Archived Webcasts

Dec 2, 2015 10:00AM EST
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What lies ahead in 2016? Join our chief maritime analyst, Richard Clayton, as he looks at the maritime industry and related sectors.

  • Markets: Demand for bigger ships continues, market supply and demands changing the face of fleets
  • Finance: Maritime finance landscape continues to change with new players
  • Technology: Technological developments
  • Expertise: Ageing maritime workforce
  • Canals and ports: how will they cope with the ever-increasing size of vessels
Richard Clayton, Chief Maritime Analyst, IHS Maritime & Trade
Nov 12, 2015 2:00PM EST
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Global supply chain interests have endured monumental change over the past several years. Economic turmoil in the U.S., Europe and Asia required 3PLs and other supply chain interests to dramatically change their business models as retailers slashed inventories, adopted revolutionary environmental initiatives and cut costs. Those changes have only gathered momentum in the five years since the Great Recession ended. Most notably, regulatory issues and truck driver shortages have created an environment in which shippers are forced to compete with one another for freight capacity.

This webcast will share how shippers can become preferred partners with their service providers. The centerpiece will be the key findings from a 24th annual transportation study that involves in-depth interviews with leading-edge shippers and carriers, as well as insights from executives from some of the largest logistics companies and purchasers of transportation services.

Expert panelists include:

Moderator: Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, The Journal of Commerce and JOC Events, IHS Maritime & Trade


Karl Manrodt, Ph.D., CTL, Professor of Logistics, Georgia College and State University

Mary Holcomb, Professor of Logistics, Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Erik Malin, Executive Vice President, CarrierDirect


Interested in sponsoring this webcast? For more information, please contact Tony Stein on tstein@joc.com


Nov 10, 2015 2:00PM EST
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“If you haven’t managed a transportation bid lately, it’s amazing how complicated and time-consuming that process can be. Automating processes remains at the forefront of the savvy supply chain professional’s needs. Through automating and streamlining your bids you can, for example, invite hundreds of national and regional carriers with a click, organize and analyze bid responses, and extract awarded lanes in a format ready for use in contract creation. Join our expert in carrier procurement as we define success through the RFP process.”

Sponsored by SMC³ and Jump Start 2016, this 60-minute webinar will address:

1. The factors for a successful bid.

2. Optimize your transportation expenditure and save time.

3. Strengthen your negotiation.

Join our expert in the RFP process as we explore automating and streamlining bids. 


Art Nourot, Vice President, Carrier Procurement, Unyson

Moderator: William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking, JOC.com, IHS Maritime & Trade



Oct 29, 2015 2:00PM EDT
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The Council on Port Performance briefs you on what it has done, what it is doing, and what it will do at the Port of New York and New Jersey.

Topics of conversation will include:

  • Recent Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) at the port.
  • Reasons behind the recent surge in cargo volumes.
  • NYSA’s recent report, “The Economic Impact of the New York-New Jersey Port Industry,” and what its findings mean for our region.
  • The recent launch of the port’s online TIPS portal.
  • Advances in the chassis pool initiative.
  • The forthcoming port appointment system, and how it will impact business at the port.
  • The 2015-2016 Winter Weather Plan. 

Expert panelists include:

Molly Campbell, Director of the Port Commerce Department of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

John Nardi, President of the New York Shipping Association (NYSA) where he previously served as Executive Vice President

Moderated by: Alessandra G. Barrett, Senior Content Editor, JOC.com, IHS Maritime & Trade


Sep 24, 2015 10:00AM EDT
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Freight logistics companies, industry analysts, and technology providers are talking about how the Internet of Things is already impacting global supply chains. The Internet of Things (IoT) provides connectivity of devices, systems, people, and services worldwide, offering potential improvements to the way global supply chains operate on a day-to-day basis. Gartner describes IoT as “a revolution waiting to happen”: in 2020, 25 billion connected devices will be in use, representing a 30-fold increase for supply chains. Freight logistics companies that grasp this opportunity stand to gain a distinct competitive advantage.

This webinar will discuss how freight logistics companies can harness the IoT revolution and take advantage of this imminent opportunity. We’ll discuss our point of view about IoT for freight logistics, share a vision of how carriers will use the IoT in the near future, and discuss how your company can be a part of the transformation. With examples, case studies, and suggestions about how to get started and pitfalls to avoid, this is sure to be an interactive conversation you won’t want to miss.

Join us for a provocative look at exactly what the Internet of Things revolution means for freight logistics operations, and what opportunities there are to streamline operations, improve customer service, and reduce cost.
To explore the Internet of Things vision for the near future, see the infographic and IBM solutions here.

Expert panelists include:

John Maley - Global Freight Logistics Industry Leader, IBM

Tim Meyer - Associate Partner, Internet of Things Center of Competence, IBM

Moderated by:  Alessandra G. Barrett, Senior Content Editor, JOC, IHS Maritime & Trade



Aug 27, 2015 2:00PM EDT
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Optimism among trucking executives is on an extended run. Supply and demand are largely in balance, giving carriers much-desired pricing power. In general, trucking is outperforming the general U.S. economy and the international trade market, and profits are growing sharply. Truckload and less-than-truckload rates have risen this year as capacity has tightened and economic growth has accelerated, even if only moderately. Overall, the strong showing sets the stage for an even stronger latter part of 2015 but challenges ranging from driver shortages and new regulatory demands are putting increasing pressure on shippers to find the capacity they need to move their goods efficiently.

This webcast will analyze these issues to determine whether the industry will continue its growth momentum while exploring one sure way shippers can unlock capacity in an increasingly capacity-constrained market: through dedicated services.

Moderator: Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, The Journal of Commerce and JOC Events, IHS Maritime & Trade


Larry Gross, Partner & Senior Consultant, FTR and President, Gross Transporation Consulting

Dan McHugh, Vice President of Business Development, Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions


Interested in sponsoring this webcast? For more information, please contact Tony Stein on tstein@joc.com


Aug 6, 2015 2:00PM EDT
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Increasingly companies across all industries are adopting data-driven decision making in their strategic planning and with good reason. Companies that follow data-driven decision methodologies are 3 times more likely to execute their decisions as intended. But what many companies are learning the hard way is that data alone does not help you make decisions. Gathering the correct dataset is often just the first of a series of time-consuming and repetitive steps that need to be taken to convert raw, unstructured data into the insights they need to base important decisions on.

In this webcast we will examine some of the struggles companies have working with unstructured trade data and some of the common pitfalls of trying to solve these problems in-house.

The webcast will be concluded with a live demo of PIERS new automated platforms that help companies in the transportation, chemical and manufacturing industries eliminate this work while increasing data quality and providing insights as specified by the customer.

Keith Bucco, Senior Trade Analyst, JOC | IHS Maritime & Trade
Aliet Martinez, Director of Client Development, PIERS

Jul 30, 2015 11:00AM EDT
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Shippers and carriers across all modes are beginning what they hope will be a strong peak-shipping season. The North American economy, while not firing on all cylinders, is growing at a steady clip. Consumer sentiment, which has lagged overall economic growth, finally is improving, and the National Retail Federation is predicting its best year for retail sales in half a decade. Ocean carriers, however, still are wrestling with excess capacity, as new, giant ships enter the Asia-Europe and trans-Pacific trades are outpacing expected growth in demand. Ports, meanwhile, are preparing for another influx of cargo that raises the specter of the kind of congestion that has hurt efficiency at East and West Coast ports and in Europe and Asia.

This Webcast will analyze the upcoming peak-shipping season, including the retail outlook for the holiday buying season that is so critical to shippers and carriers.

Moderator: Peter T. Leach, Editor-at-Large, JOC, IHS Maritime & Trade


Alan Murphy, CEO and Partner, SeaIntel Maritime Analysis

Jack Kleinhenz, Chief Economist, National Retail Federation


Interested in sponsoring this webcast? For more information, please contact Tony Stein on tstein@joc.com

Jul 16, 2015 11:00AM EDT
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As the driver of global trade, the Asia-Pacific region has some of the strongest and most rapidly emerging economies, from the world’s manufacturing and export giant China to India, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia. But the dynamics of that trade are changing rapidly, as China and others develop a rapidly growing middle class. To fill that demand, once-dominant exporters increasingly are manufacturing products for their home markets and relying on exports from overseas to fill the void. In the long term, that’s great news for North American exporters, but the shorter-term outlook isn’t as bright. China’s economic growth, the marvel of the world for more than a decade, is slowing, and other countries largely are net sellers for now. But with the North American economy accelerating and Europe finally getting its footing, the Asia trade undoubtedly will be the driver for supply chain interests for the foreseeable future.

This Webcast will examine that outlook for trade with Asia and the implications for North American importers and exporters and the transportation providers that serve them. It will include the latest information on the regulatory environment, especially in China, and analysis of infrastructure initiatives such as China’s One Belt, One Road, an intercontinental overland network connecting Asia and Europe.

Moderator: Peter T. Leach, Editor-at-Large,  IHS Maritime & Trade


Rajiv Biswas, Senior Director and Asia-Pacific Chief Economist, IHS Economics & Country Risk Group

Ryan Ong, Director, Business Advisory Services, US-China Business Council


Interested in sponsoring this webcast? For more information, please contact Tony Stein on Tony.Stein@ihs.com 


Jun 23, 2015 2:00PM EDT
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The annual Top 100 Importers and Exporters report is one of the most extensive and popular products The Journal of Commerce produces. Based on months of exclusive research, the report analyzes the largest global companies shipping containerized goods to and from the U.S., essential information for shippers, transportation providers and third-party logistics providers. 



In this webcast, JOC Research Editor Marsha Salisbury will dissect this year’s rankings on the U.S. inbound and outbound trades and analyze the major sectors represented, the largest traders within those sectors and the factors influencing the results.

Moderator: Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, The Journal of Commerce, IHS Maritime & Trade 

Speaker: Marsha Salisbury, Research Editor, The Journal of Commerce, IHS Maritime & Trade 


Interested in sponsoring this webcast? For more information, please contact Tony Stein on tstein@joc.com


Jun 11, 2015 2:00PM EDT
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According to the Customs Modernization Act of 1993, all entities of the U.S. importing community are required to use “reasonable care” to report accurate and complete information to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) at the time of entry.  

How do you rank your organization’s own compliance program and reasonable care process?  How would CBP view your reasonable care process?

Join Amber Road and the Journal of Commerce on Thursday, June 11th at 2pm EDT to learn how to achieve reasonable care programs based on CBP guidelines and court cases.  Key takeaways include:

  • Factors that reflect a reasonable care process according to CBP
  • How to implement an import risk model based on your company’s import statistics
  • Key strategies for developing written procedures and an audit process with clearly defined checks and balances and accountability
  • Best practices for leveraging automation to  support “reasonable care” within your organization


Alessandra Barrett, Special Projects Editor, JOC, IHS


Suzanne Richer, Director, Trade Advisory Practice, Amber Road

Dave Albanese, Director, Solutions Consulting, Amber Road

Apr 23, 2015 2:00PM EDT
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Timed to run a month after the 15th Annual JOC TPM Conference, this webcast will focus on the supply and demand of container space in the Trans-Pacific trade, the economic fundamentals driving it and what it means for intermodal rail, industrial real estate, and other segments of the supply chain. The big test for carriers this year is whether they’ll be able to manage vessel capacity in a way that limits the effect of the huge amount of new ships scheduled to be delivered. Several factors will help determine how that will play out, including the launch of new and expanded alliances, including the 2M between Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co., and the Ocean Three among CMA CGM, China Shipping and United Arab Shipping Co. The true measure of that test will come later this spring, when shippers and carriers wrap up annual service contracts, and when the backlog of cargo is cleared from West Coast ports after the brutal, nine-month contract talks between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and employers represented by the Pacific Maritime Association.

Moderator: Peter T. Leach, Editor-at-Large, JOC, IHS


Mario Moreno, Economist, JOC, IHS

Brian Nemeth, Director, AlixPartners


Interested in sponsoring this webcast? For more information, please contact Tony Stein on tstein@joc.com

Apr 9, 2015 2:00PM EDT
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2014 was a tough year for coast-to-coast shipping capacity for perishables & other products. Service changes, extreme weather, the closing of competitors, and less trucks on the road are just the tip of the iceberg. Yet Railex has found a way to not only survive, but also thrive in this difficult period, positioning itself for even faster growth in 2015 and beyond.

In this webcast, Railex reviews the capacity challenges - new and old - that 2014 sprung for temperature-controlled transport and with the 2015 West Coast Port Agreement recently reached, what that could mean as we move deeper into the year. It also reveals new shipping opportunities in 2015 that can be critical for streamlining your perishables supply chain.  

Moderator: Alessandra Barrett, Special Projects Editor, JOC, HIS

Speaker: Christopher J. Cole, Regional Sales Manager, New England/Eastern Canada, Railex


Interested in sponsoring this webcast? For more information, please contact Tony Stein on tstein@joc.com

Mar 11, 2015 11:00AM EDT
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North American retailers have endured some of the wildest swings in recent years over the past nine months. On the positive side, the U.S. economic growth is showing consistently strong growth from quarter to quarter and sales are strong. On the downside, retail supply chains are being challenged like never before. Some of the nation’s largest ports, from Los Angeles-Long Beach in the west to New York-New Jersey in the east, have been wrestling with severe congestion that has backed up cargo movements and, in some cases, led to weeks of delays in deliveries. And that was before the situation worsened during protracted, controversial and gridlock-inducing labor negotiations between employers and West Coast dockworkers represented by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Meanwhile, other factors are challenging the very nature of retail sales, none so much as the rapid growth in the e-commerce craze that has prompted omnichannel sales strategies among retailers and dramatic changes for ocean carriers, trucking companies, industrial real estate operators and other supply chain interests.

This webcast will analyze the opportunities and challenges retailers face in this environment, the outlook for retail imports flowing through North American ports and how the changing nature of the retail business is impacting warehousing, inventories, and industrial real estate.

Moderator: Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, JOC, IHS


Jonathan Gold, Vice President, Supply Chain & Customs Policy, National Retail Federation

Blaine Kelley, Senior Vice President, CBRE Global Supply Chain Group


Interested in sponsoring this webcast? For more information, please contact Tony Stein on tstein@joc.com

Feb 25, 2015 2:00PM EST
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The increasing size of container vessels, the intensity of port calls, the automation of terminal operations and the omnipresent drive to better manage bunker and stowage costs are increasing pressure on both ocean carriers and terminal operators. As carriers invest billions in new vessels, terminal operators are also heavily funding operational improvements to meet the demands of these massive new ships to ensure they can be turned around as quickly as possible.

This webcast will examine the current challenges ocean carriers and terminal operators face to become more efficient and profitable.  Speakers will address opportunities for coordination to tackle issues together around information sharing, data quality, vessel stowage and increased utilization.

Moderator: Alessandra Barrett, Special Projects Editor, JOC, IHS


Murat Koksel, Operations, U.S. East & Gulf Coast, Hamburg Süd

Rich Ceci, Vice President Information Technology at Global Container Terminal