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Aug 12, 2021 2:00PM EDT
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Soaring freight rates, premiums to secure ship loadings, new surcharges, and increasing detention and demurrage fees: The first half of 2021 kicked an already messy world of reconciling contracted rates with freight invoiced into overdrive. That heightened sense of incorrect freight billing only underscores the need to use technology to address chronic industry pain points.
 
This one-hour webcast will explore a burgeoning array of tools available to shippers and third parties across transportation modes to manage the various aspects of the freight audit and payment spectrum, with perspective from technology providers and users.
 
Moderator:
Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s):
King Alandy Dy, CEO, Expedock
Loren VandenBerghe, Director Global Logistics, Recreational Equipment, Inc.
 
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Aug 19, 2021 2:00PM EDT
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Project logistics industry executives are working with a range of stakeholders as they hunt for a proactive way to root out the most serious pest infestations — ISPM-15 violations — in wood packaging materials used with import cargo. These infestations are frequently found even in packaging materials that have undergone the required treatment processes. They can trigger tough violation enforcement, costly fines, and the re-exporting of products ranging from cargo dunnage and steel coils on skids to part and full charters of high-dollar, schedule-sensitive project cargoes. Official information on global sources of bad wood packaging materials, US re-exporting actions, and the infestations themselves is difficult to get. Industry members believe this lack of transparency exacerbates the problem. 
 
In this roundtable-style webcast, a group of industry stakeholders will discuss why ISPM-15 violations occur despite good-faith efforts to stop them, remedies or the lack thereof, and potential strategies for preventing the problem at the source.
 
Moderator: 
Janet Nodar, Senior Editor, Breakbulk and Heavy Lift, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speakers:
Diana Davila, Houston Branch Manager, UTC Overseas, Inc.
James Garland Hurst, Customs and International Trade Attorney, Givens & Johnston, PLLC
Gary M. Lovett, Ph.D., Senior Scientist Emeritus, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
 
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Sep 15, 2021 9:00AM EDT
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European supply chains haven’t had any time to reset this summer, and as the Asia-Europe trade heads into the peak shipping period, the strain is showing. Months of strong consumer demand have kept European imports surging, while COVID-19 measures have created labor shortages and bottlenecks at terminals at origin and destination ports, and vessel schedule reliability at European hubs is at record lows. Late arrivals are driving up congestion across Europe’s ports, absorbing available vessel capacity, and disrupting the onward carriage of cargo via the feeder and short-sea services, inland waterway, rail, and road. 
 
Despite carriers’ poor on-time performance, rates are extremely elevated, soaring 800 percent in July above those in pre-pandemic 2019. On top of the high rates, carriers are charging thousands of dollars extra per container to guarantee space on vessels leaving Asia, with shippers reporting the cutting of agreed weekly allocations in a highest-bidder-wins-the-space environment. 
 
This combination of record-high rates and record low service has created a toxic relationship between shippers and carriers and is leading to unprecedented levels of animosity. With the peak Asia-Europe shipping season kicking off, industry stakeholders face the prospect of continued disruption right through year-end as Europe’s economies reopen and pent-up demand sustains import volume.  
 
This two-part webcast series will take a close look at the drivers behind the healthy imports and analyze the economic consequences of the pandemic on containerized trade into and out of Europe. Importantly, it will look at how deteriorating shipper-carrier relationships will play out. How much trust has been lost over the past year, and how will that change the way cargo contracts are structured? Container terminals and the inland logistics chain have been maxed out for months, but how long can the system continue to run at full speed? Finally, what can Europe’s importers and exporters expect in the year ahead? 
 
Part I, Sept. 15: Agenda Coming Soon!
Part II, Sept. 16: Agenda Coming Soon!
 
Moderator: Greg Knowler, Senior Editor, Europe, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s): TBC
 
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Sep 16, 2021 9:00AM EDT
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European supply chains haven’t had any time to reset this summer, and as the Asia-Europe trade heads into the peak shipping period, the strain is showing. Months of strong consumer demand have kept European imports surging, while COVID-19 measures have created labor shortages and bottlenecks at terminals at origin and destination ports, and vessel schedule reliability at European hubs is at record lows. Late arrivals are driving up congestion across Europe’s ports, absorbing available vessel capacity, and disrupting the onward carriage of cargo via the feeder and short-sea services, inland waterway, rail, and road. 
 
Despite carriers’ poor on-time performance, rates are extremely elevated, soaring 800 percent in July above those in pre-pandemic 2019. On top of the high rates, carriers are charging thousands of dollars extra per container to guarantee space on vessels leaving Asia, with shippers reporting the cutting of agreed weekly allocations in a highest-bidder-wins-the-space environment. 
 
This combination of record-high rates and record low service has created a toxic relationship between shippers and carriers and is leading to unprecedented levels of animosity. With the peak Asia-Europe shipping season kicking off, industry stakeholders face the prospect of continued disruption right through year-end as Europe’s economies reopen and pent-up demand sustains import volume.  
 
This two-part webcast series will take a close look at the drivers behind the healthy imports and analyze the economic consequences of the pandemic on containerized trade into and out of Europe. Importantly, it will look at how deteriorating shipper-carrier relationships will play out. How much trust has been lost over the past year, and how will that change the way cargo contracts are structured? Container terminals and the inland logistics chain have been maxed out for months, but how long can the system continue to run at full speed? Finally, what can Europe’s importers and exporters expect in the year ahead? 
 
Part I, Sept. 15: Agenda Coming Soon!
Part II, Sept. 16: Agenda Coming Soon!
 
Moderator: Greg Knowler, Senior Editor, Europe, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s): TBC
 
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Port Productivity: Innovating Toward Efficiency

Sep 30, 2021 10:00AM EDT
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Moderator: Turloch Mooney, Senior Editor, Global Ports, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s): TBC
 
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Oct 5, 2021 2:00PM EDT
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As 2022 approaches, US shippers — domestic logistics managers as well as importers and exporters — are wrestling with an unprecedented transportation market. The bullwhip effect of the US economic recovery is doing nearly as much to disrupt supply chains in 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic initially did in 2020. Shippers are scrambling to find capacity on the road and rails to move goods from ports to distribution centers and to customers. They are absorbing shocking cost increases to deliver for their customers. 
 
Rapid economic growth and the continued acceleration of e-commerce mean no return to pre-pandemic normality. Instead, shippers are being forced to rethink how they serve their companies and customers. We’ve entered an era of renewal and reinvention ignited by the strong US economic recovery and the significant disruption the COVID-19 pandemic spilled across the transportation landscape. It’s an era, unlike any typical economic recovery that logistics managers experienced in the past. 
 
This three-part webcast series will help shippers prepare for the challenges of the year ahead and deal with the problems they face today when it comes to sourcing capacity, controlling transportation costs, and protecting their supply chains from near-constant volatility and disruption. They’ll receive a broad view of the outlook for the rest of the year and in 2022, and detailed insights on specific transportation and logistics questions. Together, we’ll write the playbook for logistics success in the 2020s. 
 
Part I, Oct. 5: The Trucking and Intermodal Freight Outlook — Full Agenda Coming Soon!
 
Part II, Oct. 6: Building a More Efficient Supply Chain — Full Agenda Coming Soon!
 
Part III, Oct. 7: Technology, E-Commerce, and the Road Forward — Full Agenda Coming Soon!
 
Moderator: William Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking and Domestic Transportation, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s): TBC
 
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Oct 6, 2021 2:00PM EDT
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As 2022 approaches, US shippers — domestic logistics managers as well as importers and exporters — are wrestling with an unprecedented transportation market. The bullwhip effect of the US economic recovery is doing nearly as much to disrupt supply chains in 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic initially did in 2020. Shippers are scrambling to find capacity on the road and rails to move goods from ports to distribution centers and to customers. They are absorbing shocking cost increases to deliver for their customers. 
 
Rapid economic growth and the continued acceleration of e-commerce mean no return to pre-pandemic normality. Instead, shippers are being forced to rethink how they serve their companies and customers. We’ve entered an era of renewal and reinvention ignited by the strong US economic recovery and the significant disruption the COVID-19 pandemic spilled across the transportation landscape. It’s an era, unlike any typical economic recovery that logistics managers experienced in the past. 
 
This three-part webcast series will help shippers prepare for the challenges of the year ahead and deal with the problems they face today when it comes to sourcing capacity, controlling transportation costs, and protecting their supply chains from near-constant volatility and disruption. They’ll receive a broad view of the outlook for the rest of the year and in 2022, and detailed insights on specific transportation and logistics questions. Together, we’ll write the playbook for logistics success in the 2020s. 
 
Part I, Oct. 5: The Trucking and Intermodal Freight Outlook — Full Agenda Coming Soon!
 
Part II, Oct. 6: Building a More Efficient Supply Chain — Full Agenda Coming Soon!
 
Part III, Oct. 7: Technology, E-Commerce, and the Road Forward — Full Agenda Coming Soon!
 
Moderator: William Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking and Domestic Transportation, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s): TBC
 
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Oct 7, 2021 2:00PM EDT
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As 2022 approaches, US shippers — domestic logistics managers as well as importers and exporters — are wrestling with an unprecedented transportation market. The bullwhip effect of the US economic recovery is doing nearly as much to disrupt supply chains in 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic initially did in 2020. Shippers are scrambling to find capacity on the road and rails to move goods from ports to distribution centers and to customers. They are absorbing shocking cost increases to deliver for their customers. 
 
Rapid economic growth and the continued acceleration of e-commerce mean no return to pre-pandemic normality. Instead, shippers are being forced to rethink how they serve their companies and customers. We’ve entered an era of renewal and reinvention ignited by the strong US economic recovery and the significant disruption the COVID-19 pandemic spilled across the transportation landscape. It’s an era, unlike any typical economic recovery that logistics managers experienced in the past. 
 
This three-part webcast series will help shippers prepare for the challenges of the year ahead and deal with the problems they face today when it comes to sourcing capacity, controlling transportation costs, and protecting their supply chains from near-constant volatility and disruption. They’ll receive a broad view of the outlook for the rest of the year and in 2022, and detailed insights on specific transportation and logistics questions. Together, we’ll write the playbook for logistics success in the 2020s. 
 
Part I, Oct. 5: The Trucking and Intermodal Freight Outlook — Full Agenda Coming Soon!
 
Part II, Oct. 6: Building a More Efficient Supply Chain — Full Agenda Coming Soon!
 
Part III, Oct. 7: Technology, E-Commerce, and the Road Forward — Full Agenda Coming Soon!
 
Moderator: William Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking and Domestic Transportation, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s): TBC
 
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Logistics Technology: The Shipper View of Visibility

Oct 28, 2021 2:00PM EDT
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Moderator: Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s): TBC
 
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Cool Cargoes: Global Trends, Risks & Opportunities

Nov 4, 2021 2:00PM EDT
Moderator: Greg Knowler, Senior Editor, Europe, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s): TBC
 
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Parcel at the Peak: How Consumer Habits Are Changing the Dynamic

Nov 18, 2021 2:00PM EST
Moderator: Cathy Morrow Roberson, Senior Editor, Parcel and Last-Mile Shipping, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s): TBC
 
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Global Shipping Outlook: What Will 2022 Hold?

Dec 9, 2021 2:00PM EST
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Moderator: Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s): TBC
 
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Archived Webcasts

Jul 15, 2021 2:00PM EDT
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The US imported more containerized goods from Asia in the first five months of 2020 than in any previous year, and with the traditional peak shipping season beginning in July, ports and inland logistics suppliers must be prepared to handle continued record volumes. The record pace of imports, which have strained port and warehouse labor, and contributed to vessel bunching and equipment shortages, are projected to increase 33 percent in June, 14 percent in July, 7.5 percent in August, and 1.7 percent in September, according to the Global Port Tracker, published monthly by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Imports from Asia will undoubtedly continue to increase in the coming months as retailers stock up for back-to-school shopping, which is expected to be much busier than last year as students return to classrooms, as well as holiday merchandise. With so much strain already on the supply chain, what can — and more importantly, will — ports, intermodal operators, and inland hubs do to improve the flow of goods for shippers? Such options as extending terminal gate hours, hiring additional dockworkers, and expediting repairs on chassis and other intermodal equipment are in play, but will the respective stakeholders step up? What does all this mean for importers? What about exporters, who are struggling as much, or more, with finding equipment to move their goods? Finally, what does the peak season even mean anymore, and how long will this surge truly last? 
 
This webcast will answer these questions and more as it takes a deep dive into this critical time in the trans-Pacific and global supply chain.
 
Moderator:
Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, Trans-Pacific, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s): 
Daniel Krassenstein, Global Supply Chain Director, Procon Pacific
Alan Murphy, CEO, and Founder, Sea-Intelligence ApS
April Zobel, Manager, Export Logistics, The Andersons Inc.
 
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Jun 24, 2021 2:00PM EDT
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US containerized exports fell 8.1 percent in 2020 compared with 2019, IHS Markit data show, but that’s just the beginning of the pain some exporters are feeling. Commodities such as scrap paper and forest products are on a multiyear slide caused by a combination of tariffs, environmental restrictions, and COVID-19 environmental impacts. Others — agricultural products and resins, among them — are enjoying strong overseas demand, but are struggling to find shipping capacity, in part because exporters say ocean carriers prioritize the return of empty containers to Asia to keep the import supply chain moving at the expense of lower-paying exports. Disruption at inland rail ramps is only exacerbating exporters’ plight in keeping their goods moving. 
 
This webcast, the second in a two-part series around the annual JOC Top 100 Importers & Exporters rankings, will analyze the current trends and outlook for US exporters, examine whether any relief is insight on the land- and ocean-based supply chain, and review the 100 largest US Containerized exporters in 2020, including a breakdown by sector and commodity.
 
Moderator: Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Presenters:
Michael Angell, Associate Editor, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Ari Ashe, Senior Editor, Intermodal Rail, and Southeast Ports, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Dustin Braden, Shipper Engagement Manager, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, West Coast, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
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Jun 17, 2021 2:00PM EDT
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With record-breaking US import demand expected to continue right through the traditional peak shipping season, shippers are doing everything they can to secure shipping space in what will likely continue to be an incredibly tight market. Retailers, for example, are projecting record sales for the first half of 2021, and with the lagging US manufacturing sector slowly recovering, import volumes will likely continue pouring into the country at a breakneck pace. That could spell more supply chain disruption. 
 
This webcast will take an in-depth look at the changes in consumption brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting “stay-at-home” surge in consumer goods imports, as well as the near-term outlook for specific commodity segments. A key component of the webcast will be a review of the 100 largest US containerized importers in 2020, including a breakdown by sector and commodity, and the specific challenges importers face.
 
Moderator: Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Presenters:
Ari Ashe, Senior Editor, Intermodal Rail, and Southeast Ports, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Dustin Braden, Shipper Engagement Manager, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
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Jun 8, 2021 1:00PM EDT
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The pandemic-driven surge of Asian imports and strengthening trans-Atlantic trade, thanks to a new Canada-EU trade deal, is testing Canadian containerized supply chains. The need for additional marine terminal capacity, alternative routings, better alignment of surface transportation with ocean side operations, and increasing reliance on air cargo all speak to a changing landscape for cargo owners and their transportation service partners. With e-commerce pressure rising amid seemingly relentless consumer demand, retailers and other importers are scrambling to get their cargo faster, though congestion and the lingering impacts of COVID-19 continue to present major challenges. On the outbound side, containerized exporters are struggling to find empty containers and are navigating virtual whack-a-mole when it comes to changing tariffs. Bringing together some of the Canadian shipping industry’s most respected leaders, this webcast will provide an in-depth look at the state of the Canadian supply chain and analyze the rest of 2021 and beyond. 
 
Among the topics of focus will be:
     • A macroeconomic outlook of Canadian containerized trade
     • Updates and discussions of new capacity-boosting projects and port efficiency
     • Actionable best practices for Canadian shippers to navigate the coming 12 months 
 
Agenda:
 
• 1:00-1:05 Welcome Remarks
 
• 1:00-1:20 Canadian Infrastructure Development and Supply Chain Competitiveness
 
• 1:25-1:40 Container Flow and Port Efficiency
 
• 1:45-2:00 Montreal: Sustainability and the Path Forward
 
• 2:05-2:20 The Shipper View of Technology
 
• 2:25-2:40 The US-Canada Relationship
 
• 2:40 Closing Remarks
 
 
Moderator (s):
Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit 
Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s): 
Ashley Craig, Partner, and Co-Chair, International Trade GroupVenable LLP
Doron Grosman, President, and CEO, GCT Global Container Terminals
Martin Imbleau, President and CEO, Montreal Port Authority
Audrey Ross, Logistics and Customs Specialist, Orchard Custom Beauty
Louis-Paul Tardif, Principal, L-P Tardif & Associates
 
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May 20, 2021 2:00PM EDT
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Mexico’s economy may be stuck in the doldrums, but its freight markets are heating up. Although container volumes though Mexican plunged 11 percent in the first half of 2020, volumes are rebounding and new all-water services to the US are providing cargo owners new options to avoid often lengthy delays at surface ports of entry. At the border, cross-border freight volumes are rebounding, forcing shippers that typically demand direct truckload service from Mexico to the US to change their strategies. In addition, some US truckload carriers have exited the Mexican market in recent years, including US Xpress Enterprises, partly because there was more money to be made in US domestic lanes and Mexican service created cost inefficiencies in their networks. That meant less US equipment arriving in Mexico that could be turned around with northbound freight.
 
This webcast will provide an in-depth analysis of ocean and cross-border freight trends, highlight major port and intermodal investments, and address how cargo owners, with the help of transportation service providers, are injecting new flexibility into their supply chains. 
 
Moderator:
Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s): 
Raul Alfonso, Executive Vice President, and Chief Commercial Officer, Port Tampa Bay
Eduardo A. Campirano, Port Director and CEO, Port of Brownsville
Emmanuel Sanchez Ochoa, Managing Director, Albatrans Mexico
Juan Carlos Villa, Regional Manager, Latin America, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
 
 
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May 18, 2021 2:00PM EDT
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The global pandemic has turned up the dial on the digitalization of container shipping and logistics. Container shortages, port congestion and vessel delays continue to disrupt supply chains and have focused attention on the fundamental need for better visibility into real-time location and status of container equipment and shipments. IoT-enabled smart containers are part of the solution to automate visibility across land and sea - but containerization is not just about the box. Aside from vessels and rail, chassis and trucks for haulage play a pivotal role, as do gensets and power packs for reefer container logistics. Close co-ordination and oversight of all these assets is key to maximizing equipment utilization, supply chain information flow and delivery performance. 

 

This webcast will explore advances in integrated multi-asset visibility platforms, data interoperability and analytics to manage capacity, complexity, compliance, and cost.

 

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

 

Speaker: Al Tama, Vice President & General Manager of Container and Port Solutions, ORBCOMM

 

May 5, 2021 11:00AM EDT
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We are at a pivotal moment in freight. Smartphones are in the vast majority of trucks, automation and machine learning are being deployed at scale, and companies of every size are trying to optimize their supply chains to improve their bottom line. Solving decades-old problems of inefficiency in freight requires a new approach, one that starts with technology at its core.

 

In this 60-minute webcast, learn how a digital freight network can help you navigate today’s market conditions with more predictability, control, and peace of mind. We’ll cover how a digital freight network is able to offer you the flexible capacity typically associated with brokers, while providing reliability, safety, and quality that exceeds the industry as a whole, including most asset-based carriers. 

 

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

 

Speaker: Anna von Clemm, Shipper Marketing Manager, Convoy

 

Apr 28, 2021 2:00PM EDT
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The logistics world moves fast. 
 
And shippers are under immense pressure to remain efficient at scale while dealing with a fragmented multimodal market, sub-optimized software systems, poor carrier selection, and limited visibility. 
 
Cloud technology was supposed to deliver the easy button the industry needed but instead has created an equally complex and disconnected approach that requires costly manual support. 
 
So, what can be done?
 
How can shippers begin to reduce their costs to serve, improve efficiency, and realize more ROI from their invested technology? 
 
Join us on Wednesday, April 28, at 2 PM as Michael Johnson, Executive Vice President of Strategy at Redwood, shares how unifying your logistics and digital strategies can turn your shipping operations into a competitive advantage. 
 
Here’s what he will cover:
●     The sluggish historical adoption of technology and digitalization in logistics
●     Lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic
●     Outlook on transportation planning & execution in 2021
●     How a lack of connectivity costs businesses more than they realize 
●     Redwood’s LPaaS approach to unifying your logistics and technology investments
 
Reserve your spot for what will be an informative session on how to bring optionality, profitability, and control into your operations. 
 
Moderator: Alessandra Barrett, Senior Content Editor, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker: Michael Johnson, Executive Vice President of Strategy, Redwood Logistics
Apr 22, 2021 2:00PM EDT
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US importers from Asia caught flat-footed by a surge of orders in the second half of 2020 turned to Chinese factories to meet the demand. US containerized imports from China in 2020 rose 2 percent year over year, after falling 10.9 percent between 2018 and 2019, according to IHS Markit data. That’s a clear sign that despite some shifting of production to lower-cost countries, the so-called world’s factory won’t be knocked off its perch anytime soon. Yet, procurement pressures to keep production costs will drive US importers to look for sourcing alternatives, and they will have to adjust their networks and inventory management accordingly. Some importers looking for greater control over simply cost savings are shifting production to Mexico. It’s a delicate dance, requiring importers and their transportation providers to understand the risks and opportunities of diversifying sourcing and the logistics implications. 
 
This webcast will analyze the factors in play — from tariffs to near-sourcing — that should be front of mind for all cargo owners struggling to balance the need to meet surging consumer demand with rampant supply chain disruption.
 
Moderator: 
Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, Trans-Pacific, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s): 
Daniel Krassenstein, Global Supply Chain Director, Procon Pacific
Jon Monroe, President, Jon Monroe Consulting
 
 
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Apr 8, 2021 2:00PM EDT
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The first quarter is typically the slowest period of the year for trucking activity, but not in 2021. An ongoing boom in US imports and increased industrial output kept the pressure on truckload and less-than-truckload capacity in January and February. Winter storms then swept in and froze available truck capacity in large swathes of the US, especially the Central South. Those factors, and a slow rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, have kept rates rising. Shippers and carriers are coming to grips with rising costs in contract negotiations. Now, more than ever, a higher degree of collaboration and partnership is needed to ensure shippers are able to secure the capacity they need to serve their customers at a price they can afford. 

This free webcast will dive into the factors driving today’s trucking market and analyze how the remainder of 2021 might play out.

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

Speaker(s): 

Ken Adamo, Chief of Analytics, DAT Solutions

Sharon Regan, Director, Supply Chain, Bumble Bee Foods

 

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Mar 30, 2021 2:00PM EDT
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End consumers in B2C and B2B environments now have Amazon-like expectations around the arrival of imported goods. Shippers and their logistics service providers are grappling with a new reality: Approximate timeframes simply don’t work with today’s “I want it yesterday” consumer mindset. There is no single means to meet the challenge of such heightened expectations. Rather, importers and the intermediaries that cater to them need to stitch together visibility and analytics tools that help them determine where and when containerized goods are likely to arrive, not just at a port or near-port facility, but in the customer’s hands. As such, the “promise date” is becoming the de facto metric for companies to measure their international logistics performance. This webcast will explore the multifaceted “promise date” dynamic through the lens of various stakeholders impacted by this new commercial mandate.
 
Moderator: Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s): 
Jim Blaeser, Director, AlixPartners
Simon Kaye, CEO, Jaguar Freight Services 
Brian Morgan, Director of Engineering and Product, International Supply Chain, Wayfair
 
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Mar 25, 2021 11:00AM EDT
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After weathering an utterly unpredictable 2020, the multipurpose and heavy-lift fleet is charting its 2021 course ahead of an energy transition that will require rethinking many long-held assumptions. Last year kicked off with IMO 2020 and a major bankruptcy — Zeamarine — in the MPP sector; no one could have foreseen that these issues would quickly become secondary as COVID-19 and the resulting crash in oil prices upended the global economy. A "green recovery" is now accelerating the global push to decarbonize energy sources, but what does this mean for project and breakbulk carriers? What can shippers and service providers expect to see in terms of trade lanes, available capacity, and freight rates from MPP carriers? This webcast will open with a fleet overview and be followed by a discussion of the sector’s outlook with executives from dominant MPP players.  Susan Oatway, Senior Analyst, Multipurpose & Breakbulk Shipping, Drewry
 
Moderator: Janet Nodar, Senior Editor, Breakbulk and Heavy Lift, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit  
 
Speaker(s): 
Justin Archard, Managing Partner, One World ShipBrokers
Susan Oatway, Senior Analyst, Multipurpose & Breakbulk Shipping, Drewry 
Kyriacos Panayides, Managing Director, AAL  
Dominik Stehle, Chief Commercial Officer, United Heavy Lift (UHL)
Ulrich Ulrichs, CEO, BBC Chartering
 
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Feb 17, 2021 2:00PM EST
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Strategic and nimble asset utilization is business-critical for maintaining yard efficiency. The last year showed us plainly that flexibility is no longer optional. Technology offers many solutions to streamline processes and promises of revenue growth, but identifying the best technology for your business needs and unique operations is challenging. 
 
With warehousing, container yard depots, truck parking, and drayage yards filled overcapacity across the US, Knight Transportation took decisive action. As one of the world’s leading transportation companies, Knight faced this challenge and identified a yard-management system (YMS) strategy to stay ahead of the market and best serve its customers.
 
This webinar will feature a lively discussion about the process of evaluating technologies and highlight the insights uncovered along the way that have helped shape Knight’s strategy for facing uncertainty in the year ahead. A live Q&A will provide an opportunity to better connect this information to your business plans.
 
 
Moderator:
Alessandra Barrett, Senior Content Editor, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s):
John Daniels, Chief Executive Officer, and Co-Founder, NavTrac
Matthew Sciascia, Director of Port Accessorials, Knight Transportation
Feb 4, 2021 2:00PM EST
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After the roller-coaster year of 2020, how will the market play out in 2021? Amid the wild and unanticipated swing from plummeting Asia imports to record volumes that pushed the annual peak season into the final days of the year, one thing on the eastbound trans-Pacific has stayed consistent: carriers’ control over capacity and the pricing power that’s resulted. Importers aren’t alone in struggling to get space for record e-commerce demand. Exporters also are finding it harder to get space as the widening spread between inbound and outbound rates spurred carriers to prioritize higher-paying imports. The questions now are less about whether carriers will exercise capacity control but to what extent and whether the import growth will lose steam gradually or rapidly. For US exporters, the difference in the spot costs of inbound and outbound shipping has never been a better predictor of the service levels. And with the Biden administration signaling a more focused approach to trade talks with China, there’s the external wildcard of a potential easing of tariffs on exporters and importers alike. Within the industry, there are also promising signs in terms of new expedited and premium services. But carriers will have to show broader improvements in reliability on the water and to a lesser degree on the ground, or risk a shipper and even regulatory backlash. Among the takeaways you can expect from this webcast are:
 
• How much capacity is trans-Pacific carriers adding and how does that match up with growth forecasts?
• What major challenges do carriers, shippers, and forwarders face in 2021?
• What have been the service challenges and causes, and will they recede or worsen in 2021?
• What are the risks if carriers don’t improve service, and in what areas are they making inroads on service improvement?
 
Moderator:
Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s)
Alan Murphy, CEO, and Founder, Sea-Intelligence
 
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Jan 14, 2021 2:00PM EST

The global energy transition — i.e., the decarbonization of energy consumption — already was gaining traction, albeit in fits and starts, when COVID-19 upended all expectations for 2020. The pandemic triggered a short-term oil price crash that forced project owners to cut billions of dollars from fossil-fuel-based capital project budgets, and it has accelerated the pace and breadth of the longer-term global energy transition. Governments, regulators, investors, consumers, and shareholders are pushing for large-scale adoption of decarbonized energy solutions. What does this mean for the project cargo supply chain that moves out-of-gauge, difficult cargo for the world's energy and industrial projects? What percentage of the global energy mix will remain fossil fuel-based, who will develop and build the projects, and how will they differ from those of the past? A growing share of the global energy mix will be based on renewables and green, or greener, resources. What does that mean for the project supply chain, near term, and further out? This webcast will analyze these trends and strategic outlooks related to the changing global energy mix.

 
Moderator: Janet Nodar, Senior Editor, Breakbulk and Heavy Lift, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit 
 
Speaker(s):
Jim Burkhard, Vice President & Head of Research for Oil Markets, Energy & Mobility, IHS Markit 
Alex Klaessig, Director, Gas, Power, and Energy Futures, IHS Markit
 
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