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Friday, June 7, 2024

The Great Lakes/Seaway maritime transportation system is unique waterway network that can offer shippers many benefits.  One area that can provide impactful benefits is inland container feeder services which can reduce congestion at coastal ports and rail yards, while providing shippers with modal choice and redundancy in their logistic plans. Great Lakes ports work with various stakeholders to bring inland container services by marine and rail to their port facilities providing widespread benefits in improved supply chains.

At Canada's Logistics Conference 2024, panelists from the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation / Hwy H2O and the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA) will provide and update and forward look at issues related to inland shipping via the St. Lawrence Seaway-Great Lakes system.


Ken Carey, CCLP

Ken Carey, CCLP

Senior Manager, Real Estate Business Development
St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation


Ken Carey joined the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation as Manager of Business Development in November of 2017 where he supported the Highway H2O Community to develop logistics and transportation solutions leveraging the Seaway system. Ken is now the Sr. Manager Real Estate Business Development. In this role Ken is responsible for the sales and service delivery teams that manage the hundred of clients on over 20,000 acres within the Seaway's Real Property portfolio. Prior to the Seaway, Ken was with CP Rail for 14 years in increasingly senior sales positions and has handled a variety of commodities and customers in both inter-modal and carload and his final role at CP was the National Account Manager, Retail, where Ken handled the largest portfolio within the intermodal team at CP.

Ken also spent 5 years with the CPLS group (Canadian Pacific Logistic Solutions).  Ken was the commercial lead for the Ontario team and managed a team of solution design specialists tasked with growing this specialised non-asset division within CP.  Under Ken's leadership, the team secured several long-term contracts, including the 3rd largest beverage distributor globally, and one of Canada's fastest growing retailers. These two accounts have generated over $150M in gross billings for CPLS (and counting). Ken’s most recent position was Director, Business Development at Wheels International.  Wheels, part of the Radiant Group, is a large third-party logistics firm specialising in truck, rail, warehouse, and freight forwarding.  During Ken’s time at Wheels, he managed the largest portfolio within the company. Ken is a graduate from McMaster University and holds professional designations in sales and is a proud holder of a CCLP designation. Ken lives in Hamilton, is married, and the father of 2 expensive university students. 


Gina Delle Rose-Ash, CCLP

Gina Delle Rose-Ash, CCLP

Supply Chain & Strategic Innovation Lead
Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority


Gina Delle Rose-Ash is a certified logistics professional with over 13 years of experience in maritime transportation. She joined the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority in 2018. A graduate of Brock University, Gina earned her Honours degree in Business Communications. She holds a Certificate in Marine Transportation through the Shipping Federation of Canada & Concordia University and is a Certified Logistics Professional through the CITT program. Gina sits on the Board of Directors for The Marine Club and the Niagara Industrial Association and is an Advisory Committee member for the McMaster Institute for Transportation & Logistics.

Gina is a 2023 recipient of Niagara’s 40 under Forty Business Achievement Awards, which recognizes individuals who make significant positive contributions to the local economy, community and business ecosystem. Passionate about inclusion and women empowerment, Gina pioneered the annual “Women in Logistics” event and supported the development of the Great Lakes Seaway Review’s Impact! Award which annually recognizes an outstanding woman in the maritime industry. Gina lives in Niagara with her husband and two children.

Moderated by:


Pina Melchionna, BA, PFP, LL.B, MBA, TEP, ICD.D, GCB.D

President & CEO


Pina has served as CITT's President and CEO since 2017. She has a Juris Doctorate Law Degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and a specialized Master of Business Administration in Financial Services from Dalhousie University. She completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program and was awarded the ICD.D designation in 2015. Pina is a member in good standing of both the Ontario and Saskatchewan Bar Associations and is also a member of the Professional Financial Planning Council and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Pina has several volunteer board positions, including director for St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon, the Saskatoon Community Foundation and The Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan and is Chair of the Society of Tax and Estate Practitioners (STEP). She is currently a professor of Transportation Law at CITT's academic partner, Centennial College, and a member of the Board of Directors for The Royal Canadian Mint, Raymond James, and Emmanuel Health.


Session sponsored by:

Hwy H2O