The EVER GIVEN’s grounding in the Suez Canal and the subsequent halt of traffic illustrated that the ease of movement of goods is critical to the success of international trade. This year, shipping lane and port congestion issues highlighted an already difficult transportation capacity situation brought upon by the pandemic and the years of increasing international trade.

We will discuss the ripple effects of the EVER GIVEN grounding on international trade, and the lessons we have learned and the steps we can take as importers, exporters and logistics operators to reduce the risk of the rising demand for shipping capacity.

Keynote Speaker:

  • U.S. Senator Tom Carper, Delaware, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Works and the Environment, and Chair of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs and Global Competitiveness.


  • Michael Ford, VP, Government & Industry Affairs, BDP International
  • Dennis Rochford, President, Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River & Bay
  • Anabel Panayotti, President, Port to Port International


  • Carla Stone, President, World Trade Center Delaware


$35 members; $45 non-members.

Sponsored by World Trade Center Delaware.

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