2009 April - NA Marine Highways Conference, Florida

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2009 April - NA Marine Highways Conference, Florida

Postby The Dieselduck » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:18 pm

"Are We There Yet?"

It seems like the North American marine highway is on endless construction zone, and the backseat passengers are beginning to wonder, when will it end? They’re asking, how are we going to sell it? What is it going to cost? Where are we going to get the ships? And what’s the big deal with helping the environment?

The Journal of Commerce’s 6th Annual North America's Marine Highways Conference will provide a road map to where coastal shipping is going, and what it’s going to take to get there.

Confirmed topics include:
a.. America’s Deep Blue Highway
b.. The Green Highway
c.. Inland and Coastal Carriers; Progress
d.. Save the Intracoastal?
e.. Operations: Hub and Spoke
f.. Operations: Point to Point
g.. Operations: Great Lakes
h.. Operations: Kick-start

Newly Confirmed speakers include:
Keynote Address: James Caponiti, Acting Deputy Maritime Administrator, Maritime Administration
Wednesday Luncheon Speaker: Richard Plant, Director of Special Projects, International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots
Thursday Luncheon Speaker: Mario Cuen, President, Mexican Chapter of the Gulf Port of the Americas Association
Alexander E. Metcalf, PH.D., President, TEMS, Inc.
Congressman James L. Orberstar, Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infastructure
Charles T. Blocksidge, Associate, Blank Rome LLP
Mitch H. Hall, Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineer
Russell J. Held, Managing Director of Marketing, Virginia Ports Authority
Mark Yonge, Managing Member, Maritime Transport & Logistics Adivisors, Inc.
Collister "Terry" Johnson, Jr., Administrator, Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation



Wednesday, April 1, 2009 7:45 AM -
Tuesday, April 2, 2009 3:30 PM
Eastern Time Zone

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel
225 E. Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202

12:00 Noon, Monday, March 30, 2009

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