JAXPORT’s team weighs in on hot topics at RILA LINK2020

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Jan 17, 2020 | Cargo Blog

Retail supply chain executives and transportation providers alike are gearing up for LINK2020, The Retail Supply Chain Conference, February 23-26 in Dallas, Texas to network and share insights about industry trends.

The commercial team from the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) will be at the show – ready to connect with retailers who are looking to optimize their U.S. supply chain.

JAXPORT is an international seaport and global gateway where retailers can quickly route their product to the fastest-growing consumer market in the Southeast U.S. With its strategic location in Jacksonville, Florida, JAXPORT allows retailers to access more than 70 million consumers within a one-day truck drive, a key requirement for e-commerce distribution.

Online fulfillment and trends affecting global supply chains are among the many topics on the agenda for RILA’s LINK2020. JAXPORT’s container team – Lisa Wheldon, Frank Camp, and Aisha Eccleston – sat down to identify their top sessions for this year’s event:

Tariffs, Trade Policy & Overcoming Global Supply Chain Challenges
“Understanding the challenges our customers face and providing them with innovative solutions is where our team excels,” said Lisa Wheldon, Director of Trade Development & Rail. “This will be an interesting panel discussion as we think about how JAXPORT is building the port of the future to better serve our customers.”

Why Urban Fulfillment Needs to Be a Key Component of Your Supply Chain Strategy
“Jacksonville’s strategic location continues to attract retailers to Northeast Florida and they see the benefits of being close to the customer,” said Aisha Eccleston, Director, National Container Accounts. “JAXPORT offers retailers the right formula for urban fulfillment: savings in warehouse operating costs, quick access to the consumer and service providers trained in the efficient handling of goods.”

New Sourcing Markets Bring New Challenges
Building on the tariff conversation, alternative sourcing options have been a topic of discussion with our customers,” said Frank Camp, Director, Cargo Sales. “JAXPORT’s global connectivity with service to more than 140 ports worldwide has allowed us to offer the right carrier service to the right destinations.”

Regional Parcel Optimization
“E-commerce and the ‘Amazon-effect’ has changed customer expectations,” said Wheldon. “Our team stands ready to help retailers put Jacksonville’s extensive transportation and logistics network to work to benefit their business and their customers.”

Follow along as JAXPORT’s experienced cargo specialists dive into these four topics and share their insights throughout the next few weeks. Make plans to visit JAXPORT in Booth 5 at the LINK2020 Expo to learn how you can grow your business and bottom line by shipping through Jacksonville, Florida.

Access the full conference agenda to view speakers and panels.