Memphis, TN, December 14, 2005 --(PR.com
)-- Cotton exports from the United States 2005-2006 season are expected to reach 16.2 million bales. Forum participants reviewed implications and preparations being made to prepare for these volumes. Subjects discussed included:
• Equipment Availability
--Warehousing and ready dates
--Vessel Sailing and Proper Manifesting
• Accurate and timely Bill of Lading
“The industry’s conditions this season demand a more effective way of getting the job done, and the conference was a great way to start,” said participant Gene Key, District Sales Manager of Hyundai Merchant Marine. “It was a very productive meeting and our view is that the face-to-face interaction was helpful in bringing various challenges to the forefront of discussion.”
According to participant Barry Gibson, OOCL Trade Manager for cotton, "Everyone has to work together this season to meet the challenges presented. The conference helped to make the industry more aware of the need for better forecasting and planning so that we can deal with large volumes when trucking services are in short supply."
Mallory Alexander convened the first Cotton Conference as an ongoing forum for industry peers to share information and best practices for the ultimate benefit of cotton shippers and consumers. “We were pleased to put this meeting together and we found the benefits to have been well worth the effort,” says Neely Mallory III of Mallory Alexander.
About Mallory Alexander International Logistics
Mallory Alexander International Logistics (www.mallorygroup.com) is a leading third-party logistics (3PL) provider. As a specialist in global logistics and supply chain services, Mallory Alexander acts as a single source for all logistics and supply chain needs. Specifically, Mallory Alexander provides public and contract warehousing, freight forwarding (international, domestic, air and ocean), custom brokerage, import/export services, intermodal trucking and transportation, logistics services and consulting. Mallory Alexander is a fourth-generation company, with 19 offices and 12 strategically-located warehouses and distribution centers throughout the U.S. The company has more than 500 employees worldwide. Previously, Mallory Alexander was known as Alexander International and Mallory Distribution Centers, which operated as separate subsidiaries of The Mallory Group.