JAXPORT to serve as host port for international forest products supply chain event

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Sep 6, 2022 | Press Releases

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) will serve as the host port for the 24th annual Pulp and Paper International (PPI) Transport Symposium. The event is the longest-running conference dedicated to the forest products supply chain and attracts global leaders from throughout the industry.

Organized by Fastmarkets RISI, in association with the International Forest Products Transport Association (IFPTA), PPI Transport Symposium 24 is September 18-20, 2022, at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort and Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Participants will explore trending topics impacting forest products shippers, including the pandemic’s impact on capacity and planning, how carriers are dealing with global port congestion and what cargo owners should expect in the months ahead, as well as the steps the industry is taking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

As the host port, JAXPORT will provide attendees a tour of pulp and paper operations at terminal operators SSA Marine at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal and Seaonus at the port’s Talleyrand Marine Terminal. JAXPORT leadership will also host the event’s welcome reception.

“We look forward to welcoming our friends and colleagues from throughout the forest products supply chain and showcasing the advantages that have made Jacksonville a leader in this industry,” said JAXPORT Director of Forest Products Rick Schiappacassee. “During the event, customers will have a chance to see our facilities, meet our team, and learn more about the unmatched efficiencies and customer service that have earned JAXPORT recognition as a top port in the nation for service and value.”

Last year, JAXPORT was the No. 1 port in the US Southeast by tonnage for imports of forest products breakbulk shipments. More than a million tons of forest products shipped through JAXPORT in calendar year 2021.

More details, including speakers, agenda, sponsor opportunities and registration, are available through Fastmarkets’ website: events.fastmarkets.com