December 12 - 13, 2017
Newark, New Jersey

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

 

 

 
7:00 AM — 11:00 AM
 

REGISTRATION

Location: TBD

 

 
 

 
7:30 — 8:30 AM
 

NETWORKING BREAKFAST

Location: TBD

 

 
 

 

 


 
8:30 — 8:35 AM
 

WELCOME REMARKS

Location: TBD

 
Bill Mongelluzzo
Senior Editor, JOC,
Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

 
8:35 — 9:00 AM
 

DAY 2 KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
THE TERMINAL OF THE FUTURE

Location: TBD

What will the container terminal of the future look like? Fully automated terminals such as those in Europe and Los Angeles-Long Beach aren’t for everyone. The capital costs involved in automated guided vehicles and automated rail operations require huge container volumes and the slashing of labor costs to produce an adequate return on investment. The terminal operating systems that run fully automated facilities also are extremely complex, and labor resistance to the loss of jobs can be intense. Semi-automated terminals, with their automated stacking cranes and repositioning of the stacks perpendicular to the vessel, offer some of the efficiencies of fully automated terminals at a lower cost, reduced complexity and greater buy-in from longshore unions. Mark Sisson, a senior port planner and analyst at global infrastructure firm AECOM, will explore the key features of the “terminal of the future” in this Day 2 keynote address.

 
— INTRODUCED BY —
Bill Mongelluzzo
Senior Editor, JOC,
Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

 

— KEYNOTE SPEAKER —
Mark Sisson
Senior Port Planner and Analyst,
AECOM

 


 
9:00 — 10:00 AM
 

CYBER SECURITY:
HOPING FOR THE BEST BUT PREPARING FOR THE WORST

Location: TBD

The brutal June 27 global “NotPetra” cyberattack that involved Maersk Group was a stark reminder to most shipping lines, terminal operators, freight forwarders, and beneficial cargo owners that their protective mechanisms are inadequate. Maersk’s loss of online cargo booking capability and the crippling of terminal operations lasted nearly two weeks, and pushed the supply chain logistics chain back to the Dark Ages of manual document filing and gate operations. It doesn’t have to be that way. Follow-up investigations by cyber security experts found that in many instances all sectors of the supply chain were operating outdated security systems. In this must-view panel, cyber security experts will provide an education on how to plan for future attacks, and develop recovery systems that will keep the pain of future attacks to a minimum.

 
— SESSION CHAIR —
Hugh Morley
Senior Editor, JOC,
Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

 

— PANELIST —
Susan Kohn Ross
Partner and Regulatory Practice Chair,
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

 

Lars Jensen
Co-Founder and CEO,
Cyberkeel

 

Mark Sisson
Senior Port Planner and Analyst,
AECOM

 
10:00 — 10:15 AM
 

NETWORKING BREAK

Location: TBD

 
 

 
10:15 — 11:15 AM
 

CARGO VISIBILITY:
SEEING MORE CLEARLY

Location: TBD

The technology is available to track and trace containers from the time the containers are discharged from the vessel, through the marine terminal, out the gate, and onto the distribution warehouse. The import warehouses have their own technology to improve efficiency. What types of tools are available, how do they work, and what are the benefits of these products that are already in use at some marine terminals?

 
— PANELISTS —
Robert Haney
Senior Product Manager,
Cargomatic

 

Marc Held
CEO,
Armada

 

Sal Manzo
Co-Founder,
InfoMagnus

 

David Widdifield
Director,
Retail Solutions,
Crane Worldwide Logistics

 
11:15 AM — 12:00 PM
 

THE PORT PORTAL:
READY FOR PRIME TIME?

Location: TBD

The Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation in late May launched a single portal that is built on some of the characteristics of the system GE Transportation developed to connect the 400 plants and vendors in General Electric’s global network and saves GE $50 million a year through improved efficiencies. How is the Los Angeles portal working? Are the shipping lines — Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. — and the BCOs and truckers who use it happy with the results? Do they have quantifiable savings they can report?

 
— INTRODUCED BY —
Bill Mongelluzzo
Senior Editor, JOC,
Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

 

— PANELISTS —
Gene Seroka
Executive Director,
Port of Los Angeles

 

Jennifer Schopfer
Executive Director,
Customer Performance Analytics,
GE Transportation

 

Caryn Blanc
Managing Partner,
The Triangle Group

 
12:00 — 1:00 PM
 

NETWORKING LUNCH

Location: TBD

 
 

 
1:00 — 2:00 PM
 

PORT PERSPECTIVES:
A DISCUSSION WITH LEADERS OF MID-MAJOR PORTS

Location: TBD

 
— SESSION CHAIR —
Mark Szakonyi
Executive Editor,
The Journal of Commerce and JOC.com,
Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

 

— PANELISTS —
Chris Lytle
Executive Director,
Port of Oakland

 

James I. Newsome III
President and CEO,
South Carolina Ports Authority

 

Dustin Stoker
Chief Operating Officer,
Northwest Seaports Alliance

 

Griffith V. Lynch
Executive Director,
Georgia Ports Authority

 

John F. Reinhart
CEO and Executive Director,
Port of Virginia

 

Ryan Mariacher
Director,
Container Operations,
Port Houston

 
2:00 — 3:00 PM
 

THE SHIPPER VIEW OF PORT PERFORMANCE

Location: TBD

BCOs today get it. They know that in order to shepherd their containers through congested terminals in the era of new alliances and mega-ships, they must get to know the managers of the marine terminals that handle their cargo, and they must show up in person during times of dislocation. How are savvy BCOs dealing with congestion, detention and demurrage issues, the new alliances, and the proliferation of trucker appointment systems? What more do these BCOs say must be done if terminals are to better serve their needs?

 
— SESSION CHAIR —
Jeff Solomon
Director of Operations,
SG Footwear

 
3:00 — 3:15 PM
 

CLOSING REMARKS WITH AWARDS

Location: TBD

Based on JOC Port Productivity data, JOC Events will recognize the top three ports and top three terminals in North America for 2016.

 
 

 
3:30 — 5:30 PM
 

JOC SHIPPER ROUNDTABLE
BY INVITATION ONLY FOR SHIPPERS

Location: TBD

This exclusive, shipper-only discussion facilitated by JOC.com Executive Editor Mark Szakonyi and Senior Editor Bill Mongelluzzo will bring together beneficial cargo owners in an off-the-record meeting to exchange ideas and potential solutions to the numerous challenges confronting supply chain stakeholders. Among the topics of discussion will be port and terminal efficiency, the impact of ocean carrier consolidation, mega-vessels and new alliances, new and upcoming regulatory requirements, and market and pricing trends.

You must be a BCO/Shipper (you must own the goods that are being shipped) in order to take part in this shipper roundtable.

To register please contact:
Mina Patel
Senior Event Specialist,
JOC Events, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
E: mina.patel@ihsmarkit.com

 
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