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1050Re: Panama Canal Expansion and America's Marine Highway Program Public Listening Session, San Francisco, September 22

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  • usaseapower
    Aug 30, 2011
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      I received confirmation of my reservation; I hope you will be attending.  

      Council members as a group will endeavor to have lunch with David T. Matsuda, Maritime Administrator.

      Heave Ho,

      Phelps

      ______________________________________________

      Draft Agenda

      Panama Canal Expansion Study Listening Sessions

      September 22, 2011 – San Francisco, CA

      September 27, 2011 – New York, NY

      8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

      8:00 – 8:30                 Registration

      8:30 – 8:35                 Welcome by Key MARAD Official

      8:35 – 8:40                 Opening Remarks by David T. Matsuda, Maritime Administrator

      8:40 -  8:50                Icebreaker Exercise -- Arnie Bloch, Howard/Stein-Hudson Associates (HSH) – Key Issues/Concerns Re: Panama Canal Expansion

      8:50 - 9:00                 Presentation of Today's Agenda -- Arnie Bloch

      9:00 - 9:15                 Overview/Summary of the Panama Canal Expansion Study

      (Summary of Key Assessments to Date) – Stephen Fitzroy (EDRG)

      9:15 – 11:30              Facilitated Roundtable Discussions -- Led by EDRG

                                          Topics will include (but not limited to):

      •         U.S. Trade Patterns Post-Expansion

      ·        Anticipated Effects on East/West/Gulf Coast/Inland Ports

      ·        Infrastructure Development/Future Bottlenecks

      ·        Impacts on the Cost of Doing Business: Who Pays/Who Benefits

      ·        Conducting Business in the Post-Canal Expansion Economy     

      11:30 - 12:00 Break

      12:00 – 12:25            Report Back from Roundtable Discussions and General Discussions/Q&A – Led by Arnie Bloch and EDRG facilitators

      12:25 - 12:30             Closing Remarks by Maritime Administrator

      12:30 - 1:30               Adjourn / Lunch


       

      Draft Agenda

      America's Marine Highway Corridor Workshop Series

      September 22, 2011 – San Francisco, CA

      September 27, 2011 – New York, NY

      1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

      1:30 – 1:45     Marine Highway Corridor Workshop Welcome

      David T. Matsuda, Maritime Administrator

      1:45 – 2:15     Marine Highway Corridor Feasibility Study Update

                              Corridor Sponsor/study contractor with MARAD Gateway Office Director

      2:15 – 3:15     Discussion Panel: "Can Marine Highways be incorporated into the supply chain?  The five panel leaders, each having 10 minutes, include:

      1.      Shipper – senior logistics director/manager

      2.      Truck/Rail

      3.      Ports/maritime operator

      4.      Third-Party Logistics Provider

      3:15 – 3:30     Break

      3:30 – 4:15     Breakout Groups (4-5).  Topics include:

      ·        "Chicken & the Egg"

      ·        Government/Private Partnerships

      ·        Startup/Continued Development: Short Sea Service Impediments &  Industry Incentives

      ·        Valuing Public Impacts

      ·        Funding Mechanisms

      4:15 – 4:35     "Strategies for Growth" Lauren Brand, Director, Office of Marine Highways & Passenger Services

      4:35 – 5:00     Report from Breakout Groups/Wrap up

      ______________________________________________

       

      --- In PMMC-NLUS@yahoogroups.com, "Pacific Merchant Marine Council" <pmmc@...> wrote:

      Panama Canal Expansion and America's Marine Highway Program Public Listening Session, San Francisco, September 22

      Ahoy Members and Friends,

      I have registered for this special event. If you are employed in the industry or have an interest in either of these two subjects I encourage you to register promptly. Upon registering this is the note I received:

      "Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Maritime Administration's Panama Canal Expansion Study Listening Session and America's Marine Highway Workshop. Our space at these sessions is limited to a maximum of 150 people. We will be in touch shortly to confirm your registration and provide additional details about the sessions."

      This event will be our 3rd quarter council meeting.

      Heave Ho,

      Phelps
      Phelps Hobart
      President, Pacific Merchant Marine Council

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