Friday, March 24, 2017

POLB to Live Stream Peak Season Forecast

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Long Beach will live-stream its 13th annual “Pulse of the Ports: Peak Season Forecast” online next week. The forecast features a panel discussion with industry experts who will provide their thoughts and expectations for the upcoming peak season and the effects of new container alliances beginning in April, among other issues.

The event begins at 7 a.m. Wednesday, March 29 at the Long Beach Convention Center Grand Ballroom, Long Beach, California. The panel of experts will include Mario O. Moreno, a senior economist and forecaster with IHS Maritime & Trade; John Zarrella, a sales manager with Preferred Shipper Services; Ken O'Brien, Chief Operating Officer with Gemini Shippers Group; Steve Rothberg, a partner with ocean Carrier and marine terminal operator Mercator International LLC; Anthony Hatch, a principal with ABH Consulting; and Alex Cherin, the intermodal conference executive director with the California Trucking Association.

The panel will be moderated by Mark Hirzel, a district manager with customs brokerage, international freight forwarding, transportation, warehousing and distribution company A.N. Deringer Inc.

The live webcast will be able to be viewed online at and starting at 8 a.m.

Those wishing to attend the event in person can make reservations online at