Senior executives from North and Latin America’s container port, shipping and logistics sectors will unite in Cartagena, Colombia next week for the 14th annual TOC Americas conference and exhibition.
With the advent of Panama Canal expansion, changes to regional economies and trade flows, growing vessel sizes and a raft of new infrastructure developments, the state of shipping and logistics across the Americas is changing rapidly.
All this will be reflected in a busy 3-day conference programme, with sessions covering international trade trends, container shipping forecasts, port development, terminal operations, equipment and technology, hinterland issues, and cold chain logistics.
Delegates will be able to learn how container ports can improve productivity without disrupting day to day operations, attendees will find out why shippers make ocean freight procurement decisions, analyse regional shipping networks after the Panama Canal expansion, prepare for the container and reefer shipping trends impacting supply chains, and discover best practices for transporting perishable cargo.
Press Release, October 10, 2014