As Norfolk Southern Corp. marketing executive Carroll E. Neville looks forward to the 113th anniversary dinner of The Traffic Club of New York, set for Feb. 28, he still finds himself having to explain how come a man whose office is in South Carolina is president of a New York-based professional organization.
Longtime ocean carrier executive Howard S. Finkelsays rates are still too low as the American Association of Port Authorities’ 12th annual Planning for Shifting Trade Conference gets under way today [Jan. 30] in Tampa, Florida.
U.S. transportation infrastructure is in dire need of fixing and will require funding from multiple sources, a member of Congress said today [Jan. 28] as Jump Start 2019, presented by SMC3, leaps into gear in suburban Atlanta.
Griff Lynch, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority, and other Peach State officials could not be more enthused about the Port of Savannah’s 10-year, $2.5 billion expansion, to grow annual throughput capacity of the Western Hemisphere’s largest single container terminal to 8 million 20-foot container units from its present 5.5 million TEUs.
Beyond projected depression of trade volumes with Asia, U.S. ports are facing a less-publicized but equally real threat related to tariff imposition: High duties on container cranes and other cargo-handling infrastructure.
Logistics providers have hundreds of billions of dollars of opportunities related to returns of purchases and blockchain implementation, according to presentations at SMC3’s Connections 2018 collaborative supply chain intelligence conference.
While tens of thousands of sports entertainment aficionados were throwing down less than a mile away at WrestleMania 34 events at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, a couple hundred participants in the 10th anniversary Cargo Connections Conference found themselves grappling with far more serious issues.