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AAPA/NAWE/MARAD Marine Terminal Management Training Program

April 24, 2006
Charleston, South Carolina

The seminar – hosted by the AAPA, the National Association of Waterfront Employers, and the U.S. Maritime Administration – features a diverse slate of experts. Port industry veteran Erik Stromberg, and Tony Chiarello, President of Maersk Logistics Inc. and former Deputy Executive Director of the Maryland Port Administration, will lead the program. They will be joined by other top-level maritime industry experts in a full program of panel discussions, training sessions, and workshops.

Major Issues and Trends Facing the Port and Marine Transportation Industry

The Role of Marine Terminal Operations in the Global Supply Chain

  • Rick Gabrielson, Senior Manager, Import Transportation, Target Corporation
  • Peter Keller, Executive Vice President and COO, NYK Line (North America) Inc.

Trends in Breakbulk, Bulk, and Auto Terminal Operations

Port and Terminal Security Issues and Considerations

  • Mark Tierney, Director of Compliance and Safety, Maersk Logistics USA, Inc.
  • Ed Merkle, Director of Security, Virginia Port Authority

Enhancing Marine Terminal Productivity

  • Larry Nye, Vice President, Moffatt & Nichol

Current and Future Role of Automation in Marine Terminal Operations

  • Pam Everitt, Director of Information Technology, South Carolina State Ports Authority
  • Edward McCarthy, General Manager, APM Terminals Virginia

Focus on Terminal Safety and Hazardous Materials Handling

  • James J. McNamara, President, National Cargo Bureau, Inc.
  • Ronald L. Signorino, President, The Blueoceana Co.

Environmental Considerations in Terminal Operations

Surviving the Competitive Marine Terminal Industry

  • Lynn Tarkenton, Director, Operations and Labor, Virginia International Terminals, Inc.
  • Nick Taro, Senior Vice President, APM Terminals NA Inc.

Organizational Change, Process Development and HR Strategies

  • Tom Kent, Department of Management and Entreprenurship, College of Charleston School of Business

Future Challenges and Strategies for the Marine Terminal Industry: Team Workshop Presentations and Responses