• TPM24
  • March 3-6, 2024 | Long Beach Convention Center

Joye Runfola

Air Liquide USA

Logistics Principal, Americas Procurement Center

Runfola is a passionate logistics professional that has over 17 years of combined experience in the construction, transportation, and logistics arenas with a primary focus in super heavy lift and transport and international shipping. Runfola started her career at Praxair in Buffalo, NY as a Materials Coordinator and held various roles of increased responsibility. Prior to coming to Air Liquide, Runfola was a Project Manager for Barnhart Crane and Rigging. Having experience on both the shipper’s side and the carrier’s side of the business has allowed Runfola to find cost savings solutions and mitigate risk on complex project cargo shipments. Her lifelong quest for knowledge in all things, especially logistics, helped her to develop outside of the box solutions for her stakeholders' challenges. Runfola holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from SUNY at Buffalo and an MBA from Medaille College in Buffalo, NY.

Sessions With Joye Runfola

Monday, 27 February

  • 04:40pm - 05:25pm (PST) / 28/feb/2023 12:40 am - 28/feb/2023 01:25 am

    The Outbound Supply Chain: Exporters Sound Off on Challenges and Opportunities

    After two years of unprecedented port congestion and inland transportation bottlenecks caused by the 2020-2022 US import surge, exporters of agricultural products and other commodities are reporting fewer delays in moving their shipments from interior locations to seaports now that the import surge has subsided. Equipment availability also is improving, and some exporters report that space on outbound vessels is opening up. Now that carrier on-time performance has improved, congestion at interior rail hubs is diminishing and chassis availability is less of a problem, what lessons did exporters learn during the COVID years that will assist them in collaborating with shipping lines, railroads, and intermodal equipment providers to build mutually beneficial transportation programs? Will the proliferation of near-dock yards for temporary storage of inbound and outbound containers continue to have a positive impact on port fluidity? Also, with the Federal Maritime Commission appearing ready to increase its oversight of ocean and inland transportation, should exporters anticipate expedited responses to their complaints involving detention and demurrage charges? This session, featuring large and small exporters, will answer these and other questions amid the latest new shipping cycle.