President and Founder of Martin Associates to Deliver Keynote Address at Journal of Commerce East Coast Maritime Conference

August 5, 2009

NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Journal of Commerce Conferences announced today that Dr. John Martin, President of Martin Associates, will deliver the keynote address at the 2009 East Coast Maritime (ECM) Conference. The event will be held on October 5 and 6, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Martin’s speech will be called “Shifting Trade Lanes” and it will explore how the global recession is impacting trade lanes for East Coast ports.

“Many participants at this year’s event will be looking for specific information about the impact of the economic downturn on East Coast ports,” said Liam Power, Vice President of The Journal of Commerce’s Magazine Group. “Dr. Martin’s research in this area is highly anticipated by the shipping community.”

Founded in 1986, Martin Associates provides economic, market and planning studies to most of the nation’s seaports. Martin also provides ongoing economic and planning consulting services to terminal operators, ocean carriers, and government agencies, as well as to major airports in the United States.

For the past 34 years, Martin has conducted more than 500 port economic, planning and marketing studies for seaports, terminal operators and ocean carriers in the United States, Asia, Europe and South America.

His studies have addressed the economic costs of terminal congestion at container terminals, the economic costs of the 2002 West Coast ports shutdowns, the impact of restrictive trade policies on the maritime transportation system, and the integration of ports into the logistics strategies of major importers and exporters.

Martin holds a Ph.D. and Masters degree in Economics from George Washington University and a BA in Economics, Cum Laude, from Millersville University.

The 2009 ECM Conference will combine panel roundtable discussions with a web-based interactive forum for two days of unscripted, extemporaneous and provocative dialogue focusing on East Coast ports and their connections with ocean- and land-based logistics strategies.

To register for the conference, contact JoC Conferences at (760) 294-5563 or by email at events@joc.com. To sponsor: contact Anne Morris at amorris@joc.com or (818) 341-3585. For program information, contact Janet Plume at jplume@joc.com or (504) 866-7076. For more information about the East Coast Maritime Conference or other JoC conferences, please visit http://joc.com/ECM or www.joc.com/conferences.

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