Videos

Videos

General Manager of Marine Business Development Sebastian Degens talks about the Port of Portland’s labor and contract challenges of the past year, including Occupy Portland and ILWU union negotiations. Diverse cargo has led to top volumes in the last few years in auto and bulk, and the TPM sponsor has new land expansion under way.
Canadian National Railway’s Dan Bresolin, director of international marketing, on the TPM sponsor’s strategic investment in new markets including research into needs of its “customer’s customer,” Reefer service and expansion in Detroit are discussed, as well as CN’s corporate shift in focus from exclusively rail-related to the complete supply chain.
David Deng, Deputy General Manager, China Merchants Holdings (International), discusses TPM sponsor China Merchant Holding Inc.’s strategy for expansion in China and overseas, its shift toward port operations and outlook on possible threats as well as opportunities for the shipping industry.
Phyllis Saathof, Deputy Executive Director, Corporate Affairs, for the Port of Houston Authority, discusses the growth of the Texas and Houston-area economies and their impact on the port, the allocation of funds raised by the Harbor Maintenance Tax, and opportunities for the Port of Houston's future, including deepening the ship channel and the expansion of the Panama Canal.
Christian Boettcher, Global V.P. of Ocean Forwarding for UTi, on the growing move from air to ocean freight use and his expectations for the trans-Pacific eastbound market. He also discusses the TPM sponsor’s launch of new services and value-added visibility programs and upgrade of sea-air options and key gateways.