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Mar 1, 2018 2:00PM EST
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Buoyed by the growth of domestic transportation management, the overall US market for third-party logistics was on pace to grow 5.1 percent in 2017, according to consulting firm and analyst Armstrong & Associates. Leading the growth are domestic managed-transportation companies such as Penske, Ryder, and Transplace, and freight brokerage companies such as C.H. Robinson and Coyote Logistics that were on pace for more than 9 percent growth in net revenue, up from 7 percent in 2016. Among the underlying factors for this growth was tightening trucking capacity, especially in the second half of the year as the US recovered from hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and as economic growth accelerated. Armstrong expects capacity to stay fairly tight, leading to 9 to 10 percent growth in domestic transportation management in 2018. The international transportation segment, however, faced significant headwinds in 2017, with net revenue declining 1.9 percent, according to Armstrong. Still, that marked an improvement over 2015-2016, as severe pricing pressure on freight forwarders eased a bit, especially on the container shipping side. Also altering the landscape is rapid expansion of e-commerce, as some shippers shift cargo to air, creating new demands — and, in some cases, strains — on airfreight networks. This webcast will explore the underlying factors — economic growth, sector-specific performance, and geopolitical risks — driving the direction of the North American and global logistics industry, and the technology and other initiatives 3PLs are implementing to address them.
  
Moderator
Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, The Journal of Commerce and JOC Events, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s)
Richard Armstrong, Chairman, Armstrong & Associates
Jack Oney, CEO, Oney Consulting
 
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Mar 22, 2018 2:00PM EDT
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TPM 2018: What We Learned

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Apr 19, 2018 2:00PM EDT
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Trucking Market: First Quarter Review & Outlook

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Moderator
William Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking and Domestic Transportation, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
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May 17, 2018 2:00PM EDT
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The Automotive Supply Chain: Best Practices in a Turbulent Market

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Moderator
Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce
 
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Jun 21, 2018 2:00PM EDT
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The JOC Top 100 Importers: Analyzing the Rankings

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Moderator
Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, JOC Events
 
Speaker(s)
Dustin Braden, Data Analyst, JOC.com, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce
 
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Jun 28, 2018 2:00PM EDT
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The JOC Top 100 Exporters: Analyzing the Rankings

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Moderator
Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, JOC Events
 
Speaker(s)
Dustin Braden, Data Analyst, JOC.com, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce
 
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Jul 19, 2018 2:00PM EDT
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Midyear Container Shipping Outlook: Analyzing the Peak Season

 
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Moderator
Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, JOC Events, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
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Aug 16, 2018 2:00PM EDT
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Midyear Breakbulk and Heavy-Lift Outlook

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Moderator
Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, JOC Events, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
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Sep 6, 2018 2:00PM EDT
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Cool Cargoes: Where Is the Reefer Market Headed?

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Moderator
Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, JOC Events, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
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Oct 4, 2018 2:00PM EDT
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Fourth-Quarter Trucking Outlook: Analyzing the Peak Season

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Moderator
William Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking and Domestic Transportation, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
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Nov 15, 2018 2:00PM EST
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Port Productivity: Finding Efficiencies in an Inefficient System

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Moderator
Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
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Dec 6, 2018 2:00PM EST
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2019 Global Maritime Forecast

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Moderator
Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, JOC Events, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
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Feb 22, 2018 11:00AM EST
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After several years of unrelieved gloom and premature reports of a market recovery, breakbulk and project cargo shippers and carriers say better times may really be around the corner, possibly this year. “We see a positive upturn in 2018 and 2019, Susan Oatway, lead analyst for multipurpose shipping at Drewry Shipping Consultants, said in late 2017. “I am cautiously optimistic.” Drewry expects breakbulk rates will start to rise this year as the global economy improves, more vessels are scrapped, fewer new ships are launched, and competing container and bulk carriers find more attractive opportunities in their core markets. Any recovery would contrast with the depressed market the industry has endured since slumping energy and commodity prices caused demand to plunge just as carriers took on hundreds of multipurpose vessels ordered on the eve of the Great Recession. 
 
This webcast will analyze the trends and dynamics driving the breakbulk and heavy-lift shipping industry in the year ahead.
 
Moderator
Joseph Bonney, Senior Editor, Breakbulk and Project Cargo, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s)
Susan Oatway FICS, Associate, Drewry
 
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Jan 30, 2018 2:00PM EST
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Container lines in 2017 scored the first profitable year since 2010, and they appear serious about carrying that momentum this year in the competitive trans-Pacific trade. Industry executives and analysts agree that if carriers manage vessel capacity in the Asia-US trade to meet the projected growth in cargo volume in the eastbound Pacific, they’re likely to remain profitable while attaining sustainable freight rates. With an expanding US economy expected to generate another year of strong imports, and carrier consolidation providing leverage on the capacity side, industry experts are putting beneficial cargo owners on notice that carriers may hold the upper hand in upcoming service contract talks. BCO contracting strategies built upon the expectation of overcapacity and multiple carrier options “simply won’t work next time around,” Philip Damas, operational head of Drewry Supply Chain Advisors, said in the fall. The carrier “super-cycle of consolidation” of the past two years, punctuated by Hanjin Shipping’s August 2016 bankruptcy should give carriers leverage in service contract negotiations for the May 1-to-April 30 season, he said.
 
This webcast will analyze container shipping dynamics as 2018 begins and lay the foundation for what lies ahead.
 
Moderator
Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce
 
Speaker(s)
Chas Deller, Consultant, Drewry Supply Chain Consultants
 
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Nov 30, 2017 2:00PM EST
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After losing billions of dollars over the past six years, container lines are having their best year since 2010 as container volumes and rates surge. The vast majority of the growth is coming from the major east-west trades where volumes increased nearly 6 percent in the first half of the year. Asia-Mediterranean routes are leading the recovery, with volume up just shy of 10 percent year over year in the first half of the year, and Asia-North Europe container volume up 4 percent. “All of the available container traffic datasets for this year point towards a much faster-growing environment than was previously forecast,” shipping analyst Drewry wrote recently. “World port throughput growth was barely a thing in either 2015 or 2016, and if the current rate for the first half 2017 as suggested by our sample ports holds true for the remainder of the year, it will have been the fastest growing year since 2011.” Other trade lanes showing strength in the first half of the year include the intra-Asia and trans-Pacific. In the spring, Drewry predicted the container shipping industry would close the year with an operating profit of around $1.5 billion, but upgraded that forecast in July to $5 billion as pricing and demand spiked through midyear. The second half of the year has been less positive for carriers as spot rates have eroded. The longer-term supply-demand outlook, meanwhile, has grown cloudy with the resumption of mega-ship ordering by Mediterranean Shipping Co. and CMA CGM. As the year wound down, the market was still undergoing a recovery, but not at the rate of early 2017.

This webcast will analyze the state of the global container shipping market as 2017 comes to a close, and look at the outlook for 2018, and a likely new set of industry challenges and opportunities.

Moderator and Presenter:

Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, The Journal of Commerce and JOC.com

Speaker:

Alan Murphy, CEO and Partner SeaIntel Maritime Analysis

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Nov 16, 2017 2:00PM EST
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After growing rapidly over the last five years, new vehicle sales in the US have been declining in 2017, according to reports from major automakers. On the one hand, this is bad news for original equipment manufacturers, the suppliers whose parts go into the manufacturing of new vehicles. But automakers are still making cars at a rapid pace, even as owners are hanging onto their vehicles longer — 11.6 years on average in 2016, according to IHS Automotive. That’s good news for replacement parts suppliers such as Bridgestone, Michelin, Toyo, Yokohama, and other tire producers and retailers such as AutoZone, Advance Auto Parts, NAPA, O’Reilly’s, and Pep Boys. At nearly 1 million TEU a year, auto parts imports are a critical commodity for ocean carriers, freight forwarders, and US ports including Los Angeles, Long Beach, Charleston, Savannah, and New York-New Jersey, among the largest gateways for imports in the first six months of 2017, according to IHS Markit data. But there are immense challenges — and potentially disruptive ones — coming, including the impact of electric and autonomous vehicles, China’s environmentally driven factory shutdowns, and regulatory initiatives at in the US and abroad.

This webcast will analyze this dynamic and changing segment of the supply chain, look at import, export, and macroeconomic trends among US ports and ocean carriers, and examine how 3PLs are managing automotive services for their customers. 

Moderator:

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

Speakers: Steve Hughes, President and CEO, HCS International

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Nov 2, 2017 2:00PM EDT
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Early in 2017, the WTO expected trade volumes to rebound from its tepid performance in 2016, but only if the global economy recovered as expected and governments pursue the right policy mix. While the year has been relatively good for trade, trade policies continue to roil underneath.

In this webinar, Amber Road and AAEI will share the findings from their second e-Commerce benchmark survey conducted mid-year in 2017. We will discuss the global trade trends that are top-of-mind in today’s complex environment, including sourcing decisions, the trade obstacles and risks, free-trade agreements, and e-commerce operations as seen by shippers that represent multiple industries.

Moderator: 

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

Presenters include:

  • Marianne Rowden, President of Association of American Exporters and Importers
  • Gary Barraco, Director of Global Product Marketing, Amber Road
  • Dan Gardner, President, Trade Facilitators

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Oct 12, 2017 2:00PM EDT
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In this long, often slow and sometimes turbulent economic recovery, uncertainty has become the new certainty. The failure of so many forecasts — the great truck capacity crunch of 2015, 2016 or 2017, for example — reflects an era in which the norms of business, technology and the US economy are under stress and changing rapidly. The US emerged from a two-year soft patch in domestic freight demand and pricing this year, but what should shippers and service providers expect in 2018.
 
In this preview to the JOC Inland Distribution Conference on Nov. 6-8 in Atlanta, JOC Senior Editor for Domestic Transportation will examine the key drivers and trends that are defining the road ahead for the North American freight market.?
 
MODERATOR/PRESENTER
William Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking, JOC, Maritime & Trade IHS Markit
 
Sep 28, 2017 2:00PM EDT
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More than ever before, technology is making its presence felt in international logistics. A flurry of ambitious startups, free from the burden of legacy technology, culture, and organizations is appearing, backed by hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital funding — all in the pursuit of supply chain efficiency and cargo visibility. Meanwhile, established players are placing big bets on digitization to break new ground in customer experience, cost savings, and competitive positioning. But amid all the hype, one thing is clear: no definitive outcome is in sight. The industry has not been transformed or even disrupted to a significant degree. In terms of cargo visibility, most supply chains still operate in the dark, yet when fully available and leveraged, true visibility would save shippers millions of dollars in detention and demurrage, late and expedited fees, theft and inventory costs, and improved customer service, some experts believe. For ocean carriers, true visibility would result in a reduction in the number of forfeited loads, more miles and a reduction in overall traffic congestion. Although progress has been slow, green shoots of innovation are appearing everywhere; entrepreneurs are mining big data in search of new sources of value; the morass of paperwork is under attack; small forwarders that add little value are being exposed; competing business models are subject to intense debate as the landscape remains fluid. 

This webcast will analyze the current state of logistics technology; look at some of the innovative companies attempting to bring meaningful change to the industry, and a critical evaluation of where the industry is in cargo visibility, and where it needs to be. It will also include discussion around how predictive analytics can solve real-life problems for shippers, terminal operators, and other stakeholders.

Moderator:

Hugh Morley, Senior Editor, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Speakers:

Mike Simon, Principal Consultant, DefinedLogic

Dr. ManWo Ng, Assistant Professor of Maritime and Supply Chain Management, Strome College of Business, Old Dominion University

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Aug 2, 2017 2:00PM EDT
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After years of development, lawsuits and appeals, electronic logging devices are just around the corner. Starting in mid-December, truck drivers across the country — from small-owner operators and drayage carriers to the largest truckload and LTL operators — will have to scrap the paper logbooks they’ve used since the 1930s in favor of some type of ELD. The immediate goal of the transition, mandated by Congress in 2012, is to improve enforcement of driver hours-of-service regulations. But getting ELDs into more than 3 million trucks before the deadline is a major undertaking, and one projected to cost trucking operators more than $1 billion. Training those truck drivers to use ELDs also could take months, a period in which productivity may decline. The regulation also poses a big challenge to shippers in the US, forcing them to take a hard look at their carriers and brokers and to rethink their shipping networks. Just months before ELDs take effect, many questions remain: How will shippers and brokers ensure their carriers are complying with the law, and what liabilities could they face if they contract or hire a trucker who isn’t? How difficult will it be for carriers without ELDs to comply on deadline? What if the mandate cuts into truck capacity?

This webcast will discuss these issues and more to help you prepare for the electronic logging mandate.

Moderator:

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

Speakers:

John Seidl, Transportation Consultant, Integrated Risk Solutions

Matt Pyatt, CEO, Arrive Logistics

Brian Fielkow, CEO, JETCO Delivery

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Jul 13, 2017 2:00PM EDT
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Following a historic year of ocean carrier M&A, failures and restructuring, shippers face sweeping and perhaps unprecedented changes. Uncertainty has become the new norm in the industry, but there can be no doubt that the combinations of CMA CGM and APL, Cosco and China Shipping, Hapag-Lloyd and United Arab Shipping Co., the acquisition of Hamburg Sud by Maersk, and the coming merger of the three largest Japanese carriers have altered the playing field for shippers. Restructured alliances that launched on April 1 have narrowed carrier choices and altered the operational structure throughout the containerized supply chain, just as the economy and global trade are showing signs of accelerating at a pace not seen since the post-recession year of 2010. The good news around trade and the economy, however, is tempered by uncertainty around the new Trump administration and its apparent protectionist stance on trade. On the intermodal side, railroads are looking to rejuvenate lackluster volumes, especially on the international side, where volumes slipped more than 3 percent in 2016, according to the Intermodal Association of North America.

This webcast will analyze the market as the critical peak season approaches for the containerized shipping and intermodal rail markets.

Moderator:

Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com, and The Journal of Commerce, IHS Markit

Speakers:

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

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

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Jun 22, 2017 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 exclusive research, it analyzes the largest global companies shipping containerized goods to and from the US — 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 US Exporters and the factors driving outbound trade. It also will look ahead to the rest of 2017 and the regulatory, economic and transportation issues US exporters face.

Moderator:

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

Speakers:

 Dustin Braden, Data Analyst, JOC.com, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com The Journal of Commerce and Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit 

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Jun 15, 2017 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 exclusive research, it analyzes the largest global companies shipping containerized goods to and from the US — 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 US Importers and the factors driving inbound trade. It also will look ahead to the rest of 2017 and the regulatory, economic, and transportation issues US importers face.

Moderator:

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

Speakers:

Dustin Braden, Data Analyst, JOC.com, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

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

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Mar 23, 2017 2:00PM EDT
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Even before last October’s announcement that the three Japanese shipping companies would merge their container operations, and the December announcement that Maersk would acquire Hamburg Sud, 2016 was already the most transformational year in the 60 years of container shipping. COSCO and China Shipping merged. CMA CGM acquired APL, Hapag-Lloyd agreed to acquire UASC and Hanjin collapsed. That led to a massive restructuring of global vessel-sharing alliances that will take effect in just weeks. Meanwhile, with ocean carriers still struggling with overcapacity that most analysts say will remain at least for the next two years, if not longer, shippers are facing a new environment with many unknowns. Trans-Pacific spot rates following the Aug. 31 Hanjin collapse were over $1,800 per 40-foot container, more than two-and-a-half times the level in June when they were below $700, and they’ve held fairly firm as carriers increase scrapping levels and idle ships. Throw in the new Trump administration and its protectionist rhetoric that appears to be turning into policy, and the trans-Pacific is in the midst of a sea change. Given all these moving parts, what is the pricing and demand outlook for 2017? How will the new alliance rollouts impact service? And how will the new administration’s policies impact US importers and exporters? 

This webcast, to be held in the wake of the 17thAnnual TPM Conference, will examine these questions and more.

Moderator:

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

Speakers:

Jonathan Gold, Vice President of Supply Chain and Customs Policy, National Retail Federation

Chas Deller, Principal, 10XOCEANSOLUTIONS

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Feb 23, 2017 11:00AM EST
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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. Indeed, those carriers operating the 900 or so multipurpose ships that qualify as project carriers — with lifting capacity of more than 100 tons — or those that operate premium ships capable of lifting more than 250 tons are faring better. That’s because they can carry the increasingly heavy cargoes for large construction projects common in emerging markets, in addition to standard breakbulk commodities such as steel and aluminum. But competition is stiff, and not from just within the breakbulk industry, but increasingly from traditional bulk and container shipping carriers. How heavy-lift and project carriers respond to these growing capacity and competitive issues will determine the course of the industry over the next 12 months.

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 and Project Cargo, JOC, IHS Maritime & Trade

Speaker: Susan Oatway, Assoicate, Drewry Maritime Research 

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Feb 21, 2017 11:00AM EST
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After suffering five straight years of financial losses in their global operations, ocean carriers will attempt to negotiate higher service contract rates in 2017 despite lingering overcapacity. They just might pull it off. Still, with most economists projecting modest import growth of about 2 to 3 percent this year, and large vessel capacity overhang from 2016, there would appear to be little basis for significant rate hikes in 2017. But Hanjin Shipping’s bankruptcy and the disruption it caused in the trans-Pacific, sent shockwaves through the shipper community. In this uncertain environment, which is also marked by major changes in vessel-sharing alliances and several high-profile carrier mergers and acquisitions, ensuring that carriers will be in business in the coming year is a more important factor in service contracting than negotiating lower freight rates, according to Dean Tracy, managing director of Global Integrated Solutions and former head of international transportation at Lowe’s home improvement stores.

This webcast will analyze the supply-demand outlook for container space in the year ahead and the economic and market indicators that will define the container shipping business in 2017.

Moderator: Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, The Journal of Commerce

Speaker(s):

Mario Moreno, Senior Economist, IHS Maritime & Trade

Alan Murphy, CEO & Partner, SeaIntel Maritime Analysis

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Jan 19, 2017 2:00PM EST
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Shippers and transportation providers have been inundated by analysis of what a Trump administration will mean for containerized trade, the North American Free Trade Agreement, freight infrastructure and trucking regulation. On the day before the new president takes office, this webcast will look beyond the rhetoric and deliver clear guidance on what potential challenges the new administration faces in doubling down on freight infrastructure, resetting free trade deals — including NAFTA — repealing regulation, most notably in the trucking sector.

This webcast will deliver a crash course aimed at giving a clear-eyed understanding of what a Trump presidency will attempt to accomplish, what it might be able to accomplish and when, and how it all will impact freight stakeholders at home and abroad.

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

Speakers:

Paul Bea, Principal, PHB Public Affairs 

Randy Mullett, Principal, Mullett Strategies

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