AAPA and the U.S. Maritime Administration co-sponsor this special one and a half day workshop, hosted by the Tampa Port Authority. The program addresses shifting international trade routes and how the various players in the transportation industry view the fallout of the recent economic recession. Speakers address the international economic outlook and shifts in global trade; discuss infrastructure needs from the perspective of cargo owners, ocean carriers, ports, terminal operators, warehouse and distribution centers, and rail interests; the significant changes in worldwide trade lanes expected in the next few years; and provide an update on the project to expand the Panama Canal.
01/19/2012 Welcoming Remarks
Kurt J. Nagle, President & CEO, AAPA
Jerry Bridges, Executive Director, Virginia Port Authority, AAPA Chairman of the Board
Richard Wainio, Port Director and CEO, Tampa Port Authority
01/19/2012 International Economic Outlook
William L. Ralph, President, R.K. Johns & Associates, Inc.
Robert West, Principal Strategist -- Ports, Coastal & Maritime, Latin America & the Caribbean
Julián Villalba, Ejecutivo Principal/Direccion de Analisis y Programacion Sectorial, CAF Banco de Desarrollo de America Latina
01/19/2012 The View of the Customer
Bruce Carlton, President, National Industrial Transportation League