TPM 2018

TPM 2018

The 18th Annual TPM Conference in Long Beach, California, March 4-7, 2018. Hear the latest market forecasts, analysis, expert opinion and more concerning container shipping, freight rates, labor issues and more. Read and evaluate case studies featuring shippers and transportation providers showcase how business problems were solved or cost savings achieved. Participate in Q&A during live sessions and interact with speakers who are known authorities in the transportation and logistics field. And join the 2,000+ attendees to find new customers, nurture existing relationships and more.

12 Jun 2018
Sponsored: Kuehne + Nagel's Meincke and Williams on the value in layering technologies and digitization on existing collaboration models. 
11 Jun 2018
Sponsored: Ferromex's Vice President Luis Hernandez on North American expansion strategy, and capacity, regulation challenges and opportunities for intermodal growth.
27 May 2018
Sponsored: CMPorts' Catherine Chow discussed the company's expansion into Brazil, strategy in South America involving local businesses, as well as 2017 record throughput.
23 May 2018
Sponsored: Inventory management through increased digitization is but one area adding a new dimension to end-to-end cost savings, report Kuehne + Nagel senior vice presidents.  
16 May 2018
Sponsored: At the 2018 TPM, John Moseley, Port Houston senior director of sales, discuss the potential impact of population growth, resin business expansion, and blockchain viability for the shipping industry. 
13 May 2018
Sponsored: Port of Virginia CEO John Reinhart on expectations for new technologies, the importance of building in resilience, the agreement with Georgia Ports Authority, and launch of a new terminal reservation system.
27 Apr 2018
Sponsored: In 2017, NYSHEX achieved a 99% success rate on shipper-carrier contracts handled. CEO Gordon Downes discusses the importance of increasing efficiencies and trust through improved contract specificity and compliance, 2017 milestones, and plans for expansion in 2018.
27 Apr 2018
Sponsored: CMA CGM's Mathieu Friedberg on rethinking services for customers and moving beyond price as the sole differentiator between ocean carriers. 
27 Apr 2018
Sponsored: FedEx Trade Networks' Dr. Udo Lange on the art of matching customer needs with freight forwarder capabilities.  
25 Apr 2018
Sponsored: April Zobel, member of the NYSHEX member council, on overcoming initial hesitation regarding NYSHEX. 
21 Apr 2018
Sponsored: In an interview at the March 4-7, 2018 TPM Conference, CN Director of Marketing Lonny Kubas detailed the rail line's plans to bring dwell times back to 48-72 hours and increase velocity via its largest ever single-year investment. 
21 Apr 2018
Sponsored: DB Schenker's Philippe Gilbert, CEO, Americas and CEO, Asia Pacific Ditlev Blicher on data innovation, the rise of Asia, and challenges of real-time collaboration across the supply chain.
20 Apr 2018
Sponsored: Neil Barni, Managing Director of CargoSphere, discusses pricing pain points, digital innovation, and the announcement of Hapag-Lloyd’s agreement to use the CargoSphere platform.
18 Apr 2018
Sponsored: APL Chief Executive Nicolas Sartini gives his outlook on the maritime trade industry for 2018 and areas of market growth. At the JOC TPM Conference in March he discussed the launch of a new EXX service for APL, an 11-day service from Shanghai to Los Angeles, designed as a speed-to-market alternative for air freight.
12 Apr 2018
Sponsored: "We're trying to run a marathon when we've just learned to walk," C.H. Robinson's Sri Laxmana said in an interview with Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett at 2018 TPM.
12 Apr 2018
Sponsored: JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett and Port of Long Beach Chief Commercial and Operations Officer Noel Hacegaba dive into the implications of technology for ports and the supply chain as a whole.
12 Apr 2018
Sponsored: Laufer Group International CEO Mark Laufer and JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett discuss the market and technological changes taking place in the container shipping industry following the recent consolidation wave.  
12 Apr 2018
Sponsored: NAI Global Logistics Director Adam Roth and JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett sat down at the 18th Annual TPM Conference in Long Beach, California to discuss how the electronic logging device mandate and e-commerce are shaping demand for industrial real estate in the United States.
12 Apr 2018
Sponsored: Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero and JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barret discuss how the speed-to-market demands of e-commerce impacts ports.
12 Apr 2018
Sponsored: Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen and JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barret dive into the contentious issue of enforceable contracts in container shipping.  
12 Apr 2018
Sponsored: Naomi Iwashita, CP's manager of temperature control solutions, on new technologies enabling shipper access to temperature data on a specific refrigerated container as it moves through the supply chain. Iwashta details Canadian Pacific Railway's launch of its one-stop TempPro service, recent equipment investments, and approach to improving round-trip economies for exporters.
APM Terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.
02 Apr 2018
Marine terminal operators are building beneficial cargo owners' loyalty by providing more-coordinated inland transport, either by owning and operating inland facilities and logistics operations or by partnering with logistics providers.
The Port of Los Angeles.
31 Mar 2018
West Coast ports have taken the lead in breaking down the barriers to information sharing by establishing information portals that will allow all port users to access the shipment data they need in a secure environment. This development promises to accelerate productivity.
29 Mar 2018
Sponsored: Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka discuss technology in the freight transportation industry, including its Port Optimizer pilot program with GE Transportation, and examining challenges of increasing data standardization and wider adoption of technologies across the supply chain.
The Port of Los Angeles.
15 Mar 2018
Despite paying higher rents and encountering especially low vacancy rates in US seaport cities and large inland cities, BCOs will continue to seek warehouse and distribution space in those high-cost locations, rather than secondary markets, decision makers told TPM 2018 conference attendees. 
12 Mar 2018
The LA and Oakland information portals are expected to spread to other US ports.
12 Mar 2018
Aligning capacity with fluctuating demand and sticker-shock pricing is always a tough dance in the air cargo spot market, and it is getting more difficult.
09 Mar 2018
Although the International Longshoremen's Association has not had a coastwide strike since 1977, beneficial cargo owners are anxious to have a new agreement in place.
Port of Norfolk.
09 Mar 2018
If the partnership between the ports of Virginia and Georgia works as port officials hope, shippers will see a smoother, more efficient process for moving cargo through the ports, potentially boosting the incentive to use them, rather than others, along the coast.
Canadian Pacific Railway.
08 Mar 2018
Canadian Pacific Railway CEO Keith Creel says the new ONE business in Vancouver and CP’s expansion into the distribution center-rich Ohio Valley signal the Canadian railroad’s intention to growth its international intermodal freight volume.
A container ship in San Francisco Bay.
08 Mar 2018
The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee is working on a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships, which includes a list of short- and long-term measures.
The Port of Los Angeles.
07 Mar 2018
From rising protectionism underscored by President Donald Trump’s attack on steel and aluminum imports, to a new reality regarding US surface capacity, there are new challenges for shippers and transportation providers that demand action rather than hand-wringing.
A UPS air cargo flight.
07 Mar 2018
Tight space in air cargo will keep rates up and keep shippers under pressure, especially during peak periods.
TPM 2018.
07 Mar 2018
The latest news from the JOC’s 18th Annual TPM Conference in Long Beach. Check back with this document frequently for the latest news and insights from key shipping and trade decision makers.
The Port of Los Angeles.
06 Mar 2018
US exports are on a growth track, but export expansion could be derailed or slowed if the United States enters a trade war.

Commentary

From rising protectionism underscored by President Donald Trump’s attack on steel and aluminum imports, to a new reality regarding US surface capacity, there are new challenges for shippers and transportation providers that demand action rather than hand-wringing. 

Video



IHS Markit Chief Economist Nariman Behravesh shares his outlook for global economic and trade growth with attendees at the 18th Annual TPM Conference at a time of growing uncertainty surrounding fiscal and trade policy.