TPM 2016

TPM 2016

Editorial coverage of the JOC’s 16th annual TPM conference in Long Beach, Calif. If in attendance, get a recap; if you weren't able to attend, learn what you missed.

For event information, including agendas and photo galleries, visit the TPM Conference 2016 page.

16 Mar 2016
The 16th Annual TPM Conference in Long Beach generated industry headlines and insights available nowhere else. While those on the ground at the event got the early scoop, we have you covered with these key takeaways from the diverse array of panels and discussions hosted by our talented and experienced team of editors.
15 Mar 2016
With memories of last year’s West Coast port disruptions still fresh in their minds, a coalition representing 113 local, state and federal trade associations of beneficial cargo owners on Tuesday urged the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association to begin early discussions on a contract extension.
14 Mar 2016
A 14-week program is putting more drayage drivers behind the wheel at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. Long Beach City College offers 200 hours of in-the-cab training, and the program is free to the students.
10 Mar 2016
JOC’s annual TPM Conference is one of the premier events for the shipping and transportation industry. Bringing so many different players together across industry segments brings out a variety of perspectives and ideas whose exchange reveals valuable and unexpected insight while sometimes casting issues into a completely new, and unexpected, light.
07 Mar 2016
Whether it’s the growing presence of mega-ships at U.S. ports, the proliferation of mandatory appointment systems at marine terminals or the transfer of carrier-owned chassis to equipment leasing firms, harbor trucking companies are paying a price for decisions made by other members of the transportation supply chain.


One of the major takeaways from this year’s TPM Conference in Long Beach was that global supply chain volatility and uncertainty continue to pressure beneficial cargo owners to demand best practices from their freight transportation stakeholders. The operating models at a majority of container ports don’t provide a sustainable strategy to meet these critical demands. It’s time for ports to consider implementing best practices.