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Dec 1, 2022 2:00PM EST
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After more than two years of record-high freight rates and historic disruption driven by pent-up consumer demand during and in the wake of pandemic-related lockdowns, the ocean transportation market has taken another 180-degree turn. Concern continues to mount about the North American and global economy as multiple central banks have raised interest rates aggressively to combat inflation and the war in Ukraine drags on. As of late October, spot rates in the eastbound trans-Pacific were approaching pre-pandemic levels, a dramatic change from just six months ago that few, if anyone, could have perceived — even if an easing of North American imports from Asia was inevitable. Carriers are responding by pulling capacity out of the market, while shippers, carriers, and forwarders are assessing what it all means for the next round of service contract negotiations. As 2022 winds down, industry stakeholders are looking to what’s next, starting with the earlier-than-usual Chinese New Year and the months that follow leading up to new service contracts in the spring.
 
This webcast will take stock of the current market environment, when the headwinds might ease, and what the overall outlook is for the first half of 2023.
 
Moderator:
Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce, Maritime & Trade, S&P Global
 
Speaker(s):
Lars Jensen, CEO and Partner, Vespucci Maritime 
Michael Symonanis, Director-Strategic Network, Louis Dreyfus 
Becky Wu-Lee, Senior Manager-Global Logistics Procurement, PepsiCo
 
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Dec 14, 2022 10:00AM EST
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As businesses embraced the digital revolution over the last decade, many elements in the supply chain workflow have been streamlined and new pathways created, connecting a notoriously fractured industry in ways that couldn’t have been imagined before. Whether it is the rise of ecommerce and last-mile delivery, the growing prominence of big data and analytics and a revolution in supply chain visibility, progress is undoubtedly being made rapidly. However, many problems from the past continue to plague the industry. Large areas of the supply chain continue to be inefficient and manual intensive for shippers and logistics service providers. The challenge for our industry is one of streamlining the flow of information, documents, and communication, so that we can deliver on the promise of innovation, in this brave new digital age.
 
This webinar will examine the current frustrations within the industry and examine how we can advance even faster to a digitally led but human-assisted environment, where data, tech, and AI take center stage to realize even better business outcomes. 
 
The Journal of Commerce is joined by executives from WNS in this webinar to discuss how shipping and logistics companies can rethink, reimagine, and reform the complete ecosystem in this new normal.
 
Moderator:
Alessandra Barrett, Assoc. Director, Special Projects, Journal of Commerce, S&P Global
 
Speakers:
Jaison Augustine, EVP & Business Unit Head, Shipping & Logistics, WNS
Mike Santimaw, Chief Digital Officer, MODE Global
 
 
Dec 15, 2022 2:00PM EST
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North American ports the past two years suffered through congestion at their marine terminals, vessel backlogs, equipment shortages and bottlenecks throughout the inland supply chains leading all the way to rail hubs hundreds of miles from the coasts. The coming year, however, is shaping up to be quite different, and industry analysts are forecasting a return to pre-pandemic fluidity possible by the second half of 2023. Improvements will be driven primarily by softer cargo volumes, with the National Retail Federation forecasting declining US imports at least for the next several months as inflationary pressures blunt consumer spending. US imports from Asia declined 2.6 percent in January through September, according to Journal of Commerce sister product PIERS, and are likely to continue declining into the New Year if the ILWU and West Coast terminal operators fail to reach a contract agreement soon. The negotiations have dragged on since May. Intermodal equipment providers have ramped up orders for new chassis from manufacturers in Asia, South America and the US. Railroads are reporting a reduction in congestion at key hubs in Chicago, Memphis, and Dallas, although occasional problems flare up. 
 
This 90-minute webcast will feature supply chain logistics experts who will reveal their forecasts for US import volumes and what they mean for logistical challenges at ports and inland supply chains on the East, Gulf, and West coasts and at rail hubs. 
 
Moderator: 
Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, West Coast, Maritime, Trade and Supply Chain, S&P Global
 
Agenda:
 
2:00-2:05 PM: Welcome Remarks
Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, West Coast, Maritime, Trade and Supply Chain, S&P Global
 
2:05-2:35 PM      2023 Trans-Pacific Trade Outlook
                               • Forecasting Asia port congestion and fluidity
                               • Carrier on-time performance expectations
                               • New trans-Pacific vessel capacity from orderbook
Speaker(s):
Alan Murphy, CEO and Founder, Sea-Intelligence
 
2:35-3:10 PM.    West Coast Ports
                               • How ILWU contract negotiations are impacting cargo volumes and
                                  routing, and how much of the diverted cargo will be lost forever
                               • Port/marine terminal capacity and fluidity issues
                               • Landside challenges and bottlenecks, including at terminal gates and
                                  warehouses and chassis availability
                               • Impact of OSRA 2022 and FMC's more aggressive involvement on
                                  detention and demurrage and landside issues
Speaker(s):
Lawrence Gross, President and Founder, Gross Transportation Consulting
Than Seeds, Chief Operating Officer, FlexiVan
Daniel Smith, Principal, Tioga Group
 
3:10-3:45 PM.    East and Gulf Coast Ports
                              • Port/marine terminal capacity and fluidity issues
                              • Landside bottlenecks at terminal gates and warehouses, including
                                 equipment shortages
                              • Impact of OSRA 2022 and FMC's more aggressive involvement on
                                 detention and demurrage
                              • Intermodal rail challenges
Speakers:
David Bennett, Chief Commercial Officer, Farrow
Mark Sisson, Senior Port Planner and Analyst, AECOM
Lisa Yakomin, President, Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers 
 
 
3:45 PM.    Closing Remarks
Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, West Coast, Maritime, Trade and Supply Chain, S&P Global
 
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Logistics Technology: What Logistics Companies Want — and Need — Most in '23

Jan 5, 2023 2:00PM EST
Moderator:
Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Logistics Technology, Journal of Commerce, S&P Global Market Intelligence
 
Speaker(s):
TBC
 
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Breakbulk and Project Shipping: What the Turmoil of 2022 Means for the Year Ahead

Jan 19, 2023 2:00PM EST
Moderator:
Janet Nodar, Senior Editor, Breakbulk, Project, and Heavy-Lift Shipping, Journal of Commerce, S&P Global Market Intelligence
 
Speaker(s):
TBC
 
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Container Shipping Outlook: The Trans-Pacific

Feb 2, 2023 2:00PM EST
Moderator:
Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, Journal of Commerce, S&P Global Market Intelligence
 
Speaker(s):
TBC
 
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Geopolitics and the New Energy Crisis: The Impact on Project Shipping

Mar 23, 2023 2:00PM EDT
Moderator:
Janet Nodar, Senior Editor, Breakbulk, Project, and Heavy-Lift Shipping, Journal of Commerce, S&P Global Market Intelligence
 
Speaker(s):
TBC
 
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Logistics Technology: The Future of Digital Procurement

Mar 30, 2023 2:00PM EDT
Moderator:
Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Logistics Technology, Journal of Commerce, S&P Global Market Intelligence
 
Speaker(s):
TBC
 
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Trucking Market Report: First Quarter Review and Outlook

Apr 6, 2023 2:00PM EDT
Moderator:
William Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking and Domestic Transportation, Journal of Commerce, S&P Global Market Intelligence
 
Speaker(s):
TBC
 
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Geopolitics and the Impact on Sourcing: How the Map Is Changing

Apr 20, 2023 2:00PM EDT
Moderator:
Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, Journal of Commerce, S&P Global Market Intelligence
 
Speaker(s):
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Container Shipping Outlook: The Asia-Europe Trade

Apr 27, 2023 10:00AM EDT
Moderator:
Greg Knowler, Europe Editor, Journal of Commerce, S&P Global Market Intelligence
 
Speaker(s):
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Canada Trade and Shipping: The Path Forward

May 11, 2023 2:00PM EDT
Moderator:
Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, Journal of Commerce, S&P Global Market Intelligence
 
Speaker(s):
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Midyear Port Performance Report: What Needs to Be Done to Improve Flow

Jun 1, 2023 2:00PM EDT
Moderator:
Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, West Coast, Journal of Commerce, S&P Market Intelligence
 
Speaker(s):
TBC
 
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The Journal of Commerce Top 100 Importers: Analyzing the Rankings and Trade Dynamics

Jun 15, 2023 2:00PM EDT
Moderator:
Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, Journal of Commerce, S&P Global Market Intelligence
 
Speaker(s):
TBC
 
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The Journal of Commerce Top 100 Exporters: Analyzing the Rankings and Trade Dynamics

Jun 22, 2023 2:00PM EDT
Moderator:
Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, Journal of Commerce, S&P Global Market Intelligence
 
Speaker(s):
TBC
 
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Archived Webcasts

Nov 10, 2022 2:00PM EST
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Drayage operators across the country face similar challenges due to supply chain bottlenecks. These include costly waiting times at congested warehouses and marine terminals, chassis shortages and restrictions imposed by marine terminals on the return of empty containers. Yet import volumes and intermodal rail volumes are declining, and the rate of decline is projected to accelerate through the end of the year. Will declining volumes give terminal operators and rail yards enough time to catch up and return to fluidity before the pre-Lunar New Year spike in imports in January? Intermodal equipment operators are forecasting that chassis shortages will slowly dissipate next year as the manufacturing of chassis picks up. Given these promising signs in the international and domestic supply chains, what strategies are drayage operators planning to deploy at West Coast ports, East Coast ports and inland rail hubs moving into the new year? 
 
Moderator:
Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, West Coast, Journal of Commerce, S&P Global Market Intelligence
 
Speaker(s): 
Ken Kellaway, President and CEO, RoadOne IntermodaLogistics 
Matt Schrap, CEO, Harbor Trucking Association
Joe Tovo, President and CEO, DNJ Intermodal Services
 
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Oct 27, 2022 2:00PM EDT
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The permanent existential challenge for 3PLs is differentiating themselves in an innately fragmented market. Tens of thousands of logistics providers are vying for customer relationships and connections to capacity across modes and facilities. Technology has traditionally been the default answer to that differentiation question, but that has often meant investment in proprietary systems or highly customized software suites that are difficult to update over time. The last decade has seen an influx in new products aimed at 3PLs - some have dubbed it the Cambrian Period of logistics technology. That's exciting, but also confusing for those looking to invest, and needing to invest to differentiate. 
 
This one-hour session will address the specific areas that 3PLs are honing in on as areas of differentiation: from customer acquisition to visibility, from analytics to integrations, to more efficient back-end operations. 
 
Moderator: Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology, JOC, Maritime & Trade, S&P Global
 
Speaker(s):
Angela Czajkowski, Senior Advisor, Hartman Executive Advisors
Robert Khachatryan, CEO, Freight Right Global Logistics
Mike Powell, Chief Technology Officer, SEKO Worldwide Logistics  
 
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Oct 11, 2022 11:00AM EDT
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When Shanghai and other major Chinese ports suspended operations last spring due to a COVID-19 outbreak, it was the latest example of ports confronting extraordinary circumstances amid a continuing surge in cargo from the world’s largest exporter. It also served as a painful reminder of the vital role ports play, how impactful port disruption can be, and the importance ports play in a global supply chain that depends on the efficient flow of goods. In an effort to identify gaps in port productivity and opportunities for improvement, IHS Markit, parent company of The Journal of Commerce and now part of S&P Global, in 2021 partnered with The World Bank to produce the Container Port Performance Index. In the 4 months since the index debuted, interesting trends have emerged on a global and regional basis that have impacted the performance of port stakeholders ranging from ocean carriers and railroads, to trucking companies, and importantly, cargo owners themselves. 

This webcast will analyze latest findings in the underlying global port performance data used to construct the Container Port Performance Index.   The session will examine the latest Port Performance metrics at main gateway ports in key world regions for insights into the current and outlook situation for container port delays and congestion.

Moderator: 

Greg Knowler, Senior Editor, Europe, JOC, Maritime, Trade and Supply Chain, S&P Global 

Speaker(s): 
Turloch Mooney, Associate Director, Product Management, S&P Global Market Intelligence 
Alan Murphy, CEO and Founder, Sea-Intelligence
 
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Sep 21, 2022 11:00AM EDT
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While already struggling with a pandemic and global shipping crisis earlier this year, headlines around the globe included news about a cargo ship full of luxury cars, on fire and adrift in the middle of the Atlantic. Crew members were safely evacuated, but the total loss of cargo alone exceeded $438 million and the vessel itself has another $31.5 million in market value. 
 
Cargo transporters need to safeguard their vessels, aircraft, and trucks. Likewise, it is essential to lower potential regulatory violations and reduce global corruption by screening the freight they are conveying. 
In this webinar, learn how ocean and air cargo companies are covering their assets through an automated due diligence screening solution that reduces carrier risk and improves security. Our experts will illustrate how a single solution can screen parties, cargo, and destinations for: 
 
• Dangerous goods, military end-use concerns
• Embargoed or sanctioned goods 
• Restricted parties 
• High-risk destinations
 
Moderator:
Alessandra Barrett, Assoc. Director, Special Projects, JOC
 
Speakers:
Gary M Barraco, Assistant Vice President, Product Marketing, e2open
Dave Mincey, Vice President, e2open
 
Sep 20, 2022 2:00PM EDT
Shippers are asking a basic question regarding detention and demurrage following passage of the first shipping reform law in more than 20 years: What will change? The 2022 Ocean Shipping Reform Act signed by President Joe Biden on June 16 already is shaking up the container sector, with new policies on D&D already in place and maritime regulators planning to tweak them further. Indeed, the Federal Maritime Commission’s implementation of OSRA-22 is just beginning. Shippers have new avenues to challenge the fees and other practices they believe violate the shipping law and by mid-November, the FMC will need to have completed rulemaking on when it is “unreasonable” for ocean carriers to refuse to serve shippers. For shippers who complained for years about billing practices and saw FMC fact-finding inquiries come and go with little impact, this represents real movement, with the FMC flexing its muscles to a degree not seen in decades. But still the question is begging to be asked: What will the practical impact be? 
 
The JOC’s Peter Tirschwell will lead a discussion with a panel of experts about how a new wave of US maritime regulation is reshaping the way carriers and shippers interact, what shippers can expect to change, and when. 
 
Moderator:
Peter Tirschwell, Vice President, Maritime, Trade and Supply Chain, S&P Global Market Intelligence
 
Speaker (s):
Lauren M. Beagen, Principal & Founder, Squall Strategies, LLC
Rebecca Fenneman, Principal, Jeffrey/Fenneman Law + Strategy 
Carlos Rodriguez, Partner, Husch Blackwell
 
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Sep 15, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Europe is trapped in a deepening economic spiral with soaring energy prices, runaway inflation, and a cost-of-living crisis that is curbing consumer spending, forcing manufacturers to slash new orders, and sparking labor disputes across the transportation and logistics sector. Severe congestion continues to create chaos at North European hub ports and disrupt inland and short-sea connections. Containerized imports from Asia were down 6 percent in the first half of this this year, and with economic conditions expected to deteriorate further through the second half, a sudden recovery of demand is unlikely. For shippers, if there is a silver lining to be found on this dark cloud, it's in the short-term rate levels that on the Asia-North Europe trade have fallen 30 percent since the beginning of the year. Little to no increase is expected in spot rates through the remainder of the year. That’s good news for shippers going into annual contract negotiations with carriers in the last quarter because long-term rates follow the spot market with a two- or three-month lag. 
 
This webcast will try to get a handle on the multiple challenges European importers face, and when, if ever, a normalization of the container shipping markets can be expected. 
 
Moderator: 
Greg Knowler, Senior Editor, Europe, JOC, Maritime & Trade, S&P Global
 
Speaker(s): 
Markus Panhauser, Head of Ocean Freight Europe, DHL Global Forwarding
Ivo Roex, Global Supply Chain Manager, E-llis
Peter Sand, Chief Analyst, Xeneta
 
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Aug 18, 2022 11:00AM EDT
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The “spillover” market, driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, began pushing unusual amounts of containers and formerly containerized cargo toward non-containerized shipping segments during 2021. Breakbulk, bulk, and general cargo carriers rapidly upped their container game to participate in this cargo flow, with some efforts markedly more successful than others. The trend already may have peaked as container spot rates soften and multipurpose vessel rates plateau, albeit at historically high levels — but will any spillover-driven offerings stick? Will cargo owners continue to see value in “release valve” alternatives to traditional container shipping? High freight rates and chronically unreliable liner schedules may incentivize alternatives, especially as COVID-19, volatile global geopolitics, and the threat of recession continue to reshape global trade. 
 
This webcast will discuss the spillover market and the near-term shipping outlook.
 
Moderator: 
Janet Nodar, Senior Editor, Project and Heavy-Lift Shipping, JOC, Maritime, Trade and Supply Chain, S&P Global
 
Speaker(s): 
Rufus Frere-Smith, Regional Head Americas, Swire Projects
Mark Szakonyi, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce, Maritime, Trade and Supply Chain, S&P Global
Marc Willim, General Manager & Head of Chartering, AAL Shipping (AAL)
Duncan Wright, President, UWL
 
 
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Aug 10, 2022 2:00PM EDT
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The highest rate of inflation in four decades is driving more uncertainty into the US economy, threatening its recovery from the 2020 recession. Whether another recession hits in late 2022 or 2023 remains to be seen, but the likelihood is increasing, given the recent spike in interest rates, and easing consumer sentiment and demand. Meanwhile, global events – Russia’s war in Ukraine, workforce challenges, and on-again-off-again COVID-19 lockdowns in China — only create more supply chain disruption. The truckload and LTL markets are no exception, as shippers seek to lock in capacity on long-haul routes while struggling to manage inconsistent service on shorter, time-sensitive shipments. 
 
This webcast will analyze an increasingly tenuous trucking market and address the following questions:
 
     •  What are shippers, 3PLs, and motor carriers doing to address current capacity imbalances?
     •  What is the supply-demand outlook as the summer begins to wind down and the traditional fall peak season approaches?
     •  What impact will record-high — and seemingly relentless — diesel prices have on the market? Is relief in sight or is this the new normal?
     •  Is the worst capacity crunch trucking has seen in decades showing signs of coming to an end?
 
Moderator:
William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking and Domestic Transportation, JOC, Maritime, Trade and Supply Chain, S&P Global
 
Speaker(s):
Jason Miller, PhD,  Associate Professor of Logistics, Michigan State University 
Mike Regan, Co-Founder and Chief of Relationship Development, TranzAct Technologies
 
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Aug 3, 2022 1:00PM EDT
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Now more than ever, getting better access to capacity and reasonable freight rates is essential to maintaining a reliable supply chain.

It used to be true that having a large volume of freight is what makes a shipper desirable to carriers. While that often doesn’t hurt, it’s not enough anymore.

Join our webinar to learn how to position your company as a “shipper of choice” with your carrier partner. In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What shippers can do in challenging markets to get the required space and service they need.
  • Why shipper of choice does not only matter when the market is challenging.
  • The value equation carriers use to select their shippers of choice.

Moderator:

Alessandra Barrett, Content Manager Associate Director, JOC, Maritime & Trade, S&P Global

Speakers: 

Donald Davis, Senior Sales and Customer Care Leader, NYSHEX 

Ken Sine, Head of Global Procurement, Wayfair LLC

 

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Jul 14, 2022 2:00PM EDT
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The coming two months will reveal just how much US importers are pulling back on orders from Asia, and the degree to which container lines can adjust capacity. In interviews with the JOC, forwarders said they expect a bump in spot rates in the coming weeks — following a recent retreat as carrier capacity freed up — when an anticipated early peak season ripples into the trade beginning in late June. But the scale of the rate increase and length of the peak season are unclear, as some shippers are pulling back or even canceling orders, while others are increasing bookings. Despite the recent easing, the number of orders for Asian imports to the US and Canada rose steadily from February to mid-May, according to Infor Nexus, a global network platform for direct procurement, origin order management, multimodal freight management, and trade finance services. The number of orders in May jumped to nearly 150,000, the highest monthly volume of new orders since November 2021, it said. Premium rates, which carriers imposed last year when demand exceeded vessel supply in the eastbound trans-Pacific and are intended guarantee that containers get loaded onto ships as booked, have faded. That’s a sign there is excess capacity in the trade for the first time in approximately two years. But with Shanghai reopening after a two-month COVID-19 lockdown, will the current easing be a short-term pause or is demand on a longer-term downward trajectory? 
 
This webcast will analyze the state of the market and the outlook for the summer-fall peak season.
 
Moderator:
Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, West Coast, JOC, Maritime & Trade, S&P Global
 
Speaker(s):
David Bennett, Chief Commercial Officer, Farrow 
Jonathan Gold, Vice President-Supply Chain and Customs Policy, National Retail Federation
 
 
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Jun 23, 2022 2:00PM EDT
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For US exporters, the story of 2021 was one of missed opportunities as overall containerized exports declined 3.1 percent, according to PIERS, a sister product of The Journal of Commerce within S&P Global. On the bright side, outbound containerized shipments of autos and parts jumped 22.2 percent amid surging global demand, but actual vehicle sales were restrained by supply chain disruptions and shortages of key components, indicating growth could have been even stronger under more “normal” conditions. Exports of foodstuffs, chemicals and plastics, and agricultural products were similarly held back by port congestion that disrupted vessel schedules and resulted in capacity and container equipment shortages. Rising demand for certain types of scrap metal provided a silver lining for recyclables exports, but that growth was erased by a continued long-term decline in wastepaper volumes due to tighter environmental regulations in key export markets, namely China. 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 in sight on the land- and ocean-based supply chain, and review the 100 largest US Containerized exporters in 2021, including a breakdown by sector and commodity. It will also include discussion with two representatives from Top 100 Exporters about their supply chain challenges and how they’re addressing them.
 
Moderator:
Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, West Coast, Maritime, Trade and Supply Chain, S&P Global
 
Speaker(s): 
Mike Steenhoek, Executive Director, Soy Transportation Coalition
April Zobel, Profit Center Manager, The Andersons Inc.
 
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Jun 16, 2022 2:00PM EDT
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Total containerized trade into and out of the US rose 7.8 percent last year, as a 13.1 percent increase in import volumes more than offset a 3.1 percent decline in exports, according to PIERS, a sister product of The Journal of Commerce within S&P Global. Import gains were broad-based, with double-digit percentage growth in automobiles and parts, household goods, toys, and clothing as consumers emerging from social isolation thanks to COVID-19 vaccines continued to spend the majority of their money on goods, rather than services such as travel and in-person entertainment. Although they did not rise as rapidly as other commodities, imports of electronics and foodstuffs continued on their long-term growth trajectory, reflecting a growing US economy in which low unemployment and even lower interest rates drove strong consumer spending. 
 
This webcast, the first in a two-part series around the JOC Top 100 Importers & Exporters rankings, will analyze 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. It will include a review of the 100 largest US containerized importers in 2021, including a breakdown by sector and commodity, followed by discussion with representatives from two Top 100 importers about their supply chain challenges and how they’re addressing them.
 
Moderator: Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce, Maritime & Trade, S&P Global
 
Speaker(s): 
Dan L. Gardner, President and Co-Founder, Trade Facilitators Inc. 
Steve Hughes, President and CEO, HCS International
 
 
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Jun 7, 2022 2:00PM EDT
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US ports will enter the second half of 2022 struggling with vessel backlogs, congested marine terminals, and inland transportation bottlenecks. What is causing these logistical problems, will they be resolved by the summer-fall peak-shipping season, and what must the ports and their stakeholders do in terms of process improvements and infrastructure development to return to fluidity? Ports are achieving some success through container dray-offs — establishing near-dock surge or “pop-up” yards for the temporary storage of containers so they do not congest the marine terminals. As near-dock sites become more difficult to find, ports are looking further inland for available land for pop-up yards and inland ports. Encouraging carriers and railroads to move more containers via on-dock rail is diverting thousands of trucks moves to intermodal rail. Now it’s up to ocean carriers to book more inland point intermodal (IPI) shipments, and it’s on the railroads to devote more capacity for IPI services. Carriers are helping to free up space by sending “sweeper” ships to vacate thousands of empty containers from the terminals. Dwell times for rail and local-delivery containers, however, are still above acceptable levels. In the longer term, ports must expand terminal capacity, densify their operations, where possible, by automating cargo-handling equipment, and by increasing cargo velocity so their marine terminals are truly transit facilities rather than storage sheds.

This webcast will assess the challenge supply chain stakeholders have faced in the first half of 2022, and what lies ahead.

Moderator: Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, West Coast, JOC, Maritime & Trade, S&P Global

Speaker(s): 

Ed DeNike, President, SSA Containers

Mark Sisson, Vice President, Senior Port Planner, AECOM

 

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May 12, 2022 2:00PM EDT
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The pandemic-driven disruption to shipping has shown the resilience of the Canadian system, while also showing the areas where ports, marine terminals, carriers, railroads, and others can become even more resilient. At the same time, the Canadian shipping industry is heeding the calls to move toward a decarbonized future, finding ways to make logistics more efficient and tapping LNG as a middle step. This extended webcast, featuring multiple segments addressing a variety of key challenges and issues confronting shippers and their service providers, will bring key players together to share what they’ve learned in the last year, how they’re approaching the coming 12 months, and how the Canadian shipping system can evolve to become stronger, faster, and cleaner.

Moderator: Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce, Maritime & Trade, S&P Global

Agenda:

2:00-2:05 Welcome Remarks

2:05-2:15 PM The State of Ocean Shipping

     • What challenges do carriers face in serving Canada and how are they responding? 

     • What new services and lanes are opening up for Canadian importers and exporters? 

     • What’s the outlook for volume, reliability, and capacity on Canadian trades for the next 12 months? 

2:15-2:50 PM East Coast Port Development and Performance

• What operational and infrastructure improvements have eastern Canadian ports made to handle volume growth and surges? What still needs to be done operationally and in terms of investment?

• What new routing options are available to Canadian and US importers and exporters?

• How are eastern Canadian ports preparing to handle larger vessels — or smaller ones — more efficiently?

• What's the state of railcar capacity and fluidity? What's the outlook and what's being done to beef up flex capacity?   

Speakers:

  • Craig Bell Estabrooks, President and CEO, Port Saint John

  • Enno Koll, Head of Americas, PSA International 
  • Girish Nair, Assistant Vice President, International Intermodal, Canadian National Railway

2:50-3:20 Vancouver Port Development and Performance

• What operational and infrastructure improvements has Vancouver made to handle volume growth and surges? What still needs to be done operationally and in terms of investment?

• What challenges has Vancouver faced in handling the surge of Asia imports. How is it preparing for US cargo diversions tied to US West Coast labor contract negotiations?
• What’s the state of railcar capacity and fluidity? What’s the outlook and what’s being done to beef up flex capacity?
• How is the port working to help exporters secure equipment?
• What developments are helping e-commerce importers ensure faster port throughput and what can still be done?

Speakers:

  • Chris Ng, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, GCT Global Container Terminals Inc.
  • Cliff Stewart, Vice President, Infrastructure, Port of Vancouver
  • Jonathan Wahba, Vice President, Commercial Integration, Canadian Pacific Railway

3:20-3:50 Prince Rupert Port Development and Performance

• What operational and infrastructure improvements has Prince Rupert made to handle volume growth and surges? What still needs to be done operationally and in terms of investment?

• What challenges has Prince Rupert faced in handling the surge of Asia imports. How is it preparing for US cargo diversions tied to US West Coast labor contract negotiations?
• What’s the state of railcar capacity and fluidity? What’s the outlook and what’s being done to beef up flex capacity?
• How is the port working to help exporters secure equipment?
• What developments are helping e-commerce importers ensure faster port throughput and what can still be done?

Speakers:

  • Brian Friesen, Vice President, Trade Development and Communications, Prince Rupert Port Authority
  • Maksim Mihic, CEO and General Manager, DP World (Canada) Inc. 
3:50 - 4:20 PM The Regulatory State of Play for Ports

Speaker:

  •  Debbie Murray, Senior Director, Association of Canadian Port Authorities

4:20-4:45 PM Customs Watch: Best Practices for Shippers

Speaker:

  • Christina Fisker, Vice President, Customs and Compliance, FCL Fisker Customs & Logistics

4:45 PM Closing Remarks

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Apr 21, 2022 2:00PM EDT
The COVID-19 pandemic kick-started a trend that was already in motion: the growth of e-commerce and the rise in direct-to-consumer brands. However, while more consumers were eager to purchase items online, supply chains weren’t prepared to handle the volumes, changes in distribution patterns, and the shift from bulk to the parcel. As supply chains reset to meet and anticipate demand beyond the pandemic, e-commerce and direct-to-consumer brands are becoming the focal point of many shippers’ strategies. This webcast will explore why e-commerce and direct-to-consumer are changing supply chains from order, delivery, and reverse, what steps shippers, carriers, and other logistics providers are taking to make networks more agile to handle the volumes, and the role technology can play.
 
Moderator: Cathy Morrow Roberson, Research Analyst, JOC, Maritime & Trade, S&P Global
 
Speaker(s):
Webb Estes, Vice President, Process Improvement, Estes Express Lines
Jorge Lopera, Vice President and Head of Global Strategy, Fareye
Matt Priest, President & CEO, Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America
  
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