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Join our industry experts as they explain what the collapse of Hanjin Shipping means for the industry in the short and long-term.

During the 30 minute webcast Szakonyi and Lee detail what the stranding of hundreds of thousands of containers on Hanjin ships means for European and US retailers preparing for the holiday season and peak season spot rates. Their highlighting of exclusive trans-Pacific market research will help shippers make more informed decisions ahead of the launch of new shipping alliances this spring. 

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Nov 3, 2016 2:00PM EDT
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Companies are digitizing their global supply chain to streamline the end-to-end import process and establish strong internal controls to stay in compliance and qualify for benefits under the Importer Self-Assessment (ISA) program. This webinar will explore how Emerson Automation Solutions has automated their import compliance operations, and strategies for measuring and communicating the value of automation.

Key topics will include:

  • Emerson’s master data management (MDM) best practices to establish a strong foundation for automation
  • The benefits of attaining ISA status
  • A summary of the benefits realized by automating the import process
  • The important digital technologies used to achieve these automation benefits

Presenters will include:

  • Phyllis Van Gilst, Senior Manager of Trade Compliance aEmerson Automation Solutions.
  • Nathan Pieri, Chief Product Officer at Amber Road

Moderator: Alessandra Gregory Barrett, Senior Content Editor, JOC, IHS Maritime & Trade

Oct 27, 2016 2:00PM EDT
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The evolution of e-commerce retail activity is seriously disrupting global supply chains. Supply chain processes and technology, developed to deliver cost-effective, high-volume, truckload shipments to stores, require a major overhaul to compete in the omnichannel retail world. Corporate C-level executives are following the lead of Amazon.com and focusing their supply chain departments on customer-value creation rather than the traditional model of logistics-cost optimization. This requires major changes in processes, technology and partnerships with service providers, which are refining their business models to better meet the requirements of e-tailers and other e-commerce shippers. The spate of 3PL mergers and acquisitions in 2015 and 2016 in part result from the pressure for one-stop services, advances in customer-focused technology, and greater geographical coverage, resulting from the e-commerce.

This webcast will analyze the dramatic impact e-commerce is having on global supply chains, the types of disruptors entering the market, the forecast for e-commerce sales across global markets and how this information can help shippers and service providers improve their planning and performance.

Moderator: Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, The Journal of Commerce and JOC Events

Speaker: Jon DeCesare, President, World Class Logistics Consulting Inc.  

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

 

 

Sep 30, 2016 2:00PM EDT
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Join our industry experts as they explain what the collapse of Hanjin Shipping means for the industry in the short and long-term.

During the 30 minute webcast Szakonyi and Lee detail what the stranding of hundreds of thousands of containers on Hanjin ships means for European and US retailers preparing for the holiday season and peak season spot rates. Their highlighting of exclusive trans-Pacific market research will help shippers make more informed decisions ahead of the launch of new shipping alliances this spring. 

Aug 25, 2016 2:00PM EDT
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It’s been a choppy 2016 for U.S. trucking markets. On the one hand, the economy is stable, if not especially strong. Unemployment and fuel prices are down and consumer confidence is improving. Yet U.S. freight markets, and trucking in particular, are finding it increasingly difficult to gain any traction. Overall surface freight transportation increased a slight 1.7 percent in June over May, according to the Cass Freight Index, but was down 4.5 percent year-over-year. Frustrated by that low demand for traditional freight service, trucking providers are looking for new opportunities. In the age of Amazon.com and home delivery of everything from books to bed sets, last-mile logistics is often the first place they look. But it’s a difficult market to break into, especially for companies accustomed to handling business-to-business freight. As retailers expand home-delivery options for goods ordered online, last-mile logistics has come under pressure, forcing those retailers to build networks of delivery contractors. It’s also a highly fragmented market, with as many as 7,000 carriers.

This webcast will analyze the current state of the trucking market, with a look ahead to the remainder of the year. It will also feature a deep dive into the increasingly critical last-mile market. How are trucking companies going about expanding into it? What other solutions are retailers exploiting to fill this growing need?

Moderator: William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking and Domestic Transportation, JOC, IHS Maritime & Trade

Speaker(s)

Charles "Chuck" Clowdis, Managing Director for Transportation, IHS Economics & Country Risk

Chuck Moyer, CCO, LSO and First VP of the Customized Logistics and Delivery Association (CLDA)

 

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

Jul 28, 2016 2:00PM EDT
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It’s becoming increasingly clear that, without a dramatic jump in demand and a decrease in capacity, container lines can expect to limp through the next couple of years with little chance of making a profit. The fundamentals are all wrong. Demand for global container shipping this year is expected to increase barely 1 percent, with capacity growing 6 percent. Not only is capacity outstripping demand, but the vessels entering the market are ever larger as carriers search for lower unit costs, even as they come under siege from record low freight rates. On the land side, intermodal rail is winning back market share from trucking as rail service that bombed out two years ago has recovered in a big way. Many analysts, however, attribute that to weak freight demand reflected in declining rates and FTR Associates’ expectations for a scant 0.2 percent uptick in North American intermodal volumes this year. Yet FTR expects peak-season volume to rally, leading to greater growth in 2017.

This live, 75-minute webcast will analyze the outlook for the summer-fall peak shipping seasons for the containerized shipping and intermodal rail markets.

Moderator: Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com, IHS Maritime & Trade

Speakers:

Mario O. Moreno, Senior Economist, IHS Maritime & Trade

Lawrence J. Gross, Partner & Senior Consultant, FTR Associates and President, Gross Transportation Consulting

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

 

Jun 30, 2016 2:00PM EDT
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The annual Top 100 Importers and Exporters report is one of the most extensive products The Journal of Commerce produces. Based on months of exclusive research, it analyzes the largest global companies shipping containerized goods to and from the U.S. — essential information for shippers, carriers and third-party logistics providers.

This webcast, the second in a two-part series, will analyze the makeup and dynamics of the Top 100 U.S. Importers and the factors driving inbound trade. It also will look ahead to the rest of 2016 and the regulatory, economic and transportation issues U.S. importers face.

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

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

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

Jun 23, 2016 2:00PM EDT
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The annual Top 100 Importers and Exporters report is one of the most extensive products The Journal of Commerce produces. Based on months of exclusive research, it analyzes the largest global companies shipping containerized goods to and from the U.S. — essential information for shippers, carriers and third-party logistics providers.

This webcast, the first in a two-part series, will analyze the makeup and dynamics of the Top 100 U.S. Exporters and the factors driving outbound trade. It also will look ahead to the rest of 2016 and the regulatory, economic and transportation issues U.S. exporters face.

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

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

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

Jun 7, 2016 11:00AM EDT
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Like its container shipping cousins, the shipping lines that operate multipurpose ships carrying breakbulk and project cargoes are suffering from overcapacity, lack of global demand and low freight rates. And like the container ships, multipurpose vessels are getting ever larger. That makes the few bright spots around the globe — the Middle East, parts of the U.S. Gulf and China — even more critical for multipurpose ship operators and the heavy-lift industry. In short, it will take some time for global cargo demand to catch up to the glut of multipurpose vessel capacity that carriers ordered when demand was stronger. But the breakbulk/project cargo sector is a complex market encompassing commodities such as steel, natural rubber and forest products; heavy-lift shipments including turbines and refinery equipment; oversized equipment such as energy-generating windmills, and project shipments for construction work, and demand can vary widely by commodity and region.

This webcast will examine the outlook for breakbulk/project cargo shipping and the economic and other issues driving the market direction.

Moderator: Joseph Bonney, Editor Breakbulk & Project Cargo, JOC, IHS Maritime & Trade

Speaker:

Susan Oatway FICS, Associate, Drewry Maritime Research

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

Apr 13, 2016 2:00PM EDT
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Amazon has changed consumer expectations. One or two-day shipping is no longer a luxury, it is now crucial to winning and keeping customers. How are retailers without Amazon’s 90+ North American warehouses supposed to compete? How can wholesale distributors keep up with ever-increasing expectations? And more specifically, how do these new consumer requirements change distribution network design and management? The answers to these questions require rethinking the nature of distribution networks and the traditionally static warehouses that define them.

This webcast will address these questions and challenges, and will examine the economics of emerging dynamic warehouse strategies that are starting to change the way logistics professionals think about creating competitive advantage through their distribution capabilities.

Moderator: Alessandra Gregory Barrett, Senior Content Editor, The Journal of Commerce, IHS Maritime & Trade

Speakers:

Karl Siebrecht, President & CEO, FLEXE

Steve Johanson, President, Starboard Solutions Corp

Amitabh Sinha, Associate Professor of Technology and Operations, Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan

Mar 17, 2016 2:00PM EDT
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When the International Maritime Organization in 2014 said it would require all containers to be weighed and bear validation before loading aboard a vessel, it put the onus on shippers for compliance. Like data-transmission regulations imposed after the September 11 attacks, these safety-related rules, which will take effect on July 1, will impact shippers on a day-to-day, operational basis. They also have the potential to cause significant disruption to shipper supply chains at a time when they’re also wrestling with other disruptive factors.

This webcast will analyze the regulation, how it will be carried out and enforced, and discuss best practices for beneficial cargo owners to ensure compliance and supply chain efficiency.

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

Speakers:

Peter Tirschwell, Senior Director, Content, IHS Maritime & Trade

Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com, IHS Maritime & Trade

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

 

Jan 21, 2016 2:00PM EST
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The volatility ocean carriers, shippers and intermediaries experienced in 2015 may have been severe, but it’s becoming more evident that such unpredictability is the new normal. 2015, of course, was marked by several industry-changing events: the protracted ILWU labor negotiations that led to the worst West Coast port congestion in a decade, followed by a contract that will yield labor peace into 2019; a widening supply-demand gap that sent Asia-Europe and trans-Pacific rates into free-fall; and a slowing China that is hitting containerized imports and exports alike. As 2016 begins, questions abound: What impact will an expected interest rate hike in the U.S. have on the economy at home and abroad? Will China reverse its slide? What impact will consolidation among major ocean carriers have on services? And, with new container-weighing rules just months away, what do shippers need to know to avoid disruption.

This webcast will examine the outlook for the containerized shipping market, the economic indicators playing into that and the impact the latest trends and regulations will have on service, reliability and visibility. 

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

Speaker(s):

Mario O. Moreno, Senior Economist, JOC.com, IHS Maritime & Trade

Lars Jensen, CEO and Partner, SeaIntelligence Consulting

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

Jan 19, 2016 2:00PM EST
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Less-than-truckload shipping is experiencing one of the faster rates of evolution within the transportation industry. The problems that have historically stifled the growth of this segment – coordination between multiple parties and inability to fill extra space on trucks – suit the expansion of Internet of Things type solutions hitting the market. From paperless billing to GPS tracking and real-time status updates, technology is revolutionizing LTL shipping. This webcast will discuss the newest smartphone apps and web-based platforms, highlight the No. 1 fact to consider before implementation, and explore the challenges of increasing the autonomy of truckers and shippers in this process.

Dec 10, 2015 2:00PM EST
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In analyzing data drawn from PIERS’ NVOCC Solution, one major conclusion can be made: Non-vessel-operating common carriers are penetrating a larger segment of North American container shipping and, critically, are impacting the direction of the market, more than ever. Certainly, NVOCCs’ share of U.S. containerized ocean cargo has vacillated in recent years, but as market forces become more volatile, more disruptive and less predictable, an increasing number of importers and exporters are turning to NVOCCs for solutions. That was the case during much of 2014 and early this year, as beneficial cargo owners sought solutions to one of the most disruptive supply chain events in recent memory: the gridlock that locked down West Coast ports during a dispute over longshore labor negotiations that stretched for nine months. By the time the crisis ended in the spring, NVOCCs had increased their share of U.S. imports further, growing 6 percent year-over-year in the January-May period. But as NVOCCs’ share of U.S. containerized trade grows, rate volatility is doing the same — in some cases, large BCO service contracts have become pricier than smaller shippers have received through NVOCCs on the spot market. And, although spot rate volatility on the trans-Pacific trade is much less severe than on the Asia-Pacific — where NVOCCs traditionally have carried a much higher share of the cargo — that’s not necessarily a success story, considering some BCOs received Asia-Europe pricing netting zero dollars early this summer.

This 60-minute webcast will analyze the latest data available on NVOCC trends with ocean carriers and shippers, and feature a demonstration of PIERS’ latest platform: PIERS NVOCC Solution.

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

Speaker(s): 

Quentine Stenger, Manager, Product Development, PIERS, IHS Maritime & Trade

Bill Rooney, Vice President,Trans-Pacific Seafreight, Kuehne+Nagel

Aliet Martinez, Director of Client Development, PIERS, IHS Maritime & Trade

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Dec 2, 2015 2:00PM EST
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Technology-led disruption has already begun for all logistics enterprises – Asset, non-Asset and shippers. We are currently being overloaded with IoT, Big Data, predictive analytics, mobile and communication technology, wearables, gamification etc.. Logistics enterprises and shippers are struggling to find clues on where can they begin, what’s the ROI, which technology they should focus on, the roadmap and who they should work with. This information packed webinar will help to unravel the complicated technology story, and help enterprises to find the value that can be created.

Sponsored by SMC³ and the Logistics Technology Summit at Jump Start 2016, this 60-minute webinar will address:

 1. Practical use cases for logistics enterprises;

 2. Provide potential roadmaps for solutions;

 3. Turn technology disruption into a competitive advantage.

Join our expert in digital logistics as we explore how technology-led disruption can be managed and used to create value.

Presenter:

Greg Smith, Enterprise Consultant, Tech Mahindra

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

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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
Speaker(s)
Richard Clayton, Chief Maritime Analyst, IHS Maritime & Trade