The 2018 JOC Gulf Shipping Conference taked place at the Marriott Marquis in Houston, TX last April 16 – 18, 2018. With over 350, including over 70 shippers, this conference provides information and insights that cargo owners can use to plan and execute shipments of container, breakbulk, and project cargoes through US Gulf ports
Our CEO was Invited to speak at a panel
How Will an Uncertain Landscape Affect Shippers?
Whether President Trump withdraws the US from the North American Free Trade Agreement or not, US trade with Mexico is on course to grow. Cross-border supply chains are linked at a deep level, and whatever trade agreements the US, Canada and Mexico agree upon, freight will keep moving. Indeed, after a declining in 2016, total US-Mexico trade increased more than 6 percent year over year in 2017, according to the US Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division. That doesn’t mean the flow of goods can’t be improved, or that policy couldn’t have an impact on how goods move. The bigger question may be how the US economy and available transportation capacity affects cross-border freight. How will shippers, logistics companies and transportation operators cope with increased congestion at the border and uncertain policies in our nations’ capitals? How will proposed changes affect shippers’ supply chains, and how should BCOs prepare?
— Session Chair —
JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce,
Maritime & Trade,
— Panelists —
Kansas City Southern Railway
Yusen Logistics (Mexico) SA de CV