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WERC’s Focus on Seaports Gains Fresh Perspective

By Staff
April 18, 2014

WERC’s Focus on Seaports Gains Fresh Perspective

Paul Rasmussen, U.S. trade expert and CEO of Zepol, will be joining a panel of experts examining U.S. port infrastructure at the upcoming Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) annual conference in Chicago April 27 – 30, 2014.

“U.S. Port Update: Investing in the Future” will feature a panel of three industry leaders from the East Coast, Gulf, and West Coast discussing their relative challenges and opportunities.

The current line-up includes:

* Tim Van Wormer, Marine Planning and Development Manager for the Port of Portland
*Russell Held, Director of Economic Development, The Port of Virginia

Logistics Management’s executive editor, Patrick Burnson, moderates the hour-long session, and will follow up with a post-conference report.

For more details: http://www.werc.org/

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