Back by popular demand, AAPA and the Transportation Research Board are co-sponsoring this special one and a half day workshop. It will be hosted by the Port Tampa Bay, and presented in cooperation with the U.S. Maritime Administration. The program will address 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 will also focus on how trade patterns and infrastructure needs will be affected by the planned expansion of the Panama Canal.
Speakers will 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, and provide an update on the project to expand the Panama Canal.
There will be significant changes in worldwide trade lanes in the next few years. Don't miss this one-of-a kind program.
01/21/2016 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Kurt Nagle, President & CEO, AAPA, Alexandria, VA
Jim Quinn, President & CEO, Port Saint John, AAPA Chairman of the Board
Paul Anderson, Port Director & CEO, Port Tampa Bay
Lauren Kotas Brand, PPM, Associate Administrator for Intermodal Development, U.S. DOT, Maritime Administration, Washington, DC
01/21/2016 The Changing Global Economy - Impacts on Seaports and Trade