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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

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. 
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. 
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.


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. 


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.