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.
Adam Roth, Director, NAI Global Logistics, discusses trends in commercial real estate in North America, the impact of transportation on location and network structure, the future for trucking and railroads, the potential for near-shoring and growth in e-commerce facilities and consequently inland distribution.
CSX Transportation's $175 million intermodal terminal in Northwest Ohio is key to the railroad's effort to spur shippers to shift truckloads to the tracks.
The central Washington town of Quincy offers the lowest operating costs for distribution centers in a site-selection consultant’s survey of 29 western U.S. and Canadian locations with intermodal connections to regional markets.
Mike Stark, president of Pacer Distribution Services, explains how his company uses transloading to help speed up surface shipments when there are delays in unloading cargo at ports. From the JOC’s 13th annual TPM Conference, Stark shares that several of his key customers are seeing an uptick in business in 2013.
Bryn Heimbeck, president of Trade Tech, explains how his company's technology allows shippers and forwarders to streamline their sales, operations and accounting processes.
Maersk Line, the world’s largest ocean carrier, will deploy the first five of its so-called Triple E vessels this year, CEO Soren Skou told some 2,000 attendees of The Journal of Commerce’s TPM Conference.
Senior Editor Bill Cassidy asks New Penn President and CEO Steve Gast about the outlook for LTL trucking in 2013.
The U.S. government should establish a set of priorities for deepening of ports and harbors and create a new way of funding projects that make strategic sense for the nation’s trade needs, according to Jim Newsome, president and CEO of the South Carolina Ports Authority.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could begin dredging the Savannah River navigation channel to a target depth of 47 feet as soon as the second half of this year, said Curtis Foltz, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority.
Richard Heath, who runs the London-based World Container Index, talks about how shippers and ocean carriers use the WCI of global container freight rates as a becnhmark for adjusting rates under long-term freight contracts of up to five years.
Senior Editor Bill Cassidy and R.W. Baird transportation analyst Benjamin J. Hartford discuss whether trucking may be headed for its own “renaissance” in pricing and profitability in 2013.
Dennis Rochford explains how the $285 million project to deepen the Delaware River from 40 to 45 feet by 2015 will bring new cargo into the ports along the Delaware River.