2019

Infrastructure investments in our seaports, both on land and in the water, bolster our economy, provide job opportunities and enhance competitiveness. Port Canaveral is facing unprecedented demand for bulkhead space — the highest in the port’s 65-year history.
John W. Murray
John
Murray
Port Canaveral
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Port Everglades is evolving rapidly with more than $1 billion of infrastructure improvements underway or scheduled for the next five years.
Steven M. Cernak
Steven
Cernak
Port Everglades
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Having compensatory ocean freight rates has a domino effect on our industry. When shipowners make money, ports make money, allowing ports to make significant investments in necessary infrastructure, equipment, and technology.
James J. White
James
White
Port of Baltimore
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Our future is that of a state-of-the-art integrated gateway, which enables us to think more comprehensively about freight movement and our multimodal efforts in order to meet the industry’s changing needs.
Brandy D. Christian
Brandy
Christian
Port of New Orleans
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In the face of uncertainty, it’s best to stick with fundamentals. For seaports, that means cost control and operating efficiency.
Chris Lytle
Chris
Lytle
Port of Oakland
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One solution for a port our size? Diversification, which is why we’re focused on offering shippers a variety of ways to access markets in this ever-changing world economy.
Curtis Robinhold
Curtis
Robinhold
Port of Portland
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While increased tariffs may result in temporarily decreased volumes, we are focusing on diversifying our cargo mix as set forth in our strategic growth plan.
John F. Reinhart
John
Reinhart
Port of Virginia
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For those who are unable to adjust and thrive in today’s new playing field, largely characterized by ever more competitive carriers with scale advantage and fewer alliances with greater market influence, we may see further consolidation taking place or companies struggling desperately to survive.
Paul Devine
Paul
Devine
OOCL (USA)
Our response to change: Embrace it. We are committed to actively redefining the role of ports in the end-to-end supply chain by embracing our digital transformation.
Gene Seroka
Gene
Seroka
Port of Los Angeles
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We’re exploring how data sharing offers greater cargo visibility and can reduce truck turn times and yard dwell.
Mario Cordero
Mario
Cordero
Port of Long Beach
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We will monitor the implementation of IMO 2020 to enforce a 0.5 percent global sulfur cap on the industry, as well as the growing digitalization, e-commerce, blockchain, and autonomous shipping.
Jorge Luis Quijano
Jorge
Quijano
Panama Canal Authority
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Safety and zero harm remain top priorities. These core values continue to be imperative and must be an integral part of the industry’s culture, extending to all personnel, labor, operations, cargo, and the environment.
Mark Montgomery
Mark
Montgomery
Ports America
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While ports will always face new challenges associated with supporting evolving and complex global supply chains, dominant themes continue to be gateway performance and capacity.
Shaun Stevenson
Shaun
Stevenson
Prince Rupert Port Authority
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Emerging technologies are not limited to ship design and operation. They must also be used to make seagoing careers more attractive.
Rev. David M. Rider
David
Rider
Seamen's Church Institute
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There may be a shortage of reefer containers in the year ahead.
Robert Sappio
Robert
Sappio
SeaCube Container Leasing
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the South Carolina Ports Authority is working to finalize major infrastructure projects that will enhance our operating efficiency and assimilate anticipated Southeast regional growth.
Jim Newsome
Jim
Newsome
South Carolina Ports Authority
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2019 will see a continued embrace of information technology to facilitate cargo transportation. All sectors of the marine cargo-handling industry should adapt their operations to utilize these tools that are becoming more widespread.
Carol Notias Lambos
Carol
Lambos
The Lambos Firm
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Canada’s international trade is growing, which has a direct impact on regions like Metro Vancouver, home of Canada’s largest port.
Robin Silvester
Robin
Silvester
Port Vancouver
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The truck driver shortage will continue to be a major problem as the present ratio between number of drivers available to number of loads is way out of reach to control.
Nimesh Modi
Nimesh
Modi
BookYourCargo
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E-commerce may end up the greatest change ever in both the consumer and business markets.
Gene Tyndall
Gene
Tyndall
MonarchFx, a unit of Tompkins International
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