At TPM 2015, Haven, a new startup business in the shipping industry, launched an online platform allowing shippers to be more self-sufficient, comparing and reserving container slots from ocean carriers. CEO and Founder Matt Tillman discusses connecting shippers directly with carriers, and moving beyond rates as a differentiating factor of service.
After an agreement was reached in labor contract negotiations impacting West Coast ports this March, the backlog caused by months of disruptions remained. Chief Commercial Officer Dr. Noel Hacegaba on the expected timeline for returning to normal operations at the Port of Long Beach, as well as chassis optimization changes including ownership of a peak-relief pool and an historic interoperability agreement among the top three chassis operators.
At TPM 2015, shortly after West Coast dockworkers reached an employment agreement that narrowly averted a shutdown of 29 ports, Howard Finkel, Executive Vice President, COSCO Container Lines Americas, spoke to JOC about the reality of what is needed to clear the backlog, and other challenges facing the industry.
Florida East Coast Railway’s President and CEO proposes solutions to facing shippers for 2015, namely port congestion and truck driver shortages.
Labor and port congestion will continue to be top issues facing shippers this year, said Jim Pyburn, Director of Business Development, Port Everglades. At TPM 2015, he provides commentary on the year ahead as well as an update on intermodal investments and overall business at the port.
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