Pacific Northwest Gateway: Working Waterfront Session
Explore the dynamics of global trade in the region during this working session on the water touring Elliot Bay. Experienced industry and public sector leaders will provide valuable context on the importance of the maritime sector to the regional economy. Topics include:
Emerging global trade patterns
Intermodal transportation linkages
The effect of the expanded Panama Canal on West coast shipping
Rail backlogs for bulk shipments including agricultural goods, coal, and oil
Featured speakers are expected to include SSA Marine (terminal operator), Vigor Marine (shipbuilder), port officials and other maritime and cruise industry representatives.
An Argosy cruise ship will serve as the venue for the Pacific Northwest Gateway Session on the water, where you'll learn about these important issues while taking in the beautiful scenery of the Seattle waterfront. The session takes place on Friday morning, Nov. 21, from 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. It will precede afternoon discussions on intermodal transportation and regional market access. This session is included in your registration package and will be the primary event for Friday morning.