Congestion Woes at US West Coast Ports: When will it end?

  • February 19, 2015
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Maricopa Association of Governments, 302 North First Avenue, 2nd Floor Phoenix, AZ 85003


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Please join OWIT-Phoenix on Thursday, February 19, 2015, for a lively discussion on the continued congestion crisis at the US West Coast Ports.  Our program will feature guest speaker Kathleen Charchenko, Assistant Marketing Manager/Business Development at the Port of Long Beach.  Ocean carriers and importers will also be on hand to share their experiences.  Topics will include:

  • An overview of the Port of Long Beach, the 2nd busiest Port in the US.  
  • Current state of the Ports.
  • Congestion drivers and potential remedies.

Kathleen Charchenko

Assistant Marketing Manager for the Business Development Division at the Port of Long Beach, California


Kathleen Charchenko is Assistant Marketing Manager for the Business Development Division at the Port of Long Beach, California.  She came to the Port in 2001 as Assistant to the Division Director and moved up to Trade Analyst in 2005.  After seven years providing vital industry data and analysis for the Port, she assumed her current role in 2012 and is now primarily responsible for developing and maintaining productive business relationships with current and prospective import cargo owners, railroads and trade associations.  She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Leadership from Concordia University in Irvine, California.  Ms. Charchenko serves on the Boards of Directors of the Foreign Trade Association of Southern California and the Propeller Club of Long Beach/Los Angeles.  She is also a member of the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, the Retail Industry Leaders Association, the Orange County Chapter of Women in International Trade, the Harbor Transportation Club and the Los Angeles Transportation Club, the Intermodal Association of North America, the National Industrial Transportation League, and the Coalition of New England Companies for Trade.


Importers, Exporters, Logistics Professionals, Supply Chain Management Professionals, Customs Brokers, Freight Forwarders, Carriers, Consultants, Attorneys, and International Business & Trade Professionals.


Thursday, February 19th, 2015
9:00 am – 10:30 am
(Registration Begins at 8:30 am)


Maricopa Association of Governments

302 North First Avenue, 2nd Floor

Phoenix, AZ 85003

****Parking will be validated in the garage below the building****


OWIT-Phoenix Members:  FREE
Students: $25
Non-Members: $35

Coffee, water and snacks will be provided. 

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