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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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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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Archived Webcasts

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.  
Nov 12, 2020 2:00PM EST
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As 2020 draws toward its close, North American shippers are wondering whether 2021 will be a year of tight transportation capacity, high freight demand, and rising trucking and intermodal rates or the year transportation goes flat as the US and global economic recoveries stagnate. 
 
This year could hardly have been more chaotic, with two inversions in US domestic freight markets as the recession first killed freight demand and then revived it, as the need for inventory replenishment built up a wave of imports that squeezed capacity and US freight pricing.
 
With so many variables in play, including the continuing COVID-19 threat, it’s never been harder to plan for a new year. Business cycles are moving faster, with swings in truck pricing power and capacity occurring almost every year.
 
This two-part webcast series will help shippers sort fact from hype and develop a grounded view of coming logistics needs and transportation environment. Our panels will bring together top analysts, shippers, and trucking, intermodal, and logistics executives.
The result will be an event that connects the dots between the international supply chain, from seaports, and transloading to last-mile logistics. We’ll map the broad issues and dig into specific problems shippers face moving goods from origin to market in the COVID-19 era.
 
Session Chair: Ari Ashe, Senior Editor, Southeast Ports, and Intermodal Rail, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Agenda 
 
2:00-2:05 pm Welcome Remarks
 
2:05-2:45 pm Intermodal: The Year of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde There has never been quite a year like 2020. When COVID-19 closed retailers across the US, intermodal volumes dropped to levels not seen since the 2008-2009 Great Recession. Crews and engineers were furloughed and locomotives and cars were put into storage as so little freight was moving on the rails. As Americans began buying more consumer goods online, however, intermodal traffic picked up on Union Pacific Railroad with UPS parcels, and on BNSF Railway with Amazon and Walmart cargo. Stores also reopened and began to require inventory replenishment, often routed through Los Angeles and Long Beach, which was put on the rails. The results were a congested rail network, difficulty finding capacity, slower train speeds, lower trip plan compliance, and record rates in the spot market and surcharges on the UP network. In this session, we’ll describe how shippers have handled such a sudden change in the market, how they can find capacity in the last few weeks of the peak season, and what do expect in terms of pricing and service in 2021.
Moderator: Ari Ashe, Senior Editor, Southeast Ports, and Intermodal Rail, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Speakers:
Jim Filter, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Intermodal, Schneider
Lawrence Gross, President, and Founder, Gross Transportation Consulting
Michael Zamost, Vice President, Intermodal, Echo Global Logistics
 
2:45-3:15 pm The Final Mile: A Conversation With UPS'S Shalin Shah
Moderator: Cathy Morrow Roberson, Senior Contributor, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Speaker:
Shalin Shah, Vice President, Global E-Commerce Market Development Strategy, UPS
 

3:15-4:00 pm The Shipper Perspective: What’s Working and What’s Not Shippers and beneficial cargo owners that put memories of the tight capacity and rocketing rates of 2018 behind them last year saw pricing pressure — sometimes extreme pressure — return in 2020 as waves of imports replenishing depleted stock arrived at US ports as the economic recovery got underway. As an uneven recovery continues, will 2021 be more like 2018 than 2019, and what are shippers doing to prepare for that possibility? There’s growing urgency to find efficiencies and reduce costs while using logistics as a key lever to meet corporate goals. This panel of logistics managers will explore the way forward for US shippers.

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

Speakers: 

Greg Brinkman, Vice President, Inbound Logistics, Bob's Discount Furniture 

Laura Eory, Senior Transportation Manager, GAF 

Warrick Jones, Director, Transportation, and Logistics, House-Autry 

Holly Pearce, Director, and Logistics, Southern States Cooperative

 
4:00 pm Closing Remarks
 
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Nov 11, 2020 2:00PM EST
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As 2020 draws toward its close, North American shippers are wondering whether 2021 will be a year of tight transportation capacity, high freight demand, and rising trucking and intermodal rates or the year transportation goes flat as the US and global economic recoveries stagnate. 
 
This year could hardly have been more chaotic, with two inversions in US domestic freight markets as the recession first killed freight demand and then revived it, as the need for inventory replenishment built up a wave of imports that squeezed capacity and US freight pricing.
 
With so many variables in play, including the continuing COVID-19 threat, it’s never been harder to plan for a new year. Business cycles are moving faster, with swings in truck pricing power and capacity occurring almost every year.
 
This two-part webcast series will help shippers sort fact from hype and develop a grounded view of coming logistics needs and transportation environment. Our panels will bring together top analysts, shippers, and trucking, intermodal, and logistics executives.
The result will be an event that connects the dots between the international supply chain, from seaports, and transloading to last-mile logistics. We’ll map the broad issues and dig into specific problems shippers face moving goods from origin to market in the COVID-19 era.
 
Session Chair: William Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking and Surface Transportation, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Part I Agenda 
 
2:00-2:05 pm Welcome Remarks
 
2:05-2:45 pm The North American Freight Outlook  How will the US economic recovery evolve in 2021, and how will it affect supply chains, modal choices, and shipper plans and budgeting in the year ahead? Eight months after the initial COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns threw the economy into a deep recession, shippers are still dealing with supply chain disruption and dislocation. The strong freight demand generated during the recovery has meant more dislocation, but the recovery has been uneven. This panel will delve into the economic outlook for the US, what that means for freight demand and transportation pricing, and what shippers should do to prepare for what could be a stronger but costlier US surface transportation environment in 2021.
Moderator:  Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Speakers:
Paul Bingham, Director, Transportation Consulting, Economics, and Country Risk, IHS Markit
Chris Caplice, Executive Director, MIT Center of Transportation & Logistics; and Chief Scientist, DAT Solutions
 
2:45-3:15 How Technology Can Reshape Procurement
 
Moderator: Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Speaker: 
Anshu Prasad, CEO, Leaf Logistics 
 
3:15-4:00 pm The Trucking Outlook: Analyzing the Market's Dynamics Trucking companies swung between extremes in 2020, first as economic collapse left many without freight and then as an economic rebound rapidly tightened capacity and sent spot truckload rates skyrocketing. US truckload and less-than-truckload carriers entered the fourth quarter with capacity tighter than it was even in 2018. Shippers agreed to short-term bids and rate hikes to guarantee they get trucks. The trucking sector’s costs are rising too, however, especially costs associated with drivers and insurance. With 2021 as uncertain as any year in recent memory, how are truckers and the shippers that depend on them preparing?
Moderator: William Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking and Surface Transportation, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Speakers:
Cecil E. "Chip" Overbey Jr., Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Old Dominion Freight Line
Shana Riggs, Owner, RJ Supply Chain Consulting 
Shelley Simpson, Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer, and President of Highway Services, J.B. Hunt Transport Services
 
4:00 pm Closing Remarks
 
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Nov 5, 2020 2:00PM EST
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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the global food supply chain, both in the immediate and far-reaching disruption it caused in the spring and in the lasting changes emerging as large consumer countries such as the US begin to transition to a new normal. Consumers, for example, have moved dramatically toward online grocery shopping and direct-to-consumer food delivery. For example, logistics providers are reporting a dramatic move by consumers toward online grocery shopping and direct-to-consumer (DTC) food delivery. Just four years ago, the Food Marketing Institute estimated online food and beverage sales would reach $100 billion by 2025. At the beginning of 2020, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, FMI revised that figure to $143 billion. With so many consumers still staying home to prevent the spread of the disease, that figure is likely to head even higher. Even before COVID-19 struck, the perishables supply chain was undergoing significant shifts, driven by the ongoing US-China trade battle, the International Maritime Organization’s low-sulfur fuel mandate, and tight supply for containers and other types of reefer equipment. As a tumultuous 2020 draws toward a close, this webcast will analyze the state of the cold chain, the impact COVID-19 has had, and what a post-COVID market might look like.
 
Moderator/Presenter: Chris Brooks, Director, Programming, JOC Events, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Speaker (s):
Elena M. Asher, Assistant Director, Export Logistics, Ingredient Solutions, Dairy Farmers of America
William C. Duggan, North American Cold Chain Advisor, Eskesen Advisory 

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Oct 29, 2020 1:00PM EDT
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There is an inexorable shift toward tools that digitize key processes in the container shipping industry, but this shift begs an important question: To what degree do shippers want to manage things themselves in an online setting? That seemingly simple question opens the door to a series of harder ones, including whether shippers want to procure freight capacity instantly, and whether they want certain functions automated. 
 
Picking up on the success of the JOC's in-person LogTech events in 2018 and 2019, this two-part webcast series will be the ideal place to learn about the latest technology developments in the global logistics industry. Over multiple sessions in two separate webcasts, panelists and keynote speakers will explore subjects you don’t hear at any other events, from dynamic pricing and process automation to which software pricing models the logistics industry favors. 
 
Specific sessions will include: 
• Logistics technology through the prism of global trade
• The continuing proliferation of forwarder technology 
• Open data models and APIs, oh my! 
• Microservices and modularity: what are they and why are they important to logistics? 
• The future of workflow and collaboration tools 
• The evolution of shipment management software
 
The event also will feature a lightning-rounds seminar on emerging technology concepts that are due to impact the industry, including no-code programming, edge computing, and trade compliance automation.  
 

AGENDA                    

1:00-1:10 p.m. Introduction and Welcome Remarks       

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

1:10-1:30 p.m. Workflow and Collaboration Tools: A Sea Change in Global Logistics?     

Moderator: Brian Glick, CEO, Chain.io

Speaker (s):

Bill Dobie, Founder & CEO, SEDNA Systems

Chris Kirchner, CEO, Slync.io

Erin O'Leary, Vice President, Technology and Innovation, Janel Group

1:30-1:50 p.m. The Evolution of Shipment Management Software          

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

Speaker (s):

Joe Caprara, Chief Operating Officer, Boxton

Carl Lauron, CEO, BuyCo

Steve Wart, Digital Transformation Officer, CargoSmart

1:50-2:10 p.m. LogTech Lightning Round              

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

  • Demystifying Data Science:

Speaker (s): 

Heather Krieger, Ph.D., Senior Consultant, Data Science, Resilience360

  •  Eliminating Paper Bills of Lading:

Speaker (s):

Kevin Higgins, CEO, Orion Global

2:10-2:25 p.m. Keynote: The Future of Automation in Trade Compliance       

 

Evan Smith, CEO, and Co-Founder, Altana Technologies 

2:25-2:30 p.m.  Closing Remarks              

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

 
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Oct 22, 2020 1:00PM EDT
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There is an inexorable shift toward tools that digitize key processes in the container shipping industry, but this shift begs an important question: To what degree do shippers want to manage things themselves in an online setting? That seemingly simple question opens the door to a series of harder ones, including whether shippers want to procure freight capacity instantly, and whether they want certain functions automated. 
 
Picking up on the success of the JOC's in-person LogTech events in 2018 and 2019, this two-part webcast series will be the ideal place to learn about the latest technology developments in the global logistics industry. Over multiple sessions in two separate webcasts, panelists and keynote speakers will explore subjects you don’t hear at any other events, from dynamic pricing and process automation to which software pricing models the logistics industry favors. 
 
Specific sessions will include: 
• Logistics technology through the prism of global trade
• The continuing proliferation of forwarder technology 
• Open data models and APIs, oh my! 
• Microservices and modularity: what are they and why are they important to logistics? 
• The future of workflow and collaboration tools 
• The evolution of shipment management software
 
The event also will feature a lightning-rounds seminar on emerging technology concepts that are due to impact the industry, including no-code programming, edge computing, and trade compliance automation.  
 
AGENDA
 
1:00-1:10 p.m. Introduction and Welcome Remarks
Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
1:10-1:25 p.m. Keynote Address: How Networks Will Transform Logistics (Again)
Amihai Zeltzer, Global Head, Transportation, and Logistics, Salesforce
 
1:25-1:45 p.m. Logistics Tech Through the Prism of Global Trade
Moderator: Brian Glick, CEO, Chain.io
Speaker(s):
James Coombes, CEO, Vector.ai
Vijay Harrell, CEO, Tradelanes 
Audrey Ross, Logistics and Customs Specialist, Orchard Custom Beauty
 
1:45-2:05 p.m. Forwarding Technology: Disintermediate This
Moderator: Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Speaker(s):
Julian Alvarez, CEO, Logixboard
Jenna Brown, Co-Founder, and CEO, Shipamax
Raghav Viswanathan, CEO, FreightBro
 
2:05-2:25 p.m. LogTech Lightning Round
Moderator: Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
  • Edge Computing in Logistics:
Speaker(s):
Kenneth L. Evans, Jr., Founder & CEO, Konexial
  • No-Code Platforms in Logistics
Speaker(s):
Eric Rempel, Chief Innovation Officer, Redwood Logistics
 
2:25-2:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
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Oct 13, 2020 2:30PM EDT
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Implementing new technology is a key step toward improving the efficiency that drives bottom-line revenues, but identifying your company’s best path there can be challenging. With factories across the globe and complex logistics, one of the world’s largest bakeries Grupo Bimbo faced this question and identified asset utilization as the strategy to stay ahead of their competition and serve customers best. Their process uncovered logistics insights that can be applied across the transportation industry.
 
On October 13, join BlackBerry Radar and its special guest, Eric McCann, Grupo Bimbo’s technical fleet manager, for a live discussion and audience Q&A addressing the challenges they faced and how they used asset tracking technology to overcome those hurdles. 
 
The webcast will examine:
 
-          How improved asset utilization drives business efficiency
 
-          ROI and operational efficiencies gained
 
-          Improved customer service and useful reporting tools
 
 
Moderator: Alessandra Barrett, Senior Content Editor, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speakers:
 
Christopher Plaat, Senior Vice President & General Manager, BlackBerry Radar
 
Eric McCann, Technical Fleet Manager, Grupo Bimbo
Oct 1, 2020 2:00PM EDT
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From March through July, the US trucking industry seems to have completed a cycle that would normally take at least a year, from a recessionary plunge to an unexpectedly strong recovery that is shifting pricing power to carriers. This isn’t a straightforward, V-shaped demand-driven recovery, however. Several factors — especially unprecedented supply chain disruption and dislocation in the COVID-19 pandemic, and changes in consumer purchasing patterns — have affected the availability of truck capacity. Certain types of shippers, and carriers, are doing better than others, as the economic recovery looks different depending on your industry. What should shippers expect from trucking providers in the fourth quarter and in early 2021? 
 
In this webinar, Bloomberg Intelligence Senior Transportation Analyst Lee Klaskow and Michigan State University Associate Professor for Logistics Jason Miller will present an overview of a market and recovery that Miller has called “bifurcated.”
 
Moderator/Presenter: 
William Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking and Domestic Transportation, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker (s):
Lee Klaskow, Senior Analyst, Transportation and Logistics, Bloomberg Intelligence
Jason Miller, PhD, Associate Professor of Logistics, Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University
 
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Sep 17, 2020 11:00AM EDT
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What has 2020 meant for global container port efficiency? This year, after all, was to be the watershed year for initiatives such as port call optimization, finally driven to progress by intensifying pressure to reduce emissions, combined with advancements in digitization and standards to help get to the new levels of collaboration required to make it happen. Then came COVID-19, one of the biggest and most unpredictably disruptive events the global economy has experienced. It could reasonably be expected that the large reduction in ship calls in the first half of the year would translate to better overall port efficiency due to reductions in waiting times and other factors. In fact, IHS Markit’s Port Efficiency Data shows that on a global level, average call sizes — the number of boxes exchanged per port call — grew by more than 4 percent on a global level in this year's first half compared with a year earlier, suggesting better load factors and proactive capacity management by operators. But landside capacity challenges resulting from truck shortages and the inability of some distribution centers to receive goods may have offset any efficiency gains resulting from lower overall volumes passing through ports and terminals in the first half of the year. 
 
This webcast will look into IHS Markit’s unique Port Efficiency Data to uncover key trends in port efficiency in 2020, including the impact of COVID-19. It will discuss the outlook for port efficiency and port call optimization and the roadblocks that remain to effectively leverage these promising areas to reduce emissions and improve profitability.
 
Moderator/Presenter: 
Turloch Mooney, Senior Editor, Global Ports, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speakers:
Jan Hoffmann, Chief, Logistics Branch, UNCTAD
Andy Lane, Partner, CTI Consultancy
Henning Schleyerbach, Chief Operating Officer, Digital Container Shipping Association
 
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Sep 10, 2020 11:00AM EDT
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Carriers and forwarders operating in the Asia-Europe trade are reporting rising volume through their networks as economies on the continent begin their slow recovery from COVID-19 lockdowns. As we move deeper into the traditional peak shipping season, concerns that cargo rollings would increase as rising volume overpowers available capacity are abating, with carriers cautiously reinstating blanked sailings and supplying extra loaders to pick up containers bumped off overbooked vessels. Yet even as demand increases, the threat of a second wave of coronavirus infections remains, with countries in Europe imposing targeted measures on affected cities and regions to combat sporadic outbreaks. With the end of a chronically disrupted 2020 insight, speakers at this webcast will take the measure of the container shipping industry and try to fathom what lies ahead for carriers and their customers.
 
Moderator/Presenter: 
Greg Knowler, Europe Editor, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker (s):

Andreas Bütfering, Senior Director Trade Management Far East, Hapag-Lloyd AG

Alan Murphy, CEO & Founder, Sea-Intelligence ApS

Mats Samuelsson, Senior Vice President, Global Logistics, H&M

Dominique von Orelli, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Ocean Freight, DHL Global Forwarding

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Aug 31, 2020 2:00PM EDT
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Freight payment is a function that is often overlooked by domestic and global shippers, largely because it’s seen as a routine finance process, and not one with more intrinsic value and challenges. Accurate invoices not only enable a smoother payment process but also yield hugely valuable shipment data that can be used to measure service providers and impact future procurement cycles. A smooth payment and audit process also can help a shipper be a better customer for its carriers and third-party logistics providers. In recent years, technology and business models around the freight payment and audit process have become more refined, but it’s still a highly fragmented section of the industry, with little regulation. 
 
This webcast will explore how technology providers in the domestic and international freight management markets are helping shippers manage this process more effectively and profitably.
 
Moderator/Presenter:
Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speakers:
Cecil Bryan, President, Logistics Alliance Network
Brad Klaus, CEO, Haven
 

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Aug 20, 2020 2:00PM EDT
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Breakbulk and project cargo shippers, carriers, and logistics providers adapted to the disruptions caused by COVID-19 relatively quickly, but a weak market and looming longer-term effects on capital project investments, in the oil and gas sector particularly, have the sector extremely edgy. Multibillion-dollar cuts in capital expenditures will diminish the project logistics pipeline from late 2021 and beyond.
 
On the other hand, some $37 trillion in global stimulus spending is expected to drive investment in power generation, infrastructure, and energy projects, and low bunker prices have provided unexpected relief for carriers and shippers who were bracing for sky-high post-IMO 2020 fuel costs. 
 
What can the project logistics industry anticipate in capital investment over the next few years in upstream and downstream oil and gas, mining and metals, energy, and other industries? What portion of the massive COVID-19 stimulus spend will flow toward project logistics? When will oil prices recover, to what level, and how should the sector plan for fluctuations in bunker prices?  This webcast will analyze the forces now shaping the oil and gas industry and the fuel price outlook. 
 
Moderator: 
Janet Nodar, Senior Editor, Breakbulk and Project Cargo, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker (s):
Kurt Barrow, Vice President, Oil Markets, Midstream, and Downstream, IHS Markit
Phyllis Kulkarni, Regional Director, North America, Independent Project Analysis
 
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