The East Coast’s premier conference for ports, logistics, and trade

Sponsorship packages are available for this event.
Please contact Hayes Howard at American Shipper by email, hhoward@shippers.com, or by phone, (904) 355-2601, for more information.

View Current Sponsors: Hosts | Platinum | Gold Symposium | Silver Symposium | Gold Banquet | Silver Banquet | Golf | Networking Lounge | Media

Sponsorship Packages

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Level Cost Purchase
  • Recognition at networking maritime mixer, symposium and banquet as Title Sponsor
  • Representative to introduce one of the keynote speakers
  • Logo and sponsorship recognition on all materials, handouts, advertisements placed online and in print publications
  • Prominent and tiered logo presence in event app as platinum/title sponsor in sponsors section
  • Company logo located in rotating banner in event app
  • Recognition in three push notifications in event app
  • Right to distribute logo materials in registration packets
  • Individual table for distributing materials during the symposium
  • Right to host a hospitality suite before and after the banquet
  • Complimentary registration for 6 for Networking Mixer ($390 value)
  • Complimentary registration for 6 for Symposium and Banquet ($3,090 value)
  • Complimentary registration for 4 for Golf ($700 value)
$15,000
  • Recognition at symposium as a gold sponsor
  • Representative to be introduced by moderator as panel sponsor of one of the three symposium panels
  • Logo and sponsorship recognition on all materials, handouts, advertisements placed online and in print publications
  • Prominent and tiered logo presence in event app as a gold symposium sponsor in sponsors section
  • Recognition in push notification in event app prior to luncheon
  • Right to distribute logo materials in registration packets
  • Recognition in the banquet program
  • Individual table for distributing materials during the symposium
  • Complimentary registration for 3 for Networking Mixer ($195 value)
  • Complimentary registration for 3 for symposium and banquet ($1,545 value)
  • Complimentary registration for 2 for golf ($350 value)
$7,500
  • Recognition at symposium as a silver sponsor
  • Logo and sponsorship recognition on all advertisements placed online
  • Prominent and tiered logo presence in event app as a silver symposium sponsor in sponsors section
  • Recognition in push notification in event app during breakfast or coffee break
  • Right to distribute logo materials in registration packets
  • Recognition in the banquet program
  • Shared table for distributing materials during the symposium
  • Complimentary registration for 2 for Networking Mixer ($130 value)
  • Complimentary registration for 2 for the symposium and banquet ($1,030 value)
  • Complimentary registration for 1 for golf ($175 value)
$2,500
  • Recognition at the symposium as a networking lounge sponsor
  • Logo and sponsorship recognition on all advertisements placed online
  • Logo recognition in the Networking Lounge located across from the main Symposium panel room
  • Recognition in push notification in event app during Symposium
  • Prominent and tiered logo presence in event app
  • Right to distribute logo materials and display signage in the networking lounge
  • Complimentary registration for 2 for Networking Mixer ($130 value)
  • Complimentary registration for 2 for the symposium and banquet ($1,030 value)
  • Complimentary registration for 1 for golf ($175 value)
$5,000
  • Recognition at the banquet as a gold sponsor
  • Logo and sponsorship recognition on all materials, handouts, advertisements placed online and in print publications
  • Prominent and tiered logo presence in event app as a gold banquet sponsor in sponsors section
  • Recognition in push notification in event app prior to banquet reception
  • Recognition of sponsorship by signage during banquet cocktail hour
  • Recognition from podium of banquet
  • Right to host a hospitality suite before and after the banquet
  • Complimentary registration for 3 for Networking Mixer ($195 value)
  • Complimentary table for 10 at the banquet ($1,650 value)
$7,500
  • Recognition at the banquet as a silver sponsor
  • Logo and sponsorship recognition on all advertisements placed online
  • Prominent and tiered logo presence in event app as a silver banquet sponsor in sponsors section
  • Recognition in push notification in event app prior to banquet reception
  • Recognition of sponsorship by signage during banquet cocktail hour
  • Right to host hospitality suite before and after banquet
  • Complimentary registration for 2 for Networking Mixer ($130 value)
  • Complimentary registration for 5 for the banquet ($825 value)
$2,500
  • Signage at golf event on golf carts (electronic and tri-fold), breakfast, and at the turn
  • Prominent and tiered logo presence in event app as a golf sponsor in sponsors section
  • Logo and sponsorship recognition on all materials, handouts, advertisements placed online and in print publications
  • Right to distribute logo golf material to all golfers
  • Complimentary registration for 4 for golf ($700 value)
$2,500

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Questions? Call (757) 628-2663 or (904) 355-2601

Event Hosts

Conference Host

The Virginia Maritime Association (VMA) was organized in 1920 to promote, protect and encourage international and domestic commerce through Virginia's Ports. With a membership of over 450 companies, employing over 70,000 Virginians, the Virginia Maritime Association is widely recognized as "The Voice of Port Industries," the premier business organization to enhance competitiveness and promote commerce through Virginia's ports. The VMA is the primary advocate for the interests of the maritime industry, developing solutions and opportunities for its membership and Virginia's ports. As a member, you benefit by having a voice in the organization that sets the course for the future of business in the ports of Virginia.
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Symposium Co-Host

Howard Publications was founded by David A. Howard in 1951 and has published magazines covering international logistics and transportation since that time. American Shipper magazine was first published under that name in May 1974 and is designed to serve the information needs of shippers, carriers and third parties involved in international transportation and for executives managing international logistics and supply chains.
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Maritime Mixer Co-Host

The Propeller Club of the United States is a grassroots, non-profit organization, dedicated to the enhancement and well-being of all interests of the maritime community on a national and international basis. Membership is organized into local clubs called "Ports." There are 52 port chapters in the United States, 33 Clubs overseas, 16 Student Port Clubs in the U.S., and 5 Student Ports overseas. The Propeller Club aggressively promotes the maritime industry through many of its programs and by partnering with other similar organizations. Our goal is to educate legislators and the public as to the importance and necessity of all waterborne commerce.
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Platinum

Platinum Title Sponsor

The Port of Virginia is America’s fifth-largest port, the #1 rail port on the East Coast and the Mid-Atlantic’s global gateway. The port is a catalyst for commerce – responsible for more than 375,000 jobs across Virginia and approximately $60 billion in spending on an annual basis. Because of the port’s strategic location, deep channels, best-in-class rail service and other advantages, the port regularly receives vessels in excess of 14,000 TEUs – the largest vessels calling the East Coast.  To ensure The Port of Virginia remains a critical economic engine for generations to come, it is investing $695 million in infrastructure projects that will increase annual container capacity 40% by 2020, and is working closely with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to ensure Virginia remains the deepest, widest and safest port on the East Coast. 
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Gold Symposium Sponsors

Sponsorships Available

Silver Symposium Sponsors

Silver Symposium Sponsor

Livingston International is a leading trade-services firm, offering a range of critical solutions for businesses engaged in cross-border trade, including customs brokerage, trade compliance, international trade consulting, global trade management and freight forwarding. Livingston is the largest customs broker in Canada and one of the largest in North America. It uses advanced technology and deep expertise to provide clarity in a world of trade complexity to more than 40,000 business, so they can grow further, faster and smarter. Livingston employs almost 3,500 staff at more than 110 key border points, sea ports, airports and other strategic locations across North America, Europe and Asia.
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Silver Symposium Sponsor

The United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd. (USMX) is a non-profit, incorporated membership alliance of East and Gulf Coast employers (Container Carriers, Terminal Operators and Port Associations) of the longshore industry. While serving as the representative of the Management groups in Master Contract bargaining, USMX also articulates industry positions on regulatory and safety issues, oversees coastwide longshore training, and administers fringe benefit funds and programs. The mission of USMX is to preserve and protect the interests of its members in matters associated with the maritime industry, including all labor relations issues affecting longshore and related activities.
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Silver Symposium Sponsor

"Virginia’s agriculture and forestry industries have a $91 billion impact on the Commonwealth’s economy and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is dedicated to further growing these sectors. Access to international markets is key to this development and VDACS has extensive resources to market and promote Virginia’s agriculture and forestry products around the world. Virginia farmers, agribusinesses and forest products companies are encouraged to contact the VDACS Office of International Marketing to learn more about how these services can assist them with exporting to new market.
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Silver Symposium Sponsor

Western Branch Diesel is a distributor and service provider for Detroit Diesel, John Deere, MTU, MTU Onsite Energy, Volvo Penta, Wheeltime, and Allison Transmissions.

Headquartered in Portsmouth, Virginia, Western Branch Diesel operates out of 11 branches strategically located throughout Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, and North Carolina. These branches provide sales and service to the construction and industrial, marine, mining and quarry, oil/gas, on-highway, and power-generation markets. The company’s 300+ team members include over 150 highly trained service technicians.
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Networking Lounge Sponsor

Sponsorships Available

Gold Banquet Sponsors

Gold Banquet Sponsor

Since 1971, MRS-CMC has been focused on Intermodal Equipment M&R and superior customer service. The last twelve months has seen rapid expansion into Trucking, Over the Road Service, and Special Intermodal Trucker Programs. MRS-CMC is pleased to announce the expansion of CMC Logistics with an emphasis on Charleston, Savannah, and Memphis growth. Our foundation has always been safety and customer service as the pillars of a successful business. Intermodal continues to rapidly evolve and MRS-CMC is positioned to exceed those customers’ needs and demands.
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Gold Banquet Sponsor

McAllister Towing is one of the oldest, largest and most respected towing and transportation companies in the United States.  We have been providing reliable, safe and environmentally responsible service to our customers since Captain James McAllister founded the company in 1864.  The company operates a modernized fleet in excess of 75 tugs, including more than 20 state-of-the-art Z-drive tractor tugs, in a dozen ports covering the entire US East Coast from Portland, Maine to San Juan, Puerto Rico.  In each port, McAllister is engaged in ship docking, general harbor towing, coastal towing and bulk transportation.  McAllister has been in the port of Hampton Roads for over fifty years.  McAllister Towing of Virginia serves Yorktown, Piney Point, Hampton Roads, Norfolk and the Chesapeake area with unsurpassed towing and general harbor assist work.
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Silver Banquet Sponsors

Sponsorships Available

Golf Sponsors

Golf Sponsor

FlexiVan® has been a leader in intermodal chassis leasing services in North America since 1955. It manages over 125,000 units in 300+ locations across the country, and has nine fully owned and operated service centers that provide easy access to chassis maintenance services. Leasing options range from chassis pool user agreements and managed fleets, to short and long term contracts with motor carriers, logistics providers, ocean carriers and beneficial cargo owners. Meanwhile, to facilitate the daily booking, dispatching and overall chassis leasing process, FlexiDay® per diem rentals are supported by FlexiVan’s ChassisNow system. Professional, reliable and cost effective transportation solutions – Experience Delivered.
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Media Sponsors

Media Sponsor

The Boston Marine Guide, now American Journal of Transportation, was founded in 1919 by Edwin J. Lang. It was the preeminent trade journal for New England shippers of the day and in the last century has become one of North America’s leading Multi-Modal Trade and Logistics news services. With over 10,000 industry trade professionals reading the daily newsletter and print publication, it positions the AJOT as a valuable tool to reach BCO’s and Trade Intermediaries.
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Media Sponsor

Virginia Business is the only publication dedicated to covering economic activity in every sector and every region of the state. Since its creation in 1986, the magazine has attracted loyal readers and established a reputation as a “must read” for anybody who wants to stay abreast of economic events in the commonwealth. The publication has received 17 national journalism awards since 2010.
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Thank you to all of our sponsors for their contributions towards the Symposium and Networking Events!

Have a Question? Contact us!

Jennifer

Jennifer Parham

Event Manager
Virginia Maritime Association

jennifer@vamaritime.com
(757) 628-2663

Howard Hayes

Hayes H Howard

Symposium Sponsorship Contact
American Shipper

hhoward@shippers.com
(904) 355-2601

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