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JAXPORT 2011 Logistics Conference panel showcases major shippers

January 12, 2011

Senior representatives from Rooms To Go, Ford Motor Co., and Coach Inc. will discuss customer service success stories with executives from two major ocean carriers during a panel session at the JAXPORT 2011 Logistics & Intermodal Conference
scheduled for March 22, 2011.

The event will be held at the Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

The customer service panel will include Denny Carpenter, vehicle logistics department manager with Ford Motor Co.; Jim Prior, divisional vice president, transportation and trade compliance, with Coach; Ali Hosein, vice president, international freight and merchandising with Rooms To Go; Michael Hynekamp, deputy head of region Americas/CFO at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics; and Stephen Ryan, vice president of North America customer service with MOL. The session will be moderated by Peter Keller, president of Peter I. Keller & Associates.

Other conference panels will include senior executives addressing funding for U.S. transportation infrastructure; ideas to grow U.S. exports by reviving manufacturing; and the future of intermodal transportation. The latter panel, previously announced, will include speakers from CSX Transportation; Norfolk Southern Corp. and Bridge Terminal Transport. Participants on the third and fourth panels will be announced in the coming weeks.

The conference kicks off with an evening reception on March 21, followed by the conference panels and keynote presentations on March 22, and concludes with the Norfolk Southern Golf Tournament on March 23 at the TPC Sawgrass Dye’s Valley Course.

Presented in partnership with American Shipper, the conference is sponsored by CSX; Norfolk Southern; AMPORTS; Holland & Knight; ICS Logistics; McGuireWoods; FEC Railway; SSA; Horizon Lines; Sea Star Lines; MOL; TraPac; SeaFreight; WG Yates & Sons Construction Co.; NYK Logistics; TICO; Landstar; Jacksonville Cornerstone Regional Partnership; Moseley, Prichard, Parrish, Knight & Jones; Marks Gray; and Alliance Operating Services.

For registration or sponsorship information, visit jaxportconference.com or call JAXPORT at (904) 357-3047.

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