2019 Trade and Transportation Outlook: A BCO Primer for a Turbulent Year Ahead

2019 Trade and Transportation Outlook: A BCO Primer for a Turbulent Year Ahead

For many shippers, 2018 was a rude awakening and a sign of continued and perhaps steeper challenges ahead. New US trucking regulation that has cut capacity as demand builds has dramatically changed the landscape. Trucking companies are in the driver’s seat not only on pricing, but also whether delivery is even available.  On the ocean side, reliability is hitting new lows and the chaos around the just-completed trans-Pacific peak season frustrated North American importers. Speaking generally, there’s little sign that trucking prices and space pressures will ease in 2019, nor is there a sense that ocean service will rebound dramatically. Adding to the volatility is uncertainty about the direction of the global economy and the extent to which tariffs will impact US consumer confidence. With all that in mind, 2019 will be the year shippers try to take better control of their supply chains via better planning, technology, and other innovation. There will be things they can’t control, but there is a growing realization that changes they can control must come from them and they can no longer rely on their transportation partners.

This webcast will provide data-backed analysis on where shipping is heading into 2019, and highlight ways shippers can work independently and with their transportation providers to get a better grip on their supply chains.


Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, JOC Events, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit


Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

William Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking and Domestic Transportation, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit


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


Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 14:00