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Feb 18, 2016 2:00PM EST
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2016 Outlook: Trucking and Intermodal Rail

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 rose in 2015 as capacity tightened and economic growth has accelerated, even if only moderately. Overall, the strong showing sets the stage for an even stronger 2016, 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. Although a much-anticipated capacity crunch failed to develop in 2015 as the economy cooled, most analysts see tightening as inevitable.

This webcast will analyze these issues to determine whether the industry will continue its growth momentum.

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

Speakers: COMING SOON!

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

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Mar 24, 2016 2:00PM EDT
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New Container Weight Rules: Are Shippers Ready?

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: Peter Leach, Editor-at-Large, The Journal of Commerce, IHS Maritime & Trade

Speakers: COMING SOON!

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

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Archived Webcasts

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
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

Speakers:

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

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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. 

Presenter:

Art Nourot, Vice President, Carrier Procurement, Unyson

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

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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

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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

Speakers:

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

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

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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.

Speakers:
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

Speakers:

Alan Murphy, CEO and Partner, SeaIntel Maritime Analysis

Jack Kleinhenz, Chief Economist, National Retail Federation

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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

Speakers:

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

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

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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 

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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

Moderator: 

Alessandra Barrett, Special Projects Editor, JOC, IHS

Presenters:

Suzanne Richer, Director, Trade Advisory Practice, Amber Road

Dave Albanese, Director, Solutions Consulting, Amber Road