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

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.
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.