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.

News & Analysis

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.


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.