Now is the time to invest in sustainable port infrastructure
By Automotive Logistics2021-06-30T17:20:00
Ports are the gateway to supply chain recovery and growth for the North American automotive industry, and officials from the US Maritime Administration, Kuehne + Nagel and the American Association of Port Authorities see opportunity to strong returns on investment in capacity, transport links and digitalisation.
Vehicle trade continues to recover across North American port gateways, but the sector faces severe disruption from supply chain shortages and challenges in container shipping. However, experts see great potential in more efficient vehicle logistics, reducing emissions and stronger automotive trade through investment and digitalisation in North American vehicle ports.
Travis Black, from the Maritime Administration of the US Department of Transportation, outlines funding opportunities and initiatives for multiodal vehicle logistics, and Chris Connor from the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) discusses where investment would best directed at both public and private levels. Bill Kascel, from Kuehne + Nagel, outlines the role that freight forwarders and logistics providers will play in ensuring more sustainable shipping and vehicle trade.
Travis Black, Team Lead, Port Development ad Intermodal Planning at US Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration