Videos

Videos

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.
Gregory Tuthill, Senior Vice President North America Sales and Marketing for TPM sponsor NYK Line, discusses the challenges that ocean carriers currently face in terms of market growth, approaches to ensuring sustainable returns, and the downside of increased participation in carrier alliances.
Otto Schacht, executive vice president, sea logistics, for TPM sponsor Kuehne + Nagel, discusses the continuing crisis in shipping, the company’s relations with ocean carriers, and freight-rate volatility. He also sketches how shippers can reduce total inventory costs through visibility tools that help them compress their supply chain and touches on Kuehne + Nagel’s growth around the world.
Mark Michaels, Chief Commercial Officer, Damco, discusses how the TPM sponsor’s business is developing, the increasing complexity of supply chains, and near-shoring as an alternative for companies looking to diversify their sourcing.