Jonathan regularly advises terminal operators, investors, financial advisors and port / airport authorities on logistics policy, and related infrastructure finance and development. He led the market and technical due diligence for China Merchants’ recent investment in Terminal Link’s global portfolio of terminals and also for Goodman’s investment in DP World’s Terminal 3 (and ATL Logistics facility) at Hong Kong Port. Jonathan has also directed the master-planning for some of the world’s largest and most successful ports, including Port Klang, Hong Kong and Shanghai, and has undertaken independent market assessments of green-field terminals in Vietnam, Indonesia, China, India, Argentina, North Africa and Mexico. He has recently finished developing the blueprint for Malaysia’s cruise tourism sector and is currently advising on bulk, break-bulk and container port investment opportunities in Malaysia, Indonesia, China and South America.In addition to his consultancy on sea-ports, Jonathan has worked extensively in the airport and aviation logistics sector and has recently finished developing the aviation logistics strategic plan for Beijing’s second international airport.
Gavin Carter is Chief Executive Officer of JOC Group Inc. (formerly UBM Global Trade.) As CEO, Gavin is responsible for expanding business relations, establishing technology thought leadership and providing strategic direction.
Graduated from Bath University with a 2:1 BA (Honours) degree in Geography and History.
As vice president - Asia of FedEx Trade Networks, Inc., a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation based in Memphis, Tenn., Joseph Frank is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of the company’s development in the Asia Pacific region. FedEx Trade Networks is a leading provider of global transportation services, value-added logistics solutions, and comprehensive customs brokerage services.
Mr. Erik Fransson was appointed the Logistics Manager on March 1, 2013.
After graduating from Manchester University in the mid-1990s Simon had a brief career in banking before joining liner shipping database ComPairData as a researcher in the mid-1990s. He then progressed to become a reporter and finally associate editor of sister-company American Shipper magazine.
Bryn Heimbeck is Co-Founder and President of Trade Tech. He began his career working for OOCL in Chicago, and then took on several leadership positions for the company in Hong Kong. He later moved to Seattle to join a forwarding company and began focusing on the logistics side of the business. Heimbeck was an early believer that logistics processes could be radically improved through software and automation. Upon witnessing the significant changes sweeping the manufacturing process with the introduction of the quality assurance process, he became eager to apply this new thinking to the logistics services business where customer satisfaction was exceedingly low. He collaborated with Kevin Clark on the creation of a core of applications for the international logistics industry based on the concepts of quality assurance. The two teamed again in 1995 when Heimbeck joined Fritz Companies to direct product development for their transpacific NVOCC service. Their combination of technology and innovative carrier strategy led to a doubling of cargo volumes in three years. Trade Tech was founded in 1997 in Seattle. Today it has 11 offices in 7 countries and serves over 400 customers worldwide. Heimbeck and Clark's vision of a Cloud-based integrated logistics application has earned Trade Tech a leadership position in the industry, creating today's most innovative and easy-to-use logistics software solutions.
Mr. Sunny JP, is the Executive Director of the Hong Kong Shippers’ Council. The Council is dedicated to the promotion and protection of shippers’ interests in carriage of goods via sea, land and air. Prior to the Shippers’ Council, he was Deputy Managing Director of Swire Shipping Agencies and Taikoo Maritime Services Ltd which businesses included liner shipping, warehousing and distribution, freight forwarding, container haulage, mid-stream operations, China feeders, transport and logistics services. Mr. HO is currently a member of the Port Operations Committee, the Logistics Industry Training Advisory Committee, the Subcommittee on Industry Development of the Hong Kong Logistics Development Council, and the Town Planning Board of the Hong Kong SAR Government. He is also a member of the Transport & Shipping Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and the Logistics Service Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association for 1993-1995. He is the current Chairman of Hong Kong Logistic Management Staff Association, Vice-President and Council Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport in Hong Kong, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (Hong Kong), and Advisor to the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade of International Trade Guangzhou Sub-Council, and Shenzhen Ports & Harbor Association.
Bronson Hsieh, Vice Group Chairman of the Evergreen Group, is the past Chairman of Evergreen Marine Corporation (Taiwan) Ltd. He joined the company in 1976, just one year after the Taiwanese ocean carrier commenced container shipping. His 37-year career with the company has brought him to positions of increasing responsibility on three continents and expertise in international trade that has been invaluable to Evergreen.
Tan Hua Joo
Executive Consultant, Alphaliner
Tan Hua Joo is Executive Consultant with Alphaliner. He has twenty years experience in the container shipping industry and has held senior positions in leading container shipping, container leasing and shipowning companies.
Logistics Program Manager, GE Power & Water
Junhui. Lai, working for GE more than five years in Global Project Operation team, and I have more than 12 years’ experience in logistics in heavy industry, mainly focus on break bulk, containerization, import and export operation, trade service, warehouse management, customs compliance.
International Logistics and Trade Director, Alibaba
Mr. Max joined in Alibaba Group when 2010 and takes the office of SCM Director ever since. He once worked overseas for years and served as Senior Executive in the well-known SCM companies such as CNPL, MANCO, KN, OCS, etc. So far, Mr. Max has been devoting in the Foreign Trading, Bonded Logistics, Supply Chain Finance and Cross-border E-commerce for over 20 years, so experienced and such a veteran in online & offline trading, bonded trading, onshore & offshore financing, international SCM, marketing and operating. Currently, Mr. Max takes on Training Lecturer of Cross-border E-commerce and SCM operation in some associations under National Commerce Bureau.
Managing Partner, M Power Associates
Mark Millar provides value for clients with informed and independent perspectives on their supply chain strategies in Asia. His series of ‘Asia Supply Chain Insights’ presentations, consultations, whitepapers, seminars and corporate briefings help companies navigate the complex landscapes in China and ASEAN to improve business operations, plan more effectively, and increase the efficiency of their global supply chain ecosystems.
Economist, The Journal of Commerce
Mario O. Moreno is a Staff Economist with The Journal of Commerc. In his current role, Moreno is the lead researcher and writer for the quarterly JOC Container Shipping Outlook, the quarterly JOC Port Forecast, and the monthly JOC Insights, a multi-modal, data-driven analytical report. These duties combine with his special interest in forecast developing. Prior to joining The Journal of Commerce, Moreno worked for RBC Wealth Management as a Financial Consultant helping investors reach their investment objectives, and for Dealogic as a Fixed-income Analyst. Moreno speaks regularly on U.S. containerized trade developments and forecasts. Some recent speaking appearances have included the Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference (Long Beach, U.S., and Shenzhen, China); the Peak Season Shipping Forecast (webcast); and the Forecast for Container Shipping in 2012 (webcast). Moreno's trade analyses and forecasts have been cited regularly in the media, including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and Financial Times. Moreno graduated magna cum laude with a degree in economics and international business from William Paterson University, and currently resides near Newark, NJ. Moreno can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COO & Partner, SeaIntel Maritime Analysis
Alan Murphy has 10 years of experience in Container Shipping research and analysis, with a focus on providing actionable intelligence and analysis, based on rigorous quantitative and econometric modeling.
CEO, Container Trades Statistics Ltd.
After completing University Rod joined Safmarine in Durban in 1977 at the beginning of the introduction of the SAECS container service, and in 1980 moved to Cape Town as part of the Management Team of the SA – USA service until 1985, moving to New York as EVP in charge of Operations, and Pricing.
Chief Commercial Officer, Maersk Line
|Stephen Schueler was appointed Chief Commercial Officer of Maersk Liner Business in June 2013.|
Stephen is responsible for the commercial functions including global sales, customer service, brand operations, business planning and communications. He is also responsible for managing the global business operations for Maersk Line across 325 offices and 125 countries.
Stephen joined Maersk Line from Microsoft Corporation where he was the head of global retail sales and marketing. Prior to Microsoft, Stephen was with Procter and Gamble for more than 20 years, developing sales and management skills in a variety of roles across Europe, South America, North America and Asia, before becoming head of global retail operations.
Stephen is a graduate in Business from Miami University (Ohio), as well as having an MBA from San Francisco University.
Commercial Director and co-founder, A.R.T. Logistics
|Tatiana Serova graduated with Masters (Honors) diploma in philosophy and political sciences. She has been working with A.R.T Logistics since 2005 and now she is the Commercial Director of A.R.T Logistics. She has been working in the logistics industry for more than 14 years. Previously she worked for Danzas.|
Associate Editor, Rail, Intermodal, Regulation & Policy, The Journal of Commerce
|Mark Szakonyi, Associate Editor at The Journal of Commerce, edits and writes stories about various shipping and logistics issues for the publication's online and print editions. Based out of the JOC's Washington D.C. bureau, he regularly covers national transportation issues as they are debated in Congress. He also reports on intermodal rail and air cargo. Szakonyi regularly produces news videos, including several from his travels to Panama and China. Before joining the JOC, Szakonyi worked for the Jacksonville Business Journal for nearly four years covering logistics, manufacturing and defense. It was here that his passion for the international trade and logistics awakened. He quickly made a name for himself as a logistics expert for the region. The Chicago native earned his master's degree in journalism at the University of Missouri, with a focus in computer-assisted reporting. Prior to that, he received bachelor's degrees in international affairs and English from Elmhurst College.|
Chief Content Officer / Executive Vice President, Journal of Commerce
|Peter Tirschwell is Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer for the JOC Group Inc., the publisher of The Journal of Commerce, JOC.com and PIERS trade intelligence. In his role he is responsible for all conten appearing in JOC Group publications, events and online products and is leading a pioneering effort at the JOC Group to push content in new directions to unlock new insights and value for JOC Group customers. A career transportation journalist, Peter was a reporter, West Coast Bureau Chief, Editor in Chief and Publisher of The Journal of Commerce in his 20+ year career with the company. He is the founder and chairman of the annual TPM conference in Long Beach, Calif. and the developer of the recently released JOC Port Productivity global port data. He writes a regular column in the Journal of Commerce covering a range of international logistics topics, speaks regularly at industry meetings and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and New York Times. JOC Group Inc. is a unit of Electra plc, a UK-based private equity fund. He lives in Brooklyn with his family and is an avid sports fan, fly fisherman and sailor.|
Senior Sales Manager Pacific Millennium Packaging
|James Wemyss is currently managing growth strategy for Pacific Millennium Packaging Group, which produces corrugated packaging and boxes, corrugated display stands, paper pallets, and alternative packaging to wood and plastic. The company has eight factory locations in China, including an R&D center in Shanghai. Pacific Millennium helps various industries, including manufacturing and retail, with their logistic shipping through the use of design and testing facilities. Notable customers include Ikea, which is currently using Pacific Millennium as a supplier for its paper pallet program in China. |
James Wemyss is based in Shanghai. He graduated with an MBA from Tsinghua University and an M.A. from Georgetown University in Washington DC.
Director - Asia, Armstrong & Associates, Inc.
|Eric Xiang graduated from Wuhan Transportation University with a BA degree in Transportation Management.|
15 years experience in logistics and logistics consulting.
Before A&A, Eric had 8 years experience in Nippon Express, EGL and DFDS, acted as Freight Manager, Sales Manger, got professional experience in logistics operation and global accounts management skills.
As the Asia Director of Armstrong & Associates, Inc., Eric focuses on market research mainly in China. In the past 7 years, Eric has done many case studies for third party logistics companies and manufactures in China.
President, Shanghai Shipping Exchange
|Mr. Zhang Ye is the President of Shanghai Shipping Exchange and the delegate of Shanghai Municipal People’s Congress. He graduated from Wuhan University of Technology and got the MBA degree of Shanghai Jiaotong University and PhD degree of Shanghai Maritime University.|
He had many years of sailing experiences in charge of navigation engines and ship technology and management, having supervised building and maintenance of passenger ships, tugboats, leisure boats, bulk carriers, multi-purpose container ships, etc. Besides that, he had abundant experience in operation and management of domestic and foreign trade transport, operation and management of container fleet, supervision and management of shipbuilding technology and management of shipping-related service enterprises. He had obtained the title of Senior Engineer early in 1996 and now his primary businesses are shipping finance, trading, information, etc.
Zhang is the guest professor of Dalian Maritime University, Shanghai Maritime University and the College of Business of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics as well as the deputy chairman of Shanghai Port Union, director of Shanghai Navigation Academy, member of Shanghai Arbitration Commission and expert member of News Agency Consultants Committee of MOT. He was awarded the honor of “Shanghai Municipal Leading Talent”, “Hongkou District Leading Talent” , “Top 10 Finance Leaders in Shanghai”and selected as the Top 100 Most Influential People of Shipping Sector by Lloyd’s List in 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2012, he was also awarded the honor of “Top 10 Most Influential Shipping People in China”.
CEO, HPH Trust & Managing Director, HIT
|Mr. Gerry YIM has been the Chief Executive Officer of HPH Trust’s Trustee-Manager since July 2012. He is also the managing director of HIT, the chief executive officer of ACT and a member of the HPH Trust Exco, a committee of executives that determines the strategy for HPH Trust. Mr. Yim was the managing director of the Africa, Middle East and Americas division of HPH and was employed by the HPH Group from 2003 to 2009 in various senior positions before joining Hysan Development Company Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, in December 2009 as its executive director and subsequently in March 2010 as its chief executive officer. He has also held senior positions in general management, finance, and investment banking at major organisations in Hong Kong. He is the chairman of the Shipping & Port Operations Group of the Employers' Federation of Hong Kong. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.|
Asian Editor, The Journal of Commerce, JOC Group Inc.
|Annie Zhu is Asia Editor of the JOC. Based in Shanghai, Zhu is contributing editorial coverage for The Journal of Commerce magazine and the JOC.com, and is contributing to expansion of its Asia conference programming as well as extending the JOC brand in China and throughout Asia. |
Zhu is working closely with the U.S. events team to develop the program for TPM Asia, the largest container shipping event in Asia, which this year will take place on Oct. 16-17, in Shenzhen and will assist the JOC content team to expand its Asia coverage.
Most recently Brand Manager/Editor of PPI China at RISI, a JOC sister company in the forest products sector, Zhu has more than 10 years’ experience as a finance and commodities reporter and editor in the U.K and China. She joined RISI´s Shanghai office in 2007, covering features on the pulp and paper industry in Asia for its Web site and PPI magazine, and helped launch the Chinese publication PPI China in 2009.
Prior to RISI, Zhu worked as a commodities reporter and news editor at the Interfax news agency in Shanghai, the Financial Times in London and the Shanghai Media Group, and as a contributor for CNN World Report. She holds an M.A. from Bristol University in the UK and a B.A. in International Journalism from Shanghai International Studies University.
- JOC Inland Distribution Conference 2014
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- JOC Port Performance Conference Europe 2014
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- Inland Distribution Conference 2015
- TPM Conference 2015
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