Friday, March 23, 2012

POLB to Live Stream Industry Forecast

The Port of Long Beach is planning to live stream its annual industry forecast event, “Pulse of the Ports: Peak Season Forecast,” which takes place Wed., March 28 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Long Beach.

The event will webcast live at from 7 am to 10 am Pacific Standard Time.

Speakers during this year’s forecast include: Walter Kemmsies, chief economist with civil engineering firm Moffatt & Nichol; Daniel Wall, senior vice president of ocean and cargo management services with global logistics company Expeditors; Peter Friedmann, executive director of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition; OOCL USA President Erxin Yao; Peter Peyton, vice president of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63; Bruce Wargo, secretary of the West Coast Marine Terminal Operators Agreement; John Kaiser, vice president and general manager of intermodal for Union Pacific Railroad; and Robert Curry, Sr., president of California Cartage Co.

After the forecast, the Port of Long Beach sponsors the second annual Point Counterpoint event on goods movement, which takes at 6 p.m. Cal State Long Beach’s Carpenter Performing Arts Center.

This free forum will explore the impact of port growth on jobs, the community and the environment in Southern California. For more information, visit