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TPM, S&P Global’s Premier Shipping and Logistics Conference, to Focus on Post-pandemic Reality

TPM23 by S&P Global Market Intelligence to be held in Long Beach, CA, February 26–March 1

New York – Feb. 15, 2022 – Organized by The Journal of Commerce within S&P Global Market Intelligence, TPM, one of the world’s largest trade conferences, will be held in the port city of Long Beach, California, February 26–March 1, 2023, following the TPM Tech event Feb. 23–24.

Under the theme of “Picking up the Pieces,” TPM23 will explore in depth what the post pandemic reality will look like for container supply chains and what it means for 2023 and beyond.

Just weeks into 2023, the market is almost unrecognizable compared to the past two years of massive pandemic impact. The industry is coming off of an unpreceded period of growth, disruption and consequences, relative to container shipping history going back to the 1950s.

“It is too simple to say that containerized supply chains have simply gone back to normal. The reason is, while port congestion has largely cleared, the pandemic impact on perceptions of risk among shippers and beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) as well as the thinking of some regulators, particularly in the US, has changed significantly and will not quickly revert,” said Peter Tirschwell, vice president at S&P Global Market Intelligence and chairman of TPM23. “At the same time, certain pre-pandemic realities, such as a greatly consolidated ocean carrier industry and inadequate port flow, have not changed, and that is important to remember in looking out into 2023 and beyond.”

With a comprehensive agenda, TPM23 will prepare the participants to face an unpredictable market  in 2023 and beyond.

TPM23 program includes:   

  • The Global Economic and Trade Outlook: How Container Shipping Demand Is Shaping Up
  • Container Shipping Outlook: Suddenly and Yet Again, It’s a New World
  • The Route to Carbon-Neutral Shipping and a Multi-Fuel Future
  • The Ocean Capacity Outlook: Shedding Light on a Complex Picture
  • The Logistics Implications of Sourcing Shifts
  • How to Improve Container Flow Through Terminals
  • Decarbonizing Ocean Container Supply Chains: What Shippers Demand Versus Solutions Available Today

TPM23 speakers include:

  • Alan Murphy, Co-Founder and CEO, Sea-Intelligence Consulting
  • Anne-Sophie Zerlang Karlsen, Head of Asia Pacific Operations Execution, A.P. Møller – Maersk
  • Daniel Maffei, Chairman, Federal Maritime Commission
  • Gen. David H. Petraeus, Partner, KKR and Chairman, KKR Global Institute, Retired General and CIA Director
  • Lindsay Newman, Executive Director and Head of Geopolitical Thought Leadership, S&P Global Market Intelligence
  • Nariman Behravesh, Former Chief Economist, IHS Markit
  • Sarah Cottle, Senior Vice President, Head of Research, Advisory & Specialty Solutions, S&P Global Market Intelligence
  • Sharon L. Weissman, President, Board of Harbor Commissioners, Port of Long Beach, California
  • Søren Toft, Chief Executive Officer, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company
  • Stephen R. Lyons, Retired Gen., White House Special Envoy for Ports and Supply Chains
  • Tim Scharwath, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight

Registration Information

TPM23 by S&P Global Market Intelligence will be held on Feb. 26–Mar.1 at Long Beach Convention Center, California. Further information and delegate registration is available at

Media Accreditation

Media registration is now open. Members of the media interested in covering TPM23 are required to apply for accreditation and applications for accreditation can be submitted here.

Visit TPM23 for the most up-to-date event information. Listed session times, topics and speakers are subject to change.

About TPM

TPM, organized by The Journal of Commerce within S&P Global Market Intelligence, is S&P Global’s premier conference for the trans-Pacific and global ocean container supply chains.

Founded in 2001, TPM is based on an editorially independent and rigorous program developed by the leading team of specialized, subject matter experts, journalists covering international transportation and logistics. TPM annually presents the industry’s most in-depth program delving into the most pressing challenges affecting container shippers in North America and globally. The event annually attracts the most senior-level audience in this industry, and is a platform for a week of essential and intensive networking, negotiations, and relationship building among the multiple parties in the international container shipping supply chain: shippers, carriers, forwarders, technology providers, trucking operators, railroads, ports, terminals, and many others who participate in this market.


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