AAPA and the U.S. Maritime Administration are co-sponsoring this special one and a half day workshop to look at shifting international trade routes and the implications of the planned expansion of the Panama Canal. Speakers will address shifts in global trade patterns; provide an update on the planned expansion of the Panama Canal; discuss trade lane competition; impacts on waterside and terminal development; landside and inland infrastructure development to meeting future infrastructure needs; and financing future infrastructure needs.
This workshop has been added to the regular schedule of AAPA events because of the great significance of the changes that will take place in worldwide trade lanes in the next few years. Don't miss this one-of-a kind program.
01/15/2009 Welcoming and Opening Remarks
Michael Leone, Port Director, Massachusetts Port Authority
The Honorable Pam Iorio, Mayor, City of Tampa
The Honorable Sean Connaughton, Administrator, U.S. Maritime Administration
Richard Wainio, Port Director and CEO, Tampa Port Authority
01/15/2009 Global Trade Patterns Update
A keynote address on trade patterns and trade lane competition as well as the impact of weak global demand and excess carrier capacity (and whether those trends will continue).
01/15/2009 Trade Lane Competition in Times of Fluctuating Fuel Prices and Economic Uncertainty
Panelists will discuss the pros and cons of trade gateways, the factors considered in making routing decisions, and how they are planning to adjust to shifting trade routes, particularly in times of fluctuating fuel prices and economic uncertainty.
Dennis Cohen, Sr. Director, Private Brand Operations Office Depot
01/15/2009 Marine Terminal, Highway and Rail Infrastructure Challenges
Panelists will discuss the challenges of handling variable import/export trade volumes in and out of North America and the impact on marine terminal, highway and rail infrastructure development.
H. Thomas Kornegay, P.E., PPM®, Executive Director, Port of Houston Authority
Gary P. LaGrange, PPM®, President and CEO, Port of New Orleans
George Malec, Vice-President of Business Development and Operations, Halifax Port Authority
Bruce J. Carlton, President, NIT League
John J. Corley, III, V.P., Strategic Planning & Bus. Dev., CH2M HILL, Inc.
01/16/2009 Meeting Future Infrastructure Needs—Super Regional Infrastructure
Trade shifts and volume increases will affect capacity and congestion on national highway corridors and railroads, create short sea shipping opportunities, and affect decisions on locating inland terminals and distribution centers. The panel comprised of stakeholders involved in all modes will discuss how they are approaching these impacts