February 26 - March 01, 2017
Long Beach, CA

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

All sessions will take place in the Long Beach Convention Center*

 

 
8:00 — 11:00 AM
 

REGISTRATION

Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Lobby

 

 
— SPONSORED BY —

sponsor


 
8:30 — 9:00 AM
 

NETWORKING BREAKFAST

Location: 104 Foyer

 

 
 

 
9:00 — 10:00 AM
 

NYSHEX: A NEW WAY FORWARD FOR CONTRACTING

Location: 104C

Container shipping has been correctly described as an industry that destroys value rather than creating it. The volatile market in which carriers have little to no control over pricing means they have limited ability to create value for customers through enhanced levels of service. When a quarter of booked containers fail to show up for loading with no consequences to the shipper, there is something dreadfully wrong with the way the industry functions. Is there a different way? How does an industry expect to change after it has been stuck in its ways for so many years? A promising new initiative called the New York Shipping Exchange, or NYSHEX, is building support around a new slot exchange concept that has gained the support of carriers, beneficial cargo owners and forwarders in an attempt to address these core issues of dysfunctionality. Participants will discuss the exchange and how it is seeking to chart a new direction for the industry.

 
— INTRODUCED BY —
Peter Tirschwell
Senior Director, Content,
Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
— PANELISTS —
Gordon Downes
CEO,
New York Shipping Exchange

 

Jesper Praestensgaard
Senior Advisor,
Boston Consulting Group
and Chairman,
Unifeeder

 

Michael A. Ehrlich
Associate Professor of Finance,
New Jersey Institute of Technology

 

Bjorn Vang Jensen
Vice President,
Global Logistics,
Electrolux

 

David Briggs
Senior Manager,
Freight Derivatives,
TSC Container Freight

 

Tom Smart
Vice President,
Trans-Pacific Trade Management,
MOL (America) Inc.

 
9:00 — 10:00 AM
 

THE PORT OF LOS ANGELES-GE INFORMATION PORTAL: A DIGITAL SOLUTION TO SUPPLY CHAIN EFFICIENCY

Location: 104B

Beneficial cargo owners, shipping lines, terminal operators, equipment providers, railroads and truckers are digitizing what used to be manual operations in their companies, but they have yet to move to the next level to share this digital information with each other in order to make the end-to-end supply chain work more efficiently. “The data is there, but there are disconnects in the system,” Ron Widdows, chairman of the World Shipping Council and former CEO of NOL/APL, told a digital supply chain conference last fall in Los Angeles. This year the Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation are teaming up with BCOs, shipping lines, terminal operators and other supply chain partners to pilot the development of a portal through which stakeholders will share end-to-end supply chain data in a secure environment so each participant is able to plan days in advance what its role in the movement of containers will be. If the pilot is successful, it will be extended to other gateways. The developers of the Port of Los Angeles portal will share their experiences and expectations as to how digital information will streamline the transportation supply chain.

 
— SESSION CHAIR —
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

 

Keith Heydt
Director,
North American Domestic Transportation,
Gap Inc.

 

Greg Moore
Senior Vice President,
Flexi-Van Leasing, Inc.

 

Fred Johring
President,
Golden State Express,
and Chairman,
Harbor Trucking Association

 
10:00 — 10:20 AM
 
 
 

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

LOCATION: 104 Foyer

 

 
 

 
10:20 — 11:20 AM
 

MATCHING IMPORTERS WITH EXPORTERS TO FILL THE BACKHAUL

Location: 104C

With railroads hurting from the carload volume slump and hungry for intermodal loads, ailing container lines looking for savings and shippers under constant pressure to reduce costs, match-backing, or sending back-haul loads, is as appealing as ever. Unfortunately, multiple moving parts, players with different goals and often costs to reposition equipment make matching an export rail move to an import rail move tricky. This case-study on match-backing heavy import loads with outbound freight in the Kansas City area won't shirk from the challenges. Attendees will come away with a clear-eyed view of the hurdles and potential, and best practices from those that have made match-backing work.

 
— INTRODUCED BY —
Reynolds Hutchins
Associate Editor,
Intermodal and Government/Regulation,
JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
— PANELISTS —
Patrick Robinson
Vice President of Development,
NorthPoint Development

 

Carl Wasinger
Founder and CEO,
Smart Warehousing

 

Jakob Sadd
International Logistics Manager,
JBS

 
10:20 — 11:20 AM
 

INTEGRATED 3PL BENCHMARKING: HOW PRODUCTIVITY IS A GAME-CHANGER

Location: 104B

Carriers and other transportation providers aren’t alone in looking to cut costs and operate more efficiently. Beneficial cargo owners are also on the hunt for opportunities to reduce cost and do so while finding opportunities to improve the supply chain. Richardson International, a major Canadian agribusiness, was resubmitting a significant percentage of its customs entries because of inefficiencies and a lack of visibility into its shipments while in transit, resulting in substantial cost and delay, and was able to eliminate that by adapting focus on improving process productivity. Through process integration with its customs broker, Richardson got real-time access to its broker’s system and was able to update information that eliminated the needs for re-submitting entries. This session will discuss Richardson International’s significant productivity improvements and other examples fitting into an overall logistics-oriented productivity blueprint developed by the 3PL logistics technology firm WiseTech Global.

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

 

— PANELISTS —
Benn Bekic
Corporate Development Americas,
WiseTech Global

 

Karie Cooke
Customs Manager,
Richardson International Ltd.


 
11:20 AM — 12:20 PM
 

PORT EFFICIENCY AND FLOW: A CASE STUDY IN BCO TERMINAL SELECTION

Location: 104B

For BCOs looking for the most effective way to clear their cargo through terminal gates, the challenge is as great as ever. When a ship arrives and when cargo is ready to be picked are two entirely different things. That is why BCOs are zeroing in on terminal performance in their discussions with carriers and increasingly in annual tendering by specifying which terminals their cargo moves through at given ports. To effectively assess terminal performance BCOs are turning to data, whether within their own systems or provided by outside sources. Such data for example can illustrate which terminals are faster in making cargo available for pick up. This case study will examine key performance indicators in terminal efficiency, how BCOs can make informed port and terminal selections, and look at examples of metrics to be used in evaluating port efficiency.

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

 

— PANELISTS —
Chris Corrado
Vice President,
Supply Chain,
Ansell

 

Philip Damas
Director,
Drewry Supply Chain Advisors


 
12:30 — 1:30 PM
 

SPECIAL SPONSORED SESSION WITH LUNCH

E-COMMERCE FULFILLMENT:
WILL INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT KEEP UP?

Location: 104C

E-commerce is rapidly changing logistics as we know it. Powered by Amazon.com, other online-only platforms and traditional retailers putting greater emphasis on omnichannel networks, online sales in the US alone will increase 9.3 percent a year through 2020, to $523 billion annually, according to Forrester Research. That pace of growth is generating annual demand for industrial warehouse space and e-fulfillment centers in the tens of millions of square feet. But other supply chain dynamics — principally the deployment of ever-larger container ships, ocean carrier consolidation, restructuring of vessel-sharing alliances and insufficient inland road connectivity — are creating congestion that threatens to stifle e-commerce growth. This lunch session, sponsored by industrial real estate services firm JLL, will analyze the expectations and concerns shippers and logistics providers should have in serving a changing industrial real estate market, the types of investment that will needed to support international freight flows and the rapid growth in e-commerce, and those investments are needed most urgently.

 
— SPONSORED BY —

sponsor

 

— SESSION CHAIR —
Bill Mongelluzzo
Senior Editor,
JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

 

— PANELISTS —
Dr. Walter Kemmsies
Managing Director,
Economist,
and Chief Strategist,
JLL Ports Airports and
Global Infrastructure

 

Dr. Noel Hacegaba
Chief Commercial Officer
and Managing Director,
Port of Long Beach

 

Edward McCarthy
Chief Operating Officer,
Georgia Ports Authority

 

Matt Mullarkey
SVP,
Strategic Projects and Planning,
CenterPoint Properties


 
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All JOC conference programs are developed independently by the JOC editorial team based on input from a wide variety of industry experts and the editors' own industry knowledge, contacts and experience. The editorial team determines session topics and extends all speaker invitations based entirely on the goal of providing highly relevant content for conference attendees. Certain sponsors may give welcoming remarks or introduce certain sessions, but if a sponsor appears as a bona-fide speaker it will be because of an editorial invitation, not as a benefit of sponsorship. Sponsorship benefits do not include speaking on a program.