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Asaf Ashar

Asaf Ashar

Professor-Research
Associate Director, National Ports and Waterways Institute
Email: aashar@uno.edu
Phone: 240-242-3676


 

Dr. Ashar is Research Professor with the National Ports & Waterways Initiative (NPWI), USA, and also independent consultant. NPWI is a maritime research program of The University of New Orleans / Transportation Institute, with offices in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, LA and Washington D.C. Dr. Ashar has been with NPWI since 1985. Before that he was Senior Port Planner and Transportation Analyst with the Port of Seattle,WA, USA (1981 – 1985), and Senior Advisor for Operations with the Port and Rail Authority of Israel, Ports of Haifa & Ashdod (1972 – 1980). His academic background includes degrees in Industrial Engineering & Management (Technion, Israel, 1967), Marine System Management (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 1982), and Maritime Studies and International Transport (University of Wales, United Kingdom, 1993).

Dr. Ashar has participated in numerous conferences and was quoted in many publications, among them: USA Today, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald, The Journal of Commerce, Dredging Today, World Cargo News, Containerization International, Container Management, and Cargo Systems; and was interviewed on two National Public Radio stations. He also has developed and taught seminars and graduate courses on Ports & Shipping.

Dr. Ashar served as Expert Witness in several cases involving port concessions, port investments in new handling equipment, costs and rates for water and land transportation, and inter-port competition.

Dr. Ashar has over 50 academic and professional publications, among them the highly publicized series on The Fourth Revolution: Long-Terms Prospects of Liner Shipping (Containerization International, Dec 1999 & Jan 2000), Reversal of Fortune, Long-Term Forecast for US Ports, (Containerization International, Jan 2004, and World Cargo News, March 2004) and Revolution #4 (Containerization International, Dec 2006). More recently he addressed the impact of Panama Canal Expansion on US Ports (Containerization International, July 2010) and the Deepening US Port Channels (Journal of Commerce, Jan 2011).

Dr. Ashar’s areas of expertise include, in ports:

  • National and regional port master plans
  • Due dilligence studies for port privatization
  • Port marketing and strategic analyzes
  • State intermodal plans (coastal, inland waterways, rail, road)
  • On/off-dock intermodal railyards
  • Port privatization and concession programs
  • Port legislation and regulatory reforms
  • Port cost and pricing strategies
  • Port operations and productivity analysis
  • Port facility planning (containers, general, grain and coal terminals)

In shipping:

  • Post-Panamax ship characteristics
  • Ship and shipping costs
  • Deployment strategies and of shipping lines
  • Future shipping and transshipping service patterns
  • Inland waterways containerships and Container on Barge (COB)
  • Coastal, River/ Sea and Short-Sea Shipping
  • Fast ferries and Ro/Pax shipping
Paying for Benefits (Modifying the Pricing System for Deep Port Channels),The Journal of Commerce, Commentary, January 23, 2011 p. 23.

Kent, P. and Ashar, A. (2010) ‘Performance Indicators for Regulators’, Proceedings of International Journal of Maritime Economics (IJME) Cnference, Lisabon, July 2010 .

An Expanding Brief, (Impact of Panama Canal Expansion),Containerization International, July 2010, pp.27 - 28.

The Impact of Panama Canal Expansion,Proceedings of TOC Americas 2009, November 2009

Alternative Development Plan for Central Chile Ports, Proceedings of TOC Americas 2009, November 2009.

De-Intermodlization of the Ports of Los Angeles and Lonb Beach, Containerization International, July 2009 and The Journal of Commercenter, April 15, 2009 (short version).

The Inevitability of Change, Interview in Container Management, Latin American Edition, November 2008.

New Era in Container Shipping (Port of Prince Rupert), The Journal of Commerce, March 3, 2008.

Executive Commentary: Feedering USEC Ports following Panama Canal Expansion ,The Journal of Commerce, 2007 Annual Edition, January 2008.

Future Trends in West Coast South America Shipping Pattern, Proceedings of TOC Americas 2007, November 2007.

Sounding Off: All Water Suez vs. Panama, Containerization International, August 2007, pp. 72.

Executive Viewpoint: Short Sea Shipping in the US,The Journal of Commerce 2006 Annual Edition, December 2006.

Revolution #4, Containerization International, December 2006, pp. 46 – 48.

Pure Fast Freight Ferries for Coastal Shipping in the US, Proceedings of the JOC Short Sea Conference, May 2003 and June 2000.

Toward New ART Form, WorldCargo, March 2004, pp. 17-18.

Long-Term Development of US Ports, TRB Conference on Marine Transportation System, Washington DC, November 2004.

Reversal of Fortune, Long-Term Forecast for US Ports, Containerization International, January 2004, pp. 58-61. A summary was also published in WorldCargo, March 2004.

User Charges for Port Cost Recovery: the US Harbor Tax Controversy, Maritime Economics & Logistics, Volume IV, No 5, March 2003.

Revolution Now, Containerization International, January 2002, pp. 56-59.

Pure Fast Freight Ferries for Coastal Services in the US, Proceedings of the Ro/Ro 2002 Conference, June 2002. A summary was also published in Le Lloyd Anversois, Paris, France, June 31, 2002.

Intermodal, Rail Connection between the West Bank and Gaza, Interview in Maariv, Weekend Magazine, March 30, 2001 (in Hebrew).

US Ports’ Capacity and Capability, Proceedings of the Marine Transportation System, Research and Technology Conference, TRB / Marine Board (National Academy of Science), Washington DC, November 2001.

Comments to: Technological and Economic Implications of Mega-Container Carriers by Hans Payer, Proceedings of Society for Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), September 2001.

Defining Criteria for Transshipment Hub Ports, Proceedings of Terminal Operations Conference (TOC) America 2001 Conference , September 2001.

Strategic Pricing In Newly Privatized Ports, International Journal of Maritime Economics (IJME), Volume III, No1, March 2001.

Kent, P. and Ashar, A. (2001) ‘Port Competition Regulation: A Tool for Monitoring for Anti-Competitive Behavior’, International Journal of Maritime Economics (IJME), Volume III, No1, March 2001.

A New Revolution Rebuttal, Containerization International, April 2001, p. 4.

Fast Coastal Ferries in the U.S., Proceedings of the 17th Fast Ferry Conference , March 2001.

The Impact of the Fourth Revolution on Latin America, Proceedings of Latin Ports 2000 Conference , November 2000.

The Prospects for the Yangshan Port in Shanghai, Proceedings of the Terminal Operations Conference (TOC) 2000, May 2000.

The Fourth Revolution and Transshipment Potentials for Panama Ports Port Productivity, Proceedings of the Terminal Operations Conference (TOC) 2000, May 2000.

The Prospects for Revival of Coastal Shipping in the U.S., Proceedings of the Permanent International Navigation Association Conference (PIANC) 2000, May 2000.

The Fourth Revolution, Containerization International, December 1999, pp. 57 - 61; and 2020 Vision, Containerization International, January 2000, pp. 35 - 39. Excerpts of the papers were published in: (a) Mundo Maritimo and El Universal, Panama, February 2000; (b) American Association of Port Authorities Advisory, March 13, 2000; (c) The Journal of Commerce, June 5, 2000; (d) Traffic World, June 12, pp. 36 - 37; (e) The Journal of Commerce, June 19, 2000; (f) Cargo Systems, June 2000; (g) IFW, International Freighting Weekly, March 5, 2001; and (h) Proceedings of IFEC, International Port Executives Conference, 2002.

Port Productivity: a new Emphasis in the Era of Concessions, Distribucion Fisica, No. 22, May 1999, Lima, Peru (together with G. Ayzanoa).

Long Term Trends in Container Shipping: Equatorial Round-The-World Services and their Impact on European Ports, Proceedings of the VIII Congress of Maritime Transport and Ports, The Ports of Spain, November 1999.

Long Term Trends in Container Shipping: Equatorial Round-The-World Services and their Impact on European Ports, Proceedings of the VIII Congress of Maritime Transport and Ports, The Ports of Spain, November 1999.

Long Term Trend in Container Shipping: the Emergence of Equatorial Round-The-World Services and Pure Transshipment Ports, Proceedings of the Terminal Operations Conference (TOC) 99, June 1999.

Long Term Trend in Container Shipping: the Emergence of Equatorial Round-The-World Services and Pure Transshipment Ports, Proceedings of the Terminal Operations Conference (TOC) 99, June 1999.

Misunderstanding the Harbor Tax, The Journal of Commerce, May 26, 1999.

A Standard Ship Handling (Stevedoring) Contract, Proceeding of the Containerport & Terminal Performance in the Intermodal Chain Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, February 1999. A modified version of the paper, titled Units of Measurement for Productivity and Indicators of Productivity was included in the book Container Terminal Productivity, Cargo Systems, IIR Publications, London, U.K., June 1999.

Coastal Shipping of Containers and Trailers in the U.S., Proceeding of Permanent International Association of Navigation Congress (PIANC), The Hague, The Netherlands, July 1998.

Counting the Moves, Port Development International (PDI), November 1997, pp. 25 - 29.

Port Productivity Revisited, Proceeding of Terminal Operators Conference (TOC) 97, Barcelona, Spain, June 1997.

The Impact of Dredging/Not-Dredging New York Harbor, Transportation Quarterly, ENO Transportation Foundation, winter 1997. Reprints were requested and sent to over 30 ports and transportation organizations in the USA.

Freight Components in Louisiana's Statewide Intermodal Transportation Plan, Transportation Planning and Land Use at State, Regional, and Local Levels, Transportation Research Record No. 1552, Washington D.C., November 1996.

Evolution in Transshipment Patterns in Containerized Trade and the Emerging Hub Ports, Proceeding of Terminal Operators Conference (TOC) 96, Hamburg, Germany, April 1996.

Freight Components in Louisiana's Statewide Intermodal Transportation Plan, Transportation Research Board 1996 Proceeding, Washington D.C., January 1996 (with C. Appfel, A. Hochstein, K. Horn and R. McLaughlin).

The Potential for Small Containerships, Commercial Shipbuilding USA Conference Proceeding 1995, Marine Log, Washington D.C., December 1995.

Maritime System of the Americas Study, Permanent International Association of Navigation Congress (PIANC), 1995 (with A. Hochstein and R. McLaughlin).

Factor Analysis and Benchmarking Port's Performance, Maritime Policy & Management, University of Wales Publication, United Kingdom, vol. 22, no. 4, 1995.

Maritime vs. Land Transport Systems between Mid-America and Mexico, The Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, Volume 36, Number 1, 1996, pp. 1 - 16.

Stock and Flow Methodology for Calculating Capacity of Cargo Transfer Terminals, Proceeding of Second Annual Conference on Transportation Management, Sate University of New York, Maritime College, May 1995 (with G. Ayzanoa).

Maritime System of the Americas Study, PIANC Bulletin, No 87, 1995, pp. 28 - 35 (with A. Hochstein and R. McLaughlin).

Coastal Shipping for Domestic Freight, WWS/Worldwide Shipping, January 1995, pp. 28-29. An earlier version of the paper was: (a) presented to the National Commission of International Transportation of the U.S. Congress, May 1994; and (b) circulated among all members of U.S. Congress by Congressman James Traficant (D-IL) of the Committee on Public Works and Transportation as a Media Advisory, November 1994. Excerpts of this article also appeared in The Journal of Commerce (January 1995), Pacific Maritime (January 1995), Inbound Logistic Magazine (February 1995), and German Transport News (in German, January 1995).

FastShip: In-Transit, In-Stock and Inventory Cost, The Journal of Commerce, Trade Section, December 16, 1994. The paper was included in the proceeding of The Economics of Fast Cargo Ships Conference Proceedings, The international Association of Maritime Economist and The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Washington D.C., June 1997.

Defining Performance Measures for an Intermodal Management System, The Journal of Transportation Research Forum, November 1994 (with P. Stopher, C. Appfel and others). The paper received the 1994 TRF Intermodal Research Award.

On-Off Terminal Ship-to-Rail Transfer, ASCE/PIANC Port's '92 Conference Proceedings, Seattle, July 1992, pp. 108-131.

On-Off Terminal Ship-to-Rail Transfer and the All-Rail Terminal, Cargo Systems, 7th Terminal Operations Conference Papers, June 1992, Genoa, Italy, pp. 101-106.

Intermodal (Rail) Terminal Capacity -- a Stock & Flow Simulation, National Science Foundation, Transportation Research Board, Intermodal Committee, Washington D.C., January 1992.

The Rise and Fall of Omniport, Cargo Systems, November 1991, pp. 139-143.

On Selectivity and Accessibility, Cargo Systems, June 1991, pp. 44-45.

Productivity, Capacity and Equity in the Port of San Juan, WWS/World Wide Shipping, May 1991. The article was translated into Japanese by Mitsui Corp. and published in The Journal of Japan Cargo Handling Mechanization Association, July 1992.

Planning and Operations of Inland Ports, United Nations, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), a text book (250 pp.), January 1991.

Overweight Containers: Short and Long Term Perspectives, WWS/World Wide Shipping, October 1990, pp. 70 - 73.

Dual Hoist Cranes -- Feasibility Assessment, WWS/World Wide Shipping, July 1990, pp. 72 - 74.

On-Off Dock Terminal Ship-to-Rail Transfer, Maritime Policy & Management, University of Wales publication, United Kingdom, Volume 17, July 1990.

Multi-Dimensional Evaluation Methodology for Port Projects, WWS/World Wide Shipping, a series of two articles, April-May 1989, pp. 59 - 62 and June 1989, pp. 29 - 32.

Evolutionary Trends in Breakbulk Cargo Handling, WWS/World Wide Shipping, November 1988, pp. 56 - 59.

On-Off Dock Intermodal Transfer, The Perplexing Case of Long Beach, WWS/ World Wide Shipping, September 1988, pp. 46 - 51.

Strategic Planning for National Port Systems, International Maritime Seminar on Changes in the World Shipping Environment and Counter Strategies toward the year 2000, Korea Maritime Institute, Seoul, Korea, July 1988 (45 pages, with Dr. A. Hochstein).

Prospects for River/Ocean Short Sea Shipping in the U.S., a Conference Paper & Journal of the Transportation Research Forum publication (with Drs. A. Hochstein and K. Horn), June 1988.

Container on Barge Prospects on the Mississippi River, WWS/World Ports, February 1987, pp. 25 - 28.

Strategic Port Planning -- the Global Consideration, a Conference Paper, Ports and Terminals Conference 1987 Publication, sponsored by the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey and WWS/ World Wide Shipping, July 1987.

Ports' Strategic Planning - the New Role of Shipping Lines, WWS/World Ports, June 1986, pp. 71 - 74.

Capacity Modeling for Container Terminals, WWS/World Ports, January 1986.

Container Terminal Productivity and Capacity, a series of two articles, WWS/World Ports, November 1985, pp. 73 - 75, January 1986, 93 - 95.

Intermodalism, the Case for On-Dock Operations, WWS/World Ports, March 1984, pp. 78 - 79.

Container Crane Pricing -- A Fleet Approach, WWS/World Ports, November 1983, pp. 64 - 66.

Container Revolution II -- Twinning the Boxes, WWS/World Ports, May 1983, pp. 33 - 34.

Several papers were included in the graduate programs of the Center for Marine Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; the Institute of Marine Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and Texas A & M University, Galveston, TX. One paper (on Omniport Houston) served as a basis for Harvard Business School Case Study. Excerpts of 2 papers were included in Intermodal Freight Transportation, ENO Foundation, 1985 and 1995 editions. Media interviews and quotations included in numerous US and foreign newspapers among them: The Journal of Commerce, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Oregonian, USA Today, and Herald Tribune.
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Speaker and Panelist, “Loss of Capacity following Earthquake”, Terminal Operator Conference (TOC) Americas 2010, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2010.

Presenter, “Strategic Issues Facing the Ports of New York/New Jersey and Abu Dhabi/Dubai”, University of New York Lecture Series, New York and Abu Dhabi, October 2009 and January 2010.

Speaker and Panelist, “Impacts of Panama Canal Expansion”, and "Masterplan for Central Chile Ports", Terminal Operator Conference (TOC) Americas 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 2009.

Speaker and Panelist, “Alternative Development Plan for Central Chile Ports”, Terminal Operator Conference (TOC) Americas 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 2009.

Speaker and Panelist, “Strategic, Business Plan for Port Quetzal, Guatemala”, Terminal Operator Conference (TOC) Americas 2008, Long Beach, CA, USA, November 2008.

Speaker and Panelist, “Future Trends in West Coast South America Shipping Pattern”, Terminal Operator Conference (TOC) Americas 2007, Panama City, Panama, November 2007.

Speaker and Panelist, “Global Trends in Shipping and Ports”, Port Society of Cartagena, Colombia, with participation of the President of Colombia and Ministers in charge of port development, Cartagena, Colombia, July 2007.

Panelist, “Port Performance and Logistic Indicators”, Global Institute of Logistic Forum, Atlanta, GA, June 2007.

Speaker and Panelist, “Securing the Future Vitality of the Marine Transportation System (MTS) through Cooperative Research” 7th Marine Transportation System Research & Technology Conference, The National Academy of Science, Washington DC, November 2004.

Speaker, “Environmental Benefits of Short Sea” 3rd Short Sea Shipping Conference, MarAd, New York, NY, October 2004.

Speaker and Panelist, “Roundtable 5: How will a Waterborne Intermodal System Work in Practice?” JOC Short Sea Shipping Conference, Hilton Head, GA, April 2004.

Speaker and Panelist, “Future Panama Canal Improvements and Impacts on International Trade”, Annual Transportation Research Board Conference, TRB / Marine Board (National Academy of Science), Washington DC, January 2003.

Speaker and Panelist, “Long-Term Developments in Liner Shipping and the Role of the Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka”, International Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers 2002 Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, October 2002.

Speaker and Panelist, “Pure” Fast Freight Ferries for Coastal Services in the US, Ro/Ro 2002 Conference, Lubek, Germany, June 2002.

Speaker and Panelist, “US Port Capacity and Capability”, Marine Transportation System, Research and Technology Conference, TRB/Marine Board (National Academy of Science), Washington DC, November 2001.

Speaker, " Defining Criteria for Transshipment Hub Ports", Terminal Operations Conference (TOC) America 2001 Conference , Miami, FL, September 2001.

Chairman, Session on Environmental and Competition Policy; and Commentator; speaker and panelist, "Controlled Growth of Ports", Session on Planning for Future Terminal Capacity, Terminal Operating Conference (TOC) 2001, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2001

Speaker and Panelist, "Fast Coastal Ferries in the U.S.", The 17th Fast Ferry Conference , New Orleans, LA, March 2001.

Speaker and Panelist, “Opportunities for Coastal Shipping in the U.S.”, Session on Fast Ferries, Ferries 2000, Biloxi, MS, November, 2000.

Speaker and Panelist, “The Impact of the Fourth Revolution on Latin America”, The Session on Global Development, Latin Ports 2000 Conference, Miami, FL, November, 2000.

Speaker and Panelist, “The Fourth Revolution and Expansion Options for the Panama Canal”, Opening Session, Transportation Research Board, National Science Foundation, Norfolk, VA, July, 2000.

Principal Speaker, Long-Terms Trends in Liner Shipping and Container Ports, A special presentation and workshop for Stevedoring Services of America, ABAM Engineering and the Port of Seattle, Seattle, WA, July, 2000.

Keynote Speaker, What Does the 12th Century Portend for Western Hemisphere Ports? Ports America Conference 2000, Maritime Day, Philadelphia, PA, June, 2000.

Visiting Lecturer, Long Term Trends in Shipping and Ports, The 36th International Seminar on Port Management, Delft International Institute for Infrastructural, Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering and Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, May 2000.

Speaker and Panelist, The Prospects for Revival of Coastal Shipping in the U.S., the Permanent International Navigation Association Conference (PIANC) 2000, Oakland, CA, USA, May 2000.

Speaker and Panelist: (a) The Fourth Revolution and Transshipment Potentials for Panama; and (b) The Prospects for the Yangshan Port Project), Rotterdam, Terminal Operators Conference (TOC) 2000, The Netherlands, May 2000.

Principal Speaker and Discussion Leader, The Fourth Revolution and its Impact on the Canal's Expansion Prospects, Panama Canal Authority Workshop, Panama City, Panama, April 3, 2000. Attendees included the Administrator, senior staff, current and former Ministers of the Canal and the Executive Director of Panama Maritime Authority.

Keynote Speaker, The VIII Congress of Maritime Transport and Ports of The Ports of Spain, " Long Term Trend in Container Shipping: Equatorial Round-The-World Services and their Impact on European Ports", Algeciras, Spain, November 1999.

Chairman, Terminal Operators Conference (TOC) 99, sessions: (a) Transshipment -- Emerging Mediterranean Shipping Patterns; and (b) The Intermodal Challenge; and Presenter, Long Term Trends in Container Shipping: the Emergence of Equatorial Round-The-World Services and Pure Transshipment Ports, Genoa, Italy, June 1999.

Speaker and Panelist, Container Ports & Terminals Performance in the Intermodal Chain Conference, “Standard Port Performance Indicators”, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, February 1999.

Chairman, Terminal Operators Conference (TOC) 98 (Asia), session on Port Investments -- Strategies and Practical Experience in the Middle East and South Asia, Dubai, October 1998.

Principal, workshop on Port Pricing and Finance, Organization of American States and U.S. Maritime Administration, Lima, Peru, June 1998.

Speaker and Workshop Principal, Latin Ports '97 Conference, “Port Privatization, Operational and Financial Considerations”, Miami, November 1997 (with Paul Kent).

An invited participant (by U.S. Secretary of Transportation) in a workshop on Impacts of Changes in Ship Design on Transportation Infrastructure and Operations, New York, NY, July 1997.

Speaker and Panelist, Terminal Operators Conference (TOC) 97, “All-In Port Pricing and Productivity Adjusted Pricing”, Barcelona, Spain, June 1997.

Speaker and Panelist, International Port Development: Financing Port Development Projects, “Developing Port Jakarta's Strategic Plan”, Washington D.C., June 1997.

Speaker and Panelist, Terminal Operators Conference (TOC) 96, “Evolution in Transshipment Patterns and their Impact on Ports: The Case of Indonesia”, Hamburg, Germany, April 1996.

Lecturer, International Program for Port Management, Port Operations, Technology and Performance”, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, 1996 to 2000.

Speaker and Panelist, The Potential for Small Containerships, Marine Log: Commercial Shipbuilding USA Conference, Washington D.C., December 1995.

Speaker and Discussion Leader, The Second Annual Conference on Transportation Management, State University of New York, Maritime College, Port Schuler, NY, May 1995.

Speaker, Conference on Russian Port Development, “Assessing Capacity of Ports and Terminals,” U.S. Agency for International Development, Washington D.C. September 1994.

Speaker and Panelist, The Maritime System of the Americas (Phase II), “Alternative Land and Water Intermodal Options,” U.S. Maritime Administration and Mexico Ministry of Communication, Veracruz, Mexico, July 1994.

Speaker, National Commission on Intermodal Transportation (for the U.S. Congress), Revival of Coastal Shipping of Freight, May 1994.

Speaker and Panelist, Maritime System of the Americas, Vessel Technology and Operations, U.S. Maritime Administration, New Orleans, March 1993.

Speaker and Panelist, Ports '92 Conference of ASCE/PIANC, Port Access, Seattle, WA, July 1992.

Speaker, Cargo Systems' 7th Terminal Operation Conference (TOC), Intermodal Transport Systems, Genoa, Italy, June 1992.

Speaker and Panelist, Annual Convention of the National Science Foundation, Transportation Research Board, Intermodal Committee, Intermodal Yard Capacity, Washington D.C., January 1992.

Principal Speaker, Breakbulk Roundtable for U.S. Maritime Administration Offices of Technology Assessment and Ports and Intermodal Development, November 1991.

Speaker, Port Systems and Barge Terminals, a 1-week Regional Seminar on Inland Waterway Transportation in South America, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 1991.

Speaker, Privatization Options for the Port of Buenos Aires, a 2-week workshop, Buenos Aires, Argentine, October 1991. Participants included port representative, shippers, stevedores and lines' representatives from 5 South American countries.

Speaker, Future Breakbulk Ports, Bulk Transpo 91 -- The Journal of Commerce Conference Atlanta, GA, June 1991.

Speaker, Port and Terminal Capacity in two Workshops on Port Privatization to delegates from South America sponsored by USAID/TDP, June 1991.

An expert witness and a provider of a deposition to the Committee on Publics Works and Transportation, U.S. House of Representatives, on Overweight Containers, July 1990.

Panelist, Government Shipping Panel, Society for Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), an industry-government-academia forum, 1990.

Speaker, Feasibility of Unitization of Breakbulk Cargoes, 6th Terminal Operation Conference (TOC) of Cargo System, Amsterdam, April 1990.

Panelist, the session on Trends in Breakbulk and Neobulk Cargo Handling Technology, the Annual Convention of the Association of American Port Authorities (AAPA), Tampa, Florida, October 1989.

Panelist, the session on Intermodal Transportation, the annual U.S. Transportation Research Forum in conjunction with the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Toronto, 1988.

Speaker and Panelist, Strategic Planning for Ports, World Wide Shipping in conjunction with the Port Authority of New York / New Jersey, New York, 1987.

Presenter and Panelist, Productivity of Marine Terminals, National Science Foundation in cooperation with the Maritime Administration, Long Beach, California, 1986.

Speaker and Panelist, Potential for Short Sea, River/Ocean Systems in the U.S., The U.S. Maritime Administration, Washington, D.C., 1985.