WERC’s Focus on Seaports Gains Fresh Perspective

By SCMR Staff
April 17, 2014 - SCMR Editorial

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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About the Author

Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review. Patrick covers international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. Contact Patrick Burnson

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