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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 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): 
 
Juan Carlos Villa, Regional Manager, Latin America, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
 
 
 
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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 
 
Moderator: Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s): TBC
 
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The JOC Top 100 Importers: Analyzing the Rankings

Jun 17, 2021 2:00PM EDT
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Moderator: Dustin Braden, Shipper Engagement Manager, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s): TBC
 
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The JOC Top 100 Exporters: Analyzing the Rankings

Jun 24, 2021 2:00PM EDT
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Moderator: Dustin Braden, Shipper Engagement Manager, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s): TBC
 
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Midyear Container Shipping Outlook: An Early Peek at the Peak Season

Jul 15, 2021 2:00PM EDT
Moderator: Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, Trans-Pacific, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s): TBC
 
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Freight Payment: Technology and the Race to Improve Billing Accuracy

Jul 29, 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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Midyear Breakbulk and Project Cargo Outlook

Aug 19, 2021 2:00PM EDT
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Moderator: Janet Nodar, Senior Editor, Breakbulk and Heavy Lift, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s): TBC
 
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European Shipping: Fourth Quarter Review and Outlook

Sep 16, 2021 10:00AM EDT
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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Trucking Market Report: Preparing for the Peak

Oct 14, 2021 2:00PM EDT
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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

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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Dec 10, 2020 2:00PM EST
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The COVID-19 residual effects that continue to roil the global economy are playing out at North American ports, too. When COVID-19 lockdowns peaked in the spring, ports, ocean carriers, terminal operators, railroads, and trucking operators furloughed assets and labor for three months amid plunging container volumes, only to have to ramp up quickly to handle double-digit increases in volume since July. The international supply chain is still struggling to cope with this cargo surge that will likely continue into early 2021. In this expanded webcast analyzing the state of fluidity through North American ports, industry experts will share strategies for dealing with blank sailings followed by extra-loader vessels, labor shortages, chassis dislocations, and domestic transportation capacity constraints in key market discussions focusing on::
 
•       Los Angeles-Long Beach: The epicenter of port performance challenges
•       Best practices for handling mega-ships on the East, West, and Gulf coasts
•       Drayage challenges at major US gateways
•       Chassis dislocation at US ports
•       The shipper perspective of port performance
 
Agenda
 
2:00-2:05 PM ET Welcome Remarks
Session Chair: Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, Trans-Pacific, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
2:05-2:35 PM ET Best Practices for Handling Mega-Ships: An East and West Coast Analysis
Session Chair: Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, Trans-Pacific, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Speaker(s):
Rich Ceci, Senior Vice President, Technology and Projects, Virginia International Terminals
Scott Schoenfeld, General Manager, Fenix Marine Services
 
2:35-3:05 PM ET Los Angeles-Long Beach: The Epicenter of Port Productivity Challenges
Session Chair:  Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, Trans-Pacific, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Speaker(s):
Sal Ferrigno, Vice President, SSA Terminals
Daniel S. Smith, Principal, Tioga Group
 
3:05-3:35 PM ET Managing Drayage Disruption at Major US Gateways
Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, Trans-Pacific, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Speaker(s):
Weston LaBar, President and CEO, Harbor Trucking Association, and President and CEO, Ventures 52
Ken Kellaway, President, and CEO, RoadOne IntermodaLogistics
 
3:35-4:15 PM ET Chassis Challenges at US Ports: A Diverse Landscape
Session Chair: Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, Trans-Pacific, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Speaker(s):
William J. Shea, CEO, DCLI
Daniel Walsh, CEO, TRAC Intermodal
Ronald D. Widdows, CEO, FlexiVan Leasing
 
4:15-4:45 PM ET The Shipper Perspective of Port Performance
Session Chair: Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Speaker(s):
Robert Fredman, Director, Global Logistics, Big Lots
Jeff Solomon, Director of Logistics and Compliance, SG Companies
 
4:45 pm Closing Remarks
Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, Trans-Pacific, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
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Dec 3, 2020 4:00PM EST
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As historic a year as 2020 has been, its impact on the container shipping sector could be even more so. As COVID-19 played out through the spring, summer, and fall, a transformation years in the making materialized as ocean carriers showed new, arguably unprecedented discipline on rates, and newfound flexibility to adjust deployed capacity. The result: strong profitability amid a global recession. Cargo owners, freight forwarders, and other supply chain interests already are feeling the impact — and perhaps should prepare for it to be the new normal. Ultimately, carriers’ newfound discipline could be positive for all, but only if service levels improve in a way that creates greater value throughout the international supply chain. As of early November, rates in the eastbound trans-Pacific and Asia-Europe trades were sustaining record levels. What will that mean if the trend continues into Chinese New Year in early February, as many expect? Will carriers work to improve poor service levels and reliability that many shippers have lamented this year, and if not, does that set the stage for contentious contract talks next spring? How should shippers adjust to the protracted disruption brought about by equipment dislocation and congestion at primary gateways? This webcast will analyze the year that was and take an early look at what lies ahead in 2021.
 
Moderator/Presenter: 
Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker (s):
David Bennett, President, Americas, Globe Express Services
Rahul Kapoor, Vice President and Global Head of Commodity Analytics & Research, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
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Nov 30, 2020 10:00AM EST
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The remarkable turnaround in ocean carrier fortunes is the freight transportation tale of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through tight capacity controls, the world’s global container shipping companies were able to rapidly match a decline in volume during second-quarter pandemic-related lockdowns that were as high as 30 percent on some trades. This ability to quickly flex capacity dramatically improved the financial performance of all carriers, even those that have long run in the red, such as HMM and Yang Ming. It has put them on course for a 2020 profit that SeaIntelligence Consulting estimates could reach $15 billion. Tight capacity management is here to stay — a structural change, according to Maersk CEO Soren Skou — and shippers will need to find ways to work within the adjusted networks. But the collective management of capacity has attracted the attention of regulators in China and the US, which will be a troubling development for carriers trying to manage uncertain trade flows. Outside of the operational aspect are shipper relationships that have been bruised by the carriers’ response to the pandemic. Container shipping prosperity has been accrued at the expense of their customers, with shippers facing disruption to service levels, difficulties in securing capacity despite holding annual contracts, and soaring rate levels. These relationships will need to be mended as the industry moves forward into a future characterized by uncertain demand from recession-hit consumers, volatile rate levels on all major trades, and the second wave of COVID-19 outbreaks across Europe that is disrupting supply chains.
 
Session Chair: Greg Knowler, Senior Editor, Europe, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
  
Agenda:
10:00-10:05 AM Welcome Remarks
 
10:05-10:30 AM The European Economic Outlook: Resurging COVID-19 outbreaks across Europe are weakening the regional economic outlook and raising concerns that the strong third-quarter peak season will be followed by an extended period of weak demand as consumers hunker down through the winter.
Speaker (s): 
Ken Wattret, Chief European Economist, IHS Markit
 
 
10:30-11:00 AM Container Shipping - What Lies Ahead? The carriers are heading for a highly profitable year with the unexpectedly strong volume on the Asia-Europe trade through the third-quarter peak season, but the demand from European importers as we head into 2021 remains uncertain. The economic damage of COVID-19 has been substantial, and it will only be a matter of time before that begins to impact the flow of goods. What can shippers and forwarders expect in the year ahead, and how do carriers see demand developing?
Speaker (s): 
Michael Amri, Global Head of Sea Freight FCL, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics
Danny Smolders, Managing Director, Global Sales, Hapag-Lloyd AG
 
 
11:00-11:30 AM Avoiding the Air: Air cargo space is at a premium again with an intense end-of-year peak season filling all available capacity. The tight supply will remain until belly cargo returns at scale, which could be years even without the huge amount of capacity that will be required to transport a COVID-19 vaccine starting next year. That leaves shippers with a clear choice: accept high air cargo prices or shift your supply chain to ocean or rail.
Speaker (s):  
Paul Mullins, Chief Revenue Officer, Xeneta
Markus Panhauser, Head of Ocean Freight Europe, DHL Global Forwarding
 
 
11:30 AM-12:00 PM Europe’s Hub Port Challenge: IHS Markit Port Productivity data show container exchanges per ship are increasing at European gateway ports, driven by the deployment of mega-ships on the Asia-Europe trade. While the rising call sizes slowed through the second quarter as COVID-19 impacted demand, the trend is here to stay, keeping pressure on terminals and inland connections as import volumes recover.
Speaker (s):
Turloch Mooney, Senior Editor, Global Ports, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
12:00 pm Closing Remarks
 
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Nov 19, 2020 2:00PM EST
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As the peak pre-holiday shipping season looms over US shippers, businesses are scrambling to secure capacity while trying to determine transportation spending plans for 2021. That’s an increasingly tall order in an uncertain economy and transportation market. How, for example, should freight stakeholders prepare for what many economists see as an inevitable slowdown in early 2021, even as freight volumes are likely to increase or at least hold steady through the end of this year and possibly until the Chinese New Year in early February? The likelihood for disruption, as 2020 showed, extends from international container trades, especially the trans-Pacific, to last-mile parcel delivery — the latter likely to face pressure through the fall, starting with the early Amazon Prime Day event in mid-October. Beyond that, the timing of a COVID-19 vaccine, followed by global distribution, not only will throw air cargo and refrigerated supply chains into turmoil but could be the trigger to ignite the next economic rally. And that’s not to mention the impact of November’s US general election, and what the results might mean for businesses up and down the supply chain. 
 
This webcast, scheduled in the aftermath of the election and in the midst of unprecedented upheaval, will examine what the close of 2020 will look like, and take an early gaze at 2021.
 
Moderator/Presenter: 
Chris Brooks, Director, Programming, JOC Events, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker (s): 
Dan Gardner, President, Trade Facilitators Inc. 
Jonathan Gold, Vice President, Supply Chain and Customs Policy, National Retail Federation
 
 
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Nov 18, 2020 12:00PM EST
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With supply chains crossing 74 countries on five continents, Latin American food producer Grupo Nutresa has — for 100 years — continually examined its sourcing processes and innovated to streamline distribution and supplier decisions. In the last decade, the company took on a wide range of procurement spend categories, including ocean transport, to assess how laborious and inefficient processes can be best improved in a significant and measurable way. Their answer: sourcing optimization that leverages automation capabilities.

In this webcast, members of the Grupo Nutresa strategic sourcing team will engage in a dynamic dialogue with their current sourcing optimization and automation provider, Keelvar, to discuss their journey to a solution including:

• Tips on identifying priority categories for sourcing optimization

• Leveraging positive results to expand application use

• Navigating required organizational and business process changes

• Creating ROI

Keelvar is pleased to sponsor this event to showcase the transformation possibilities when procurement teams add sourcing optimization capabilities and intelligent sourcing automation.

Moderator(s):

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

Jennifer Sikora, Vice President, Marketing, Keelvar

Speaker(s):

Carlos Peña, Digital Procurement Leader, Grupo Nutresa

Maria Fernanda Velasquez, Digital Procurement Specialist, Grupo Nutresa

Nov 17, 2020 2:00PM EST
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Over the past several years, digital freight brokerages (DFB) have been a hot topic amongst supply chain leaders. The U.S. truckload market has experienced an uprush of new tech-forward brokerages entering the marketplace with the influx and adoption of new logistics technology. 
Technology innovations designed to automate global supply chain operations have given rise to a tidal wave of VC-backed digital freight corporations aiming to capitalize on the industry’s fragmented state. However, many questions remain around their operations and value to supply chain networks.
 
•        How do digital freight brokerages operate? 
•        What technology tools can be integrated and leveraged with DFBs?
•        How are digital brokerage ecosystems built and optimized for use?   
 
With these questions and many others often going unanswered and with fresh faces popping up what seems like weekly, it’s easy to get bogged down in all the noise of digital freight brokerage. Join us Tuesday, November 17 at 2 PM EST, as we cut through the clatter to unearth digital brokerages’ inner workings, how they work, and how digital tools and ecosystems can add value to a customers’ supply chain. 
 
Here’s what we will cover: 
•        What is digital freight brokerage?
•        Creating value through process and workflow automation
•        Digital freight brokerage market outlook
•        Competitive landscape
•        Digital tools and ecosystems 
 
Redwood speakers include:
•        Mike Reed, Chief Product Officer
•        Michael Johnson, Executive Vice President of Strategy
•        Adam Moreau, Senior Vice President of Sales Operations 
 
Reserve your spot today for what will be an informative freight tech session.