Videos

Videos

Peter Friedmann, Washington counsel for the Coalition of New England Companies for Trade, offers his takeaways from CONECT's annual trade and transportation conference in Newport, R.I.
Walter Kemmsies, chief economist at Moffatt & Nichol, comments on the need for improved U.S. transportation infrastructure.
CargoSmart’s Director of Sales and Services Graham Collins explains the importance of visibility and early alerts of disruptions to shippers. He discusses the TPM sponsor’s newest efforts to modernize cargo tracking efforts and provide information earlier than previously available.
Kathryn McDermott, Deputy Exec. Director, details the Port of Los Angeles’ $1.2 billion capital program, its Trade Connect education program for small and mid-size companies in the area, as well as the TPM Sponsor’s focus on building up the entire system surrounding the port.
Port of Tacoma’s CEO John Wolfe on competitiveness of the port industry and the TPM Sponsor’s 10-year plan for infrastructure improvements, larger-vessel management and cargo diversification.
Chris Lytle, Port of Long Beach Executive Director, discusses the business case for modernization and funding opportunities. Details the TPM sponsor’s recent infrastructure upgrades including Middle Harbor, I.T.S. Terminal and the Gerald Desmond Bridge.
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.
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.
Brian Conrad, executive administrator of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement, explains why the TSA is being expanded to include the westbound trans-Pacific market.
Carlos Martinez-Tomatis, Division Vice President Global Supply Chain Services for TPM Silver Sponsor ABF, discusses the company’s expansion into new markets and additional offerings, its distinctive services, and its plans for growth in 2013. He also discusses expectations for 2013 in the trans-Pacific trade.