JOC Senior Editor Bill Cassidy reports on the Oct. 2015 Inland Distribution Conference, including insights from FedEx Chairman Fred Smith, key concerns facing shippers and and regulatory changes impacting truck drivers on the road.
Port Tampa Bay CEO Paul Anderson on the maritime trade industry's recent labor contract issues on the West Coast and the need for more influence on Capital Hill.
Erik Yim, senior commercial director for China Merchants Holdings (International), on competition in South China, CMHI's home ports development, the impact of growing manufacturing in the Pearl River Delta region and the company's expansion strategies.
Carlos Martinez-Tomatis, ABF Global’s Division Vice President, on the forecast for trans-Pacific volumes — increasing imports but flat exports — and challenges that can be met by utilizing more less-than-containerload shipping and bypassing distribution centers.
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