10th Annual Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference to Address Future of Shipping Volumes March 1 & 2, Long Beach, Calif.

Jan 13, 2010, 15:33 ET from The Journal of Commerce from ,UBM Global Trade

NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The 10th annual Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference, hosted by The Journal of Commerce, returns to Long Beach, Calif., on March 1-2, 2010. TPM -- with a roster of presenters led by opening keynote speaker Eivind Kolding, partner and CEO of the world's largest container line, Maersk -- will provide answers to pressing industry questions in a setting for intensive dialogue, networking and business opportunity.

Economists who follow container trade predict an end to the historic container volume downturn in 2010, but the speed of recovery remains uncertain. The questions on many minds include: What is the container industry's future after historic rate declines and financial losses? What condition will it be in? How will shippers' approach to Asian sourcing and freight transportation have changed and how will carriers, third-party logistics providers and other service providers need to adapt? These and many other questions will be answered by the TPM 2010 program of speakers.


Annual Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference


March 1-2, 2010


Long Beach Convention Center

300 Ocean Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90802


Register by February 1, 2010 for discounted admission.

To learn more and register call (562) 436-3661 or visit www.joc.com/TPM

Key speakers include:

  • Richard D. Steinke, executive director, Port of Long Beach, host sponsor for TPM 2010.
  • Stephen Flynn, maritime security expert.
  • Lynn Fritz, former CEO, Fritz Companies.
  • Stephen Branscum, group vice president, Consumer Products Marketing, BSNF Railway.
  • Christopher Koch, president and CEO, World Shipping Council.
  • Rob Shepard, director of transportation and logistics, The Kraft Group.
  • John Joseph, senior manager, International Transportation Services, Limited Brands, Logistics Services.
  • Christopher Rankin, principal of Rankin Associates LLC and former CEO, P&O Nedlloyd North America.
  • Erxin Yao, president, OOCL (USA).

Sessions at this year's TPM Conference will address the market outlook for the trans-Pacific trade, the simultaneous popularity and controversy of clean truck plans; shippers' strategies for approaching a still-very uncertain 2010; and effective use of social networking for the transportation industry. In addition, discussions at TPM will include:

  • Is the U.S. marine terminal model outdated and ready for change?
  • Western railroads and ports that are taking the offensive to protect their franchise.
  • Insight into how exporters -- challenged by fees, demand and equipment -- can navigate the current climate.
  • How the recession and slower consumer demand is altering shippers' supply chains.
  • A panel of transportation industry "legends" sharing candid, well-honed observations of the current issues.

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