TAMPA, Fla.—Port Tampa Bay announces that Ram Kancharla, vice president for planning and development, has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, to serve a two-year term on the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (ACSCC), where he will represent Florida’s largest port and the port sector.
“Ram is a very good fit for this new committee role, with extensive experience in project development, funding acquisition and overall administration representing literally billions of dollars in infrastructure projects and strategic planning,” Paul Anderson, port president and CEO, said. “The committee will benefit from his involvement, and we support him fully in this distinct engagement.”
Based in Washington, D.C., the ACSCC is a national volunteer association of diverse experts who identify and take action for global competitiveness, share ideas and best practices, and provide advisory input that enables improvements for U.S. supply chains and expands trade opportunities.
About Port Tampa Bay
Port Tampa Bay is Florida’s largest port and the largest economic engine in west central Florida, supporting nearly 80,000 jobs and generating almost $15 billion in annual economic impact. In addition to being a top 10 U.S. cruise port, the port handles a wide array of bulk, break bulk, containers and roll-on/roll-off cargoes, and is a major shipbuilding and repair center. The port was recently voted “Simply the Best” for world-class customer service in a Logistics Management Magazine reader poll. For more information, visit www.portTB.com.