TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016

 

7:30 AM — 5:30 PM

 

REGISTRATION

Location: Ballroom Foyer

 
 

 

 


 

7:30 — 8:30 AM

 

BREAKFAST

Location: Ballroom Foyer

   

 


 

8:30 — 8:45 AM

 

WELCOME REMARKS

Location: Metropolitan Ballroom

 
 

Chris Brooks
Executive Editor,
The Journal of Commerce and
JOC Events, IHS Maritime & Trade

 

Bill Mongelluzzo
Senior Editor,
JOC, IHS Maritime & Trade

 


 

8:45 — 9:30 AM

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
MARKET OUTLOOK —
WHAT VOLUME PROJECTIONS MEAN FOR PORT EFFICIENCY

Location: Metropolitan Ballroom

The sheer volume of North American container traffic, which now exceeds the pre-recession peak, has exposed fault lines that started to show 10 years ago. Carriers are compounding the cargo-handling challenges with the deployment of ever-larger vessels, including the arrival this year at West Coast ports of the 18,000-TEU CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin. Carrier alliances are in a state of flux, with long-standing alliances disintegrating and transitioning to new arrangements in early 2017. What are the financial implications of these developments for ports and terminal operators considering their need for deeper berths, larger, modern terminals and more efficient cargo-handling? In his keynote address, Ronald Widdows, executive chairman of American Intermodal Management, chairman of the World Shipping Council and former group chairman of NOL (parent company of APL), will analyze the impact of larger vessels, ocean carrier consolidation, and restructured alliances on marine terminal productivity and the carriers and shippers they serve.

 
— INTRODUCED BY —

Chris Brooks
Executive Editor,
The Journal of Commerce and
JOC Events, IHS Maritime & Trade

 

— KEYNOTE SPEAKER —

Ronald D. Widdows
Executive Chairman,
American Intermodal Management LLC

 

 


 

9:30 — 10:30 AM

 

SHIFTING ALLIANCES AND THE IMPACT ON TERMINAL OPERATORS

Location: Metropolitan Ballroom

A series of carrier mergers and acquisitions in 2016 is playing havoc with traditional vessel-sharing alliances and causing headaches for terminal operators. The alliances already are straining terminal resources and making cargo handling more complex because each vessel can carry containers belonging to five, six or more lines. With a new slate of alliances scheduled for rollout in early 2017, carriers that had been calling at some terminals will be shifting vessel calls to other terminals. This will further complicate an already complex supply chain and cargo-handling regime. Ports and terminal operators will have to get it right, and fast, in order to prevent gridlock.

 
— SESSION CHAIR —

 Joseph Bonney
Senior Editor,
Breakbulk/Project Cargo and US Gulf Coast,
JOC, IHS Maritime & Trade

 

— PANELISTS —

Philip Damas
Director, Supply Chains Advisors,
Drewry

 

Sal Ferrigno
Vice President,
SSA Marine

 

James J. Devine
Senior Consultant,
Mercator International

 


 

10:30 — 11:00 AM

 

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

Location: Ballroom Foyer

 
— SPONSORED BY —

 


 

11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

 

PORT INFRASTRUCTURE —
IDENTIFYING AREAS OF GREATEST NEED

Location: Metropolitan Ballroom

Every North American gateway faces huge infrastructure development needs in order to accommodate growing container traffic and the mega-ships. These requirements include dredging of deeper harbors, taller bridges, reconstructing marine terminals, including in some cases installation of costly automated cargo-handling systems, large super post-Panamax cranes, on-dock rail development and enhanced intermodal connectors. A panel of experts will detail these needs.

 
— SESSION CHAIR —

Bill Mongelluzzo
Senior Editor,
JOC, IHS Maritime & Trade

 

— PANELISTS —

Dr. Walter Kemmsies
Managing Director,
Chief Economist and Strategist,
JLL

 

Larry Nye, P.E.
Senior Vice President,
Port Planning
Moffatt & Nichol

 

Alex Cherin
Senior Vice President,
Englander Knabe & Allen
and Director of the
Intermodal Conference,
California Trucking Association

 


 

12:00 — 1:00 PM

 

LUNCH

Location: Bacalls & Networking Area

 
 

 


 

1:00 — 1:45 PM

 

LONGSHORE LABOR —
A VIEW FROM THE TRENCHES

Location: Metropolitan Ballroom

No one understands cargo handling better than longshoremen who have spent their careers on the docks. These industry veterans have lived through the evolution of port operations. They understand the differences in working a 4,000-TEU, single-carrier ship and a 14,000-TEU alliance-operated ship with containers from multiple carriers on board. It’s time to seek their advice on how to improve port productivity in this era of mega-ships and mega-alliances.

 
— SESSION CO-CHAIRS —

Bill Mongelluzzo
Senior Editor,
JOC, IHS Maritime & Trade

 

Joseph Bonney
Senior Editor,
Breakbulk/Project Cargo and US Gulf Coast,
JOC, IHS Maritime & Trade

 

— PANELISTS —

Dean McGrath
President,
ILWU Local 23

 

Joe Gasperov
Vice President,
ILWU Local 63 

 

Bernard Dudley
General Vice President,
Atlantic Coast District,
ILA, Local 1233

 

Larry Bachtell
President,
Atlantic Coast District,
ILA Local 1624

 


 

1:45 — 2:30 PM

 

PORT EFFICIENCY —
THE WASHINGTON PERSPECTIVE

Location: Metropolitan Ballroom

A roundtable discussion with FMC Commissioner Rebecca Dye. Appointed this year to direct the Federal Maritime Commission’s supply-chain efficiency task force, Dye is working with private-sector teams to pinpoint the causes of port congestion and to develop best practices for improving port and supply-chain performance. The commissioner is receiving input from beneficial cargo owners and transportation providers with the goal of developing an FMC white paper on improving port and transportation productivity.

 
— SESSION CHAIR —

Mark Szakonyi
Executive Editor,
JOC.com IHS Maritime & Trade

 

— PANELISTS —

Rebecca Dye
Commissioner,
Federal Maritime Commission

 

Debb Minskey
Trade Lane Americas Manager,
IKEA Purchasing Services (US) Inc.

 

Richard Craig
President and CEO,
MOL (America) Inc.

 

Richard Roche
Vice President,
International Transport,
Mohawk Global Logistics

 


 

2:30 — 3:00 PM

 

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

Location: Ballroom Foyer

 
 

 


 

3:00 — 4:00 PM

 

REMOVING PAIN FROM THE DRAY —
TRUCK APPOINTMENT SYSTEMS ARE HERE

Location: Metropolitan Ballroom

Terminal operators must have greater access to truck arrival information in order to plan their equipment and labor needs each day. Truckers must move efficiently through marine terminals, with no queues and with efficient in-terminal processing, to get the turns they need each day to earn a profit. It sounds simple, but it’s not. Terminal operators at major gateways continue to experiment with mandatory trucker appointment systems. Seven of the 13 container terminals in Los Angeles-Long Beach have appointment systems. Terminals in New York-New Jersey continue to work with the port authority and truckers to develop trucker-friendly mandatory appointment systems that work for the terminals and the truckers. Nobody is there yet, but best practices are being developed.

 
— SPONSORED BY —

 


— SESSION CHAIR —

 Allen Thomas
Chief Strategy Officer,
Advent Intermodal Solutions

 


— SESSION CHAIR —

 Bill Mongelluzzo
Senior Editor,
JOC, IHS Maritime & Trade

 

— PANELISTS

Weston LaBar
Founding Partner, PEAR Strategies,
and Executive Director, Harbor Trucking

 

Michael DiVirgilio
Principal,
Michael J. DiVirgilio & Associates

 

Steve Schulein
Vice President,
Drayage and Industry Relations,
National Retail Transportation, Inc.

 

Steve Schulein
Vice President,
Drayage and Industry Relations,
National Retail Transportation, Inc.

 


 

4:00 — 5:00 PM

 

DEFINING SHIPPERS’ NEEDS —
A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION WITH INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS

Location: Metropolitan Ballroom

Logistics directors from enlightened retailers and other shippers know that the only way to ensure that their cargo will be handled efficiently every day, including during weather events and labor disruptions, is to maintain a close working relationship with the terminals that regularly handle their shipments. Unenlightened BCOs leave this task to the shipping lines with which they have service contracts. This hands-off approach can lead to cargo being rolled and demurrage and detention charges. Successful BCO logistics experts will share with us some tricks of their trade.

 
— SPONSORED BY —

— INTRODUCED BY —

Bethann Rooney
Assistant. Director,
Port Department,
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

 

— SESSION CHAIR —

Dean Tracy
Managing Director,
Global Integrated Solutions

 

— PANELISTS

Ken Kellaway
Co-Founder,
President and CEO,
RoadOne IntermodaLogistics

 

Jeff Evanoff
Vice President,
International Logistics,
Bob's Discount Furniture

 

William F. Rooney
Vice President Trade Management,
North America, Kuehne + Nagel Inc.

 

Brian E. Clark
Managing Director,
APM Terminals

 


 

5:00 — 6:00 PM

 

NETWORKING RECEPTION

Location: Ballroom Foyer