 100s of data reports and charts
  • Interactive graphics and charts on special topics
  • Access to special topic pages - one stop shop for research and analysis on key industry topics, & legislation updates
  • Access to Member-only Webcasts, Podcasts & Videos
  • The Annual Review and Outlook
  • Directory of Transportation - Reference Guide
  • Cool Cargos - Special Reports on Reefer News
  • Container Shipping Quarterly - Rankings & Volume
  • The JOC Guide to Trucking
  • The Annual JOC Global Logistics Focus

To learn more about JOC memberships, please click here:

If you would prefer not to purchase a JOC membership, you can register under the non-member rate.

I thought my company had a JOC Membership. Why can’t I register under that?

JOC Memberships are individual, and unique to each subscriber. If you believe you received the "non-member" message in error, please contact and provide your name, company and email address. We will verify your membership. We monitor this mailbox daily and will respond to you within 24 hours.

I need to register my staff members for the conference.  Can I register several people under my membership?  Or if my colleague has a membership and they cannot attend the event, can I register under their membership?

Since this discount is based on individual JOC Memberships, only the person with the membership can register under the JOC Member rate. If you are registering your staff members or colleagues, please use their email addresses and if they are members, they will be entitled to the discounted rate. If any of your colleagues do not have a JOC membership, you will need to register under the new/lapsed member or non-member rate.

How can I tell if I'm a BCO/Shipper?

If you are the owner of the goods that are being transported, then you are considered a Beneficial Cargo Owner or Shipper. If you still have questions regarding this, please email your query to JOC Events at .

I cannot pay by credit card.  How else can I register?

The quickest way to receive a confirmed registration is to register online and pay by credit card.  If it is impossible for you to do this, please click here and click on "offline registration form" in the left hand column.  Download the form, and send it with your payment to:

JOC Events
c/o Rose Ferrara
2 Penn Plaza, 12th Floor
Newark, NJ 07105

Are there any discounts for sending multiple people?

We do offer discounts for companies sending 7 or more people.  If you are planning to send this many people, please contact Rose Ferrara at to request a discount code. We monitor this mailbox throughout the day and will respond to you within 24 hours.

How can I become a sponsor for the event?

Tony Stein, Publisher
P: +1 678-456-8530
C: +1 770-295-8809

What does the Port of Long Beach Tour entail?
Port of Long Beach—Harbor Cruise

The Port of Long Beach cordially invites TPM attendees to join a 90-minute harbor cruise that will tour many of the Port facilities. The cruise will depart from Dock #9, just outside of Parker’s Lighthouse in Shoreline Village in downtown Long Beach and will last approximately one and a half hours. The tour will offer a close-up look at the many container terminals, on-dock rail yards, and diverse mix of cargo that makes the Port of Long Beach a world leader in goods movement. TPM attendees may use this opportunity to discuss with Port representatives how the current and future challenges of trade growth are being handled at the Port of Long Beach.

We can accommodate the first 250 people to RSVP.  UPDATED: January 21, 2013 - Capacity has been reached for this tour, but there is a waiting list.  When registering for the event, just indicate on the "Add-Ons" portion of registration that you would be interested in attending the tour.  You will see a check box for this option on that page, and if space opens up, you will be notified prior to the event that you can attend the tour.

Tour Date & Time:
Sunday, March 3, 2013
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. underneath Port of Long Beach – Harbor Cruise