Columbus Region Logistics Council All Member Meeting and Education Event

  • When: November 6, 2014 at 4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Where:

    LA Catering and Event Center
    670 Harmon Ave
    Columbus, OH 43215

  • Event Type: Chamber  
  • Event Series: CRLC  

The Columbus Region Logistics Council serves as a catalyst for the growth of the Central Ohio Region’s logistics capability.  The CRLC was formed to grow the Region as a logistics hub and support the development of its tremendous assets.  A strategic roadmap drives the CRLC’s core mission with a focus on areas identified as critical to the success of the logistics industry:

  • Economic Development
  • Advocacy
  • Workforce

The Columbus Region Logistics Council is proud of its many project accomplishments to date. Join this All CRLC Member Meeting to hear an overview on the Council’s focus in 2014 and forward.

Then, plan to participate in an Education Event- “Canal Fever- Perspective on the Panama Canal renovation”

The much anticipated 2016 completion of the Panama Canal Expansion project makes handling larger container carrying ships and the prospect of circumventing traditional U.S. West Coast ports of entry in favor of East Coast and Gulf final destinations a reality.  Competition is heating up among seaports since there will be fewer ships, less frequent port calls and more concentrated, intermittent shipments.  The Ports of Baltimore, NY, NJ, Miami, Houston, Charleston and Savannah have been busily working to complete their on and near-dock infrastructure though harbor dredging and readiness initiatives anticipating increased activities.  Much speculation, even optimism, exists around the enhanced Canal’s ability to impact transportation flexibility, capacity and efficiency with shipping carriers focusing on the benefits associated with end destination, direct shipments.

While an expanded Panama Canal will allow swifter passage from Asia to North America destinations, transit costs have yet to be established including passage tolling and gate fees.  The Canal will also compete with two existing routes- the West Coast ports (and their well- established, eastbound rail connections throughout the United States) and the Suez Canal, which now handles as much capacity on Asia- U.S. Gulf and East Coast routes as the Panama Canal.

Who will be the winners of this Port-to-market logistics play?  Join us to learn more.

Meet with industry colleagues for an evening of networking, updates, education and connections followed by refreshments as we discuss actions, initiatives and topics shaping the viability and economic vitality of the Central Ohio logistics industry.

Event Details:

Thursday, November 6, 2014
4 – 7 p.m.


Tickets are free for CRLC Members and $25 for non-members and guests. Seating is limited so register now.

Registration fees are considered non-refundable.

Directions and Parking Details:

The venue offers plenty of free parking.


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