HIMC24–The Future of Shipping is Here

Join us November 6 – 8, 2024, for the 3rd annual Houston International Maritime Conference hosted by Port Houston, the No. 5 ranked U.S. container port.

Global and local market dynamics are forcing stakeholders throughout the supply chain to revisit their strategies, capitalize on unexpected opportunities, and leverage forward-thinking solutions. HIMC24 offers a remarkable chance to absorb knowledge from prominent leaders who are steering the industry’s evolution. This year we look forward to providing more opportunities to network and engage with top professionals in the maritime and supply chain industries.

Participate in engaging sessions that delve into subjects such as import-export container trade, steel and project cargo logistics, state of the economy, industrial real estate, cold chain, sustainability, landside infrastructure and more! Join the array of attendees, from BCOs to ocean carriers, NVOCCs, freight forwarders, trucking enterprises, and more, you’ll gain insights into current trends, the maritime industry’s impending landscape, and strategies to prepare for future expansion.

Use code “BayouCity” to secure your early bird discounted pass with $80 savings!

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Featured Speakers

Chart a course to success with our roster of distinguished conference speakers from the maritime industry who will share
their in-depth knowledge and valuable insights on important issues and current trends.

Interested in participating as a speaker in HIMC24? Contact us at [email protected]


Carl Bentzel

Carl Bentzel


Federal Maritime Commission
Shay Downing

Shay Downing


JS&J Solutions
John Hark

John Hark

Director of Chartering, North America Bertling Logistics & Adjunct Professor, Texas A&M University

Bertling Logistics Inc.
Shaun Leone

Shaun Leone

President / CEO

Sunburst Truck Lines, Inc.
Dr. Ricaurte Vásquez Morales

Dr. Ricaurte Vásquez Morales


Panama Canal Authority

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Conference Agenda & Schedule

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Special Thanks to our Advisory Committee Members


Will Connell
President, Gulf Region

Eloy Cortez
South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District Representative

Shay Downing
JS&J Solutions

Anthony Fullbrook
OEC Group

John Hark
Director of Chartering
North America Bertling Logistics &
Adjunct Professor, Texas A&M University

Shaun Leone
President and CEO
Sunburst Truck Lines

Dave Morgan
President and CEO
Cooper/Ports America

Giancarlo Morgera
Executive Vice President of Export Liner Services
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.

John Moseley
Chief Commercial Officer
Port Houston

JJ Plunkett
Chief Operating Officer/ Port Agent
Houston Pilots Association