TPM 2019

TPM 2019

This page hosts JOC content generated at and related to TPM 2019. The largest container shipping industry event in the world is taking place March 3-6 in Long Beach, and gathers together the biggest players in the containerized supply chain. Topics of focus include annual trans-Pacific shipping contracts, the outlook for trucking and rail demand in 2019, the International Maritime Organization's 2020 low-sulfur fuel rule, and developments in logistics technology. Other key topics of focus include port and supply chain operations and best practices. 

News & Analysis

Port of Tampa CEO
11 Oct 2019
Port Tampa Bay President and CEO Paul Anderson on the geopolitical factors at play in the looming deadline for the Intern
27 Sep 2019
Sponsored: Trucking capacity and rate fluctuations are major concerns for shippers. Cosco Shipping’s Executive Vice President Howard Finkel frankly addresses the issues in this JOC interview.
12 Aug 2019
Sponsored: CN president and CEO JJ Ruest discusses working with customers on individual priorities and investing in both talent and, at the Port of Vancouver, rail expansion with the Centerm and GCT Vanterm projects.
John Atkins, president GCT
03 Jul 2019
Sponsored: John Atkins, President, Global Container Terminals USA, discusses his company's recent expansions, including their ExpressRail Port Jersey and truck reservation system.
20 Jun 2019
Sponsored: AGL's Jon Slangerup on carriers moving into the forwarding space and the impact that encroaching is having on relationships within an industry that relies on trust.
24 May 2019
The world's largest shipping line saw operating income increase in the first quarter of 2019, despite volume falling 2.2 percent, a sign that it won't be pulled into market share skirmishes and will instead focus on profitability, its CEO said.
29 Apr 2019
Sponsored: NYSHEX VP Kim Cockrell on challenges BCOs faced this past peak season, and how shippers can minimize these issues through guaranteed space and equipment and fixed pricing.
22 Apr 2019
Sponsored: Harnessing big data is the key to increasing fluidity of cargo movements, Port of Los Angeles Exec. Director Gene Seroka explains at TPM19.
16 Apr 2019
Bill Cassidy, senior editor, JOC provides his outlook for the US trucking market in 2019. 
Turloch Mooney, senior editor, global ports, JOC
11 Apr 2019
Turloch Mooney, senior editor, global ports, JO
Dustin Braden, shipper engagement manager, JOC
10 Apr 2019
Dustin Braden, shipper engagement manager, JO
Eric Johnson, senior editor, technology, JOC,
09 Apr 2019
Eric Johnson, senior editor, technology, JOC,
Greg Knowler, senior editor, JOC
08 Apr 2019
Greg Knowler, senior editor, JO
Janet Nodar, senior editor, breakbulk and heavy lift, JOC
05 Apr 2019
Janet Nodar, senior editor, bre
Turloch Mooney, senior editor, global ports, JOC
02 Apr 2019
Turloch Mooney, senior editor, global ports, JO
Mark Szakonyi, executive editor
30 Mar 2019
Mark Szakonyi, executive editor
Bill Cassidy, senior editor, JOC
29 Mar 2019
Bill Cassidy, senior editor, JOC provides his o
Greg Knowler, senior editor, JOC
28 Mar 2019
Greg Knowler, senior editor, JO
Eric Johnson, senior editor, technology, JOC
27 Mar 2019
Eric Johnson, senior editor, te
Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, Trans-Pacific, JOC
27 Mar 2019
Bill Mongelluzzo, senior editor
Turloch Mooney, senior editor, global ports, JOC
26 Mar 2019
Turloch Mooney, senior editor, global ports, JOC, discusses his findings on how the increase in average vessel and call s
Ari Ashe, associate editor
25 Mar 2019
Ari Ashe, associate editor, JOC
Janet Nodar, senior editor
19 Mar 2019
Janet Nodar, senior editor, breakbulk and heavy
Ari Ashe, associate editor
18 Mar 2019
Ari Ashe, associate editor, JOC.com, discusses his outlook for intermodal fluidity in 2019, following a challenging 2018 where intermodal volume grew more than anticipated.
Speakers at the TPM 2019 Conference in Long Beach last week said they are seeing adoption of application programming interfaces (APIs) in shipping accelerate.
12 Mar 2019
Carriers and 3PLs are using application programming interfaces (APIs) to connect with customers and software vendors to create broader ecosystems of data and functionality than can exist through EDI, email, and flat file sharing.
11 Mar 2019
Blockchain technology has the potential to disrupt multiple industries, but potential use cases in shipping are still a few years away, panelists tell the TPM 2019 Conference in Long Beach.
Prices for connected sensors in container shipping have come down in recent years, but widespread adoption is necessary to bring them down even further.
11 Mar 2019
Using connected devices to track container cargo shipments could transform the industry, but much of their value will remain unrealized if the systems they feed can't communicate with one another.
11 Mar 2019
Software provider project44 is looking to fill gaps in supply chain visibility, which it says occur most often at ports, rather than when cargo is at sea.
08 Mar 2019
Despite challenges with capacity and looming low-sulfur fuel costs, supply-demand economics points to balance — and profits — for container carriers in the short term, according to SeaIntelligence Consulting CEO Lars Jensen.
07 Mar 2019
Terminal executives at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex tell TPM 2019 that when container gateways get overwhelmed by unexpected volume surges, even the best laid operating plans go awry.
07 Mar 2019
BCOs are taking a more proactive approach to avoid incurring demurrage-detention penalties, setting clear terms in ocean carrier contracts and even negotiating directly with terminals.
07 Mar 2019
As the US truckload market transitions away from a seller’s market in 2019, 3PLs want shippers to look at them as more than mere brokers, valuing them as supply chain consultants.
07 Mar 2019
Contrary to what some BCOs believe, carrier pricing to account for higher low-sulfur fuel costs can be simple, transparent, and fair, Rolf Habben Jansen tells TPM19.