The Journal of Commerce Announces Fall Webcast Series on the Industries Driving U.S. Trade

On Sept. 12, UBM Global Trade will launch a new webcast series addressing the key industries driving U.S. trade — agriculture, automobiles and auto parts, and forest products. Each webcast will be moderated by a Journal of Commerce editor and include analysis of the latest trends in each freight group as well as possible hurdles they face this fall. The series is free and open to non-JOC members.

“With the peak shipping season in full swing, and labor troubles brewing on the East and Gulf coasts, this is a critical time for shippers moving these products,” JOC Executive Editor Chris Brooks said. “What impact will the Midwest drought have on agricultural exports? Will automakers sustain the strong sales of the past three months? Is the recent spike in housing a sign of long-term recovery that will drive forest products shipments or just a temporary blip? These are some of the important questions we’ll answer in our fall webcast series.”

Event Details:
Agriculture Webcast — Sept. 12, 2012
2:00 pm ET
Moderator: Bill Mongelluzzo, West Coast Editor, The Journal of Commerce
Panelist: Ed Zaninelli, Vice President, Trans-Pacific Westbound, OOCL (USA) Inc. and
Bruce Abbe, Executive Director, Midwest Shippers Association
Analysis will include latest trends in agricultural freight, the transportation problems the industry faces and the impact the drought will have on the trade. To register, click here

Autos and Auto Parts Webcast — Oct. 2, 2012
2:00 pm ET
Moderator: Bill Mongelluzzo, West Coast Editor, The Journal of Commerce
Panelist: Mario O. Moreno, Economist, The Journal of Commerce
Manufacturing shifts that are impacting global supply chains and the outlook for U.S. imports of autos and auto parts in the coming months will be discussed, along with cargo trends. To register, click here

Forest Products Webcast — Oct. 10, 2012
2:00 pm ET
Moderator: Joseph Bonney, Senior Editor, The Journal of Commerce
Panelist: Kurt Schaefer, Vice President, Fiber, RISI
A panelist from RISI, the leading information provider for the forest products sector, will examine the economic indicators for this critical industry, with an eye toward what shippers, carriers and other transportation and trade interests can expect in the next several months and beyond. To register, click here

Registration is now open for all three segments of the Industries Driving U.S. Trade webcast series. For additional information please visit: or contact Mina Patel, Assistant Marketing Manager, 516-589-0229, or

The webcast series can be sponsored so if you are interested in a sponsorship please contact Tony Stein, Publisher, 678.456.8530 or

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