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Dec 11, 2014 2:00PM EST
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Over the past year, a handful of less-than-truckload carriers have announced programs to introduce density-based pricing in response to a large contingent of shippers who have long demonstrated an interest. The density-based model takes a simple approach, where rates are set depending on tiers of a shipment’s density. While the LTL industry is looking hard at a migration to density-based pricing, a number of shippers have voiced reluctance, preferring to instead embrace, for now, what they know best— the National Motor Freight Traffic Classification model.

With misinformation flooding the market and fueling fears among shippers, supply chain professionals in the know are speaking out.  

Sponsored by SMC³ and Jump Start 2015, this 60-minute webinar will address:

1.     The factors driving the move to density-based pricing.

2.     How would density-based pricing change LTL?

3.     Advantages of density-based pricing.

4.     Advantages of the NMFC system.

In this webcast, we’ll provide information and answer questions to help you determine whether density-based pricing or classification is the better option for your company. 

The final 15 minutes will be reserved for a live Q&A with the audience.

Join our panel of representatives from across the U.S. supply chain as they take on the task of eliminating the misinformation and addressing the future of density-based pricing and NMFC.   

Moderator: 

Alessandra Barrett, Special Projects Editor, JOC Group Inc.

Presenters:

Joel Ringer, Chairman, Commodity Classification Standards Board, National Motor Freight Traffic Association

Brian Thompson, Vice President - Pricing & Yield Management, YRC Freight Field Resource Center

Sponsor and Registration Information 

This webcast is sponsored by SMC³, the leading provider of data, technology and education as an integrated solution to the freight transportation community, and is produced by  JOC Group Inc.. There is no fee to attend this webinar. 

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Jan 22, 2015 2:00PM EST
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Global Maritime Forecast

2014 had no shortage of story lines that reshaped the global maritime market. Introduction of the P3 Network among the three largest carriers, expansion of the G6 alliance’s service network and the merger of Hapag-Lloyd and Chile’s CSAV dominated the discussion and forced shippers to adapt. As the year closes, this webcast will analyze what it all means for 2015 and the impact new and old story lines will have, including the introduction of SeaLand, Maersk Line’s new north-south division; the supply-demand equation amid stronger economic conditions in the U.S. and Europe; and China’s increasing manufacturing focus on its domestic markets.

Moderator: Peter Leach, Senior Editor, The Journal of Commerce

Speakers: TBD

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

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Jan 29, 2015 2:00PM EST
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Intermodal: Year-End Review and Outlook

Long dominated by rapid growth in the movement of U.S. imports, the true success story for intermodal railroads in recent years has been on the domestic side, where traffic is growing more rapidly than international volumes. With increasing amounts of traffic shifting from trucking, that domestic focus likely will continue into the foreseeable future, but growth is leveling off and lower-priced trucking freight is leading to some waning of railroads’ longtime pricing power.

This webcast will analyze the latest trends in the intermodal rail market, the growing shift of traditional trucking cargoes to rail, and the outlook for 2015. It also will use the railroads’ third quarter earnings to examine the health of the market and how those results will impact capital investment in the future.

Moderator: Mark Szakonyi, Senior Editor, The Journal of Commerce

Speakers: TBD

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

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Feb 5, 2015 2:00PM EST
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Vessel Stowage For The Mega Ship Era: How Do We Improve?

The size of container vessels, the intensity of port calls, the need to automate terminal operations and the omnipresent drive to better manage bunker and stowage costs are increasing pressure on ocean carriers and terminal operators. Both sides must reexamine how they plan and execute their most basic process: vessel stowage. As carriers invest billions in new vessels, terminal operators are also heavily funding improvement to meet the demands of these massive new ships and ensure they can be efficiently worked while in port and turned around as quickly as possible. 
 
This webcast will examine the current challenges of stowage planning and execution and explore opportunities to become more efficient and profitable for ocean carriers and terminal operators. 
 
Moderator:  Alessandra Barrett, Special Projects Editor, JOC Group Inc. 

 
Speaker(s):  Chris Mazza, Vice President and Chief Customer Officer, Xvela

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Archived Webcasts

Nov 11, 2014 2:00PM EST
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The federal regulatory environment continues to change rapidly, particularly in the area of U.S. trucking. With the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration continuing to seek an inventory of data-driven regulations in an effort to further increase U.S. roadway safety, many feel these new requirements place an already struggling industry on a path to higher operating costs and reduced productivity. In this 60-minute webcast, veteran transportation attorney Rob Moseley, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, will provide the necessary insight to assist U.S. supply chain professionals with better understanding and preparing for the road ahead. Sponsored by SMC³ and The Academy, the webcast will cover news and updates on:

  • FMCSA raising liability insurance limits.
  • Changes to Hours of Service (HOS).
  • Electronic logging.
  • Food safety modernization transport regulations.
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA).

The final 15 minutes will be reserved for audience questions. Don’t miss this must-attend webcast for truckers, 3PLs, and cargo owners as we explore federal trucking regulations critical to 2015. 

Speaker: Rob Moseley, Chairman, Transportation Industry Group, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP

Moderator: Alessandra Barrett, Special Project Editor, JOC Group Inc

Sponsor and Registration Information 
This webcast is sponsored by SMC³, the leading provider of data, technology and education as an integrated solution to the freight transportation community, and is produced by The Journal of Commerce.  There is no fee to attend this webcast.

Oct 8, 2014 2:00PM EDT
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With local agencies enforcing national regulations with their own emphasis and interpretations, China’s trade laws become extremely complex. In particular, many companies are turning to China Trade Management (CTM) software solutions to help them take advantage of China’s Processing Trade program, which can reduce product cost by 25 percent or more!

The Journal of Commerce, in collaboration with Amber Road, has published a new study on the ins and outs of China’s trade regulations. This one-hour webcast will examine the contents of this white paper, reviewing China’s trade landscape and addressing best practices for Chinese trade operations.

Key takeaways will include:

  • An overview of the Chinese trade regulatory environment.
  • The ins and outs of China’s Processing Trade program.
  • How to utilize a China Trade Management solution to significantly reduce duties for your company.
  • How your company can take advantage of the Processing Trade program.
  • How CTM solutions fit into your overall Global Trade Management process.

Panelists: Kae-Por Chang, Managing Director, Amber Road China, and Ty Bordner, VP, Solutions Consulting, Amber Road

Moderator:  Alessandra Barrett, Special Project Editor, Journal of Commerce

 

Oct 2, 2014 2:00PM EDT
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From China’s rising wages to higher transportation costs and increasing incidents of disruption, supply chain interests have endured monumental change over the past four years. It started with the 2008-09 recession, which forced third-party logistics providers and other supply chain interests to dramatically change their business models as retailers slashed inventories, adopted revolutionary environmental initiatives and reduced costs by any means possible. 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 and reshoring is accelerating as fuel prices surge. Amid all the changes, technology providers are rushing out new products to help companies navigate the regulatory and trade minefield.

This webcast, timed in the aftermath of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ Annual Global Conference, will analyze the state of global supply chains, how 3PLs are responding to ever-growing customer needs and the state of near-sourcing and reshoring of manufacturing in the U.S. and Mexico. 

Moderator: Peter T. Leach, Editor at Large, The Journal of Commerce

Speakers: James B. Rice Jr., Deputy Director, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, Director, MIT Integrated Supply Chain Management Program, Director, MIT CTL Supply Chain Exchange

Richard D. Armstrong, Chairman, Armstrong & Associates

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

Aug 21, 2014 2:00PM EDT
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As the United States’ neighbor to the north, Canada is inextricably linked to the U.S. economy through its bilateral and NAFTA trade partnerships. It’s a relationship that generated more than $340 billion in cross-border trade in 2013, a record for the longtime trade allies. Now, with both economies showing signs of more rapid sustained growth, that trade is poised to grow in 2014 and beyond.


Although that’s certainly welcome news for the importers, exporters, freight intermediaries and transportation providers responsible for originating or carrying that cargo, signs increasingly point to a supply chain struggling to keep up. That’s seen in various chokepoints at ports and terminals in clearing of goods, many bound for the U.S. Midwest. It’s also seen on the intermodal network, where railroads are struggling to recover from a debilitating winter that hit service levels hard.

This 75-minute webcast will feature one of the nation’s leading economists, who will examine the latest trends for the Canadian economy, including the crucial supply-demand outlook through the ongoing peak shipping season; and the head of the nation’s largest freight forwarding association, who will analyze the major issues and opportunities for cargo interests operating in Canada.

Speakers: 

Dawn Desjardins, Assistant Chief Economist, Royal Bank of Canada

Ruth Snowden, Executive Director, Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA)

Moderator: Mark Szakonyi, Senior Editor, JOC Group Inc.

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

Jul 31, 2014 11:00AM EDT
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This webcast will analyze some of the crucial issues confronting ports and container terminal operators in clearing cargo from ship to shore, be it at the berth, in the yard or at the gate. Those challenges are only getting greater as ships increase to sizes unimaginable just a decade ago, and as ocean carriers face increasing financial pressure to meet tight schedules and to keep their vessels at sea, where they’re making money. On the landside, terminal operators and ports are coming under increasing pressure to improve productivity at their gates, where hours-long truck lines aren’t unusual during the busiest times of the day and year. How to resolve that is a point of significant contention among trucking operators and terminal operators.

Finally, the Webcast will discuss and analyze the results drawn from the JOC Port Productivity database, measuring the most efficient ports and terminal operators in terms of berth productivity for 2013.

Moderator: Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, JOC Group Inc.

Speakers: 

Andrew Penfold, Project Director, Ocean Shipping Consultants

Dean Davison, Principal Consultant, Ocean Shipping Consultants

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

 

Jun 26, 2014 2:00PM EDT
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The annual Top 100 Importers and Exporters report is one of the most extensive — and popular — products The Journal of Commerce produces. Based on months of exclusive research, the report analyzes the largest global companies shipping containerized goods to and from the U.S. — essential information for shippers, transportation providers and third-party logistics providers.

In this webcast, JOC Research Editor Marsha Salisbury will dissect this year’s rankings on the U.S. inbound and outbound trades and analyze the major sectors represented, the largest traders within those sectors and the factors influencing the results.

Moderator: Peter Leach, Editor-at-Large, The Journal of Commerce, JOC Group Inc.

Speaker: Marsha Salisbury, Research Editor, The Journal of Commerce, JOC Group Inc.

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

 

Jun 5, 2014 10:00AM EDT
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As the driver of global trade, the Asia-Pacific region has some of the largest container ports in the world, including the world’s three largest, Shanghai, Singapore and Hong Kong. It also has some of the strongest and most rapidly emerging economies, from the world’s manufacturing and export giant China to South Korea, the United States’ newest free trade partner. But the dynamics of that trade are changing rapidly, as China and others develop a rapidly growing middle class. To fill that demand, once-dominant exporters increasingly are manufacturing for their home markets and relying on exports from overseas to fill the void. That is great news for North American exporters looking to break into and expand in new markets. Meanwhile, with the global economy improving, the outlook for the two largest ocean trades — the trans-Pacific and Asia-Europe — is brightening, especially in the second half of the year.

This Webcast will examine that outlook and the implications for North American importers and exporters and the transportation providers that serve them.

Moderator: Peter Leach, Editor-At-Large, The Journal of Commerce

Speakers:

Richard Martin, Managing Director, IMA Asia

Mark Millar, Managing Partner, M Power Assoicates

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

 

Apr 3, 2014 2:00PM EDT
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According to ChainLink Research, spoilage and waste in the food supply chain account for a loss of 23 to 25 percent of produce post-harvest. Avoiding such costly waste in the coast-to-coast shipping of perishables requires that the cold chain be kept intact and best practices be observed to keep products as fresh as possible.

In this webcast, two cold chain experts from Railex, the largest weekly temperature-controlled truckload and less-than-truckload freight shipping service in North America, discuss the best practices for shipping perishable goods coast to coast. Learn what steps you should take, and the pitfalls to avoid, to protect your investment door-to-door. 

Moderator

Alessandra G. Barrett, Special Project Editor, JOC Group Inc.

Speakers

Paul Esposito, EVP-Network Planning and Government Relations, Railex

Jason Pollak, Director of Marketing, Railex

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Mar 20, 2014 2:00PM EDT
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Timed to run in the aftermath of the 14th Annual JOC TPM 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. 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. Several factors will help determine early in the year how that will play out, including the planned spring launch of the P3 Network among Maersk Line, CMA CGM and Mediterranean Shipping Co. and the response by other carriers and alliances. The true measure of that test will come later in the spring, when shippers and carriers wrap up annual service contracts.

This Webcast will feature JOC Economist Mario Moreno, who will discuss his latest forecasts for trans-Pacific import and export demand; and AlixPartners’ P. Foster Finley, Jr., who will deliver the results of his company’s latest survey on global sourcing trends.

Moderator:

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, Trans-Pacific, JOC Group Inc.

Speakers 

P. Foster Finley Jr.Managing Director, Co-Head, Global Supply Chain Practice, Alix Partners.

Mario O. Moreno, Economist, JOC Group Inc. 

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

 

 

Feb 20, 2014 2:00PM EST
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Third-party logistics had a better year than many other transportation sectors in 2013. Gross revenues topped $150 billion for the first time. All of the market segments showed growth with domestic transportation management leading the way. Overall net revenue growth was 4.9 percent. But profitability pressure is emerging and changes in regional markets could limit 3PL growth in 2014. Overall, the global 3PL market is estimated to be a $704 billion business, with the Asia-Pacific controlling a dominant 36 percent market share, according to Armstrong & Associates. North America accounts for $177 billion or 25 percent. Although China should drive long-term logistics growth, the double-digit expansion of recent years is likely to slow and become more domestically oriented. 

In this Webcast, Dan Ryan, vice president of transportation for C.H. Robinson will examine the challenges and opportunities third-party logistics providers and shippers face in a rapidly changing market, and Blaine Kelley, senior vice president of CBRE’s Global Supply Chain Group will examine the latest trends in industrial real estate and how 3PLs are adapting.

Moderator: Joe Bonney, Senior Editor, Finance, and Economics, JOC Group Inc.

Speakers: 
Blaine Kelley, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain Group, CBRE
Dan Ryan, Vice President, Transportation, C.H. Robinson Inc.

 

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

 

Jan 23, 2014 11:00AM EST
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As 2014 gets under way, the big question is whether trucking supply and demand will remain balanced this year, or whether a long-predicted truck and driver shortage will disrupt supply chains and raise costs as the economy gains steam. Since the end of the Great Recession in June 2009, transportation analysts, journalists and trucking executives have repeatedly predicted the crunch to top all capacity crunches, when freight demand would fast outstrip depleted truckload fleets. Four years later, those predictions are still predictions. Truck rates did rise in 2010 and 2011 after plummeting during the recession, but truckload and less-than-truckload revenue and pricing increased slowly in 2012 and 2013, hampered by an economy not firing on all cylinders. By comparison, the North American intermodal market will likely be downright predictable. That’s less-than-thrilling news for investors but a dose of much-needed certainty for shippers. Much like 2013, domestic intermodal pricing growth is expected to be weak, despite healthy volume gains and tightening truck capacity, while international intermodal will likely swing wildly along with ocean cargo and the peaks and valleys that come with global trade trends.

 

This Webcast will analyze the outlook for the North American trucking and intermodal rail markets in 2014, including forecasts for supply and demand and commodity-specific market drivers.

 

Moderator: Mark Szakonyi, Senior Editor, The Journal of Commerce

 

Speakers:

 

Tony Hatch, Transportation Analyst, ABH Consulting

 

Jett McCandless, Founder and President, CarrierDirect

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Jan 16, 2014 2:00PM EST
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If ocean carriers, shippers, and intermediaries thought, the yo-yo that freight rates were on in 2013 was wild, wait until this year. 2013, of course, was marked by record deliveries of new vessel capacity. Coupled with tepid growth in demand from a struggling Europe and a slowing China, rates fell freely through much of the year, despite numerous rate increases that carriers tried to push through, with consistently short-lived success. Overcapacity again is likely to be a major story line in 2014, with demand again expected to grow at a slower pace. That combination likely will keep ocean carriers under severe pricing pressure that could be exacerbated by the advent of the P3 Network among Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Co. and CMA CGM, which they hope to launch in the spring. The P3 will intensify competition this year as other carriers scramble to create new alliance groupings that match the threat they see coming.

This Webcast will analyze the outlook for the major North American trade lanes — including supply-demand forecasts — in the year ahead.

Moderator: Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, The Journal of Commerce

Speakers:

Mario O. Moreno, Economist, The Journal of Commerce

Jonathan Gold, Vice President, Supply Chain & Customs Policy, National Retail Federation

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

Dec 12, 2013 11:00AM EST
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For years security along the Suez Canal was largely a non-issue. But since the military overthrow of the Morsi government in Egypt in June, the situation has changed. A jihadist uprising has led to attacks on military outposts and on commercial shipping as seen most dramatically in the Aug. 31 rocket-propelled grenade attack on the container ship Cosco Asia as it passed through the canal, captured in a widely viewed video. Given that some 15 to 20 percent of global container trade passes through the Suez Canal, according to Drewry, with 3,300 container ship transits in 2012, concern about possible disruption is growing among container lines and their customers whose supply chains require uninterrupted operation of the 120-mile-long waterway.

In this webcast, experts in security and political risk will assess the current situation and the potential for further violence and possible disruption in 2014. 

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

Nov 21, 2013 2:00PM EST
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When the head of the world's largest ocean carrier talks about market trends, the industry listens. So when Maersk Line CEO Soren Skou told 2,000 attendees at the JOC's TPM Conference in Long Beach last March that 12 percent of invoices issued by ocean carriers contain inaccuracies, shippers took notice. Worse, increasing volatility in rates makes improving accuracy in invoicing all the more complicated. Since TPM, shippers large and small have gone back to their books and reopened dialogue about how they handle back-office operations and, more importantly, how they can recoup payments from inaccurate billing. Whether done in-house or by third-party specialists, auditing ocean freight invoices is a layered process that, done correctly, can help customers do just that.

This webcast will examine common ocean freight invoice compliance failures, the challenges of operating in today’s contracting and rate environment, and the Top 3 things you need to know to improve accuracy and accountability.

 

 

Nov 12, 2013 2:00PM EST
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Global supply chain interests have endured monumental change over the past four 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 slashed 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. Amid all the changes, technology providers are rushing out new products to help companies navigate the regulatory and trade minefield.

This webcast, timed in the aftermath of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ Annual Global Conference, 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.

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