The first day of the conference, on April 22, will be hosted by Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) representative and producer of The Shipping Podcast, Lena Göthberg. Topics include global trends and economic impacts on breakbulk; sustainability in the industry’s logistics chain; the realities of implementing digital processes; and a series of roundtable discussions on growth areas and opportunities in the industry. The second day of the conference will feature talks on Incoterms 2020 as well as a session on smart ports focusing on technology and innovation for breakbulk projects. The event will close with several roundtable discussions on subjects such as delivering client-focussed logistics, renewable energy, connectivity in breakbulk, mining and minerals, and hinterland connections. www.antwerpxl.com
While celebrating the 20th anniversary of its 1995-1996 Final Four team, the University of Massachusetts will retire a jersey in honor of current Kentucky coach John Calipari at a date to be determined next season, the school announced Wednesday.Calipari started his head coaching career at UMass, heading up the program from 1988-1996. On top of the Final Four team that went 35-2, he led the Minutemen to the 1992 Sweet 16, to the second round in 1993 and 1994 and the Elite Eight in 1995.His jersey will hang in UMass’ rafters with fiver others: George “Trigger” Burke (32), Julius “Dr. J” Erving (32), Marcus Camby (21), Lou Roe (15) and Al Skinner (30).“Want to thank @UMassAthletics for honoring my teams and me from the ’90s w/a banner,” Calipari tweeted Wednesday. “A special time with special players at a special place.”The jersey retirement is just the latest honor for Calipari, who was recently announced as a finalist for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He was also on Wednesday tabbed as one of 15 Coach of the Year finalists along with Murray State’s Steve Prohm.Also, UK’s Willie Cauley-Stein is a finalist for National Player of the Year. So, too, is the Racers’ Cameron Payne.