AAPA ‘Trade Routes’ Workshop to Address Trade Trends

Press Release
Friday, November 16, 2012
Kurt Nagle, AAPA president and CEO

Panama Canal Expansion Impacts


The assumption that trade conditions and infrastructure will drive future transportation changes will be the overriding theme at the sixth annual American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) “Shifting International Trade Routes” workshop in Tampa, Fla., Jan. 24-25, 2013.  The 1½-day program, which is being cosponsored by the U.S. Maritime Administration and hosted by the Tampa Port Authority, will address the range of issues related to dynamic, global and hemispheric trade.


Among the topics for discussion are: timely economical trade outlooks; potential impacts of transshipment; the latest status of the Panama Canal expansion project; and perspectives from ocean carriers, rail, terminal operators and ports.


Specific workshop sessions will assess the international economic outlook and shifts in global trade; present the views of cargo owners, ocean carriers, ports, terminal operators, warehouse and distribution centers, and rail interests on trade; give an update on the planned expansion of the Panama Canal; and provide international perspectives on shifting trade routes in the Western Hemisphere.


“As we seek ways to stimulate our economic recovery and future growth, we shouldn’t forget the importance of implementing policies and funding that will sustain and improve our critical gateways for global trade,” said Kurt Nagle, AAPA president and CEO. “For nations throughout the Western Hemisphere, raising the priority of their ports and connecting infrastructure in the national agenda can help make them more internationally competitive in an increasingly fierce global trading environment.”


Mr. Nagle further noted that the discussion during AAPA’s sixth Shifting International Trade Routes workshop “will add layers of information and insight to help the seaport industry better position itself for future growth and success.”
Charles Klug, Tampa Port Authority’s interim port director and chief executive, said, “The Tampa Port Authority is again very pleased to host this successful AAPA conference, bringing together top transportation and logistics minds from across the country. Florida’s largest and most diversified port is the perfect location to host this well-attended annual forum.”


Confirmed speakers include:

 

  • Lea Bogatch-Genossar, president of Zim American Integrated Shipping 
  • Gene Seroka, president, APL Americas 
  • Tom Perdue, president, Ports America 
  • Bruce Cashon, senior vice president & chief commercial officer, Ceres Terminals Incorporated 
  • Curtis J. Foltz, executive director, Georgia Ports Authority 
  • R. Adm. Richard M. Larrabee, USCG-ret., director, Port Commerce Dept., Port Authority of New York & New Jersey 
  • Rodolfo Sabonge, vice president, Market Research & Analysis, Panama Canal Authority 
  • Walter H. Kemmsies, Ph.D., chief economist, Moffatt & Nichol 
  • John Martin, president, Martin Associates 
  • Juan J. Flores, state freight and logistics administrator, Florida Department of Transportation 
  • Richard Sharpe, CEO, Competitive Insights


WHO:          American Association of Port Authorities, cosponsored by the U.S. Maritime Administration and hosted by the Tampa Port Authority
WHAT:        Workshop examining the effect of the world economic outlook on investment decisions and cargo movements in relation to international trade
WHEN:       Jan. 24-25, 2013 (Day 1, 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m.; Day 2, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon)
WHERE:     Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel, 200 North Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL
INFO:           More information about AAPA’s 2013 Shifting International Trade Routes workshop is available at www.aapa-ports.org (click on the “Programs & Events” tab) or by calling AAPA’s Ed O’Connell at (703) 684-5700
MEDIA:       Credentialed media wishing to cover the business sessions of this event are asked to call or email AAPA’s Aaron Ellis (tel: 703-706-4714 / email: aellis@aapa-ports.org) in advance to obtain a media badge

 

Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

News

USCG Suspend Search for Crabber Near Anacortes, Wash.

The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a crabber reported overdue near Anacortes, Wednesday. Dean Harvey, 48, of Bremerton, remains missing. Search

Third Strike, Mansour Is Out

The M/V "MANSOUR M" with IMO number 7600586 has been banned for the 3rd time after subsequent detentions after the second refusal of access order in the Paris MoU region.

MHI Completes Development of "Sayaringo STaGE"

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has completed development of the "Sayaringo STaGE," a next-generation LNG (liquefied natural gas) carrier. The Sayaringo

Government Update

WRRDA: Clearing the Channel for P3 Projects

A Creative Combination for Financing Inland Waterways Infrastructure Earlier this year, the U.S. maritime industry in general, and the inland waterways industry in particular,

EU: Ships Will Measure CO2 Emissions

Shippers to begin monitoring from 2018; Environmental groups say law is weak, shippers favorable. The shipping sector will for the first time have to monitor

Melbourne Box Pot Lining Up Bidders

Three of Australia's largest infrastructure funds plan to bid for the country's largest container terminal in a sale expected to fetch about A$5 billion ($4.27 billion) for Victoria state,

Logistics

Gazprom to Partner Turkey to Supply Gas

Moscow hosted today a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Taner Yildiz, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey.

Fednav Celebrates Anniversary Trio in Cleveland

Fednav Limited held a reception on board one of its vessels, the Federal Mayumi, at the Port of Cleveland yesterday to celebrate a trio of anniversaries: the 70th

Night Moves on America's Waterways

Overnight operations are certainly not unusual on America’s inland waterways, but that doesn’t make them any less hazardous. Onboard activities that seem so straightforward

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2883 sec (3 req/sec)