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Aug 25, 2016 2:00PM EDT
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Midyear Trucking Report: Is a Rally or Retreat Ahead?

It’s been a choppy 2016 for U.S. trucking markets. On the one hand, the economy is stable, if not especially strong. Unemployment and fuel prices are down and consumer confidence is improving. Yet U.S. freight markets, and trucking in particular, are finding it increasingly difficult to gain any traction. Overall surface freight transportation increased a slight 1.7 percent in June over May, according to the Cass Freight Index, but was down 4.5 percent year-over-year. Frustrated by that low demand for traditional freight service, trucking providers are looking for new opportunities. In the age of Amazon.com and home delivery of everything from books to bed sets, last-mile logistics is often the first place they look. But it’s a difficult market to break into, especially for companies accustomed to handling business-to-business freight. As retailers expand home-delivery options for goods ordered online, last-mile logistics has come under pressure, forcing those retailers to build networks of delivery contractors. It’s also a highly fragmented market, with as many as 7,000 carriers.

This webcast will analyze the current state of the trucking market, with a look ahead to the remainder of the year. It will also feature a deep dive into the increasingly critical last-mile market. How are trucking companies going about expanding into it? What other solutions are retailers exploiting to fill this growing need?

Moderator: William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking and Domestic Transportation, JOC, IHS Maritime & Trade

Speaker(s)Charles “Chuck” Clowdis, Managing Director for Transportation, IHS Economics & Country Risk

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Oct 26, 2016 2:00PM EDT
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Connect the Supply Chain Dots: Collaborate from Design to Delivery

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Moderator: Alessandra Gregory Barrett, Senior Content Editor, The Journal of Commerce, IHS Maritime & Trade
 
Speaker: Nathan Pieri, Chief Product Officer, Amber Road
 
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Oct 27, 2016 2:00PM EDT
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Global Logistics Report: E-Commerce and Its Impact on North American Supply Chains

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Moderator: Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, The Journal of Commerce, and JOC Events, IHS Maritime & Trade

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Jul 28, 2016 2:00PM EDT
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It’s becoming increasingly clear that, without a dramatic jump in demand and a decrease in capacity, container lines can expect to limp through the next couple of years with little chance of making a profit. The fundamentals are all wrong. Demand for global container shipping this year is expected to increase barely 1 percent, with capacity growing 6 percent. Not only is capacity outstripping demand, but the vessels entering the market are ever larger as carriers search for lower unit costs, even as they come under siege from record low freight rates. On the land side, intermodal rail is winning back market share from trucking as rail service that bombed out two years ago has recovered in a big way. Many analysts, however, attribute that to weak freight demand reflected in declining rates and FTR Associates’ expectations for a scant 0.2 percent uptick in North American intermodal volumes this year. Yet FTR expects peak-season volume to rally, leading to greater growth in 2017.

This live, 75-minute webcast will analyze the outlook for the summer-fall peak shipping seasons for the containerized shipping and intermodal rail markets.

Moderator: Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com, IHS Maritime & Trade

Speakers:

Mario O. Moreno, Senior Economist, IHS Maritime & Trade

Lawrence J. Gross, Partner & Senior Consultant, FTR Associates and President, Gross Transportation Consulting

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Jun 30, 2016 2:00PM EDT
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The annual Top 100 Importers and Exporters report is one of the most extensive products The Journal of Commerce produces. Based on months of exclusive research, it analyzes the largest global companies shipping containerized goods to and from the U.S. — essential information for shippers, carriers and third-party logistics providers.

This webcast, the second in a two-part series, will analyze the makeup and dynamics of the Top 100 U.S. Importers and the factors driving inbound trade. It also will look ahead to the rest of 2016 and the regulatory, economic and transportation issues U.S. importers face.

Moderator: Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, The Journal of Commerce, and JOC Events, IHS Maritime & Trade

Speaker: Marsha Salisbury, Research Editor, The Journal of Commerce, IHS Maritime & Trade

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Interested in sponsoring this webcast? For more information, please contact Tony Stein at Tony.Stein@ihs.co

Jun 23, 2016 2:00PM EDT
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The annual Top 100 Importers and Exporters report is one of the most extensive products The Journal of Commerce produces. Based on months of exclusive research, it analyzes the largest global companies shipping containerized goods to and from the U.S. — essential information for shippers, carriers and third-party logistics providers.

This webcast, the first in a two-part series, will analyze the makeup and dynamics of the Top 100 U.S. Exporters and the factors driving outbound trade. It also will look ahead to the rest of 2016 and the regulatory, economic and transportation issues U.S. exporters face.

Moderator: Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, The Journal of Commerce and JOC Events, IHS Maritime & Trade

Speaker: Marsha Salisbury, Research Editor, The Journal of Commerce, IHS Maritime & Trade

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Jun 7, 2016 11:00AM EDT
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Like its container shipping cousins, the shipping lines that operate multipurpose ships carrying breakbulk and project cargoes are suffering from overcapacity, lack of global demand and low freight rates. And like the container ships, multipurpose vessels are getting ever larger. That makes the few bright spots around the globe — the Middle East, parts of the U.S. Gulf and China — even more critical for multipurpose ship operators and the heavy-lift industry. In short, it will take some time for global cargo demand to catch up to the glut of multipurpose vessel capacity that carriers ordered when demand was stronger. But the breakbulk/project cargo sector is a complex market encompassing commodities such as steel, natural rubber and forest products; heavy-lift shipments including turbines and refinery equipment; oversized equipment such as energy-generating windmills, and project shipments for construction work, and demand can vary widely by commodity and region.

This webcast will examine the outlook for breakbulk/project cargo shipping and the economic and other issues driving the market direction.

Moderator: Joseph Bonney, Editor Breakbulk & Project Cargo, JOC, IHS Maritime & Trade

Speaker:

Susan Oatway FICS, Associate, Drewry Maritime Research

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Apr 13, 2016 2:00PM EDT
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Amazon has changed consumer expectations. One or two-day shipping is no longer a luxury, it is now crucial to winning and keeping customers. How are retailers without Amazon’s 90+ North American warehouses supposed to compete? How can wholesale distributors keep up with ever-increasing expectations? And more specifically, how do these new consumer requirements change distribution network design and management? The answers to these questions require rethinking the nature of distribution networks and the traditionally static warehouses that define them.

This webcast will address these questions and challenges, and will examine the economics of emerging dynamic warehouse strategies that are starting to change the way logistics professionals think about creating competitive advantage through their distribution capabilities.

Moderator: Alessandra Gregory Barrett, Senior Content Editor, The Journal of Commerce, IHS Maritime & Trade

Speakers:

Karl Siebrecht, President & CEO, FLEXE

Steve Johanson, President, Starboard Solutions Corp

Amitabh Sinha, Associate Professor of Technology and Operations, Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan

Mar 17, 2016 2:00PM EDT
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When the International Maritime Organization in 2014 said it would require all containers to be weighed and bear validation before loading aboard a vessel, it put the onus on shippers for compliance. Like data-transmission regulations imposed after the September 11 attacks, these safety-related rules, which will take effect on July 1, will impact shippers on a day-to-day, operational basis. They also have the potential to cause significant disruption to shipper supply chains at a time when they’re also wrestling with other disruptive factors.

This webcast will analyze the regulation, how it will be carried out and enforced, and discuss best practices for beneficial cargo owners to ensure compliance and supply chain efficiency.

Moderator: Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, The Journal of Commerce and JOC Events, IHS Maritime & Trade

Speakers:

Peter Tirschwell, Senior Director, Content, IHS Maritime & Trade

Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com, IHS Maritime & Trade

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Interested in sponsoring this webcast? For more information, please contact Tony Stein at Tony.Stein@ihs.com

 

Jan 21, 2016 2:00PM EST
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The volatility ocean carriers, shippers and intermediaries experienced in 2015 may have been severe, but it’s becoming more evident that such unpredictability is the new normal. 2015, of course, was marked by several industry-changing events: the protracted ILWU labor negotiations that led to the worst West Coast port congestion in a decade, followed by a contract that will yield labor peace into 2019; a widening supply-demand gap that sent Asia-Europe and trans-Pacific rates into free-fall; and a slowing China that is hitting containerized imports and exports alike. As 2016 begins, questions abound: What impact will an expected interest rate hike in the U.S. have on the economy at home and abroad? Will China reverse its slide? What impact will consolidation among major ocean carriers have on services? And, with new container-weighing rules just months away, what do shippers need to know to avoid disruption.

This webcast will examine the outlook for the containerized shipping market, the economic indicators playing into that and the impact the latest trends and regulations will have on service, reliability and visibility. 

Moderator: Peter T. Leach, Editor-at-Large, JOC.com, IHS Maritime & Trade

Speaker(s):

Mario O. Moreno, Senior Economist, JOC.com, IHS Maritime & Trade

Lars Jensen, CEO and Partner, SeaIntelligence Consulting

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Interested in sponsoring this webcast? For more information, please contact Tony Stein at Tony.Stein@ihs.com

Jan 19, 2016 2:00PM EST
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Less-than-truckload shipping is experiencing one of the faster rates of evolution within the transportation industry. The problems that have historically stifled the growth of this segment – coordination between multiple parties and inability to fill extra space on trucks – suit the expansion of Internet of Things type solutions hitting the market. From paperless billing to GPS tracking and real-time status updates, technology is revolutionizing LTL shipping. This webcast will discuss the newest smartphone apps and web-based platforms, highlight the No. 1 fact to consider before implementation, and explore the challenges of increasing the autonomy of truckers and shippers in this process.

Dec 10, 2015 2:00PM EST
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In analyzing data drawn from PIERS’ NVOCC Solution, one major conclusion can be made: Non-vessel-operating common carriers are penetrating a larger segment of North American container shipping and, critically, are impacting the direction of the market, more than ever. Certainly, NVOCCs’ share of U.S. containerized ocean cargo has vacillated in recent years, but as market forces become more volatile, more disruptive and less predictable, an increasing number of importers and exporters are turning to NVOCCs for solutions. That was the case during much of 2014 and early this year, as beneficial cargo owners sought solutions to one of the most disruptive supply chain events in recent memory: the gridlock that locked down West Coast ports during a dispute over longshore labor negotiations that stretched for nine months. By the time the crisis ended in the spring, NVOCCs had increased their share of U.S. imports further, growing 6 percent year-over-year in the January-May period. But as NVOCCs’ share of U.S. containerized trade grows, rate volatility is doing the same — in some cases, large BCO service contracts have become pricier than smaller shippers have received through NVOCCs on the spot market. And, although spot rate volatility on the trans-Pacific trade is much less severe than on the Asia-Pacific — where NVOCCs traditionally have carried a much higher share of the cargo — that’s not necessarily a success story, considering some BCOs received Asia-Europe pricing netting zero dollars early this summer.

This 60-minute webcast will analyze the latest data available on NVOCC trends with ocean carriers and shippers, and feature a demonstration of PIERS’ latest platform: PIERS NVOCC Solution.

Moderator: Peter T. Leach, Editor-at-Large,  IHS Maritime & Trade 

Speaker(s): 

Quentine Stenger, Manager, Product Development, PIERS, IHS Maritime & Trade

Bill Rooney, Vice President,Trans-Pacific Seafreight, Kuehne+Nagel

Aliet Martinez, Director of Client Development, PIERS, IHS Maritime & Trade

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Dec 2, 2015 2:00PM EST
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Technology-led disruption has already begun for all logistics enterprises – Asset, non-Asset and shippers. We are currently being overloaded with IoT, Big Data, predictive analytics, mobile and communication technology, wearables, gamification etc.. Logistics enterprises and shippers are struggling to find clues on where can they begin, what’s the ROI, which technology they should focus on, the roadmap and who they should work with. This information packed webinar will help to unravel the complicated technology story, and help enterprises to find the value that can be created.

Sponsored by SMC³ and the Logistics Technology Summit at Jump Start 2016, this 60-minute webinar will address:

 1. Practical use cases for logistics enterprises;

 2. Provide potential roadmaps for solutions;

 3. Turn technology disruption into a competitive advantage.

Join our expert in digital logistics as we explore how technology-led disruption can be managed and used to create value.

Presenter:

Greg Smith, Enterprise Consultant, Tech Mahindra

Moderator: William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking, JOC.com, IHS Maritime & Trade

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Dec 2, 2015 10:00AM EST
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What lies ahead in 2016? Join our chief maritime analyst, Richard Clayton, as he looks at the maritime industry and related sectors.

  • Markets: Demand for bigger ships continues, market supply and demands changing the face of fleets
  • Finance: Maritime finance landscape continues to change with new players
  • Technology: Technological developments
  • Expertise: Ageing maritime workforce
  • Canals and ports: how will they cope with the ever-increasing size of vessels
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Richard Clayton, Chief Maritime Analyst, IHS Maritime & Trade
Nov 12, 2015 2:00PM EST
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Global supply chain interests have endured monumental change over the past several years. Economic turmoil in the U.S., Europe and Asia required 3PLs and other supply chain interests to dramatically change their business models as retailers slashed inventories, adopted revolutionary environmental initiatives and cut costs. Those changes have only gathered momentum in the five years since the Great Recession ended. Most notably, regulatory issues and truck driver shortages have created an environment in which shippers are forced to compete with one another for freight capacity.

This webcast will share how shippers can become preferred partners with their service providers. The centerpiece will be the key findings from a 24th annual transportation study that involves in-depth interviews with leading-edge shippers and carriers, as well as insights from executives from some of the largest logistics companies and purchasers of transportation services.

Expert panelists include:

Moderator: Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, The Journal of Commerce and JOC Events, IHS Maritime & Trade

Speakers:

Karl Manrodt, Ph.D., CTL, Professor of Logistics, Georgia College and State University

Mary Holcomb, Professor of Logistics, Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Erik Malin, Executive Vice President, CarrierDirect

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Interested in sponsoring this webcast? For more information, please contact Tony Stein on tstein@joc.com

 

Nov 10, 2015 2:00PM EST
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“If you haven’t managed a transportation bid lately, it’s amazing how complicated and time-consuming that process can be. Automating processes remains at the forefront of the savvy supply chain professional’s needs. Through automating and streamlining your bids you can, for example, invite hundreds of national and regional carriers with a click, organize and analyze bid responses, and extract awarded lanes in a format ready for use in contract creation. Join our expert in carrier procurement as we define success through the RFP process.”

Sponsored by SMC³ and Jump Start 2016, this 60-minute webinar will address:

1. The factors for a successful bid.

2. Optimize your transportation expenditure and save time.

3. Strengthen your negotiation.

Join our expert in the RFP process as we explore automating and streamlining bids. 

Presenter:

Art Nourot, Vice President, Carrier Procurement, Unyson

Moderator: William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking, JOC.com, IHS Maritime & Trade

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Oct 29, 2015 2:00PM EDT
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The Council on Port Performance briefs you on what it has done, what it is doing, and what it will do at the Port of New York and New Jersey.

Topics of conversation will include:

  • Recent Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) at the port.
  • Reasons behind the recent surge in cargo volumes.
  • NYSA’s recent report, “The Economic Impact of the New York-New Jersey Port Industry,” and what its findings mean for our region.
  • The recent launch of the port’s online TIPS portal.
  • Advances in the chassis pool initiative.
  • The forthcoming port appointment system, and how it will impact business at the port.
  • The 2015-2016 Winter Weather Plan. 

Expert panelists include:

Molly Campbell, Director of the Port Commerce Department of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

John Nardi, President of the New York Shipping Association (NYSA) where he previously served as Executive Vice President

Moderated by: Alessandra G. Barrett, Senior Content Editor, JOC.com, IHS Maritime & Trade

 

Sep 24, 2015 10:00AM EDT
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Freight logistics companies, industry analysts, and technology providers are talking about how the Internet of Things is already impacting global supply chains. The Internet of Things (IoT) provides connectivity of devices, systems, people, and services worldwide, offering potential improvements to the way global supply chains operate on a day-to-day basis. Gartner describes IoT as “a revolution waiting to happen”: in 2020, 25 billion connected devices will be in use, representing a 30-fold increase for supply chains. Freight logistics companies that grasp this opportunity stand to gain a distinct competitive advantage.

This webinar will discuss how freight logistics companies can harness the IoT revolution and take advantage of this imminent opportunity. We’ll discuss our point of view about IoT for freight logistics, share a vision of how carriers will use the IoT in the near future, and discuss how your company can be a part of the transformation. With examples, case studies, and suggestions about how to get started and pitfalls to avoid, this is sure to be an interactive conversation you won’t want to miss.

Join us for a provocative look at exactly what the Internet of Things revolution means for freight logistics operations, and what opportunities there are to streamline operations, improve customer service, and reduce cost.
To explore the Internet of Things vision for the near future, see the infographic and IBM solutions here.

Expert panelists include:

John Maley - Global Freight Logistics Industry Leader, IBM

Tim Meyer - Associate Partner, Internet of Things Center of Competence, IBM

Moderated by:  Alessandra G. Barrett, Senior Content Editor, JOC, IHS Maritime & Trade

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