Organized by The Journal of Commerce within S&P Global Market Intelligence, the 2023 TPM Conference will be held in the port city of Long Beach, California, February 26–March 1, 2023.
TPM, which stands for Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference, is one of the world’s largest trade conferences and is the must-attend conference for the Trans-Pacific and global container shipping and logistics community. Under the theme of “Picking up the Pieces,” TPM23 will explore in depth what the post pandemic reality will look like for container supply chains and what it means for 2023 and beyond. Thanks to a wide-ranging agenda, TPM23 will prepare the participants to face an unpredictable market in 2023 and beyond.
DB Schenker Executive Vice President-Global Ocean Freight Trade Management, Anja Roennfeldt, will be a major part of the TPM23 agenda, as she will speak on the afternoon of February 28 during the session titled: Trade Lane Deep Dive: Asia-Europe. This session will dive into the Asia-Europe supply-demand fundamentals to examine the host of factors stacking up to undermine the stability of the trade lane.
DB Schenker, a Platinum Sponsor for TPM23, will have a major presence in Long Beach. The organization will not only be in attendance and taking advantage of networking opportunities and an in-depth look at the industry for transportation and logistics professionals in the Trans-Pacific container trade market, but DB Schenker will also be hosting an off-site activation.
Whether it be from a meet and greet with our Land team, seeing our DB Schenker branded Golden Truck, snapping photos at our photobooth, tossing the football around, or grabbing a cup of coffee at our shipping container bar, we hope that our off-site activation brings the DB Schenker brand to life for those that stop by.
Two of the brightest stars of the off-site activation will be our truck drivers, Fred May and Christine Alford. Without truck drivers like Fred and Christine, we wouldn’t be able to do or buy half of the things that we need to. Truck drivers move billions of tons of freight each year and are the main reason we can walk into a store and purchase what we need. Their dedication and sacrifice play a vital role in the nation’s economy. “We are proud of our team of professional drivers for their hard work and commitment in tackling one of our economy’s most demanding and important jobs,” said Joe Jaska, DB Schenker EVP, Land Transport, Americas Region. “Our drivers demonstrate exactly who they are by working tirelessly to deliver essential items and goods and with a fleet that has over 130 million safe miles. Our team is second to none”
May, a professional truck driver with more than 40 years of experience in the field, started his career as a truck driver in 1979, a few years after getting out of the military. May joined DB Schenker about two years ago, after learning about the opportunity on social media. Today, May is a semi driver who hauls cargo from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) for one specific DB Schenker customer. When he’s not driving, May enjoys spending time with his wife. When asked what he enjoys the most about driving for DB Schenker, May says thathis input seems to be valued more with DB Schenker compared to other companies.
Alford joined the USA Truck team 10 years ago and has more than 20 years of experience behind the wheel. An Army veteran, Alford was inducted into the USA Truck Million Mile Club during the 2022 Stars of Safety Banquet after logging over one million safe driving miles in her career. Motivated by her family, Alford says there is so much to like about driving for USA Truck, a DB Schenker company, and that it feels like a family. “I love it here and it’s a great place to work,” said Alford. “This company really cares about the people and their veterans and members of the reserves.”
If you’re in Long Beach, we hope to see you at our Land Transport event. We won’t be hard to find, just follow the music to the corner of Pine Avenue and Seaside Way (https://goo.gl/maps/W3Wu1u54h7DKYyfA7).