• April 23-25, 2025 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana

Autumn Giusti

Journal of Commerce by S&P Global

Special Correspondent

Autumn Giusti is a special correspondent covering breakbulk and project cargo for the Journal of Commerce.

An award-winning journalist with nearly 25 years of experience, Giusti has contributed to the Journal of Commerce since 2022.

She has a bachelor’s degree in communications with a concentration in print journalism from Loyola University New Orleans.

Giusti is based in New Orleans.

Sessions With Autumn Giusti

Thursday, 25 April

  • 11:45am - 12:30pm (CST) / 25/apr/2024 04:45 pm - 25/apr/2024 05:30 pm

    Breakbulk Academy: Contracting and Global Shipping: Grappling with US Flag and Global Emissions Regulations

    Cargoes, vessel types, stakeholders and regulations evolve relentlessly in the project cargo logistics sector and drive important changes in how this sector contracts for ocean transportation and other functions. Legislation such as the US Jones Act and the EU’s new Emissions Trading System (ETS) requirements only add to the complexity. This Breakbulk Academy session will analyze, discuss, and answer questions about contracting and vessel chartering. Charlie Papavizas is a partner and chair of maritime practice with Washington, DC-based Winston & Strawn and a well-known writer and authority on US flag-related regulations. In this session, he will focus on US-flag and cargo preference contracting. Stinne Taiger Ivø is deputy secretary general with the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), which has developed many of the standard maritime clauses and contracts used in global shipping. Stinne heads a team developing new charter party terms focused on EU ETS and on environmental regulations generally. This session offers a unique opportunity for industry newcomers and more experienced logisticians and chartering managers to learn from and ask questions of two knowledgeable, well-qualified experts.

  • 02:15pm - 03:00pm (CST) / 25/apr/2024 07:15 pm - 25/apr/2024 08:00 pm

    Clearing the Path: Adding an OOG Perspective to the National Multimodal Freight Network

    Heavy-haul and out-of-gauge cargo transport is booming in the US, thanks in great part to a myriad of infrastructure and energy investment projects supported by a range of government funding. Ironically, however, hundreds of road construction and infrastructure projects now underway greatly complicate these cargo moves. No one is happy with the cascading effects of re-routing and schedule slippage. While state-level departments of transportation control permitting and heavy-haul corridors, the federal Department of Transportation’s recently reinvigorated project to develop a national multimodal freight network, now in the Request for Information stage, could, when finalized, be a source of influence and information for heavy-haul stakeholders. But to help shape this project, the DOT needs to hear from the heavy-haul community. During this session, Allison Dane Camden, the DOT’s deputy assistant secretary for multimodal freight infrastructure and policy, will discuss the multimodal freight network project and the information her office needs from industry to develop a critical freight network useful for all stakeholders, including out-of-gauge and heavy-haul transport by truck, rail, and barge. Allison will then join a roundtable discussion of these issues with a roster of experienced industry members.