During this podcast, Kemmsies provided a detailed overview of the myriad factors and issues impacting the global supply chain.
Themes focused on over the course of this podcast included:
- a Peak Season outlook;
- 24/7 port operations at the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach;
- prospects for nearshoring; the state of tariffs;
- and U.S.-China trade relations, among others.
Dr. Walter Kemmsies iswidely viewed as one of the foremost experts on ports, rail, and infrastructure in the U.S. His areas of expertise include demand forecasting, maritime and overall global trade regulatory issues, public and private port and infrastructure financing, and long-term strategic planning and capital investment. Having worked in major cities all over the world, Walter has a global perspective which uniquely qualifies him as a global trade economist.
Kemmsies currently advises several major U.S. Port Authorities and is routinely asked to work on complex issues with various investment banks, private equity firms, and public regulatory agencies.
He provides substantial support to the freight movement industry via publication of port volume data for the American Association of Port Authorities, presentations at major international industry conferences, and advises the U.S. Department of Commerce on Supply Chain Competitiveness. Walter recently testified to the U.S. Senate Transportation and Commerce Subcommittee on issues affecting freight industry. He has also published research in scholarly journals.