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Air & Sea Cargo Americas
November 4 - 6, 2015 • Miami, Florida    


Cargo Transportation Innovations, Going Green

On Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 3:00 p.m., the panel will address the search by transportation and logistics companies for more efficient, cost effective and ecologically friendly processes; the panel will address investing in innovative solutions in the areas of:

  • New generation aircraft and sailing vessels
  • Drones for the door-to-door delivery of packages
  • Alternative fuels, such as liquid natural gas (LNG), electric and solar
  • Paperless transactions, such as electronic completion and transmission of shipping documents
  • Lighter aircraft and sailing vessel cargo containers
  • More efficient temperature control cargo containers
  • GPS systems for tracking shipments, containers and vehicles.

The panelists: Romaine Seguin, President – Americas, UPS International; James R. Hertwig, President & CEO, Florida East Coast Railway; and Donna Hrinak, President, Boeing Brazil & Latin America, will provide their insight on the development and implementation of the corresponding innovations in their respective companies.


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