Reaching New Markets and Destinations for Domestic Crude Using Barge and Tanker, Chartering Jones Act Vessels, and Accessing Rail-to-Barge Terminals
February 3-4, 2015 · Houston Marriott West Loop by the Galleria · Houston, TX
Day One Keynote: Michael J. Rodriguez, Deputy Maritime Administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD)
Michael J. Rodriguez was sworn in as Deputy Maritime Administrator on October 20, 2014. Coming to MARAD most recently from active duty with the National Maritime Intelligence- Integration Office, he brings over 35 years of public and private maritime industry experience to his dual role as a member of the Maritime Subsidy Board and auxiliary to the Maritime Administrator. In 2009, Rodriguez began service as Senior Professional Staff at the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. During his term with the committee, Rodriguez worked on a wide range of national maritime issues including navigation, port and waterway safety, and was instrumental in the committee's efforts to develop and pass the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010.
Day Two Keynote: Ilya Marotta,
Executive Vice-President, Engineering and Program Management, Panama Canal Authority
Ilya Marotta has worked for the Panama Canal Commission / Panama Canal Authority for over 29 years on various positions. At present, she works as Executive Vice-President for Engineering and Program Management. This vice-presidency is in charge of preparing the designs and specifications for all Panama Canal Projects, also issuing and managing all the construction contracts for the Panama Canal; and heading the execution of the Panama Canal Expansion Program. In the development and execution of her responsibilities, Ilya has been recognized several times with several awards of excellence for her contribution to various programs.
Featuring These Industry Experts and Many More!
Jim Stark Executive Director
Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association
Bruce Hodgson Director, Market Development
The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation
Curtis Shuck Senior Director of Sales
Port of Vancouver USA
Tim Allen Vice-President, Liquid Sales
American Commercial Lines
Mark Viator Director, Government Affairs and Special Projects
Jefferson Energy Companies
Marvin Trimble Chief Business Officer
Strobel Starostka Construction Canada
Chuck Garman Vice-President, Marine Sales and Marketing
Gunderson Marine LLC part of the Greenbrier Companies (GBX)
John H. Broadley & Associates;
Former Chief Counsel
Federal Railroad Administration
Capt. Bill Diehl USCG (Ret.)
Greater Houston Port Bureau
John Roby Director of Corporate Affairs
Port of Beaumont
Abudi Zein Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer
Shawn Mindrup Senior Sales and Market Account Executive, Energy and Shortline Relations
Kansas City Southern Railway
David St. Amand President
Ethan Groveman Manager, Project Consulting
Director, Oil Market Publications
Jeffrey McGee Managing Director
Makai Marine Advisors LLC
VP, Business Development - Commercial
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Why This Conference is Different
This is the only Crude-by-Water conference that is exclusively for people who actually work in the crude transportation industry, not people who want to invest in the industry.
This is the only conference that will give you a comprehensive overview of all of the crude-by-water networks in North America.
Why You Should Attend
Network and make connections with key players in the upstream, midstream, and downstream levels of the crude-by-water industry
Learn about the new markets and destinations for domestic crude that are available through barge and coastal tanker
Get detailed insights into all of the major crude-by-water routes in North America
Figure out how to access these new markets, take advantage of price differentials, and get updated on developments in rail-to-barge terminals and refiner infrastructure
Understand the Jones Act and get strategies for chartering and aquiring Jones Act vessels
In the past few years, the expansion of crude-by-water (moving crude by barge or tanker) has outpaced crude-by-rail. Understanding the crude-by-water industry is essential for anyone who is involved with crude transportation and marketing. If you understand the industry, shipping crude by water can get you the best prices and maximize your profits. To do this you must understand the Jones Act, learn how to charter vessels cost-effectively, and become familiar with the rail-to-barge terminals, their prices, and their capacity.
INFONEX's Crude-by-Water North America will be the first conference exclusively dedicated to bringing the industry together to address these issues. You will make valuable connections with people from across the industry. You walk away from this conference with a comprehensive understanding of the crude-by-water industry. Our faculty of crude-by-water leaders and pioneers will provide you with the information that you need to master crude-by-water and maximize your profits.
You will hear from speakers who are heavily involved in shipping crude through each of the major crude-by-water networks:
The Mississippi, Ohio, and Arkansas Rivers
The East, West, and Gulf Coasts
The Pacific Northwest
You will even hear about the potential for shipping domestic crude through the Panama Canal. You will also get detailed information on rail-to-barge terminals including volume, capacity, pricing, and which railways can give you access. You will hear from leading barge operators, ports, terminals, and railways. And, you will understand the Jones Act and learn how to cost-effectively charter and procure Jones Act vessels.
This will be the only conference in 2015 that will help you to make valuable business connections, build relationships, and get a serious understanding of how to thrive in the crude-by-water industry. It will also be the only conference that is designed specifically for crude shippers instead of investors. Register today!
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