NEWARK, N.J., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Journal of Commerce, organizers of the Trans-Pacific Maritime (TPM) Conference in Long Beach and the TPM Asia event, the world's largest container shipping conference, will launch the 1st JOC Container Shipping Conference – Shanghai in June 2011. The event, focused on container shipping and logistics in mainland China, the world's largest container market, will take place on June 21 and 22, 2011.
The event will be hosted by Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG), operator of the Port of Shanghai, the world's No. 1 container port, with more than 29 million TEUs handled in 2010. The event, featuring leading executives, experts and commentators on container shipping issues, will focus on critical issues facing BCOs, carriers, 3PL's in China. Among them are:
- Impact of rising manufacturing, assembly and logistics costs
- Inland migration of manufacturing and assembly and impact on container logistics
- Supply and demand/freight rate markets headed into an uncertain 2011 peak season
- Logistics challenges in serving China's emerging domestic consumer market
- The Yangtze River as an emerging container logistics corridor.
The event will also feature an analysis of freight rates, supply and demand in container vessel capacity, contracting, port issues and other topics of interest to shippers or beneficial cargo owners who are moving container cargo from China to North America and Asia.
The Container Shipping Conference will take place on in Shanghai, China. A draft agenda is available on the conference site. For more information, please visit: shanghai.joc.com. To register for the conference, please email [email protected].
About The Journal of Commerce
Since 1827, The Journal of Commerce has been the most trusted source of intelligence for international logistics executives to help them plan global supply chains and better manage day-to-day transportation of goods and commodities in the United States and internationally.
To become a member of The Journal of Commerce click here. JOC members have access to our weekly print and digital magazine and Web site, as well as a 10% discount on all JOC events and trade shows, UBM Global Trade Directories and select PIERS products. Authoritative editorial content in the form of daily news, weekly analysis and regular features ensure our members have the information and data necessary to understand the issues facing trucking, rail and maritime transportation. Members enjoy access to "By the Numbers," an exclusive weekly compilation of key industry statistics that provides detailed views of current market trends across all modes. Regular market intelligence reports -- utilizing PIERS trade data -- include Top 100 Imports and Exporters, quarterly Top 40 Container lines, Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic Maritime Forecasts and Top Container Ports and Terminals. Market-sector supplements, including Breakbulk, Cool Cargoes, 3PL, JOC Guide to Trucking and others, ensure all modes are comprehensively covered.
About the TPM conference
The Trans-Pacific Maritime conference is the world's largest container shipping event, held each year in Long Beach, Calif. in early March timed to the beginning of annual service contract negotiations in the trans-Pacific container market. It is the annual, must-attend gathering for carriers, BCOs, 3PLs, railroads, port authorities, marine terminals, truckers and others involved in the trans-Pacific market. The 11th annual TPM, held on March 7-8, 2011, achieved record attendance of more than 1,700. The agenda was kicked off with the opening keynote speech by C.C. Tung, Chairman and Chief Executive of Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. The TPM Asia conference has been held since 2007 in Shenzhen, has become a major container shipping conference in Asia.
About UBM Global Trade
UBM Global Trade, formerly Commonwealth Business Media, Inc., has been the leading provider of proprietary data, news, business intelligence and analytical content supporting commercial maritime, rail, trucking, warehousing and logistics industries worldwide since 1827. The company's portfolio of more than 100 online, print and interactive workflow business solutions includes The Journal of Commerce, The Journal of Commerce Events, PIERS Global Intelligence Solutions and an array of international trade and transportation databases and directories. UBM Global Trade, a subsidiary of United Business Media Limited, is headquartered in East Windsor, NJ, with offices throughout the United States and in Canada and Hong Kong. For more information, explore www.ubmglobaltrade.com or call 800-221-5488 (+1-609-371-7700 outside the U.S. and Canada).
About United Business Media Limited
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SOURCE The Journal of Commerce