NEWARK, N.J., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Journal of Commerce (JOC) will host a free webcast on Friday, March 25 at 1 p.m. ET, to discuss the impact of the devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear troubles on trade between the U.S. and Japan, as well as its impact on global supply chains in the automobile, electronics and agriculture industries.

At the forefront of global trade and logistics information since 1827, The Journal of Commerce brings its rich history and knowledge of the industry backed by PIERS comprehensive U.S. waterborne trade intelligence. The program will be moderated by Chris Brooks, Managing Editor, for The Journal of Commerce. Panelists for the webcast include Mario Moreno, Economist, JOC/PIERS; Jim Rice, Deputy Director, Center for Transportation and Logistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Bruce Arntzen, Senior Research Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

To access the free, live webcast, register here. If you're unable to make the live time, this webcast will be available on-demand beginning March 29. Your registration confirms you will receive a notification email when archive access opens. A replay is available on demand for view at a later time for up to a year.

About The Journal of Commerce: Since 1827, The Journal of Commerce has been the most trusted source of intelligence for international logistics executives to help them plan global supply chains and better manage day-to-day transportation of goods and commodities in the United States and internationally.

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