December 08 - Ron Porter, VP Global Transportation, Logistics Compliance and Commodity Management, Aker Solutions, will deliver the keynote address at next year's JOC Breakbulk Asia Transportation Conference & Exhibition in Singapore.

Ron Porter, Vice President, Global Transportation, Logistics Compliance and Commodity Management, Aker Solutions, will be the keynote speaker at the first Breakbulk Asia Transportation Conference & Exhibition taking place February 17 & 18 at the Suntec Conference and Exhibition Centre in Singapore.

Mr Porter will present "The Outlook for Breakbulk Cargo in Asia" on the first day of this highly anticipated inaugural event.

As a Vice President of one of the world's largest industrial and construction organizations, Aker Solutions, Porter is responsible for logistics operations supporting worldwide construction projects in upstream and downstream oil and gas production, both offshore and onshore, power generation, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, mining, and pulping.

Porter's professional career includes 36-plus years with such companies as United Transport, TNT, Santos Ltd, McGlashans Transport, and Worldwide Procurement Services, where he has held positions in Australia and Texas including owner, transportation manager, procurement manager, and project manager.

Porter's professional associations have included memberships in The Chartered Institute of Transport, the Logistics Management Association of Australia, the International Cargo Handling Coordination Association, and the National Association of Purchasing Agents.

There are many issues unique to the breakbulk industry that will be addressed at the conference, which will bring together some of the most notable leaders in the shipping sector and the region to provide a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by all. Among the conference topics are:

  • Volatility in commodity markets
  • Impact of the global downturn on the breakbulk sector
  • Vessel capacity shortages
  • Sourcing materials in Asia Pacific-Area Countries (APAC)
  • Exporting breakbulk cargo from China
  • Riding China's cargo rails
  • Trends in modularization

To register for Breakbulk Asia , contact JoC Conferences at (760) 294-5563, or go to, where you'll also find the latest topics, speakers and information.