Werner Global Logistics hosts shippers networking event

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Werner Global Logistics, a subsidiary of premier transportation and logistics provider Werner Enterprises, last week hosted its Third Annual International Shippers Networking Event. More than 70 international importers, exporters and industry experts from across the country gathered to discuss the new regulations and challenges currently affecting the international shipping community.

“Werner Global Logistics is proud to host this event, which gives international shippers the opportunity to join together from around the United States and discuss the specific issues faced by the international shipping community,” says Derek Leathers, chief operating officer of Omaha, Neb.-based Werner Enterprises and president of Werner Global Logistics. “Through this collaborative effort, we can explore the issues, educate each other on potential solutions and empower one another with the knowledge, tools and experience essential to achieve success.”

During the event, Lance Dixon, vice president of Mexico and Canada Operations, spoke on NAFTA and cross-border transportation, and Shay Garvin, Werner Global Logistics’ corporate account executive, gave an industry update. Laura Pedersen, business development officer of First National Bank, addressed attendees on letters of credit, and Al Klukowski, a cargo specialist with the Transportation Security Administration, followed with an air cargo security update.

In addition, Joe Chapuran, international development manager for the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, discussed Nebraska’s reverse trade mission with China, and Nick Carmichael, business development manager with Tractus Asia, gave a presentation about the expansion of U.S. businesses into Asian economic markets.

Craig Stoffel, vice president of Werner Global Logistics, hosted and emceed the event.