TPM 2017

TPM 2017

Editorial coverage of the JOC’s 17th 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 2017 page.

20 Oct 2017
FedEx Trade Networks' Dr. Udo Lange on the fundamental challenge of extreme overcapacity in the market, regulatory compliance challenges, and their strategy for ocean freight forwarding.
20 Oct 2017
The Cosco-OOCL takeover and the merger of Japan's three carriers into ONE show two very different approaches to M&A.
01 Aug 2017
Sponsored: Unprecedented actions necessary to efficiently move freight in new era, said ports of Virginia and Georgia leaders in a video interview.
28 Jul 2017
Sponsored: With a consistent 4 percent growth over the last few years, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is working with stakeholders to build business by better enabling its business partners, notes Molly Campbell, director of the port department.
28 Jul 2017
Sponsor Video: Collaboration from vessel to terminal to rail and onward comes naturally, GCT Canada's Chris Ng said, because, as in football, no one wants to fumble the ball.
26 Jul 2017
Sponsor: Making BCO partnerships centric with the terminal strategy is vital, says Jeremy Ford, APM Terminals' head of commercial.   
20 Jul 2017
Port Houston's Roger Guenther on 2016 context, expectations for 2017, resin market impact and $1.3 billion infrastructure investments plans.
14 Jul 2017
In the 10th year of Prince Rupert's Fairview Container Terminal, CEO Don Krusel, joined JOC.com to discuss the key elements of its success, expansion expected for Q3, and status of long-term development to become a 2.5-million-TEU facility by early 2020s. This year Fairview's footprint will be expanded by 50 percent, a second berth and three new cranes will be added, increasing annual TEU capacity by 500,000.
14 Jul 2017
Applying knowledge in ways that your competitors are not is an incredible disruptor, said Savi Technology chief marketing officer Vicki Warker.
13 Jul 2017
Moving into the position of third-largest, by population, state in the US has propelled Florida's food and beverage business, said Paul Anderson, Florida Ports Council Chairman and Port Tampa Bay CEO.
12 Jul 2017
Cosco Shipping's Howard Finkel on its position, and response, as a CKYHE Alliance member during the Hanjin Shipping crisis. He also reports on culture of collaboration and integration process over the last year since the Cosco-China Shipping merger. 
11 Jul 2017
When Patterson Warehouses began operations in Memphis in 1856 flatbed trailers were horse-drawn and being loaded onto steamboats. Vice President Buzz Fly discusses its evolution as a logistics hub, investments, and customer trends.
05 Jul 2017
Rate management is costing global forwarding community $500 million a year, which is not sustainable, said Neil Barni, president, CargoSphere.
23 Jun 2017
To effectively leverage data and harness the tremendous potential of current technology, you don't need to wait for the perfect place or strategy, according to Adam Compain, CEO and Founder of predictive logistics company ClearMetal. 
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22 Jun 2017
Senior Development Consultant Aaron Stewart on the Tennessee Valley Authority's work creating economic development opportunities in Memphis. 
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22 Jun 2017
Will stability return to container shipping? In Q1 2017, JOC.com posed this question to Robbert Van Trooijen, Asia-Pacific CEO of Maersk Line.
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22 Jun 2017
DB Schenker's Trond Prestroenning on the "5PL," impact of recent consolidation, and NVO opportunities as carriers adjust service model.
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22 Jun 2017
Maersk Chief Commercial Officer Vincent Clerc on the importance of partnerships in solving problems and creating a better digital environment.
22 Jun 2017
NAI Global's Adam Roth on the benefits of knowing your the weak spots in your competitor's supply chain, the relationship between industrial real estate and supply chain disruptors. 
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22 Jun 2017
The industry has needed consolidation for years, said Maersk Line North America President and CEO Michael White.
21 Jun 2017
Volatility in the shipping line industry will continue, and the expectation is that more consolidation is ahead, said Dr. Noel Hacegaba, the Port of Long Beach's chief commercial officer.
20 Jun 2017
At $4 billion, the Port of Long Beach is in the middle of the largest seaport capital improvement program in the US, depu
16 Jun 2017
Increasing globalization brings increased complexity to the question of shipping transparency and visibility.
16 Jun 2017
How do freight forwarders fit into the future of the industry? Will their position as middlemen become obsolete?
15 Jun 2017
Kuehne + Nagel's Otto Schacht discussed the areas of tech investment that will yield the most improvement in the supply c
01 Jun 2017
Ron Joseph, DCLI senior vice president and chief operating officer, discussed the newest updates to their chassis fleet with JOC.com. Higher quality equipment, specifically converting to radial tires and LED lights, will improve safety for drivers and provide fuel savings and sustainability benefits to the shippers, he said.
01 Jun 2017
At TPM 2017, a panel discussion examined the New York Shipping Exchange, or NYSHEX, a new digital way of contracting that aims to address dysfunctional issues at the core of the current model. In an interview with JOC.com, CEO Gordon Downes discussed the problems this initiative aims to solve, and the specific value it can bring to the process for shippers, carriers, and freight forwarders currently limited by lack of control.
31 May 2017
"Bad incentives and bad behavior" create chaos in container freight market, which costs carriers and shippers an estimated $23 billion annually, says Michael Ehrlich, finance professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Gene Seroka at TPM 2017
25 May 2017
Detailing two topics discussed at length at TPM 2017, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka joined JOC.com for a discussion of HPEC — the Harbor Performance Enhancement Center, as well as a new partnership with General Electric Transportation on a portal/information sharing system. "This will provide visibility on cargo coming into Los Angeles 14 days before ship arrival," Seroka said.
Brad Jacobs Keynote TPM 2017
23 May 2017
The e-commerce boom helped balance 2016's weakened intermodal market, said XPO Logistics Chairman and CEO Brad Jacobs. In this interview, the TPM 2017 Keynote Speaker summarizes the main points of his presentation -- importance of technology and globalization of trade -- and integration future for XPO.
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23 May 2017
It's not so much disruptive technology that we need to consider, it's the points of tech evolution that will change customer expectations, said Panalpina's Senior Vice President Joshua Bowen.
Tissa Wickramasinghe TPM 2017
22 May 2017
Investment by CM Ports in the technology enabled development of service at a level unseen in Sri Lanka, CICT General Manager Tissa Wickramasinghe said. He discussed the arrival of largest ships, capacity concerns, and regional impact in this interview.  
29 Mar 2017
How can the shipping industry reach a model where everyone can succeed?
28 Mar 2017
Climate change will mean shifting sourcing patterns, which will be a big challenge facing the cold supply chain, says Girish Nair, CN's director of multimodal innovation. 
CN Keith Reardson at TPM 2017
28 Mar 2017
CN reinvests approximately 20 percent of its revenue back in to its physical infrastructure, Vice President of Intermodal Keith Reardon said at TPM 2017. 

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Bradley S. Jacobs has forgotten about his encounter with XPO employees and union representatives from around the world at the company’s 2016 shareholder meeting in Connecticut.

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