Public Statements


Speeches

The World Shipping Council is a well-respected representative of the liner shipping industry and as such is often called upon to speak to groups interested in the issues the WSC is addressing on behalf of the industry.


World Shipping Council President & CEO John Butler addresses the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and discusses some of the economic and environmental regulatory issues affecting the liner shipping industry (May 25, 2016) Read his remarks.


World Shipping Council President & CEO John Butler provides the keynote address to the 3rd Annual Ballast Water Management Summit and outlines the difficult path facing the maritime industry as it makes plans to comply with new ballast water management regulations without any globally accepted ballast water treatment technology. (February 10, 2016) Read his remarks.



World Shipping Council's Chris Koch addresses the 2nd Ballast Water Management Summit and outlines the conundrum facing the maritime industry that is caused by the lack of any globally accepted ballast water treatment technology. (February 4, 2015) Read his remarks.


Christopher Koch addresses the World Trade Association of Philadelphia's State of the Port luncheon regarding the state of the industry. (November 8, 2013) Read his remarks.


Christopher Koch provides keynote address to 2nd Annual Harris County International Trade and Transportation Conference in Houston, TX regarding the state of the industry as it embarks on a new decade. (January 25, 2010) Read his remarks.


Christopher Koch remarks made to the Maritime Trades Department of the AFL-CIO discussing the various issues affecting the liner shipping industry and its employees, including the status of maritime security and environmental issues. (February 26, 2009) Read the remarks.


Comments made before the Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT) 12th Annual Conference addressing the challenges of providing adequate transportation infrastructure, of providing for a cleaner environment, and of providing for effective supply chain security. (March 27, 2008) Read the comments.


Chris Koch remarks on the state of maritime security initiatives made before the Maritime Security Expo in New York. Read the remarks.


Chris Koch delivers a speech entitled “Government Policy and Action Regarding Improvement of the U.S. Intermodal Transportation Infrastructure”, before the Journal of Commerce's 6th Annual Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference. Read the speech.


Comments before the Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO 2005 Convention. (July 22, 2005) Read the comments.


Comments before the American Association of Port Authorities' (AAPA) Annual Spring Conference. (April 5, 2005) Read the comments.


Comments before the Journal of Commerce's 4th Annual Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference, Long Beach, California. (March 9, 2004) Read the comments.


Speech to the Panama Canal Authority's "Conference on Maritime Security, Panama City. (December 1, 2003) Read the speech.


Christopher Koch delivers comments to the Containerization International 6th Annual Liner Shipping Conference on "A Perspective on United States Security Initiatives Affecting International Liner Shipping," London, England. (April 10, 2003) Read the comments.


Remarks made to the Norwegian Trade Council's Conference on "Changing Attitudes: Corporate Responsibility Safety, Security, and Environment" New York City. (October 15, 2002) Read the remarks.


Remarks made to the Council of Logistics Management on " The Current Environment for International Liner Shipping," San Francisco, California. (October 2, 2002). Read the remarks.


Remarks made to the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy's Conference on " Meeting The Homeland Security Challenge: Maritime and Other Critical Dimensions," Cambridge, Massachusetts. (March 26, 2002). Read the remarks.