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Jun 5, 2013 2:00PM EDT
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  • COSCO
  • bsi Group

The Top 100 Importers and Exporters report is one of the most extensive products The Journal of Commerce produces each year. Based on months of exclusive research, it analyzes the largest global companies shipping containerized goods to and from the United States — essential information for shippers, carriers and third-party logistics providers.

This webcast, featuring Research Editor Marsha Salisbury, will analyze the makeup and dynamics of the Top 100 in both directions and the factors driving inbound and outbound trade.

**Webcast attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the Top 100 Importers and Exporters Report.

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Interested in sponsoring this event? For more information, please contact Tony Stein on tstein@joc.com

Apr 30, 2013 2:00PM EDT
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Global supply chain interests have endured monumental change over the past three years. The worst recession in decades required third-party logistics providers and other supply chain interests to dramatically change their business models as retailers slashed inventories, adopted revolutionary environmental initiatives and cut costs. The environmental pressure has been equally strong — if not stronger — among federal, state and local governments, part of a new regulatory environment that is challenging companies up and down the global supply chain. Internationally, supply chains are as long as ever, but the debate over near-sourcing is accelerating as fuel prices surge and disruptive forces such as natural disasters and longshore labor actions increase the risk for traditional supply chains and make them more difficult to manage.

This webcast will analyze the state of global supply chains, how 3PLs are responding to ever-growing customer needs and new technology services that aim to boost supply chain efficiency. A centerpiece of the event will be discussion about the Top 40 Global Logistics Companies based on 2012 revenue, with analysis of how the world’s largest 3PLs are adapting to an ever-changing transportation and trade world.

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Interested in sponsoring this event? For more information, please contact Tony Stein on tstein@joc.com

Mar 20, 2013 11:00AM EDT
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Timed in the aftermath of The Journal of Commerce’s 13th Annual Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference, this webcast will focus on the supply and demand of container space in the trans-Pacific trade, the economic fundamentals driving it and what it means for intermodal rail, industrial real estate and other segments of the supply chain. Coming off the roller-coaster ride of 2012’s extreme rate swings — when pricing started slowly, ramped up rapidly through midyear and then fell off at the end — shippers and carriers are searching for stability. The big test for carriers this year is whether they’ll be able to manage vessel capacity in a way that limits the effect of the huge amount of new ships scheduled to be delivered this year. The true measure of that test will come just before summer, when shippers and carriers wrap up annual service contracts that could trend increasingly toward longer-term deals and indexed-based agreements that would instill the very stability so many seek.

This webcast will examine the economic and market indicators that will define business in the trans-Pacific container trades in 2013 — from economic and sourcing trends in China, import demand in the United States and the outlook for retail and other container shipping-relevant products.

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Interested in sponsoring this event? For more information, please contact Tony Stein on tstein@joc.com

 

 

Feb 26, 2013 2:00PM EST
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The cautious optimism prevailing among third-party logistics providers since the Great Recession is slowly becoming less cautious as growth in emerging markets — and a hoped-for economic recovery in the U.S. and Europe — is driving companies to expand globally. To keep up, 3PLs are investing in supply chain technologies, training and human resources. To be viable end-to-end providers, they must be flexible and transparent, and capable of integrating with multiple supply chain partners.

This webcast will look at the various components of the international supply chain — growing overseas markets and the outlook at home; technology; and warehousing — and analyze the threats and opportunities for each in the year ahead.

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Interested in sponsoring this event? For more information, please contact Tony Stein on tstein@joc.com

Jan 29, 2013 2:00PM EST
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Maritime and trucking shippers are heading on divergent paths. While growth in capacity has outpaced growth in demand on the ocean side — and will again in 2013 — trucking companies are displaying restraint, choosing to manage capacity and shed money-losing freight. As 2013 begins, however, both transportation modes face their share of risks: a stuttering U.S. economy, recession in Europe, economic slowing in Asia, potentially restrictive new U.S. regulations and high fuel costs.

This webcast will analyze the issues, challenges and opportunities that will help define the year ahead for trucking and ocean carriers, and the shippers who use them.

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Interested in sponsoring this event? For more information, please contact Tony Stein on tstein@joc.com

 

 

 

Nov 29, 2012 2:00PM EST
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 A two-part, 90-minute live webcast on the use of Statistical Sampling presented by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and industry representatives.

Nov 8, 2012 3:00PM EST
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A shortage of available commercial drivers threatens truckload carriers with higher costs and shippers with much higher rates. The problem is expected to get worse in the near future unless trucking companies and shippers take action. What is the driver shortage, and why does one exist when opportunities are plentiful and unemployment is high? What can carriers do to counter this threat to their core capabilities? How can shippers help?

Interested in sponsoring this event? For more information, please contact Tony Stein on tstein@joc.com

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Oct 25, 2012 2:00PM EDT
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Today's retailers face myriad challenges margin pressures, shorter product lifecycles, and changing customer expectations. To keep pace, many retailers are turning to tried and true methodologies like LEAN practices to boost product value with less work and lower costs. This webcast will explore how retailers can harness the power of LEAN to engage employees, eliminate inertia and turbocharge the pace of work processes.

Oct 23, 2012 2:00PM EDT
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A two-part, 90-minute live webcast on the Importer Self Assessment Program (ISA) presented by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and industry representatives CBP's ISA program offers an alternative to the FA path for those importers who are ready for "self-governance." Learn from CBP's ISA Program Chief and industry representatives why ISA has gained momentum - as well as what is required to become an ISA program participant.

Oct 16, 2012 2:00PM EDT
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The Journal of Commerce is presenting three webcasts comprising the 2012 customs "Regulatory Audit Webcast Series" to engage and hear what the experts have to say as well as join the insider discussion on these important international trade topics. First Webcast: Preparing for a CBP Audit (Focused Assessment and Referral Audits):A two-part, 90-minute live webcast on how to prepare for a Focused Assessment (FA) presented by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and industry representatives.

Oct 10, 2012 2:00PM EDT
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This Webcast will analyze the latest trade trends and economic indicators for the Forest Products industry, with an eye toward what shippers, carriers and other transportation and trade interests can expect in the next several months and beyond.

Interested in sponsoring this event? For more information, please contact Tony Stein on tstein@joc.com

Oct 2, 2012 2:00PM EDT
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This webcast analyzed the latest trends in the auto trade, including the manufacturing shifts that are impacting global supply chains, and the outlook for U.S. imports of autos and auto parts in the coming months.

Sep 19, 2012 2:00PM EDT
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JOC takes its annual look at the state of 3PLs around the world. In this webcast, panelists discussed:

  •  The overall state of global logistics: What is working and what isn't?
  • Container shipping was hit hard in the first half of 2012. What toll did this take on 3PLs? What is the outlook for the rest of the year? And much more…
Sep 12, 2012 2:00PM EDT
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This webcast analyzed the latest trends in agricultural freight, the transportation problems the industry faces and the impact the drought will have on the trade.

Original Broadcast: September 12, 2012

Aug 23, 2012 2:00PM EDT
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In this webcast, panelists discussed  the following topics:

  • Will the trucking industry continue to struggle with capacity, rising costs and a truck driver shortage into the peak shipping season?
  • The forecast for trucking costs, including the rising cost of diesel.
  • Will service levels deteriorate as carriers struggle to make on-time deliveries?
  • And much more…

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