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The first meeting of the Port Performance Task Force (PPTF) was held on Friday December 20th at the Port Authority Admin Building in Port Newark. In attendance were representatives from 21 companies and organizations across 10 industry sectors. The mission of the PPTF is to "provide a framework for constituents in the Port of New York and New Jersey to discuss areas of common interest; identify challenges to port efficiency and service reliability and recommend potential solutions and Key Performance Indicators (KPI) in order to maintain the Port's position as a preeminent Port of the United States". The group agreed to the creation of five Working Groups addressing specific issues related to port productivity.

Working Group Organization

Members of the Task Force will spend the next three weeks meeting and discussing strategies and objectives as well as the composition of each Working Group. The Task Force will next meet in early January to review and finalize Working Group members and objectives, with Working Groups beginning to meet in late January to address critical areas as defined by the Task Force.

Organizations interested in being considered for participation in a Working Group should contact Rich Laraway at rlaraway@panynj.gov.

Port Performance Task Force Members

R.M. Larrabee Port Authority of NY & NJ
John Nardi NY Shipping Association
Gary Cross Maher Terminals
John Atkins Global Terminal
Mike Radak Hanjin Shipping
Mike Wilson Hamburg Süd
Dennis Daggett ILA - Atlantic Coast District
David Cicalese ILA - Atlantic Coast District
Randy Brown MMMCA
Jeff Bader Bi-State Motor Carriers
Tom Adamski New Jersey Motor Truck Association
Jon Donnelly Empire Merchants
Patrick Hackett Bed, Bath & Beyond
Dean Tracy Lowe's Home Improvement
Ed Elkins Norfolk Southern
Wilby Whitt CSX Transportation
Phil Connors Flexi-Van Leasing
Keith Lovetro TRAC Intermodal
Bill Shea Direct Chassis Link Inc (DCLI)
Thorkild Hove International Cargo Terminals / Shipco
Steve Schulein National Retail Transportation


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