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Apr 28, 2020 1:00PM EDT
The 2020 Breakbulk & Project Cargo Conference may have been canceled because of the COVID-19 outbreak, but The Journal of Commerce will present some major sessions of the program in a half-day webcast available for anyone. Join us as we present the outlook for the heavy-lift and breakbulk markets in this rapidly changing and even unprecedented environment. How will EPCs, other shippers, and transportation providers recalibrate in the near, mid-, and long term? What do plunging oil prices mean for the future of capital energy projects? What impact will COVID-19 related disruption have on tech solutions that can provide better in-transit visibility and supply-side analytics? What, exactly, is the new normal? This half-day webcast will take a deep dive into these and other pressing issues. Can’t make the full event? Join for any or all segments. 
 
Agenda:
 
1:00 - 1:05 pm Welcome Remarks
Janet Nodar, Senior Editor, Breakbulk and Project Cargo, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
1:05-1:30 pm The Global and Regional Economic Forecast: Resetting Expectations
Featured Speaker: Sara Johnson, Executive Director, Global Economics, IHS Markit
 
1:30-2:15 pm Global Shocks: The Oil Market and Outlook for Capital Projects
Featured Speaker: Jim Burkhard, Vice President, Global Oil Markets, Scenarios, and Integrated Services, IHS Markit
 
2:15-3:00 pm The Fleet and Shipping Outlook: Implications for the Project and Breakbulk Sector 
Speakers:
Susan Oatway, Senior Analyst, Multipurpose and Breakbulk Shipping, Drewry Maritime Research
Yorck Niclas Prehm, Head of Research, Toepfer Transport
 
3:00-4:00 pm Were You Ready? Risk Management, Safety, and Preparedness in the Face of Global Shock 
Speakers:
Stephen Spoljaric, Corporate Manager, Global Logistics, Bechtel
Grant Wattman, President and CEO, Agility Project Logistics
 
4:00-4:30 pm Navigating Tariffs and Sanctions
Moderator and Presenter: Kathy Canaan, Director, Logistics and Export Compliance, Fluor
Speakers:
Elizabeth Lowe, Counsel, International Trade and Logistics Group, Venable

 

Please continue to check back for updates! 

Breakbulk & Project Cargo Conference Sponsors: https://www.joc-breakbulk.com/sponsor 

 

 

 

 

 
Apr 30, 2020 2:00PM EDT
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No other logistics company has had a front-row seat to the COVID-19 crisis like LF Logistics, a division of Li & Fung, the world leader in consumer goods design, development, sourcing, and logistics.

Before most of us realized the impact of the burgeoning pandemic, Simon Oxley, LF Logistics’ executive director of global business development, read the warning signs from his headquarters in Hong Kong and moved aggressively to strengthen their core business.

As the crisis in Asia appears to wane — LF Logistics’ Wuhan distribution center is back in production — Oxley joins us for a candid discussion, sharing what he did to reassure customers and associates, the rapid-fire process changes they implemented to ensure business continuity, and how he leaned on CRM software providers such as Winmore to turn risk into reward. 

Topics will include:

  • How LF Logistics turned its core strength of managing remote employees in dozens of field offices into an agile “work-from-home” company policy, leading thousands of workers from home offices without missing a beat;
  • The ways in which the RFP process changed with each stage of the crisis, and whether it will ever return to the “old way”.
  • Why Oxley leaned on workflow-based CRM from Winmore to ensure that core businesses were followed rigidly, even as employees worked from home; and
  • How LF Logistics seized the opportunity to emerge as a stronger, more aggressive and customer-aligned organization.

If you’re adapting to a new operating model in response to the COVID-19 crisis, managing dozens or even hundreds of workers in home offices while wondering how to turn this crisis into an opportunity for your logistics services, then this webinar offers invaluable information.

Moderator:

Alessandra Barrett, Senior Editor, Special Projects, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Speaker(s):

John Golob, Founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Winmore

Simon Oxley, Executive Director, Global Business Development, LF Logistics 

Register now. Webinar attendees will receive a copy of the case study on LF Logistics.

 

 

 

 

 

Canada Trade: Managing New Dynamics

May 7, 2020 2:00PM EDT
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Moderator/Presenter: 
Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker (s):
 
Additional Details to follow
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US-Mexico Trade: Adapting to the New Normal

May 28, 2020 2:00PM EDT
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Moderator/Presenter: 
Hugh Morley, Senior Editor, US Northeast Ports, Trans-Atlantic Trade, and Mexico, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker (s):
 
Additional Details to follow
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The JOC Top 100 Importers: Analyzing the Rankings

Jun 18, 2020 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 2020 and the regulatory, economic, and transportation issues US importers face. 
 
Moderator/Presenter: 
Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker (s):
Dustin Braden, Shipper Engagement Manager, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Registration Details To Follow.

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The JOC Top 100 Exporters: Analyzing the Rankings

Jun 25, 2020 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 2020 and the regulatory, economic and transportation issues US exporters face. 
 
Moderator/Presenter: 
Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker (s):
Dustin Braden, Shipper Engagement Manager, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
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Midyear Container Shipping Outlook: What Will the Peak Season Hold?

Jul 16, 2020 2:00PM EDT
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Moderator: 
Chris Brooks, Director, Programming, JOC Events, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker (s):
TBC
 
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Midyear Breakbulk and Heavy-Lift Outlook

Aug 20, 2020 2:00PM EDT
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Moderator: 
Janet Nodar, Senior Editor, Breakbulk and Project Cargo, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker (s):
TBC
 
 
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European Shipping: Fourth Quarter Review and Outlook

Sep 10, 2020 11:00AM EDT
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Moderator/Presenter: 
Greg Knowler, Europe Editor, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker (s):
TBC
 
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Port Productivity: 2019 Rankings and Best Practices

Sep 17, 2020 11:00AM EDT
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Moderator/Presenter: 
Turloch Mooney, Senior Editor, Global Ports, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker (s):
TBC
 
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Trucking Market Report: The Road Ahead

Oct 1, 2020 2:00PM EDT
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Moderator/Presenter: 
William Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking and Domestic Transportation, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker (s):
TBC
 
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Logistics Technology: What's Next in Innovation?

Oct 15, 2020 2:00PM EDT
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Moderator/Presenter: 
Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker (s):
TBC
 
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Cool Cargoes: Global Trends, Risks, and Opportunities

Nov 5, 2020 2:00PM EST
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Moderator/Presenter: 
Chris Brooks, Director, Programming, JOC Events, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker (s):
TBC
 
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Global Logistics Outlook: An Early Look at 2021

Nov 19, 2020 2:00PM EST
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Moderator/Presenter: 
Chris Brooks, Director, Programming, JOC Events, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker (s):
TBC
 
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Global Shipping Outlook: A Sneak Peek at 2021

Dec 3, 2020 2:00PM EST
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Moderator/Presenter: 
Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker (s):
TBC
 
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Archived Webcasts

Apr 2, 2020 1:00PM EDT
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TPM20 may have been canceled because of the COVID-19 outbreak, but The Journal of Commerce will present some major sessions of the TPM20 program in a series of half-day webcasts available for anyone. In Part 3 of the series, join us as we present the outlook for the trucking, intermodal, and drayage sectors, including best practices in managing detention and demurrage, and what the landscape looks like for California and other drayage operators in the dispute over driver classification. Can’t make the full event? Join for any or all segments. Please check back for updates!

Moderators/Presenters:             

Ari Ashe, Senior Editor, Intermodal, Trucking, and Southeast Ports, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit     

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

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, West Coast, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit                                                                 

Agenda:                             

1:00 - 1:05 pm Welcome Remarks:         

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

1:05 - 2:00 pm Trucking 2020: What Now?     

Speakers:                           

Jack Atkins, Managing Director, Research Analyst, Transportation, Stephens Inc.

Jeniffer Boukal, Supply Base Manager, Global Logistics, Deere & Company

John Janson, Director, Global Logistics, SanMar 

Lee Klaskow, Senior Analyst, Transportation & Logistics, Bloomberg Intelligence

Jeff Tucker, CEO, Tucker Company Worldwide                               

2:00 - 3:00 pm Shipper Strategies: Managing Detention and Demurrage                               

Speakers:            

Rachael Acker, Logistics Director, Wolverine WorldWide (WWW)

Lori Fellmer, Vice President, Logistics and Carrier Management, BassTech International

Robert Loya, Vice President, CMI West, Cal Cartage Transportation 

Rich Roche, Vice President, International Transportation, Mohawk Global Logistics                      

3:00 - 3:45 pm Managing Container Flow-Through Marine Terminals and Rail Ramps                      

Speakers:           

Walker Banks, General Manager, GeoStamp

Weston LaBar, Chief Executive Officer, Harbor Trucking Association, President and CEO, Ventures 52

Bill Rooney, Vice President, Strategic Development, Kuehne + Nagel

Michael Symonanis, Director, North America Logistics, Global Container Logistics Group, Louis Dreyfus Company                                                          

3:45 - 4:30 pm California AB5: Where Does Trucking Go From Here?                      

Speakers:           

Alex Cherin, Partner, and Executive Director, Englander Knabe & Allen, and Executive Director, Intermodal Conference, California Trucking Association

Jaime Laurent, Shareholder and Labor and Employment Attorney, Littler

Greg Sanders, CEO, Rail Delivery Services

 

Mar 26, 2020 1:00PM EDT
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TPM20 may have been canceled because of the COVID-19 outbreak, but The Journal of Commerce will present some major sessions of the TPM20 program in a three-part series of half-day webcasts available for anyone. In Part 2 of the series, join us as we present content from El Dorado: A TPM20 Tech Experience, focusing on the state of logistics technology. This webcast will draw directly from some of the impactful panels and topics we were set to explore in the inaugural edition of this highly anticipated event. Can’t stay for the entire webcast? Join for any or all segments. Please check back for updates!
 
Moderators/Presenters:
Sarah Barnes-Humphrey, Host of "Let’s Talk Supply Chain" and CEO of Shipz 
Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Agenda:
1:00-1:05 pm Welcome Remarks
Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
1:05 - 1:30 pm The JOC View of Logistics Technology
1:30 - 2:15 pm Will Technology Transform Spot Ocean Pricing and the Market Overall?
Speaker(s):
Alan Baer, Chief Executive Officer and President, Oceanwide Logistics
Kimberly Cockrell, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, New York Shipping Exchange
Laura Finbow, Regional Account Director, Europe, Catapult
Siva Narayanan, Director, Global Logistics, Solvay Technology Solutions 
2:15 - 3:00 pm Is Visibility Data a Commodity?
Speaker(s):
Akshay Dodeja, CEO, Terminal 49
Jaakko Elovaara, CEO and Co-Founder, Youredi
Sascha Peyer, Co-Founder & CCO, SensorTransport
3:00 - 3:30 pm Standards, What Are They Good For?
Speaker(s):
Thomas Bagge, CEO and Statutory Director, Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) 
Brian Glick, CEO, Chain.io 
3:30 - 4:00 pm The Bots Are Coming: How RPA Might Change the Face of Logistics
Speaker(s):
Jenna Brown, Co-Founder & CEO of Shipamax
Chris Kirchner, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Slync.io
Matt Motsick, CEO, RPA Labs 
4:00-4:30 pm The Shipper View of Technology Investment
Featured Speaker:
Audrey Ross, Logistics and Customs Specialist, Orchard Custom Beauty
 
 
Mar 19, 2020 1:00PM EDT
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TPM20 may have been canceled because of the COVID-19 outbreak, but The Journal of Commerce will present some major sessions of the TPM20 program in a series of half-day webcasts available for anyone. In Part 1 of the series, join us as we present the outlook for the economy, trade, and container shipping, including the long- and short-term action steps in supply chain decarbonization. Can’t make the full event? Join for any or all segments. Please check back for updates!

Agenda:

1:00 - 1:10 pm Welcome Remarks

Chris Brooks,  Director, Programming, JOC Events,  Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

1:10 - 1:45 pm Keynote Address 

Keynote Speaker: Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS Markit

Introduction: Peter Tirschwell, Vice President, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

1:45 - 2:15 pm The Global Economic and Trade Outlook: How Big Will the COVID-19 Shock Be?

Featured Speaker: Dr. Nariman Behravesh, Chief Economist, IHS Markit

2:15 - 3:00 pm Container Shipping Outlook: What COVID-19 Means for Global Containerized Supply Chains

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

Speaker(s):

Jonathan Gold, Vice President, Supply Chain and Customs Policy, National Retail Federation

Rahul Kapoor, Head of Global Research and Analytics, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

3:00 - 3:45 pm Decarbonization and the Supply Chain: The Clock is Ticking

Introduction: Peter Tirschwell, Vice President, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Speaker(s):

Jeremy Nixon, Global CEO, One Network Express

Dr. Joseph W. Pratt, Partner, Zero Emission Advisors

3:45 - 4:30 pm Where Do We Go From Here?

Introduction: Peter Tirschwell, Vice President, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Featured Speaker: Lars Jensen, CEO, SeaIntelligence Consulting

 
Feb 20, 2020 11:00AM EST
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The fundamentals of container shipping may be improving, but the industry is hardly out of the woods, as the outlook for demand weakens and carriers grapple with higher operating costs tied to the low-sulfur global mandate. Maritime research firm Alphaliner expects global container capacity to expand 3.3 percent this year while demand will grow 3.1 percent, compared with 2019 increases of 3.6 percent and 2.4 percent, respectively. But questions over whether economic growth will continue or whether a slowdown or even recession will come after 10 years of unabated expansion prompted Drewry Shipping Consultants last fall to downgrade its demand outlook for 2019 to 2.6 percent from 3 percent. Also undetermined is the ultimate outcome of the nearly two-year US-China trade dispute as both sides back off their tariff battle amid recent progress in bilateral negotiations. And, although carriers have met the International Maritime Organization's low-sulfur fuel mandate, their effort to pass on higher operating costs to shippers and forwarders or risk a return to deep losses is hardly certain. 
 
This webcast timed to air in the run-up to TPM20 and the start of the trans-Pacific contract negotiations will analyze what all this means for shippers and their service providers.
 
Moderator: 
Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker (s):
Philip Damas, Managing Director, Drewry, and Operational Head, Drewry Supply Chain Advisors
 
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Jan 28, 2020 2:00PM EST
Sponsored by:

Today more than ever, organizations face immense pressure to operate more effectively and efficiently, while catering to the demands of their customers. However, impressing the customers with a five-star delivery service can be cumbersome with the use of manual shipping methods.

 
As most of the organizations still use spreadsheets for the rate management process, the struggle to decode a matrix of logistics, taxes, and customs to find the optimal rates for their shipments, is real.
 
Attend this webinar and hear from Charlie Cunnion Vice President, Global Transportation at International Forest Products (IFP) and learn how they use technology to:
 
  • Ensure effective change management: Learn how IFP stay on top of the latest market dynamics and adjust the flow of imports and exports in a way that maximizes the company's position and how technology helps them be a more nimble organization and ultimately allow them save money and win more business
  • Track carrier performance for on-time delivery: Shared document management, workflow, and task assignments that don't rely on 100's of emails is the way to solve shipment delays along with collaboration with the carriers on the platform is the most efficient way for us all to be on the same page. Hear how IFP uses metrics and scorecards to help them track how we are doing.
  • Use real-time reporting: Hear how IFP track complete orders and see if they were delivered on-time and at the agreed rate. Tracking which carriers perform on which routes, and at what price, enables customer satisfaction and strong margins for IFP.
Moderator:
Alessandra Barrett, Senior Content Editor, Special Projects, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speakers:
Jeff Wehner, Co-Founder, Haven
Charlie Cunnion, Vice President, Global Transportation, International Forest Products 
 
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Jan 23, 2020 2:00PM EST
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Currently, only 30 megawatts (five turbines) of offshore wind energy are installed in US waters, but 7 gigawatts are expected to be operating by 2030, and more than 20 GW by 2050. The first wave of installations will be off the northeastern coast, including a recent commitment by the state of New York to build 1,700 megawatts. By the 2030s, floating turbines could be producing electricity off the US west coast. Onshore wind equipment, while massive, is constrained by the need to move it across the land. Offshore wind equipment has few of these constraints and is expected to reach gargantuan sizes. Who will provide the vessels, equipment, and skills needed to deliver and install this project cargo in US waters? Carriers long busy with Asian and European offshore wind installations see great potential in the US – as does the established but presently underutilized offshore oil and gas supply fleet and a budding US support industry. The webinar will analyze the US' offshore wind outlook and examine whether the US oil and gas supply fleet is poised to fill the transport gap. 
This webcast, led by JOC Senior Editor for Project and Breakbulk Cargo Janet Nodar, will examine the outlook for the US offshore wind market and related logistics challenges and opportunities in 2020 and beyond. Guest speakers are Max Cohen, Associate Director, IHS Markit North American Power and Renewables team and Richard Sanchez, Senior Marine Analyst, IHS Markit Petrodata. 
 
Moderator: 
Janet Nodar, Senior Editor, Breakbulk and Project Cargo, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker (s):
Max Cohen, Associate Director, Gas, Power, and Energy Futures, North American Power and Renewables, IHS Markit
Richard Sanchez, Senior Marine Analyst, Petrodata, IHS Markit
 
Additional Details to follow.
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Dec 12, 2019 10:00AM EST
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Global trade is changing at breakneck speed, with ongoing trade tensions between major players, the pressure to reform the global trading system, technological changes, shifting employment patterns and increasing environmental concerns all working to reshape supply chains and upend decades of business norms.  As we enter the third decade of the 21st century, these pressures are also beginning to redefine demand patterns and production methods around the globe.  Supply chains of the future may look almost nothing like those of the past, and enterprises will have to adapt to keep their competitive edge.
 
Join us for a webinar on the major global trade and supply chain trends and emerging developments that business leaders need to watch out for in 2020.  Listen and interact with our Global Trade experts on how to form strong, resilient supply chains that thrive — not merely survive — amidst the changes.
 
Moderator:
Alessandra Barrett, Senior Content Editor, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit 
 
Speaker:
Arne Mielken,Senior Global Trade & Customs Manager, E2open
Dec 5, 2019 11:00AM EST
Sponsored by:
  • Blume Global
  • E2 Open

As 2019 winds down, profitability remains a moving target for container shipping lines, and unpredictable trade flows out of Asia and poor supply-demand fundamentals are clouding the container shipping outlook. Trade tensions on the trans-Pacific are changing demand patterns among US shippers, and BCOs were reporting tight space at loading ports in China and Vietnam well into the fall. Carriers are responding by adjusting schedules and adding capacity to Southeast Asian strings as BCOs shift sourcing from China to avoid US tariffs, even as expectations of a US-China trade agreement gathered momentum. Compounding the demand uncertainty is the Jan. 1 implementation date of the IMO 2020 low-sulfur fuel regulation. The head haul trade from Asia to Europe faces its own challenges, with poor supply-demand fundamentals leading to increasing capacity management by carriers. Then there is intra-Asia, the world's largest container shipping trade and one of the most volatile. BIMCO reports weakness building in the trade this year and believes it's a signal of declining export orders, prompting the global shipping association to forecast slowing Asia-Europe demand. 

This webcast, featuring outlooks from the JOC and Peter Sand, BIMCO’s chief shipping analyst, will take a deep dive into the fundamentals driving the global container shipping market as 2020 approaches.

Moderator:  
Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com, and The Journal of Commerce, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s): 
Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO
 
Interested in sponsoring this webcast? For more information, please contact Tony Stein at Tony.Stein@ihsmarkit.com
 
Additional Details to follow.
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Dec 3, 2019 2:00PM EST
Sponsored by:
  • infor

Conventional transportation management software (TMS) has been on the market for decades, focused primarily on outbound truck shipments. The rise of the globalized supply chain has created a more complex transportation environment. Companies must still focus on cost containment, but over many modes, across-borders, and through a mix of service providers that include carriers, 3PLs, and freight forwarders.

Join this webcast to discover what differentiates a global TMS from a conventional technology solution, as well as the four key indicators that it’s time to graduate from an old-fashioned TMS to a globally capable solution.

Moderator:
Alessandra Barrett, Senior Content Editor, JOC
 
Speakers: 
Michelle Brunak, Vice President, Product Management, Infor
Monica Truelsch, Director Solutions Strategy, Product Marketing, Infor
Nov 21, 2019 2:00PM EST
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Merger and acquisition activity among forwarders and other logistics interests is surging, and shippers likely will emerge as big winners as rates become more competitive and new services emerge. The flurry of M&A activity this year includes the takeover of logistics giant Panalpina by Danish transportation company DSV and the acquisition of CEVA Logistics by French carrier CMA CGM. Other large players, including DFDS, Kuehne + Nagel, and SEKO Logistics, are engaged in or plan further acquisitions. The M&A activity comes in the wake of strong growth in 2018, when 3PL net revenues in the US grew more than 12 percent to an estimated $86.4 billion and overall gross revenue jumped 15.8 percent to $213.5 billion, according to consulting company Armstrong & Associates Inc., the fastest rate of growth since 2010, when the industry was climbing out of the depths of the global recession. As 2019 nears, however, several warning signs are emerging: Global economic growth is slowing precipitously; the US-China trade war is now in its second year, with no clear resolution in sight; regulations such as the IMO 2020 low-sulfur mandate are clouding the picture on costs; high inventory levels are making future trade growth levels difficult to project; and the extent to which technology services — from traditional forwarders as well as so-called disruptors — is helping is still an open debate. This webcast will analyze the critical issues defining 2019, and what they mean in the year ahead.

Moderator:
Chris Brooks, Director, Programming, JOC Events, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Speakers:
Richard Armstrong, Chairman & CEO, Armstrong & Associates
Daniel Gardner, President, Trade Facilitators Inc.

Additional Details to follow.
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Nov 14, 2019 10:00AM EST
Sponsored by:
  • Blume Global

The European container shipping market late this year and early 2020 faces challenges that will affect carrier profitability and have potentially serious consequences for shippers. After increasing 4.5 percent in 2017, container volumes grew just 1.4 percent in 2018, and although IHS Markit expects European imports from Asia to increase by 4.2 percent this year, economic headwinds could make it difficult to get there. Economic growth is slowing in the EU’s largest economies, and concern is growing about a possible recession in Germany, the post-Brexit UK, and France. Considering the Asian inbound trade accounts for half of all European imports, slowing growth in volumes from Asia isn’t good news for container shipping. While demand slows, container shipping capacity is heading the other way. After factoring in the mega-ship deliveries coming this year, Sea-Intelligence Consulting estimates that capacity on the Asia-Europe trades will increase by a net 10 percent. The level of demand will be crucial in filling these vessels and allowing carriers to lift and sustain freight rates at profitable levels, something they have struggled to do. Instead, carriers have tried to manage their capacity as best they can, and with an ongoing supply-demand imbalance, frustrated shippers will need to get accustomed to more blanked sailings, slower steaming, adjusted port calls, and more idled vessels. This will further challenge shippers already dealing with on-time performance that has ranged from 35 to 70 percent in the major east-west trades. 

This webcast, led by JOC Senior Europe Editor Greg Knowler and held in the wake of the 2019 Container Trade Europe Conference, will analyze the outlook for the European container shipping market as 2019 winds down.

Moderator:

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

Speaker(s): 

Rahul Kapoor, Vice President and Head of Research & Analytics, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Andrew Gillespie, Director, Global Logistics, Ansell

Additional Details to follow.
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Nov 12, 2019 2:00PM EST
Sponsored by:

The last two years show how quickly the freight market can swing back and forth...from contracted rates through RFPs to spot market.

In 2020, will capacity suddenly tighten when more carriers go out of business?

Up-and-coming Freight Brokers are turning to a new generation of RFP Collaboration Software to lock in contracted rates — the bedrock of their business — by qualifying the right bids and responding faster than their competitors.

Join the Sales, IT and Finance leadership of GenPro, an NJ-based expedited freight provider for a real-world case study discussion on:

  • The impact of market swings from spot to contracted rates...and what this meant for their shipper RFP process
  • When they realized it was time to act and look for RFP collaboration software, and how they evaluated build vs. buy
  • Why they selected Winmore, the leader in bid and tender collaboration software and the business case they used to build the case for change 
  • The results of deploying Winmore in terms of ROI, measurable value, customer satisfaction, and strategy for 2020.

Moderator:  
Alessandra Barrett, Senior Content Editor, JOC

Speakers:
John Golob, Chief Marketing Officer, Winmore
Caitlin Meaden, Director of Sales and Marketing, GenPro Inc.

Nov 7, 2019 11:00AM EST
Sponsored by:

The amount of time container ships spent at port rose in the first half of 2019, despite relative gains in terminal efficiency, according to an analysis of The Journal of Commerce’s port productivity data. Provided by seven of the 10 largest global container ship operators, the data comprises some 200,000 port calls per year, through which more than 350 million TEU of container terminal moves are made across an array of 455 ports. At the world’s 63 busiest ports — accounting for 62 percent of all calls and 73 percent of all container terminal moves within the data set — vessels with a capacity of 5,000 TEU or more spent an average of 26 hours at port per call during the first six months of the year. Average ship size (measured as nominal TEU of capacity per call) at these 63 ports increased 3.4 percent compared with the same period of 2018, with a corresponding year-over-year increase in call size (moves per port call) of 7.2 percent.

This webcast will analyze the latest trends in berth productivity, and answer the following questions:               

  • With debate raging about whether the US economy faces a recession, what should trucking interests expect in terms of industrial, consumer, and freight demand?
  • With ships growing in size, utilization rising as a result of carrier consolidation and alliances, and BCOs seeking better visibility and service, what does the future hold for this critical link in the global supply chain? 
  • What ports, terminals, and regions have above-average performance levels, and why? 
  • Where are the major pain points, and what is being done to alleviate them? 
  • With pressure mounting on carriers to slash and eventually eliminate carbon emissions, what will programs such as Port Call Optimization mean for the industry and port productivity? 

Moderator: 
Turloch Mooney, Senior Editor, Global Ports, JOC

Speakers:
Andy Lane, Partner, CTI Consultancy

Additional Details to follow.
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Oct 17, 2019 2:00PM EDT
Sponsored by:
  • Blume Global
  • E2 Open
  • Blackberry
  • FourKites

Technology is often presented as the answer to all shipper ills. But often, shippers juggle an array of problems for which they see technology as a solution, not the solution. The challenge of keeping up with the latest and greatest software bumps up against the need to keep the business moving. And logistics practitioners believe the ability of their teams to innovate in creative ways sometimes can eliminate the need to invest in new systems.

This webcast, led by JOC Senior Technology Editor Eric Johnson and timed to occur in the wake of the JOC LogTech19 Conference, will analyze the state of logistics tech, what solutions are working to alleviate shipper challenges, and what new solutions shippers can expect to see over the next year.

Moderator:
Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology, JOC

Speakers:
Angela Czajkowski, Director, Supply Chain, Shapiro
Audrey Ross, Logistics and Customs Specialist, Orchard Custom Beauty

 

 

Oct 3, 2019 2:00PM EDT
Sponsored by:
  • Blume Global
  • Averitt
  • DDC
  • E2 Open

US truck shippers are enjoying the feast stage of a feast-and-famine cycle, as last year’s tightest trucking market on record gives way to an all-time capacity glut this year. As the fall shipping season approaches, spot dry van truckload rates are down by double-digit percentages from this time last year, and contract rates are nearly flat year over year. Where rates are rising — in the less-than-truckload market, for example — they’re climbing much more slowly than last year. Shippers say LTL carriers that initially seek high single-digit percentage rate hikes in annual contracts often settle for much lower increases. There’s debate over how long this shipper’s market will last, however, with some optimistic trucking executives expecting a rebound in the second half of 2019. Others don’t expect much change until 2020. This webcast will discuss what trucking shippers, motor carriers, and others can expect in the truckload, LTL, and other sectors as 2019 enters the home stretch. Along the way, it will address the following questions:        

  • With debate raging about whether the US economy faces a recession, what should trucking interests expect in terms of industrial, consumer, and freight demand?
  • How deeply and how long will shippers and other trucking stakeholders feel the impact of the US-China trade war?   
  • Will reliable low-sulfur blends be available quickly, or will carriers have to count on more-expensive marine gas-oil to get them through the first few months of 2020?  
  • What is the current state and outlook for inventory levels in the US? 
Moderator
William Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking and Domestic Transportation, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speakers
Lee Klaskow, Senior Freight Transporation and Logistics Analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence
Lane Forsander, Logistics Director, Cece's Veggie Co.