2013 Annual Meeting Presentations

Best Practices Session Gene Seroka, President-Americas, APL
The Shipper Perspective – Leading ag exporters and importers present experiences and strategies: documentation and carrier service challenges; container availability; rail service; trucking shortages, and more Diogo Lobo, JBS (beef)Monica Noyes, Cargill (cotton)Sean Healy, Scoular (soybean/grain)

Greg Jackson, Border Valley Trading (hay)

The Carrier Perspective – A panel of ocean carrier and NVO experts: projected freight rates; container and vessel availability; surcharges and including fuel; reefer equipment Wolfgang Freese, President of the Americas, Hapag-LloydHoward Finkel, Executive VP for the Americas, COSCOBrian Conrad, TransPacific Stabilization Agrreement
Presentation of the 8th Annual Ocean Carrier Performance Survey Donna Lemm
US AG Export Outlook Walter Kemmsies, Moffat & Nichol
Ports – East Coast vs. West coast: what ports are doing to lower costs and increase efficiency for ag exporters Jim Newsome, President & CEO, South Carolina Ports AuthorityJohn Wolfe, CEO, Port of Tacoma
Chassis – The continuing transition Jeffrey Lawrence, Executive Director, Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association (OCEMA)
Truck Transport – New Hours of Service Rules, safety; continuing pressure to ban owner/operator dray truckers at the ports; increasing truck weight limits Ken Kellaway, CEO, RoadOneJill Butler, Manager of Transportation, International Paper
Rail Service for Agriculture – Making rail work for your ag needs Jay Roman, Escalation ConsultantsTerry Whiteside, Whiteside & Associates
Keynote Luncheon Paul Bingham, Global Economist, CDM Smith
Export Compliance Workshop— a lively interactive session — export compliance for your daily international shipments/transactions or help you deal with the surprises Omari Wooden, Sr. Foreign Trade Advisor, US Census BureauDan Baldwin, Executive Director, Cargo & Conveyance, CBP