LDEC Trade Talks: International Logistics Challenges and Bottlenecks
Featuring Port of New Orleans Todd Rives
Global Trade & the US Economy, featuring Todd Rives from the Port of New Orleans, talking about international logistics challenges and bottlenecks
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Todd Rives is Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for the Port of New Orleans. Rives’ maritime strategic business development and leadership experience, which includes 15 years with ocean carrier CMA CGM, will help Port NOLA fully realize current and future growth opportunities.
Rives joins the Port of New Orleans team at a pivotal time as the Port continues to execute its strategic master plan to meet and exceed evolving needs of the global market. Rives is responsible for Port NOLA’s revenue-producing activities, including cargo and maritime leases, cruise and tourism, industrial real estate and vessel berthing. He works closely with State and local economic development agencies to increase maritime-related investment in New Orleans and Louisiana, focusing on increasing Port business by means of customer outreach, new service developments and joint venture opportunities.
His accomplishments include a track record of meeting ambitious goals, developing effective private partnerships and improving profitability in challenging environments. Most recently, Rives served as CMA CGM’s Vice President for Marine Sourcing, managing $1.7 billion in U.S. maritime operations, including contracts with key port authority terminals; stevedores; and various barge, vessel and tug operators. He developed and oversaw a $10 million Terminal Agility cost savings program and also facilitated new Transpacific and Latin America service opportunities to ensure commercial requirements with best-in-class cost and service agreements.