FT/AHFA Logistics Symposium will address issues at U.S. ports
May 23, 2016,
HIGH POINT – U.S. ports serving furniture industry shippers face a variety of challenges this year.
Those include accommodation of larger vessels, including mega-ships and the larger vessels that will begin passing through the new-and-improved Panama Canal next month; and implementation of container weighing procedures under the amended Safety of Life at Sea concord among International Maritime Organization members, effective July 1.
Panel members include: Tom Capozzi, chief sales officer at the Port of Virginia; Greg Fennell, chief commercial officer at North Carolina Ports; Cliff Pyron, chief commercial officer at the Port of Savannah; and Don Snyder, director of business development at the Port of Long Beach, Calif.
It’s worth noting that this marks the first time the ports panel at the Logistics Symposium includes a representative from a West Coast port, a major gateway for furniture goods flowing from Asian source countries to the U.S. consumer market, in the discussion.
Panelists will take on the issues affecting furniture industry shippers flowing goods through their respective ports of entry, and discuss the steps ports are taking to increase their responsibility in increasing supply chain efficiency for furniture importers and exporters.
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