December 12 - 13, 2017
Newark, New Jersey

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

 

 

 
7:00 AM — 11:00 AM
 

REGISTRATION

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

 

 
 

 
7:30 — 8:30 AM
 

NETWORKING BREAKFAST

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

 

 
 

 

 


 
8:30 — 8:35 AM
 

WELCOME REMARKS

Location: Salon AB

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

 
8:35 — 9:00 AM
 

DAY 2 KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
THE TERMINAL OF THE FUTURE

Location: Salon AB

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
PE Senior Port Planner,
AECOM

 


 
9:00 — 10:00 AM
 

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

Location: Salon AB

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investigations by cyber security experts found that in many instances all sectors of the supply chain were operating outdated security systems.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

 

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

 

Lars Jensen
Co-Founder and CEO,
Cyberkeel

 

Mark Sisson
PE Senior Port Planner,
AECOM

 
10:00 — 10:15 AM
 

NETWORKING BREAK

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

 
 

 
10:15 — 11:15 AM
 

CARGO VISIBILITY:
SEEING MORE CLEARLY

Location: Salon AB

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?

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

 

— PANELISTS —
Robert Haney
Senior Product Manager,
Cargomatic

 

Marc Held
CEO and Co-Founder,
Armada

 

Sal Manzo
Co-Founder,
InfoMagnus

 

Dr. David Widdifield
DM, Director, Retail Solutions,
Crane Worldwide Logistics - DFW

 
11:15 AM — 12:00 PM
 

THE PORT PORTAL:
READY FOR PRIME TIME?

Location: Salon AB

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

 

Brett Parker
Co-Founder and President,
Cargomatic

 

Steven Alonso
Director,
International Logistics,
The Home Depot

 
12:00 — 1:00 PM
 

NETWORKING LUNCH

Location: Salon CD

 
 

 
1:00 — 2:00 PM
 

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

Location: Salon AB

The April 1 restructuring of global shipping alliances has created significant opportunities, as well as logistical challenges, for North American ports. With their deployment of larger vessels at fewer ports, the alliances are clearly indicating they will concentrate their assets at ports that provide deep water, modern berths, super-post-Panamax cranes, efficient cargo-handling, congestion-free gates, and superior intermodal connections to interior destinations. Beneficial cargo owners also have a say in port selection, because they have options — they will ship their discretionary cargo through the most efficient and customer-friendly ports. Because they lack the huge local populations of the largest US gateways, the mid-major ports are working harder than ever in this hyper-competitive environment to ensure they capture their fair share of discretionary cargo. The leaders of the mid-major ports will share with us their secrets of success.

 
— SESSION CHAIR —
Mark Szakonyi
Executive Editor,
JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce,
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

 

Edward McCarthy
Chief Operating Officer,
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: Salon AB

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

 

— PANELISTS —
Jeffrey Solomon
Director of Operations,
SG Footwear

 

Kenneth O'Brien
Chief Operating Officer,
Gemini Shippers Association

 

Peter Friedmann
Executive Director,
Agriculture Transportation Coalition

 

Carl Varner
Vice President,
Logistics,
Fornazor International

 

Todd Zaninelli
Director,
Transportation and E-Commerce,
The Vitamin Shoppe

 
3:00 — 3:15 PM
 

CLOSING REMARKS WITH AWARDS

Location: Salon AB

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

Top Ports:
1. Prince Rupert
2. Los Angeles
3. New York-New Jersey

Top Terminals:
1. Pier J - Pacific Container Terminal, Long Beach — SSA Marine
2. Everport Terminal Services – Los Angeles
3. Pier T - Total Terminals International, Long Beach

 
 

 
3:30 — 5:30 PM
 

JOC SHIPPER ROUNDTABLE
BY INVITATION ONLY FOR SHIPPERS

Location: Grand Ballroom Salon D

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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