Tuesday, 03 March 2020

7:00 AM — 6:00 PM

Registration

Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Lobby

Sponsored by:

7:15 — 8:15 AM

Salute to Diversity in the Workplace

Location: 1st Floor

Join us for this special TPM breakfast promoting camaraderie, dialogue, and networking that examines the positive impact diversity has in the workplace and can lead to innovation.

7:30 — 8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

Location: 1st Floor

Sponsored by:

Location: Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Welcome Remarks and Log-Net eCommerce Excellence Award

8:30 — 8:45 AM

Stuart Strachan

Senior Vice President,
Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

LOG-NET's Electronic Commerce Excellence award has consistently reinforced the partnership between carriers and their customers and the fundamental importance of data quality in that relationship. Digitization has made data management and data quality foundational elements of successful global supply chains. Whether the data is coming from smartphones, web forms, Internet of Things devices, AI, or EDI, it needs to be complete, timely, and accurate. Data quality is critical, considering the consumers of this information now range from import and logistics specialists to business intelligence and machine learning platforms that demand ever more granular information. For the past 17 years, LOG-NET CEO John Motley has presented the LOG-NET E-Commerce Excellence award. The award recognizes the efforts of the international carrier community and its outstanding daily performance with LOG-NET's Trading Partner and Data Quality teams. 

Sponsored by:

Vice President,
Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

Award Introduction

Peter Tirschwell

CEO,
Log-Net

Award Presenter

John Motley

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Location: Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Honoring the Port of Oakland’s Chris Lytle

8:45 — 9:00 AM

Vice President,
Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

Award Presenter

Peter Tirschwell

Executive Director,
Port of Oakland

Honoree

Chris Lytle

After a 53-year career that included executive positions at shipping lines, terminal operators, and port authorities, Chris Lytle in late 2019 announced his retirement. One of the best known, well-liked, and most quoted executives on the waterfront, Lytle combined his passion for the industry with a genuine interest in the well-being of the individuals with whom he interacted every day. Lytle held leadership positions at Sea-Land Service, A.P. Moller-Maersk, P&O Ports North America, and CMA CGM. He served as executive director of the Port of Long Beach, and since 2013, as executive director of the Port of Oakland, where he is seen as having hugely improved the port during his time there. “I’ve had a long and satisfying career. I’m leaving the industry with great memories and pride in what I’ve accomplished alongside hundreds of wonderful colleagues,” Lytle said upon his retirement from the Port of Oakland. TPM is proud to honor Chris Lytle for an extraordinary logistics industry career.

Mark Szakonyi

Session Chair

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

Jean-Jacques Ruest

Featured Speaker

President and CEO,
Canadian National Railway

Location: Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Intermodal Rail Spotlight:
Jean-Jacques Ruest, President and CEO, Canadian National Railway

9:00 — 9:45 AM

Sponsored by:

Decarbonization and the Supply Chain:
The Clock Is Ticking

Location: Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Peter Tirschwell

Session Chair

Vice President,
Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

Jeremy Nixon

Panelist

Global CEO,
One Network Express

Elisabeth Munck af Rosenschöld

Panelist

Sustainability Manager,
IKEA Transport &
Logistics Services

Otto Schacht

Panelist

Senior Vice President,
Global Seafreight,
Kuehne + Nagel

Confronting the impact of climate change on the container supply chain is rapidly emerging as a top priority of shipping lines, forwarders, and a growing number of BCOs. It involves determining the feasibility of alternative fuels and propulsion technologies and confronting the potential reality of much higher costs. With the International Maritime Organization committing to reduce carbon emissions from shipping by 50 percent by 2050, even more aggressive goals have been set by leading players. Leading that charge is Maersk Line, which committed to having a zero-carbon fleet by 2050, a pledge that spawned the Getting to Zero Coalition initiative of 70-plus companies committed to getting commercially viable deep-sea zero-emission vessels powered by zero-emission fuels into operation by 2030. In this inspirational general session, leading industry figures will discuss the state of play in research, best practices, and possible costs that are almost certainly inevitable as the industry prepares for historic change.

9:45 — 10:45 AM

Sponsored by:

10:45 — 11:15 AM

Networking Break

Location: 1st Floor

Sponsored by:

11:15 AM — 12:00 PM

BCO Spotlight

Location: Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

12:00 — 1:00 PM

View From the Top:
A Conversation With Industry Leaders

Co-Founder and CEO,
Shipz Inc,
and Founder and Host,
"Let's Talk Supply Chain" Podcast

Session Chair

Sarah Barnes-Humphrey

Location: Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

What is the perspective and outlook of industry leaders as we reach the quarter pole of 2020 in a year that could prove to be pivotal for international logistics? As we look forward into 2020 and beyond, how do industry leaders see their segments of the industry evolving? Where do they see risks in the international supply chain? Will technology finally be transformational or will it remain incremental in its impact? What impact has the IMO 2020 low-sulfur fuel mandate had through the first two months since implementation? Consolidation among container carriers has led to increasingly divergent strategies among the few remaining incumbents and is creating new pressures between carriers and forwarders. In this industry leaders’ session, we will have a lively discussion with a group of industry leaders about how they see the future unfolding this year and beyond.

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1:00 — 2:00 PM

Networking Lunch

Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Regency & Beacon Ballrooms

2:00 — 3:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Trouble on the Waterfront:
Marine Terminal Automation
and the Next Big Battleground

Location: Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Bill Mongelluzzo

Session Chair

Senior Editor, West Coast,
JOC, Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

The 2019 dispute over a reefer automation project at APM Terminals at the Port of Los Angeles was a wakeup call for how volatile the issue of automation is at West Coast ports. It already has insiders worried about 2022 when the West Coast collective bargaining agreement will next come up for renewal and could flare again at any moment if and when other terminals choose to pursue automation projects as is their right under the existing longshore labor contract. As further background, depending on one’s perspective as an employer or a dockworker, “automation” and “robotics” is either the future of the port industry, or the death knell of good-paying blue-collar jobs at North American ports. The one point both parties can agree upon, and is indeed fact, is that automation is the most contentious issue today facing employers, the ILA, ILWU, and ILWU Canada and has the potential to lead to serious trouble, particularly at West Coast ports. The longshore unions and their respective employer organizations on the East Coast, US West Coast, and the west coast of Canada have reached contract agreements on automation, each of which addresses the unique working environment in the respective regions. From the employers’ perspective, the increase in vessel sizes, cargo discharges per vessel call, and limitations on the availability of waterfront land dictate that the highest-volume container terminals have no choice but to implement automation if they are going to continue to expand their volumes. Longshore unions in North America believe that increased dockworker productivity, extended gate hours, and employer-sponsored training of workers can provide the productivity needed to handle increasing container volumes without the need for job-killing robots. The next clash between employers and dockworkers will come in the 2022 contract negotiations between the Pacific Maritime Association and the ILWU.

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IMO 2020:
Where We Stand and What the Transition Looks Like

Location: Room 102, 1st Floor

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

Session Chair

Mark Szakonyi

Cool Cargoes III:

What Do Shippers Really Want — and at What Price?

Location: Room 104B, First Floor

North American
Cold Chain Adviser,
Eskesen Advisory

Session Chair

William C. Duggan

Vice President,
Trade Policy,
US Poultry & Egg Council

Panelist

Jean Murphy

3:00 — 3:30 PM

Networking Break

Location: 1st Floor

Sponsored by:

3:30 — 4:30 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Shipper Strategies:
Managing Container Flow Through
Marine Terminals and Rail Ramps

Location: Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

The collection and sharing of data on terminal congestion, gate times, and cargo availability increasingly is seen as the way forward for improving cargo fluidity at marine terminals and intermodal rail ramps. At most ports and rail facilities, however, the collection of data lacks standards, causing truckers to question the accuracy of the data. The Harbor Trucking Association since 2013 has tabulated monthly truck visit times at the 12 container terminals in Los Angeles-Long Beach, and more recently at Oakland. The HTA publishes key performance metrics including average turn times on a terminal-by-terminal and a portwide basis, as well as the percentage of truck visit times each month that exceed two hours. The HTA meets regularly with individual terminal operators, and the two parties agree on how each can improve performance for the good of the entire supply chain. The efforts are producing quantifiable results, with recorded turn-times in September the best in six years. Kuehne + Nagel, with offices throughout North America, each week collects turn-time data at some 65 marine terminals and rail ramps. In addition to detecting trends, the data allows the service provider to advise its customers on where the bottlenecks are and how to work around those obstacles. This panel will discuss trends and provide real-world advice on how marine terminal and rail ramp operators can work with their customers to improve cargo velocity.

Senior Editor, West Coast,
JOC, Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

Session Chair

Bill Mongelluzzo

Chief Executive Officer,
Harbor Trucking Association;

and President & CEO,
Ventures 52

Panelist

Weston LaBar

Vice President,
Strategic Development,
Kuehne + Nagel

Panelist

Bill Rooney

Shipper Strategies:
Managing Inconsistent Trucking and Rail Reliability

Location: Room 102, 1st Floor

Ari Ashe

Session Chair

Associate Editor,
Southeast Ports
and Intermodal Rail,
JOC, Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

Cool Cargoes IV:

Population Growth, Climate Change, 
and the Long-Term Threat

Location: Room 104B, First Floor

4:30 — 5:30 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

AB5: Where Do California Drayage Operators
Go From Here?

Location: Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Bill Mongelluzzo

Session Chair

Senior Editor, West Coast,
JOC, Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit 

Shipper Strategies:
Developing an Effective Air Cargo Plan

Location: 102, First Floor

Managers of ocean BCO supply chains have traditionally held a special dislike for air cargo, regarding that transportation option as nothing more than a costly last resort that’s guaranteed to get the CFO yelling down the line. But this is an unfair and outdated assessment of the air freight market, where new digital platforms using IoT and big data are improving visibility and allowing more strategic management of shipments. Despite the higher transportation cost, there are savings to be found in BCO supply chains by adjusting the air and ocean mix and moving away from the air-cargo-as-an-emergency approach. This panel of BCOs and logistics experts will discuss how to incorporate air cargo into your supply chain in a structured manner without breaking the bank.

Greg Knowler

Session Chair

Senior Editor, Europe,
JOC, Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

Christian Sur

Panelist

Executive Vice President,

Unique Logistics International

Sponsored by:

Shipper Strategies:
Using Information to Improve Transparency
in Your Supply Chain

Location: 104B, First Floor

Peter Tirschwell

Session Chair

Vice President,
Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

5:30 — 7:30 PM

Networking Reception

Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Pool Deck

Sponsored by:

 

 

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