Multimodal Summit

Multimodal SummitCargo Logistics Canada’s VIP Shippers are responsible for complex supply chains that run the gamut, from origin to destination and all points in between. Many of our shipper attendees either utilize multiple modes of freight transport, or use certain modes with more frequency.

A new feature for Cargo Logistics Canada is the robust Multimodal Summit that offers more depth and breadth of conference content to the air, ocean, and surface transport sectors. Whether you book ocean shipping, truckloads, intermodal rail, or airfreight, CLC 2018, the only Multimodal Expo in North America, will seek to help better connect these crucial logistical dots for the wide range of supply chain professionals who attend the show.

Below are the seminars within the Multimodal Summit presented at our previous show: 

W01 – Ocean Shipping Outlook

The world of ocean shipping has been going through upheaval and change in recent years, and there’s likely more to come. A group of experts and stakeholders present an outlook and forecast for this crucial supply chain sector.


Sponsored by

Sponsor - CN

Paul Bingham - Round
Paul Bingham
David Bennet - Round
David Bennett
Wolfgang Schoch - Round
Wolfgang Schoch

Paul Bingham, Vice President, Trade & Global Logistics, Economic Development Research Group
David Bennett, President, Americas, Globe Express
Wolfgang Schoch, Vice President, Hapag Lloyd Canada


Paul Bingham is a Vice President of EDR Group and leader of the firm’s trade economics practice. He brings 30 years of experience in trade and freight planning, analysis and scenario forecasting. His expertise includes economic and trade demand analysis, modal competition and supply chain efficiency, and infrastructure project prioritization. He is a trade data expert, applying the best data fusion techniques to maximize predictive information and analytic insights from available commodity flow and associated freight equipment activity data sets. Mr. Bingham is an appointed member of the U.S. Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness, serving on the Committee’s Freight Transportation Subcommittee. He is co-chair of the TRB Task Force on Valuing Transportation Infrastructure. In addition, he serves on the TRB Policy Organization Group Executive Board and as a member of the Committees on Freight Transportation Economics and Regulation, Agricultural Transportation, and Disaster Logistics and Business Continuity Task Force. He is a National Council Member of the Transportation Research Forum and former member of the Board of Directors of the International Trade Data Users Group.

David Bennett returned to Globe Express Services in September of 2016 as President, America’s Region with responsibility for the Canada, USA and South America markets. David has held executive level positions, such as Vice President, USA Business Development at LF Logistics, a Li & Fung Group Company; Regional Vice President, Pacific Coast Sales & Administration at K-Line Americ; Vice President, North America at Globe Express Services; and Vice President, Global Logistics Sales and Asia Trade Development at Schneider Logistics. David has over 25 years of experience in the logistics industry and has contributed to various trade publications. He was a columnist for several years at Cargo Business News with a column entitled “Final Say.” In addition, David has spoken at various industry related conferences in the USA and Asia. He graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and completed a Leadership Program from Stanford University and the University of Hong Kong, specifically designed for Li & Fung executives.

W02 – Air Cargo 2017

Representatives of the air cargo supply chain take a look at the year ahead and what’s beyond.


Sponsored by


Julia Kuzeljevich - Round
Julia Kuzeljevich
William McKinnon
Ronald Schaefer - Round
Ronald Schaefer
Mark Sutch - Round
Mark Sutch

Julia Kuzeljevich, Editor, Canadian Shipper 

William McKinnon, General Manager, Western Region, Schenker 
Ronald Schaefer
, Project Lead, Centre of Excellence in Pharmaceutical Logistics, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
Raymond Segat, Director, Cargo & Business Development, Vancouver Airport Authority
Mark Sutch, General Manager, Cargo Sales & Marketing, Cathay Pacific Airways


Julia Kuzeljevich is an editor of Canadian Shipper magazine. She has been writing about transportation and logistics issues since 1999.

William McKinnon is the General Manager, Western Region for DB Schenker Canada, a global logistics company with 2,300 employees in Canada and over 80,000 employees worldwide operating in 130 countries. William has been active in supply chain management over the past 25 years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of British Columbia. He brings a unique perspective from both a supplier and purchaser of air, land, ocean, customs and contract logistics services. He has managed 3PL operations in both perishable and non-perishable consumer goods. His belief is that a robust, scalable supply chain is the foundation for economic growth.

Ronald Schaefer is the Project Lead for the Center of Excellence in Pharmaceutical Logistics at the International Air Transport Association (IATA). He is also certified as an instructor by the IATA Training and Development Institute. Mr. Schaefer has accumulated vast experience in the air transport field in positions with Lufthansa Consulting GmbH, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants GmbH, and Ferrostaal México.

Mark Sutch was appointed General Manager, Cargo Sales & Marketing for Cathay Pacific in August 2013, having spent the previous 3 years as Manager Revenue Management for Europe, South West Pacific, South Asia, Middle East, Japan, and Korea. In his current position, Mr Sutch is responsible for Cathay Pacific’s global cargo business. Hong Kong and Mainland China are the main revenue contributors, with intra-Asia, Transpacific and Europe being the three key business segments. Cargo revenue management, Cathay Pacific’s Hong Kong hub operation, and marketing and sales activities all fall under his area of responsibility. Previous roles held with Cathay Pacific include the positions of Country Manager in France, The Philippines and Sri Lanka, as well an operational role within the Flight Operations Department. Mr Sutch joined John Swire and Sons in July 1997 and has spent most of his career seconded to Cathay Pacific Airways.

W05 – Competitive Trade Routes

Experts will discuss how the expanded Panama & Suez Canals, as well as other potential global trade routing decisions, could impact North American and global supply chains.


Sponsored by

Sponsor - CN

Peter Hurme - Round
Peter Hurme
Tony Boemi - Round
Tony Boemi
Rob McInnes - Round
Rob McInnes
Ruth Snowden - Round
Ruth Snowden
Shaun Stevenson - Round
Shaun Stevenson

Peter Hurme, Show Director & Editor, Cargo Logistics Canada
Tony Boemi, 
Vice President, Growth and Development, Port of Montreal
Rob McInnes
, Manager, Business Development, Port of Halifax
Ruth Snowden, Executive Director, CIFFA
Shaun Stevenson
, Vice President, Trade Development & Public Affairs, Port of Prince Rupert


Peter Hurme is the Show Director & Editor of the Cargo Logistics Canada Expo & Conference. Previously, Peter was the publisher of Seattle-based Northwest Publishing Center, and senior editor of Cargo Business News magazine, the daily Cargo Business Newswire, weekly Cargo Techwire, and the Port Productivity Quarterly. Peter was also the publisher of industry-leading Pacific Fishing magazine, the West Coast Ports Handbooks, and a custom publishing business that included Master Builder Magazine and Remodel Seattle. In addition, Peter was deeply involved in Cargo Business News’s industry conferences over the years that included focuses on China, port productivity, and regional freight events. Peter is also on the Board of Directors of the International Refrigerated Transportation Association, part of the Global Cold Chain Alliance. Peter has been in business media and events for over 20 years.

Tony Boemi joined the Montréal Port Authority (MPA) as Vice-President, Growth and Development in May of 2008. Prior to joining the MPA, his entry into the maritime industry dates back to 1975 when he first joined Canadian Pacific Ships (CP Ships). Throughout his tenure with CP Ships, he gained extensive experience in the areas of administration, information technology, sales, marketing, and commercial trade services, and held several senior positions within the CP Ships group of companies. Following the acquisition of CP Ships by Hapag-Lloyd AG in 2005, he was appointed Director, Sales and Marketing, Canada for Hapag Lloyd, a position he held until May 2008. His current responsibilities with the Montréal Port Authority include developing the commercial strategies in the sectors of containers, general cargo, liquid and dry bulk commodities, and the cruise sector, and overseeing the Port of Montréal Agency representations abroad. He is the current President of the St. Lawrence Cruise Association, and participates as a board member with the Chamber of Marine Commerce and Mariners House.

Rob McInnes has been with the Port of Halifax since 2004 and has focused his efforts on containerized cargo business development with an emphasis on growing the port’s retail and consumer products volumes. Rob also heads the HPA’s Research & Statistics division, ensuring that internal and external port stakeholders receive timely, accurate and reliable information about the port. Rob holds the Certified Logistics Professional designation from the Canadian Institute of Traffic & Transportation, a P.Log designation from the Canadian Professional Logistics Institute, and has completed the Schulich School of Business’ Executive Program in Supply Chain and Logistics Management.

When freight forwarding gets in your blood, it stays in your blood. Such is the case with Ruth Snowden, who held several senior operational, sales and executive roles during her 27 years as an international freight forwarder. When the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) asked Ms. Snowden to become its Executive Director in 2008 – the senior ‘paid help’ for the national not-for-profit association, Ruth jumped at the chance to represent her industry in the Canadian and global arenas. Ms. Snowden has taken a strong leadership role in advocating on behalf of the freight forwarding industry. She is actively engaged with the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) eManifest initiatives, contributes to Transport Canada programs, leads many of CIFFA’s Working Groups and is a frequent guest speaker at industry events. The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) represents some 250 regular member firms from the largest of global multi-national freight forwarding firms to small and medium-sized Canadian companies. CIFFA plays an important role in improving the movement goods in Canada, where issues relating to capacity and capabilities are front and centre. CIFFA delivers industry perspective to regulators, ports, railroads and carriers.

Shaun Stevenson joined the Prince Rupert Port Authority in 1997 as Marketing & Communications Officer and assumed progressive roles in helping lead the Port of Prince Rupert in its transformation from a regional port to an integrated global trade gateway. As Vice President of Trade Development and Public Affairs, he currently leads his team as they work to enable the growth of the Port of Prince Rupert. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Diploma of Marketing Management from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

W15 – Multimodal Technology Trends

It’s a multimodal world out there and you need multipurpose technologies. This seminar will help guide you through the decision-making process for your own business.


Al Tama - Round
Al Tama
Mark Hong - Round
Mark Hong
Eric McGee - Round
Eric McGee

Al Tama,
Director, Product Management, Container and Port Solutions, ORBCOMM
Mark Hong
, Vice President, North America Surface Transportation, C.H. Robinson
Eric McGee, Senior Vice President, Transportation, J.B. Hunt Transport


Al Tama brings over 11 years of experience to ORBCOMM delivering mission-critical systems to shipping lines, marine terminal operators and port complexes. As former General Manager at WAM Technologies, Al oversaw the deployment of the first large-scale global telemetry control and monitoring system for nearly 300,000 refrigerated containers. He also served as Director of Technology at Mark-IT Services, a leading provider of monitoring and protective services for refrigerated intermodal shipments in North America.

Mark Hong joined C.H. Robinson in 2003 as Director of Business Development, responsible for all M&A activities. During his first year, he worked on acquiring the China agent, obtained their Chinese NVOCC license (the first issued to a Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise in China), and opened C.H. Robinson China in 2004, at which time he became the Managing Director of the Asia region. From 2004 to 2013, Mark was based in Shanghai and Hong Kong and was responsible for developing the C.H. Robinson network from one location and 15 employees to more than 30 locations and over 1,000 employees across 8 countries in Asia, expanding the suite of services and leading a talented group of people. Mark relocated back to Minnesota in mid-2013 and became Director of North America Surface Transportation. In 2016, Mark was promoted to Vice President and is responsible for the North America Surface Transportation business in Canada, as well as leading emerging services in domestic air, reverse logistics, and special handling.

Eric McGee is a Senior Vice President of Transportation for J.B. Hunt Transport, a Fortune 500, publically traded (NASDAQ) company, and industry leader in supply chain solutions. He is currently responsible for J.B. Hunt’s 3PL/brokerage business unit – one of the fastest growing 3PL/brokerage units in transportation, growing to nearly $900 million in nine years – and specializing in truckload, intermodal, refrigerated, flatbed, less-than-truckload, expedited, and single source solutions. Prior to this role, McGee spent six years as Vice President of J.B. Hunt’s Intermodal division, responsible for pricing and finance. As a key strategic member of the intermodal leadership team, McGee strongly contributed to the development of J.B. Hunt’s intermodal business into the industry standard. With 18 years of transportation experience, including experience within all four divisions of J.B. Hunt covering nine distinct services, McGee has the ability to recognize and develop the fullness of opportunity within a customer’s supply chain.

T01 – Goods Movement Strategies & Projects Part II: Intermodal Rail Projects in North America

The second part of the goods movement strategies focuses on the need for, and ongoing development of, intermodal rail connectivity in Canada and the U.S., as well as this sector’s important role in helping supply chains become more productive.


Sponsored by

Sponsor - CN

Mark Szakony - Round
Mark Szakony
Matthew Hoag - Round
Matthew Hoag
Patrick McCrory - Round
Patrick McCrory
Paul Martin
Jim Quinn
Keith Reardon - Round
Keith Reardon

Mark Szakony
, Executive Editor,
Matthew Hoag,
Americas Region Operations and Commercial Director, DP World 
Patrick McCrory
, Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, Palmetto Railways
Paul Martin, President, Melford International Terminal
Jim Quinn, President & Chief Executive Officer, Port Saint John
Keith Reardon, Vice President, Intermodal Services, CN


As executive editor, Mark Szakonyi leads, the world’s most visited news, analysis and data portal serving the container shipping and international supply chain industry. The team of more a dozen editors and global correspondents provides business-critical news and data-heavy analysis nearly 24/7. Szakonyi also reports on a variety of issues ranging from liner consolidation to shipping alliances. His analysis and work have been quoted in mainstream news media, including the BBC, The Economist, NPR, and USA Today. Szakonyi, a Chicago native now living in Washington D.C., is an avid reader, traveler and vinyl record collector.

Matthew Hoag is Director, Operations and Commercial for the DP World Americas Region, where he is responsible for leading operations strategy and commercial relationships for 6 port facilities throughout the Americas, including: Vancouver, Canada; Caucedo, Dominican Republic; Paramaribo, Suriname; Santos, Brazil; Callao, Peru and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Matt has over 20 years of proven leadership, terminal management, and terminal global consulting experience. Educated as a U.S. Merchant Mariner, he began his professional career as a supervisor of marine operations and advanced to manager of terminal operations. He has experience managing container terminal operations with Maersk Pacific and Sea-Land. His most recent position was General Manager for DP World Canada, Inc., which comprises of three business units: DP World Vancouver marine container terminal, DP World Stevedoring, a bulk, ro-ro and general cargo stevedoring provider, as well as DP World Nanaimo, a multi-purpose terminal located on Vancouver Island. Prior to that, Matt was Chief Executive Officer, Laem Chabang International Terminal Co., Ltd in Thailand and General Manager for DP World’s container terminal business in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela.

Patrick McCrory transitioned into the Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer role at Palmetto Railways in 2015, where he is responsible for all sales & marketing, business development, strategic planning and intermodal development for the organization. Upon being hired at Palmetto Railways in February 2013, Patrick assumed the role of Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to being employed by Palmetto Railways, Patrick held the positions of Terminal Superintendent, Atlanta/Charlotte and Terminal Manager, Northwest Ohio at CSX Intermodal Terminals, Inc. Patrick began his career in marine terminals and longshoring with APM Terminals in 2005, serving in a number of management positions, including operations, training, safety, and human resources throughout the APM Terminals North American network. Transitioning into the railroad industry in 2010, Patrick was a member of the team responsible for the operational start-up of CSX’s Northwest Ohio Intermodal Transshipment Hub, where he carried a specific focus on lift equipment commissioning & training, and terminal operating & automation systems operational integration. Patrick holds a United States Coast Guard Third Mate Oceans, Unlimited Tonnage License for Merchant Mariners, and was formerly an officer in the United States Navy Reserve. He holds membership in the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association, American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association, Intermodal Association of North America, and the Propeller Club of the United States – Port of Charleston.

Paul Martin started his professional career as an attorney practicing with the Halifax, Nova Scotia law firm Cox Downie, where he practiced corporate, commercial and banking law and became a partner in 1987. In 1996, Paul left the practice of law and since that time has held a number of senior management positions in Canadian and American corporations. Mr. Martin is currently the President of Melford International Terminal Inc. Melford International Terminal is developing a container terminal, rail intermodal facility and logistics park at Melford, Guysborough County on the Strait of Canso, Nova Scotia. Melford Terminal intends to capitalize on the opportunities created by the deployment of large ships by the world’s major shipping lines. Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a combined Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Laws Degrees from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Jim Quinn was appointed as President & Chief Executive Officer of Saint John Port Authority in September 2010. Jim brought over 30 years of experience in the marine and public sectors to Port Saint John and he began his career on ships out of the port of Saint John in the mid 1970s. In 1981, he re-joined the Canadian Coast Guard, where he was promoted to leadership positions, including Regional Director of the Central and Arctic Region and Director General, Marine Programs. Jim’s Coast Guard experience took him to ports across Canada and around the world. After 23 years with the Coast Guard, Jim joined the Privy Council Office’s Machinery of Government Secretariat and Social Development Policy Secretariat as a Senior Advisor. In 2002, Jim joined Indian and Northern Affairs Canada as Director General of Lands and was promoted through several leadership positions, culminating in the Chief Financial Officer/Assistant Deputy Minister role. Jim also held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Canadian International Development Agency before leaving government to work at Port Saint John.

Keith Reardon was appointed Vice President of Intermodal Services in May 2012, based in Toronto. Mr. Reardon oversees all aspects of the company’s domestic and international intermodal activities. In 2009, Mr. Reardon was appointed Vice President of CN Supply Chain Solutions, where he was responsible for the automotive and iron ore business units and CN’s non-rail transportation services including transloading, freight forwarding and warehousing, just to name a few. He also directed many supply chain and business development initiatives for CN – working closely with CN customers and partners. Previously, he was Assistant Vice President of CN Transloading Operations, where he managed more than 80 CN-owned warehousing and distribution facilities. Passionate about logistics, Mr. Reardon has more than 20 years of experience in the field; he also held senior positions with outside firms in the world of logistics for a number of years.