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Dec 13, 2018 2:00PM EST
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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.

Moderator

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

Speaker(s):

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


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Nov 29, 2018 2:00PM EST
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Strong market demand, tightening capacity, higher pricing, and data-driven technology are combining to give third-party logistics providers a bright outlook. The gross revenue of 3PLs in the US grew 10 percent in 2017 from the prior year in its four largest segments — domestic transportation management, international transportation management, value-added warehousing and distribution, and dedicated contract carriage, according to Armstrong & Associates — and is on track to grow another 8.4 percent this year, to $199.7 billion. Driving the growth are higher rates in the domestic truckload sector, as the strengthening US economy increases transportation demand, putting pressure on capacity already feeling the strains of this year’s electronic logging mandate. Importers, meanwhile, continue to race the clock on hundreds of billions of dollars in US tariffs, the latest of which will take effect on Jan. 1. That’s creating an extended container shipping peak season that likely will keep the pressure on supply chains well into 2019.

This webcast will analyze the state of logistics as 2018 winds down, examine the outlook in the year ahead, and discuss how shippers should prepare.

Moderator

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

Speakers

Gabe Koch, Director, AlixPartners

Brian Nemeth, Director, AlixPartners

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Nov 27, 2018 2:00PM EST
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Since the 1970's, the technologies that have truly driven international trade were enabled by two important factors: the digitization of data enabling information to be shared quickly across all parties in the supply chain and the development of technology standards that provide the common template for that data. Whether one analyzes Electronic Data Interchange or the commercialization of the Internet itself, the widespread adoption of these technologies would not have been possible without either of these components.
 
The burgeoning technologies of the future - blockchain, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things, are no exception to these required elements, and companies see the magnitude of their importance only when they deployed in their supply chains. They quickly realize how critical they are not only for day-to-day operations, but for very survival.
 
Join Amber Road on November 27th hosted by Journal of Commerce, as we explore the current state of data digitization and standards development for use in global supply chain management. Topics to be covered in this fast-paced, sixty-minute presentation include:
 
  • The importance of digital data as a pre-requisite for modern technologies
  • How technology standards have facilitated global trade
  • Examples of technology standards that have driven international commerce
  • The case for blockchain standards specific to global supply chain management
  • Blockchain standards that integrate with the IoT
  • How blockchain standards will facilitate Big Data Analysis and Artificial Intelligence 
Moderator:

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

Presenters:

Dan Gardner, VP of Supply Chain for Lakeshore Learning Materials and co-founder of Trade Facilitators, Inc.

Ty Border, SVP Marketing and Business Development with Amber Road 

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Nov 15, 2018 10:00AM EST
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The rush by container lines to economies of scale is proving something of a double-edged sword for levels of global port and berth productivity. The increasing scale of vessels and rising concentration of alliance volumes clearly creates considerable challenges for port operations, but it also forces key container shipping stakeholders focus more intently on meaningful projects to improve collaboration and leverage maturing technologies for improved operational efficiency. Port productivity data from the JOC and parent company IHS Markit reveal that more than a quarter of total global container moves now involve vessels capable of carrying more than 10,000 TEU. The average number of container moves per port call is now well more than 1,000 globally, and many ports must deal regularly with double-digit percentage increases in the average number of boxes exchanged during calls.

This webcast will leverage the world's largest active port productivity database to deliver unique insights into developments on global, regional, and national levels. It will include discussion and analysis of the most important productivity improvement projects underway globally, how challenges are being overcome, and the opportunities arising to add value through cutting waste and improving efficiency in port operations.


Moderator

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


Speaker(s)

Turloch Mooney, Senior Editor, Global Ports, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Mikael Lind, Associate Professor and Research Manager, Sustainable Transports, Research Institutes of Sweden

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Nov 8, 2018 10:00AM EST
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For much of the last decade, carriers couldn’t take advantage of persistently low oil prices because of weak demand and overcapacity that dragged freight rates to record lows. It was only in 2017, after six straight years of losses, that container carriers finally managed to turn a profit. But while demand has recovered, so have oil prices, rising to their highest level in four years, and there's increasing talk about prices reaching $100 a barrel especially with US-Saudi Arabia tensions rising. With Asia-Europe carriers already struggling to effectively deploy the mega-ships flooding into service without destroying freight rates, more expensive bunker fuel will further undermine the cost benefits that are such a key factor when operating these large vessels. There may be some help from the supply-demand balance. IHS Markit's Trends in the World Economy and Trade forecasts demand for containerized volume on Asia-Europe will grow 3.7 percent this year, a slight decline compared with 2017, before growing at about the same pace in 2019. So what will the supply-demand balance be in 2019, and what does a high fuel price future look like for container shipping lines?

This webcast will analyze the outlook for the European shipping market as 2018 winds down.

Moderator

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Speaker(s)

Alan Murphy, CEO and Partner, SeaIntelligence ApS

Jochen Gutschmidt, Global,vFreight Lead, Corporate,vSupply Chain, Nestec S.A.

Peter Burgel Nielsen, Global Shipping Manager, Bestseller A/S

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Oct 18, 2018 2:00PM EDT
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As the globalization of world trade accelerates, achieving operational speed without sacrificing accuracy is paramount to the success of all stakeholders in the international trading system. For shippers, terminal operators, and ocean carriers alike, anticipating the exact time of arrival of each freight shipment, as well as the moment when it will be available for each subsequent link in the supply chain, remains a vital issue. Sharing timely operational information about each shipment among all parties can shed a great deal of light on the “dark spots” along the supply chain that make it so difficult to achieve this critical visibility.

In a 2018 survey of approximately 250 shipping industry executives and professionals conducted by JOC.com/IHS Markit, Navis, and XVELA, more than half of all respondents anticipated that their performance metrics would improve by at least 50 percent if they could access such real-time operational information. However, 56 percent surveyed see the lack of industry data standards as the primary challenge that needs to be overcome to achieve widespread industry collaboration. 

This webcast will explore the “Working as One” survey results and examine the potential path to real-time collaboration across the industry, including cultural and operational challenges facing adoption.

Moderator:

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

Presenters:

Andreas Mrozek, Global Head of Marine & Terminal Operations (OPS), Hamburg Sud

Scott Peoples, President TOS Business Line, Navis

Sumitha Sampath, Vice President, Operations, XVELA

Oct 16, 2018 2:00PM EDT
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Driven by the “Amazon effect,” both commercial customers and consumers are increasing their demands for real-time visibility. Supply chain visibility is no longer a “nice to have” for any organization, no matter the size, geography, or industry. 

In this webinar, hear firsthand about some of the most surprising and important things that these supply chain leaders have learned from buying and implementing advanced visibility platforms. Get insider tips and advice about the fastest and most agile ways to create efficiencies, decrease transportation costs, and deliver a superior customer experience.

  • How do you build a visibility business case and get buy-in from your organization to initiate a project and manage its implementation?
  • As you evaluate technology options, what are some of the key capabilities to look for in a solution?
  • Change management is often a challenge with these types of digital transformation initiatives. How to address and overcome any pushback internally or from external partners and carriers?
  • What are the measurable benefits achieved by implementing a multimodal, advanced visibility platform?             

Moderator:

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

Presenter(s):

Elaine Singleton, VP of Supply Chain, Technicolor

Jason Kerner, VP of Solutions Engineering, project44

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Oct 11, 2018 2:00PM EDT
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The stakes have rarely been so high for shippers trying to navigate fast-rising rates, high freight demand and constrained truck and intermodal capacity. The pace of rate inflation may be slowing, but prices remain much higher than in 2017, let alone 2016. Thank a strong US economy, higher fuel prices, and a supply chain prone to disruption. Hurricane Florence is the latest reminder of just how fragile and prone to disruption the North American freight network actually is at a time when freight demand is at record levels. How will we deal with the challenges economic expansion and constrained capacity will pose as the peak shipping season for trucking approaches, and as we look beyond into 2019?

This webcast will analyze the current state of the market discuss how shippers should prepare for the final quarter of 2018 and beyond, and serve as a primer to deeper discussion at the JOC Inland Distribution Conference in Oak Brook, Illinois, on Oct. 20-22. https://events.joc.com/inland-2018 

 
 
Moderator
William Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking and Domestic Transportation, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s)
Lee Klaskow, Senior Analyst, Transportation and Logistics Bloomberg Intelligence
Matt Foley, Director, Carrier Relations and Pricing, Technicolor
 
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Oct 4, 2018 2:00PM EDT
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Technology has always played a critical freight transportation role, but there's never been a time with more solutions available, more focus on new and potentially transformative concepts, and more confusion about how to navigate this environment. From blockchain, machine learning, and autonomous vehicles to IoT, robotics and bots, shippers are being asked to go on an exciting but daunting ride fraught with potential risk. Although some of these dynamic technologies seem abstract to many logistics practitioners, the hurdles are concrete: a lack of funds to invest; a lack of clear technology-adoption strategies at the departmental and organizational level; and a lack of understanding of what these technologies mean to shippers’ bottom lines or performance. Many shippers still lack foundational tools to cope with the basics of their supply chain, much less the cutting-edge tools they are being asked to consider.

This webcast will analyze the state of logistics technology and examine what the latest technologies will do to empower shippers to take processes in-house, and how effectively service providers will expand their capabilities to remain relevant themselves.  The JOC will be discussing this topic and more at our Logistics Technology Conference October 29th-30th in Las Vegas.

Moderator:

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

Presenters:

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

Jack Oney, CEO, Oney Consulting

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Sep 26, 2018 11:00AM EDT
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With shipping analyst Drewry forecasting that seaborne refrigerated cargo carried by container ships and specialized reefer operators will exceed 134 million metric tons by 2021, growth in global reefer cargos shows no signs of cooling. Frozen goods were especially strong in 2017, rising more than 5 percent year over year, to 124 million metric tons, a big improvement over the average 3.6 percent annual growth of the past 10 years, according to Drewry. Drewry also estimates that containerized reefer traffic expanded 8 percent in 2017, outpacing the growth in overall seaborne reefer trade, as shippers continued to shift cargo from the declining specialized reefer fleet to containers. But for refrigerated shippers, that growth presents new and familiar challenges amid changing market dynamics. 
 
The carrier consolidation that swept through the industry in 2016 leaves reefer BCOs among the most prone to service-related disruption, equipment shortages, and tight capacity. The latter is especially critical, with the overcapacity that led to favorable freight pricing for shippers giving way to supply-demand balance and increasing rates. And, depending on the trade lane, the top three containerized carriers now control 70 to 80 percent of reefer trade, according to Thomas Eskesen, founder of Netherlands-based refrigerated consultant Eskesen Advisory. A big question going forward is how new tariffs on US, Chinese, European, and other goods will impact trade in such goods as beef, pork, poultry, and various frozen goods. 
 
This webcast will feature Martin Dixon, director and head of research projects for Drewry, who will analyze these issues and discuss the key takeaways from the company’s just-released 2018-2019 Annual Reefer Shipping Review and Forecast. 
  
Moderator:
Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com, The Journal of Commerce, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s):
Martin Dixon, Director and Head of Research Products, Drewry
  
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Sep 13, 2018 2:00PM EDT
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When 2018 opened, automotive shippers faced many of the same supply chain challenges as other importers and exporters: deteriorating service reliability from ocean carriers, port congestion, poor visibility of their goods while in transit, and landside disruption related to rail service and tightening trucking capacity. If anything, those concerns have only heightened amid record containerized shipping volumes and an economic and trade boom that shows no signs of slowing. Overshadowing it all, perhaps, is the latest, and perhaps biggest, challenge: trade issues ranging from uncertainty about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement to the Trump administration import tariffs on Canada, China, and the European Union – and subsequent retaliation — that threaten to throw the automotive trade into turmoil. The threats come as the industry wrestles with anemic growth in US auto parts imports, which inched up 0.5 percent last year as part of a five-year compound annual growth rate of 1.7 percent, according to PIERS, a sister product of The Journal of Commerce within IHS Markit. At more than 1.2 million TEU a year, those imports are a critical commodity for ocean carriers, freight forwarders, and ports such as Los Angeles, Long Beach, Charleston, Savannah, and New York-New Jersey. As the trade battles play out, other risks continue to loom large – poor service reliability, the deepening landside capacity crunch, rising rates, customs inspection that likely will grow more onerous, and the evolution of autonomous vehicles, which create new opportunities as well as questions over parts development and regulation.
 
This webcast will analyze these and other challenges to automotive shippers, examine the outlook in an increasingly complex global environment, and provide strategic direction for how shippers should respond.
 
Moderator
Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce
 
Speaker(s)
Dustin Braden, Data Analyst, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Steven Hughes, President and CEO, HCS International
 
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Aug 30, 2018 11:00AM EDT
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After years of pain for the depressed breakbulk and project markets, 2018 opened with signs that the multipurpose vessel and heavy-lift fleet was finally shaking off the long shadow of the Great Recession. Broad improvement in the global economy was boosting demand and keeping competition from other sectors at bay, consolidation was reconfiguring the fleet, and scrapping and moderate vessel orders were keeping capacity growth in check. However, these positive signs could be undermined if and when threatened trade wars between the US and the rest of the world come into full force. And rising oil prices, while a positive for the project industry overall, also mean rising marine fuel costs -- and these are expected to jump much higher in 2020.

The global fleet, and its clients, must grapple with the IMO's rapidly approaching January 1, 2020, deadline requiring that the sulfur content of marine fuels be reduced from 3.5 percent to .5 percent. The knock-on complications of this regulation are massive and include questions about fuel costs and availability, refining capacity, vessel adaptation, and regulation enforcement. Although a substantial percentage of shipowners believe the deadline will be pushed back, there are strong signs that it will not be, possibly leading to a capacity crunch in some sectors.

 

In this webcast our experts, Susan Oatway and Roger Strevens, will analyze these issues and their implications for the fleet and the breakbulk and project industry, and discuss their expectations for the rest of 2018 and into early 2019.

Moderator

Janet Nodar, Senior Editor, Breakbulk and Heavy Lift, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Speaker(s)

Susan Oatway, Senior Analyst, Multipurpose and Breakbulk Shipping, Drewry

Roger Strevens, Head of Sustainability, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, and Chairman, Trident Alliance

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Jul 19, 2018 2:00PM EDT
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With US imports surging 7.6 percent in the first three months of 2018, according to PIERS, and little sign of a slowdown in demand, the trans-Pacific is in the healthiest shape it’s been in years. The same can’t be said about the matching of that demand to capacity, though there have been improvements. Carriers are injecting an 8 to 9 percent increase in trans-Pacific capacity, while imports are projected to increase 5 to 6 percent, according to industry analyst Alphaliner. That the result is downward pressure on annual service contract rates and a challenging environment for carriers. Amid the persistent overcapacity, carriers are working to differentiate themselves by offering guaranteed reliability and faster transits, while looking to recoup surging bunker fuel prices through a series of surcharges and peak-season general rate increases. For beneficial cargo owners, the news could get worse before it gets better, as the Trump administration engages in tit-for-tat sanctions battles with some of the largest trading countries and partners in the world. 
 
This webcast will analyze the outlook for the critical peak shipping season and beyond, and how economic and policy trends will impact the major container shipping trades.  
  
Moderator
Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, JOC Events, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s)
Jonathan Gold, Vice President, Supply Chain and Customs Policy, National Retail Federation
Ben Hackett, Principal, Hackett Associates   
 
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Jun 27, 2018 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 exclusive research, it analyzes the largest global companies shipping containerized goods to and from the US — 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 US Exporters and the factors driving outbound trade. It also will look ahead to the rest of 2018 and the regulatory, economic and transportation issues US exporters face.
  
Moderator
Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, JOC Events
 
Speaker(s)
Dustin Braden, Data Analyst, JOC.com, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce
 
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Jun 21, 2018 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 exclusive research, it analyzes the largest global companies shipping containerized goods to and from the US — 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 US Importers and the factors driving inbound trade. It also will look ahead to the rest of 2018 and the regulatory, economic, and transportation issues US importers face.
  
Moderator
Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, JOC Events
 
Speaker(s)
Dustin Braden, Data Analyst, JOC.com, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce
 
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May 17, 2018 4:00PM EDT
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Whether President Trump withdraws the US from the North American Free Trade Agreement or not, US trade with Mexico is on course to grow. Cross-border supply chains are linked at a deep level, and whatever trade agreements the US, Canada, and Mexico agree upon, freight will keep moving. Indeed, after declining in 2016, total US-Mexico trade increased more than 6 percent year over year in 2017, according to the US Census Bureau's Foreign Trade Division. That doesn't mean the flow of goods can't be improved, or that policy couldn't have an impact on how goods move. The bigger question may be how the US economy and available transportation capacity affects cross-border freight. How will shippers, logistics companies and transportation operators cope with increased congestion at the border and uncertain policies in both countries? How will proposed changes affect shippers’ supply chains, and how should BCOs prepare?

This webcast will address these questions as it examines the future of US-Mexico trade and the goods flowing over the border.

Moderator

Hugh Morley, Senior Editor, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Speaker(s)

Erik Markeset, Managing Director, Tsol

Dr. Walter Kemmsies, Managing Director, Economist, and Chief Strategist, JLL Ports Airports and Global Infrastructure

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