Podcasts

Podcasts

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CN Vice President of Intermodal Dan Bresolin discuses leveraging rapid growth of lesser used gateways, intermodal growth predictions for 2022, and the entering into a new era of carrier and BCO partnership.

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Monica Truelsch of Infor talks about how a deeper consumer understanding of the supply chain contribute to an economy that benefits all participants and not merely the end consumer.

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After a banner year in 2020, with the largest container growth in the country, PhilaPort is leveraging a warehousing and distribution center expansion, diverse cargo mix, and $2 billion in infrastructure improvements to become a port of choice on the East Coast.

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"Efficiency equals savings," reminds Port Tampa Bay Chief Commercial Officer and EVP Raul Alfonso in this interview on the importance of northbound cargo, diversity of investment, and the role of the I-4 Corridor in Central Florida's expanding potential as a freight hub.

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Monica Truelsch of Infor talks about the importance of a more holistic supply chain and how the convergence of supply chain technologies with inventory planning, procurement, and customer service will provide the next great opportunities for companies to increase value.

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Like ports across North America, the Montreal Port Authority is working to increase capacity. Its new Contrecoeur Container Terminal, being built 40 kilometers downstream from the MPA facilities in Montreal, will host the port’s future growth. Vice President Paul Bird talks about the planning, financing, permitting, and construction of this rare greenfield project.

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Ashlee Williams and James Kwan of IHS Markit explore how technology transforms cumbersome manual processes and provides visibility in maritime, looking at ways accurate, complete, and validated data generated for reporting purposes can also provide a way to explore new business opportunities and enable community and cooperation within the industry.

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Breakthrough Chief Operating Officer Heather Mueller on procurement strategy, change management, uncovering new opportunities, and leveraging data to create robust shipper-carrier relationships that can respond nimbly to challenges ahead.

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Doctor Noel Hacegaba, deputy executive director and chief operating officer for the Port of Long Beach offers a local perspective on the impact of COVID-19 on the southern California supply chain. He gives an inside look at the extraordinary collaboration among Long Beach’s shippers, shipping lines, and marine terminal operators and discusses how one of the United States’ busiest ports went from “doom and gloom to fast and furious” in 2020.

 


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Mason George, president of national accounts at IMC Companies, discusses how phantom moves and current box rules reduce productivity for truck drivers, and examines the pandemic's impact on an already concerning labor shortage.

 

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Sam Ruda, port department director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, discusses the future of cities as well as retail, moving port stakeholder collaboration from talk to action, and reevaluating a 30-year master plan through the experience of 2020.


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Peter Xotta, vice president, planning and operations, for Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, looks at how the port has maintained gate fluidity in the face of challenging vessel arrival patterns in the current operating environment, the ways it plans to increase resiliency and expand capacity for the future, and how “significant densification and modernization” will bring a 60 percent increase in capacity to the port’s Centerm terminal with just a 15 percent increase in terminal footprint.

 

 

 

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Doron Grosman, president and CEO of GCT Global Container Terminals, on weathering unexpected and unprecedented cargo surges, prioritization of worker safety, and identifying the knowns in an year of unknowns.
 
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William Lu, senior vice president of development for CenterPoint Properties, discusses the role industrial real estate developers play in their clients’ supply chain and the importance of identifying individual client needs for 2021, such as locations for safety stock, trailer parking, and access to alternate ports. In this podcast, Lu addresses the importance of a great last-mile facility for e-commerce – and the factors that make one – as well as US West Coast development, and emerging trends.
 
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Beyond TPM: A JOC Podcast

Mario Cordero, executive director of the Port of Long Beach, discusses the shift from the “radical uncertainty” of 2020 to a “year of recovery” in 2021. He addresses the essential workers on the waterfront, record numbers of containers at the LA-LB gateway, milestones in the port’s Capital Improvement program, and longtime industry leadership in environmental sustainability.

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Fabio Santucci, president and CEO of ocean carrier MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co. USA on why the current environment is not a new normal for container shipping and his belief that we can look forward with optimism.

 
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Andre Simha, global chief digital and information officer for ocean carrier MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co. and chairman of the Digital Container Shipping Association, provides perspective on the container shipping industry's move toward digitization, including analysis of the progress made and the potential curves ahead. Simha discusses growing use of smart containers and the steps needed to collectively unlock the value of captured data.

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Covid-19 created many layers of chaos and uncertainty in the domestic freight market, but also areas of innovation and evolution. In this sponsored JOC podcast, we discuss the impact of 2020's expanded e-commerce business and the overall outlook for industrial real estate, intermodal freight transport, and inland hubs.

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Sponsored Podcast: The Port of Long Beach's Deputy Executive Director and COO Dr. Noel Hacegaba discusses COVID-19 challenges to operations and the specific strategies the port has taken to evolve with the changing cargo landscape.
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Sponsored: "We don't want to take our clean water and clean air for granted," Port Corpus Christi's Director of Planning & Compliance Sarah Garza. In this conversation with JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett, Garza discusses the challenges of managing potential environmental impacts of energy cargo expansion, climate change and unpredictable weather, and the ecosystem changes Hurricane Harvey created.