Women in Transportation. April 22. San Francisco. Nancy Means, financial consultant at Smith Barney Inc., discusses basics of investing in stock market. Contact: (415) 721-2722 or (415) 239-6508.Global Logistics Overview. April 23. Long Beach, Calif. One-day seminar. Contact: Jon De Cesare, West Coast Logistics, (562) 435-2600.

Multivendor Product Consolidation Workshop. April 23. Newark, N.J. Workshop on ways to offset transportation costs through efficiencies. Contact: Erin McCorkle or Mark Allen, GMA Center for Education, (202) 337-9400.

Spring Oyster Roast. April 23. Norfolk, Va. Sponsored by Propeller Club of Norfolk. Contact: Buzz Sawyer, (757) 238-3439 or fax (757) 238-2524.

Topas. April 23-24. Boston. Meeting of terminal operators/port authorities subcommittee. Ocean carriers, brokers, forwarders, truckers and rail carriers are welcome. Contact: Larry Sposi, (212) 435-6733, or Angela Birkenbach, (310) 732-3813.

Transportation Table. April 24. Washington. Linda Morgan, chairwoman, Surface Transportation Board, is guest speaker. Contact: Lois Brown (202) 783-1101, or fax (202) 661-3383.

Southern Transportation Logistics Association Meeting. April 26-27. Atlanta. Topics include national motor freight classification and electronic commerce. Contact: William P. Jackson Jr., (703) 525-5054, e-mail: wpj(AT) or fax (703) 525-4054.

Risk and Insurance Management Society. April 26-May 1. San Diego. Contact: (212) 286-9292.

Hazardous Materials Training. April 27-28. Chicago. Sponsored by NIT League and Regulations Training Inc. Contact: NIT League, (703) 524-5011.

Loss Prevention Conference. April 27-28. Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Sponsored by LPC, which focuses on promotion of cargo loss and damage claims. Contact: (800) 845-8090, (404) 898-2265 or fax (404) 898-2273.

American Association of Port Authorities. April 27-May 1. Baltimore. Joint terminal management training program offered in conjunction with National Association of Waterfront Employers and U.S. Maritime Administration. Contact: Elana Foster, (703) 706-4717.

Introduction to the Maritime Shipping Industry. April 27-May 1, Aug. 3-7, Oct. 19-23. Kings Point, N.Y. Course on business components and technical aspects of maritime shipping industry. Contact: Center for Global Logistics and Transportation, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, (516) 773-5165; e-mail: ce(AT); Internet: www.; or fax (516) 773-5353.American Association of Exporters and Importers. April 28. New York. Workshop foreign trade zones: today, tomorrow and into the next century. Contact: Stuart Gerber: (212) 944-2230 or fax (212) 382-2606.

Distribution/Computer Expo '98. April 28-30. Chicago. Seminars and expo on logistics, distribution, transportation, warehousing, supply chain management. Contact: (800) 338-4112 or Web site: http:// or (610) 458-6410.

Keystone State Railroad Association and Pennsylvania Rail Freight Advisory Committee. April 28-30. Hershey, Pa. Joint annual rail freight conference includes panel discussions on issues of the Pennsylvania rail industry. Contact: Keystone State Railroad Association, (717) 233-8070.

Alumni Association, SUNY Maritime College. April 29. New York. Awards Night. Donald P. Brennan, retired chairman of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, receives distinguished alumnus of the year award; others also honored. Contact: (718) 824-4530, or fax (718) 863-1950.

Schroders Surface Transportation Conference. April 29. Miami. ''Through the eyes of the shipper'' is focus of conference. Former President Bush is keynote speaker. Contact: (212) 492-6000.Maritime Administration and Coast Guard. Cleveland, April 29; St. Louis, May 5; Charleston, S.C., May 13; and Portland, Ore., May 19. Meetings on marine transportation system improvement initiative. Contact: Joyce Short at the Coast Guard, (202) 267-6164.

Compliance Link '98. April 30. New York. Full-day seminar discussing requirements of the Customs Modernization Act and how the Customs process can be integrated into an importer's inbound logistics chain. Presenters include Jerry Peck, director of AEI Consulting; and Sandra Liss Friedman and Frederic Van Arnam Jr., partners of Barnes, Richardson & Colburn. Contact Kati Venturato: (203) 655-5877.


Maritime Law Association of the United States. May 1. New York. Annual spring dinner. Contact: R. Brett Kelly, fax: (212) 422-5299.

Federal Highway Administration. May 2. Irvine, Calif. Public meeting to discuss development of North American standard for protection against shifting or falling cargo. Contact: Larry W. Minor, (202) 366-4009; or Charles E. Medalen, (202) 366-1354.