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Supply Chain Optimization Resources

Seaports Magazine Fall 2017: Focus on the Future
The fall 2017 issue of Seaports magazine focused on the importance of implementing supply chain plans for future success. Articles include Seizing LNG Supply Chain Opportunities, Find Your Niche and The Power of One, Collaboration by Many.

Seaports Magazine Spring 2017: Supply Chain Leadership
The spring 2017 issue of Seaports magazine focused on how port authorities can be effective supply chain leaders. Articles include Ports’ Power as Conveners: and A Digital Vision of Leadership: Using Technology to Improve the Supply Chain in Los Angeles.

2017 Planning for Shifting Trade Workshop
This workshop focused on the political challenges facing free trade policies, the instability in the ocean carrier industry, and an increased emphasis in the program on how ports could use master planning and other planning tools to address land use and changing infrastructure needs in the face of shifting trade. Sessions include Perspectives on Infrastructure Investment Across the Hemisphere, Best Practices in Master Planning, Research and Technology Tools and Growth Strategies – Maximizing Land Use, Property Acquisition, Using Inland Terminals.

Seaports Magazine Fall 2016: Productivity of Ports
The fall 2016 issue of Seaports magazine focused on how ports can increase production by implementing effective supply chain procedures. Articles include Seaports Congestion and Cargo Movements, Thinking Outside the Box and Cruise Port Productivity.

2016 Cargo Optimization Seminar
AAPA’s Cargo Optimization program featured two concurrent tracks addressing both container and non-container issues pertinent to today’s ports. The Supply Chain Optimization track examined challenges relating to terminal congestion, chassis and empties management, operational practices and communication gaps along the supply chain.

2016 Shifting International Trade Routes
The program addressed shifting international trade routes and how the various players in the transportation industry view the progress of recovery from the recent economic recession. The program also focused on how trade patterns and infrastructure needs will be affected by the planned expansion of the Panama Canal.