• BREAKBULK & PROJECT CARGO
  • April 24-26, 2024 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana

Diana Davila

UTC Overseas

Senior Vice President-US Operations

Diana Davila, a luminary in the logistics and freight forwarding sector, boasts over 30 years of impactful leadership. Currently the Sr. Vice President of US Operations at UTC Overseas, Inc. in Houston, she orchestrates collaborative efforts across the UTC Global network to achieve operational excellence. Diana's extensive experience spans large-scale projects globally, including the U.S., Middle East, Asia, Gulf of Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean. Her operational acumen enhances workflow efficiencies, client services, and overall customer satisfaction across all modes of transport. A dedicated advocate for diversity and inclusion, Diana contributes significantly to industry growth. She is the founder of Women in Logistics Leadership, a Steering Committee Member of the ISPM 15 Coalition, and holds leadership roles in various organizations, including the CSCMP Houston Round Table and the Exporters Competitive Maritime Council. As Secretary of the Industry Advisory Committee at the University of Houston School of Technology, and a Member of the Industry Advisory Board of Lone Star College, Diana is committed to shaping the future of the logistics and supply chain industry through mentorship and leadership initiatives.

Sessions With Diana Davila

Thursday, 25 April

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

    Heavy Haul and the DOT's New National Multimodal Freight Network Project

    Financing and permitting bottlenecks, inflation, lack of equipment standardization, confusion over the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and a shortage of Jones Act-compliant installation vessels and equipment are slowing the progress of the US wind buildout, onshore and off. The IRA, passed in August 2022, has required extensive clarifications, causing a gap in the project development cycle and slowing project execution. The industry is struggling to understand how it’s all to be put together. The Biden administration’s goal of 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy installed by 2030 is in serious trouble. S&P Global, parent company of the Journal of Commerce, anticipates that approximately 10-12 gigawatts of offshore wind will be installed by 2030. However, while the downward revision reveals sector weakness, many say it is more reality check than death knell.