AmCham Logistics & Supply Chain Committee Meeting – September
For AmCham Members Only
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Director of International Marketing and Business Development
Georgia Ports Authority
John is a shipping veteran with over 33 years in the industry. After 18 years at shipping giant Maersk as general manager, he has joined Georgia Ports Authority for over 15 years and is currently Director of International Marketing and Business Development. John is passionate about port development to bring further scale and efficiencies for supply chains.
|9:00 AM||Welcome note, introduction of all participants|
|9:05 AM||Speaker: John Petrino, Director of International Marketing and Business Development, Georgia Ports Authority
Topic: US supply chain challenges and Overview of transpacific market
Brief overview: “US importers seeking relief from bottlenecks at West Coast gateways are triggering new backups at East and Gulf Coast ports; U.S. rail strike averted, but labor deal faces tough union votes; Port labor talks stall as worker disruption grows; Confusion, adjustments follow new California AB5 ruling on owner-operators: adding to strains on the country’s troubled supply chains.
In Vietnam, suppliers have encountered a significantly greater-than-expected pullback in export orders. Although we remain hopeful about year-end holiday season, it’s helpful to have some insightful observation from the demand side in the context of retailers’ excess inventories and inflationary impacts.”
|9:35 AM||Updating on transportation infrastructure in AmCham submission for PM meeting on Sept 17 by Mary Tarnowka, Executive Director, AmCham Vietnam|
|9:50 AM||Updates from Mary Tarnowka, Executive Director, AmCham Vietnam|
|10:00 AM||Meeting Adjourned|