September 25-27, 2017
Savannah International Trade and Convention Center - Savannah, Georgia, USA
Join us on the Port Tour!
1:30 - 2:00pm - Boarding at Westin Hotel boat dock
2:00 - 4:30pm - Port Tour
Westin Harbor Lawn
Director and Head of Research Products
Ports have been described as economic engines for local and national economies, as well as for the international origin and destination of cargo movements. This panel discussion will explore discuss public vs private sector operations, inland infrastructure, and the global economic impact on port development.
Inland ports face unique challenges while they play a linchpin role in the import and export of forest products around the world. This panel will explore the challenges facing inland ports including warehousing, transport, value-added services, environmental impact, and much more.
Third-party logistics companies play an important and growing role in the forest products logistics industry. This panel will discuss how are their services evolving, the level of specialization they offer, what shippers like and don’t like about working with 3PL’s, and what we can expect to see from 3PL’s in the future.
This panel will look at the global production and supply chain for lumber, logs, and wood products and discuss the outlook of this sector. The panel will also discuss the pros and cons of the Softwood Lumber Agreement between the United State and Canada.
How is EU Directive 2020 impacting the wood pellet and woodchip market? What impacts are being felt because of the Brexit vote? Who are the primary sources for the product? These are just some of the questions our panel will explore.
International Logistics Manager
Managing Director, Economist and Chief Strategist
JLL Ports Airports and Global Infrastructure
This panel will feature some of the leading traders in the industry. We’ll hear their thoughts on what is happening across the supply chain and the challenges & opportunities facing this group.
Breakbulk carriers are facing tougher and tougher challenges. This panel will discuss the current breakbulk shipping landscape and how they are weathering the storm.
Container carriers have made a huge impact on our industry, but are facing their own set of challenges. This panel will explore trade routes, the continuing rise in containerization of forest products, and how they are handling this specialty market.