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Midyear Container Shipping Report: How the Economy, Consumer Trends, and Logistics Shifts Are Impacting the 2023 Peak Season

Jul 14, 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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Midyear Trucking Report: The Second-Half Outlook

Aug 10, 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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European Shipping and Trade Outlook

Sep 7, 2023 10:00AM EDT
Moderator:
Greg Knowler, Europe Editor, Journal of Commerce, S&P Global Market Intelligence
 
Speaker(s):
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Middle East Trade and Logistics

Sep 21, 2023 10:00AM EDT
Moderator:
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Speaker(s):
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Port Performance Metrics: Analyzing the Global Regions

Oct 11, 2023 10:00AM EDT
Moderator:
Greg Knowler, Europe Editor, Journal of Commerce, S&P Global Market Intelligence
 
Speaker(s):
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Supply Chain Optimization and the Role of AI

Oct 25, 2023 2:00PM EDT
Moderator:
Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Logistics Technology, Journal of Commerce, S&P Global Market Intelligence
 
Speaker(s):
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Fourth-Quarter Trucking Report: Analyzing the Drayage Hot Spots

Nov 9, 2023 2:00PM EST
Moderator:
Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, West Coast, Journal of Commerce, S&P Market Intelligence
 
Speaker(s):
TBC
 
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Cool Cargoes: 2023 Review and Outlook

Nov 16, 2023 2:00PM EST
Moderator:
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Speaker(s):
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Global Shipping Report: Analyzing the 2024 Outlook

Dec 7, 2023 2:00PM EST
Moderator:
Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, Journal of Commerce, S&P Global Market Intelligence
 
Speaker(s):
TBC
 
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Port Performance North America: The State of Flow as a New Year Approaches

Dec 14, 2023 2:00PM EST
Moderator:
Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, West Coast, Journal of Commerce, S&P Market Intelligence
 
Speaker(s):
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Archived Webcasts

Apr 19, 2022 2:00PM EDT
The stakes for container shipping in Washington, D.C., are only getting higher. Congress in August took its first step to rewriting the US shipping law for the first time since 2008. And now the Biden administration and some members of Congress are looking to repeal ocean carriers’ antitrust immunity, which could undermine their ability to operate within alliances. That could threaten the three major shipping alliances, or highly structured vessel-sharing agreements, that have allowed carriers to cooperate operationally by pooling their cargo as long as they still compete with each other. Critics, including President Joe Biden, say the alliances’ powers are too great and, in effect, reduce competition. Carriers counter that the unwinding of alliances would leave shippers with fewer port and sailing options, exacerbating the longest and sharpest shipping disruption since the dawn of containerization in the 1950s. This webcast will cut through legislative speak to define the issues and outline the commercial risk and opportunities for shippers and their transportation providers alike.
 
Moderator: Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce, Maritime & Trade and Supply Chain, S&P Global
 
Speakers: 
Karyn A. Booth, Chair of Transportation Practice Group, Thompson Hine LLP; and General Counsel, National Industrial Transportation League
John Butler, President, and CEO, World Shipping Council 
Ashley W. Craig, Co-Chair, International Trade and Logistics Group, VENABLE LLP®
 
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Apr 14, 2022 2:00PM EDT
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The crisis in Ukraine is having an impact on US highways, as fuel prices rise amid increasing uncertainty. The more than $1-per-gallon leap in weekly average diesel prices was a direct hit on US trucking companies and their customers, many of whom had signed annual contracts with high contract rate increases earlier in the quarter. Now shippers, carriers, and brokers are navigating a trucking landscape that again is being transformed by uncertainty, after two years of COVID-pandemic disruption. This webcast will explore how shippers and their transportation partners are dealing with this latest round of disruption, what the impact will be on shipping choices, and how they now view 2022 — all as the typical spring peak season for US trucking gets underway in April. 
 
Moderator: William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking and Domestic Transportation, JOC, S&P Global 
 
Speaker(s): 
Dean Croke, Principal Analyst, DAT Solutions
Heather Dohrn, Chief Operating Officer, Dohrn Transfer 
Holly Pearce, Director, Materials, and Logistics, C&D Technologies/Trojan Battery

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Mar 31, 2022 2:00PM EDT
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The last two years have shown that procurement of freight capacity isn't only a time-consuming challenge, but also an increasingly costly one to buyers, both shippers, and intermediaries. The question now is, what part of the process has moved beyond the human scale, and what process still needs to be managed and executed by logistics professionals? The answer clearly isn't the same for all organizations, but this one-hour session will cover the challenges and opportunities of using technology to address that highly complicated procurement puzzle. Technologies to be discussed include rate benchmarking, predictive rate tools, and automated procurement software designed to base decisions on historical and forward-looking data.
 
Moderator: Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Logistics Technology, JOC, Maritime & Trade, S&P Global
 
Speaker(s):
Rachael Acker, Logistics Director, Wolverine Worldwide
Alan Holland, Founder & CEO, Keelvar
Jonah McIntire, Director, Autonomous Procurement, Transporeon
 
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Mar 24, 2022 2:00PM EDT

Cargo shippers, ocean carriers, and other logistics service providers can expect ever-increasing pressure to assess, disclose, and manage the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions related to their activities. Regulatory bodies such as the SEC are developing disclosure requirements for GHGs and climate change risk, while the International Maritime Organization is requiring carriers to meet increasingly stringent emissions-reduction requirements. Stakeholders across the board expect accurate and verifiable emissions information from their service providers, but disparate data collection methods and a lack of visibility mean that participants struggle with reporting even when they are eager to be compliant. Reporting and requirement uncertainties also increase investment risk. 

In this webcast, we will hear from experts on managing carbon footprints in the project logistics supply chain and on driving decarbonization across the maritime industry by creating data transparency.

 

Moderator: Janet Nodar, Senior Editor, Project and Heavy-Lift Shipping, JOC, Maritime & Trade, S&P Global

Speaker(s):
Jonathan Arneault, Co-Founder and, CEO, FuelTrust
Sammy Lakshmanan, Principal, Environmental Social and Governance, PwC
 
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Mar 23, 2022 11:00AM EDT
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This webcast will examine the small-parcel marketplace right now: where it’s at, and how we got here. In it, we'll examine:

  • The current state of small parcel shipping in terms of pricing and services - plus tips for understanding how that impacts your business.
  • Market business pressures — both hidden and obvious — that carriers are reacting to, will shape their future behavior.
  • Ideas companies can leverage to bring short- and long-term efficiency to their parcel shipping operations.
Moderator: Alessandra Barrett, Content Manager Associate Director, JOC, Maritime & Trade, S&P Global

Speaker: Brian Byrd, Executive Vice President of Operations, TransImpact 

Feb 3, 2022 2:00PM EST
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This year’s process to secure service contracts in the eastbound trans-Pacific is unfolding like no other year before it. Buffeted by longer lead times, port schedule reliability, and ships that have been idled or slowed in transit, shippers have experienced exponential increases in freight rates over the past year, and still struggled to get their goods to destination weeks after originally scheduled. To bring some stability back to the market, ocean carriers urged their steady customers to enter annual contract negotiations much earlier than usual this year, and retailers and other importers jumped at the opportunity. For carriers, the early start to 2022–23 service contract talks provides an opportunity to lock in a base of business from reliable customers with a history of delivering committed cargo volumes. For shippers who started negotiations in November, rather than in February or March, the lure is to lock in capacity at contract rates that will assuredly be lower than the spot rates in effect during the 2021 peak shipping season. Demand for vessel space in the largest US trade lane will exceed supply this year, just as it did in 2021. On the other hand, spot rates have fallen from the record-smashing levels in October, which means early contract negotiations are beginning at a time when carriers’ leverage won’t continue to rise further. For both carriers and their customers, the ultimate goal during contract negotiations this coming year is to achieve predictability and reliability. 
 
This webcast will analyze this crucial trade lane and explore whether there is any calm on the horizon or whether the storm will only continue.
 
Moderator: Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, West Coast, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s): 
David Arsenault, President, GSC Logistics, Inc.
Ben Hackett, Founder, and Principal, Hackett Associates
Michael Shaughnessy, Senior Vice President, Operations, Supply Chain, and Emerging Markets, Balsam Brands
 
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Jan 20, 2022 2:00PM EST
The traditional breakbulk market, heavily weighted toward energy projects, is showing signs of returning to life — even as cargo shippers and logistics service providers grapple with a congested, expensive shipping market driven by container cargo "spillover." However, the energy investment landscape, and thus the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) sector that builds these projects — and generates millions of freight tons of project cargo — has changed dramatically over the past few years. While several large fossil fuel-based projects have recently been awarded or started moving after the pandemic-driven slowdown, the billion-plus mega-projects of yesteryear are fewer and farther between. How is the EPC sector adapting to the new reality: scarcer, smaller projects; the energy transition; decarbonization; and the drive for renewable energy? What can the project logistics sector expect over the next few years?
 
This webcast will analyze the outlook for the EPC sector, a key cargo driver for the project cargo market.
 
Moderator: Janet Nodar, Senior Editor, Project and Heavy-Lift Shipping, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s):
William Cunningham, Research Analyst, Oil and Gas, IHS Markit
 
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Jan 13, 2022 2:00PM EST
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Standardization of shipping documentation and data has long been an elusive pursuit in the world of global logistics. The fragmented nature of the industry, including the sheer number of parties involved in any shipment, is one reason so little is standardized but also a motivation to push toward standardization. The basic premise is simple: The more that is standardized, the less time and resources will be spent on turning oranges into apples, and the more time that can be spent on innovating and improving. 
 
This webcast, the third in a three-part series leading up to the TPMTech Conference on Feb. 24-25 in Long Beach, California, will explore the key areas of the global logistics industry where standardization is happening, and where the potential exists to create efficiencies that benefit all parties. In so doing, we'll look at practical examples, and the associations, solutions, and platforms enabling that incremental change.
 
Session Chair:
Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s):
Thomas Bagge, Chief Executive Officer, DCSA 
Akshay Dodeja, CEO, Terminal 49
Caitlin Murphy, CEO, Global Gateway Logistics
 
 
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Dec 14, 2021 1:00PM EST
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The trans-Pacific supply chain in 2021 was overwhelmed by record US imports from Asia, COVID-19 outbreaks that shut down key China load ports for weeks at a time, the worst vessel on-time performance ever, vessel bunching and congestion at major US gateways and intermodal rail networks, and inland ramps that are still gridlocked. Because US imports now are driven in large part by e-commerce replenishment, and consumers show no signs of cutting back on spending, will these same conditions persist in 2022? What can North American ports and terminal operators do to improve cargo velocity, such as creating surge yards for the temporary storage of containers to relieve pressures at marine terminals, and forming peel piles to reduce trucker turn times? Can shippers look for relief next year at inland rail hubs such as Chicago and Memphis, or will the rail ramps stay congested or possibly get worse? 
 
This webcast will feature the latest trends, outlook, data, and analytics, along with insights from key industry experts and stakeholders as cargo interests wrestle with the worst congestion in recent memory.  
 
Session Chair/Presenter: 
Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, Trans-Pacific, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
AGENDA:
 
1:00 - 1:05 PM Welcome Remarks
 
1:05 - 1:35 PM The 2022 Container Shipping Outlook
Will container lines step up to provide sufficient capacity if the record 15 consecutive months of record and near-record import volumes continue well into the new year — or beyond? What are the key forces driving the huge North American import volumes, and will those forces continue to be at work in 2022? Has the eastbound trans-Pacific transitioned from a seasonal trade lane in which peaks and valleys are based upon back-to-school, holiday and spring shopping, and post-holiday and Lunar New Year lows, to a continuous flow of merchandise-based on online shopping? What are the implications of constant replenishment for port congestion and port-related supply chains in Asia and North America? Does “build the church for Easter Sunday” now mean every week is Easter Sunday in the eastbound trans-Pacific?
 
Keynote Speaker: 
Alan Murphy, CEO, and President, Sea-Intelligence Consulting
 
1:35 - 2:05 PM Asia Load Ports in 2022: Taking Stock
Which ports — and manufacturing centers — in China, Southeast Asia, and the Indian subcontinent are most likely to continue expanding, and which regions will most likely experience gridlock? Do manufacturers in Asia anticipate exports to North America will cool down from the torrid pace in 2021? What did ports and terminal operators in Asia learn this past year about handling record and near-record volumes month after month? Have they implemented new, improved, and safer operating procedures? What about manufacturers in those countries? What are they doing to maintain resiliency in the COVID era? Have other countries learned from China that it takes a village comprised of vendors, manufacturers, assemblers, and logistics providers to efficiently meet growing consumer demand in North America?
 
Speakers:
Jon Monroe, President, Jon Monroe Consulting
Daniel Krassenstein, Global Supply Chain Director, Procon Pacific
 
2:05 - 2:35 PM West and East Coast Ports: More Challenges Ahead?
North American ports have endured an unprecedented 15 consecutive months of record or near-record months of imports from Asia. Will these volumes continue into 2022, or possibly beyond? What improved processes have ports deployed to handle vessel bunching, congested marine terminals, chassis shortages, drayage capacity challenges, and warehouses filled to capacity? Will US ports follow the model rolled out by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in October of charging fees on containers with excessive dwell times to drive cargo velocity?
 
Speakers:
West Coast Ports: Sal Ferrigno, Vice President, SSA Marine
New York-New Jersey: Bethann Rooney, Deputy Port Director, Port Authority of New York-New Jersey
Georgia Ports Authority: John Petrino, Director Business Development and International Marketing, Georgia Ports Authority
 
2:35 - 3:05 PM Container Handoffs From Marine Terminals to Warehouses and Intermodal Rail Ramps
Where have all the chassis gone? The overland supply chain this past year has contended with non-stop shortages of chassis, truck capacity, rail power and cars, and record bottlenecks at rail ramps in Chicago and other inland hubs. What plans do asset providers and railroads have to increase their chassis deployments for 2022 cargo volumes that may well exceed those in 2021? Can US chassis manufacturers step up production to meet growing demand next year? When will inland rail hubs return to normal operations?
 
Speakers:
Mike O’Malley, Senior Vice President, Government and Public Relations, DCLI
Jason Hilsenbeck, President LoadMatch & Drayage.com 
 
3:05 PM Closing Remarks
  
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Dec 9, 2021 2:00PM EST
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2021 may be winding down, but the containerized shipping market is far from it. US port congestion remains at crisis levels even as import growth from Asia is slowing on a year-over-year basis, and the summer-fall surge in US COVID-19 cases is slowing the recovery in consumer spending, according to data from JOC parent company IHS Markit. Even if supply chain bottlenecks ease, and assume progress in vaccinations and a reduction in COVID infections, growth in consumer spending and imports will likely resume in 2022, as will inventory building and earlier-than-usual shipping cycles for importers. No one, after all, wants to relive the pain of this year’s supply chain crisis. On the bright side for shippers, when congestion ultimately eases and circulation of ships, containers, and chassis improves, capacity will return to the system and will create downward pressure on rates. Only time will tell how and when that occurs. 
 
This webcast will shine a light on the current state of the market, and when the tide might turn. 
 
Moderator: Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s):
Rahul Kapoor, Vice President and Head of Commodity Analytics and Research, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Michael Shaughnessy, Senior Vice President, Operations, Supply Chain, and Emerging Markets, Balsam Brands
Michael Symonanis, Director, North America Logistics, Global Container Logistics Group, Louis Dreyfus
 
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Nov 18, 2021 2:00PM EST
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Large, bulky items such as exercise equipment, furniture, and even 50-pound bags of pet food often present challenges for parcel and less-than-truckload carriers. Such items are time-consuming to manage in sorting facilities that are designed for smaller items, they’re often not easily palletized for LTL shipments. In both situations, fewer items are loaded in delivery trucks and vans. To mitigate costs and time incurred in handling large and bulky items, carriers may add surcharges to handle and deliver these types of goods. But what happens if shippers can’t find capacity from either a parcel carrier or LTL provider? 
 
This webcast will explore what steps shippers can take to determine the best carrier to use to deliver such goods while providing the following takeaways:
     • Cost and service-level considerations between types of carriers
     • Understanding who the new entrants are in the big and bulky delivery space
     • How shippers can measure success
 
Moderator: Cathy Morrow Roberson, Senior Editor, Parcel and Last-Mile Shipping, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s)
William Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking and Domestic Transportation, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Tim Quinn, Director, Multi-Modal Transportation, Arrive Logistics 
Hannah Testani, CEO, Intelligent Audit
 
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Nov 11, 2021 2:00PM EST
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Accurate calculation of detention and demurrage fees for importers and exporters has been a systemic issue for logistics professionals to manage. The saying "there is no free time" in logistics has never been more apt than in 2021, where extreme port congestion has ratcheted up the degree to which D&D problems plague the industry. There are, of course, many sides to the issue, but one underexplored facet is the degree to which technology can help improve the situation. From greater cargo visibility to milestone standardization across terminals to electronic payment mechanisms, the list of potential solutions is diverse. But which path or paths are the best for shippers and their representatives to take? And who is best suited to provide those solutions: terminals, ports, container lines, third-party logistics companies, or independent software providers? 
 
This webcast will explore how or if technology can tangibly impact the long-running problem of D&D.
 
Moderator: Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s): 
Alan McCorkle, President & CEO, Yusen Terminals LLC 
Siva Narayanan, Global Logistics Director, Solvay Oil & Gas GBU
Peter Schneider, President, T.G.S. Logistics, Inc. & T.G.S. Transportation, Inc.
 
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Nov 9, 2021 11:00AM EST
The port congestion and supply chain challenges confronting refrigerated shippers is a microcosm of the industry as a whole: strong volumes to and from Asia, labor shortages at the busiest terminals on the US West and East coasts, tight trucking and storage capacity, chassis shortages, and problems repositioning containers. Combined, these and other issues are wreaking havoc on the global movement of perishables products — and the situation isn’t expected to ease until next spring, at least. In some cases, delays are causing fresh produce to rot on ships because those ships are unable to discharge containers at congested ports. Meanwhile, refrigerated shipping rates have risen sharply and shippers face multiple other costs, including detention and demurrage and/or terminal-handling charges if they seek to reposition their containers. In this environment, what are shippers to do? Is re-routing Asia-bound shipments to less-congested East and Gulf coast ports an option? What role can technology play? 
 
This webcast will analyze the cold chain state of play as the year winds down and 2022 approaches. 
 
Moderator: Greg Knowler, Senior Editor, Europe, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s):
Juan Alarcon, CEO, Fyffes North America
William C. Duggan, North American Cold Chain Advisor, Eskesen Advisory 
James H. Sumner, President, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council
  
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Oct 28, 2021 2:00PM EDT
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Having true, multimodal, global visibility has long been the aspirational state for shippers juggling various modes and regions within their supply chains. The pandemic and the subsequent onslaught of consumer demand has created waves of congestion, exacerbated by a string of natural disasters and COVID-19 flareups that have taxed those supply chains. That makes this a perfect time to examine whether suppliers of visibility solutions are able to provide shippers with the tools and data they need to cope with historic disruption. This webcast will examine ways to examine the market and provide shippers and other users with visibility data with a framework to make educated investment decisions.
 
Moderator: Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s): 
Jeffrey Cronkshaw, CEO, LanciaConsult 
Gregg Mau, Senior Manager, Global Logistics, Crocs
Erin O'Leary, Vice President, Technology & Innovation, Janel Group
 
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Oct 14, 2021 2:00PM EDT
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As 2022 approaches, US shippers — domestic logistics managers as well as importers and exporters — are wrestling with an unprecedented transportation market. The bullwhip effect of the US economic recovery is doing nearly as much to disrupt supply chains in 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic initially did in 2020. Shippers are scrambling to find capacity on the road and rails to move goods from ports to distribution centers and to customers. They are absorbing shocking cost increases to deliver for their customers. 
 
Rapid economic growth and the continued acceleration of e-commerce mean no return to pre-pandemic normality. Instead, shippers are being forced to rethink how they serve their companies and customers. We’ve entered an era of renewal and reinvention ignited by the strong US economic recovery and the significant disruption the COVID-19 pandemic spilled across the transportation landscape. It’s an era, unlike any typical economic recovery that logistics managers experienced in the past. 
 
This three-part webcast series will help shippers prepare for the challenges of the year ahead and deal with the problems they face today when it comes to sourcing capacity, controlling transportation costs, and protecting their supply chains from near-constant volatility and disruption. They’ll receive a broad view of the outlook for the rest of the year and in 2022, and detailed insights on specific transportation and logistics questions. Together, we’ll write the playbook for logistics success in the 2020s. 
 
Part III, Oct. 14: Technology, E-Commerce, and the Road Forward Agenda
 
2:00-2:10 PM ET Welcome Remarks
Session Chair (s):
William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking and Domestic Transportation, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Ari Ashe, Senior Editor, Southeast Ports, and Intermodal Rail, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
2:10-2:40 PM ET What Does the Next Phase of Digital Brokerage Look Like? 
Session Chair: Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit  
Speaker(s):
Bruce Chan, Director, Global Logistics Equity Research, Stifel
Ryan Schreiber, Director of Engagement, CarrierDirect
 
 
As early purveyors of the digital freight brokerage model have begun to mature, and as incumbent brokers of all sizes adopt more technology-forward stances in the market, there are two questions hanging over the industry: what has all the VC investment and infusion of tech talent fundamentally changed, and what will the next few years look like? Critical to this examination is understanding the various approaches so-called digital brokers have taken, how models are somehow becoming both specialized and more generalized, and what this all means to shippers and their outlook on procuring freight capacity. This session will include a range of perspectives on the impact digital brokerage has had on the trucking market, and where things go from here. 
 
2:40-3:00 PM ET One-on-One: The Parcel Impact on the Supply Chain 
Session Chair: Cathy Morrow Roberson, Analyst, Air Cargo and Parcel, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Speaker(s):
Berkley Stafford, CEO, TransImpact Inc.  
 
Retailers are embracing multichannel strategies as consumers look for purchasing options beyond the store. The shift from pallets to parcels, however, has disrupted supply chains, from origin to final destination, as speed becomes a major competitive advantage. As such, new entrants have entered the parcel space, in addition to providing fulfillment practices, last-mile options, and more to address the speed and the evolving market. 
  
3:00-3:30 PM ET Deconstructing the Driver Shortage
Session Chair: William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking and Domestic Transportation, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Speaker(s):
David Correll, Co-Director, MIT Freight Lab, Massachusetts Institute for Technology
Dean Croke, Principal Analyst, DAT IQ
Aaron Terrazas, Director, Economic Research, Convoy
 
The Truck Driver Shortage roared back in 2020 and 2021, as tens of thousands of drivers quit or lost jobs during the pandemic and freight demand soared. In 2021, the shortage was for a time reflected in an actual, measurable year-over-year shortage in trucking employees. The shortage re-emerges during every bullish trucking market, however, and so do the same proposed solutions: higher wages, more time at home, younger drivers. The American Trucking Association estimates we will need 1.1 million new truck drivers over the next 10 years. But is that number even remotely achievable? Do we really need a million new drivers, or will increasingly sophisticated digital platforms help us make better use of the drivers we have today, helping us find the right driver for the right load? This panel will tackle some of the myths and realities of the driver shortage and point toward solutions to a century-old problem for shippers that want to secure reliable capacity. 
 
3:30 PM ET Closing Remarks
Session Chair: William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking and Domestic Transportation, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
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