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Sep 26, 2018 11:00AM EDT
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With shipping analyst Drewry forecasting that seaborne refrigerated cargo carried by container ships and specialized reefer operators will exceed 134 million metric tons by 2021, growth in global reefer cargos shows no signs of cooling. Frozen goods were especially strong in 2017, rising more than 5 percent year over year, to 124 million metric tons, a big improvement over the average 3.6 percent annual growth of the past 10 years, according to Drewry. Drewry also estimates that containerized reefer traffic expanded 8 percent in 2017, outpacing the growth in overall seaborne reefer trade, as shippers continued to shift cargo from the declining specialized reefer fleet to containers. But for refrigerated shippers, that growth presents new and familiar challenges amid changing market dynamics. 
 
The carrier consolidation that swept through the industry in 2016 leaves reefer BCOs among the most prone to service-related disruption, equipment shortages, and tight capacity. The latter is especially critical, with the overcapacity that led to favorable freight pricing for shippers giving way to supply-demand balance and increasing rates. And, depending on the trade lane, the top three containerized carriers now control 70 to 80 percent of reefer trade, according to Thomas Eskesen, founder of Netherlands-based refrigerated consultant Eskesen Advisory. A big question going forward is how new tariffs on US, Chinese, European, and other goods will impact trade in such goods as beef, pork, poultry, and various frozen goods. 
 
This webcast will feature Martin Dixon, director and head of research projects for Drewry, who will analyze these issues and discuss the key takeaways from the company’s just-released 2018-2019 Annual Reefer Shipping Review and Forecast. 
  
Moderator:
Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com, The Journal of Commerce, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s):
Martin Dixon, Director and Head of Research Products, Drewry
  
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Oct 4, 2018 2:00PM EDT
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Technology has always played a critical freight transportation role, but there's never been a time with more solutions available, more focus on new and potentially transformative concepts, and more confusion about how to navigate this environment. From blockchain, machine learning, and autonomous vehicles to IoT, robotics and bots, shippers are being asked to go on an exciting but daunting ride fraught with potential risk. Although some of these dynamic technologies seem abstract to many logistics practitioners, the hurdles are concrete: a lack of funds to invest; a lack of clear technology-adoption strategies at the departmental and organizational level; and a lack of understanding of what these technologies mean to shippers’ bottom lines or performance. Many shippers still lack foundational tools to cope with the basics of their supply chain, much less the cutting-edge tools they are being asked to consider.

This webcast will analyze the state of logistics technology and examine what the latest technologies will do to empower shippers to take processes in-house, and how effectively service providers will expand their capabilities to remain relevant themselves.

Moderator:

Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, JOC Events, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit                                               

Presenters:

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

Jack Oney, CEO, Oney Consulting

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Oct 11, 2018 2:00PM EDT
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The stakes have rarely been so high for shippers trying to navigate fast-rising rates, high freight demand and constrained truck and intermodal capacity. The pace of rate inflation may be slowing, but prices remain much higher than in 2017, let alone 2016. Thank a strong US economy, higher fuel prices, and a supply chain prone to disruption. Hurricane Florence is the latest reminder of just how fragile and prone to disruption the North American freight network actually is at a time when freight demand is at record levels. How will we deal with the challenges economic expansion and constrained capacity will pose as the peak shipping season for trucking approaches, and as we look beyond into 2019?

 
This webcast will analyze the current state of the market and how shippers should prepare for the final quarter of 2018 and beyond.
 
Moderator
William Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking and Domestic Transportation, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s)
TBC
 
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Oct 16, 2018 2:00PM EDT
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Most supply chain leaders have embarked on digital transformations in some form but have found it difficult to break free of the old way of doing things at a global scale. The holy grail is a truly integrated supply chain which connects all modes and nodes including ocean carriage, drayage, deconsolidation, inland transportation, and final mile.

In this webinar, we will discuss what’s holding us back from achieving that global vision and deliver tips for building flexible and scalable initiatives to get us there.

Moderator:

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

Presenter(s):

Jason Kerner, Vice President of Solutions Engineering, project44

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Oct 18, 2018 2:00PM EDT
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As the globalization of world trade accelerates, achieving operational speed without sacrificing accuracy is paramount to the success of all stakeholders in the international trading system. For shippers, terminal operators, and ocean carriers alike, anticipating the exact time of arrival of each freight shipment, as well as the moment when it will be available for each subsequent link in the supply chain, remains a vital issue. Sharing timely operational information about each shipment among all parties can shed a great deal of light on the “dark spots” along the supply chain that make it so difficult to achieve this critical visibility.

In a 2018 survey of approximately 250 shipping industry executives and professionals conducted by JOC.com/IHS Markit, Navis, and XVELA, more than half of all respondents anticipated that their performance metrics would improve by at least 50 percent if they could access such real-time operational information. However, 56 percent surveyed see the lack of industry data standards as the primary challenge that needs to be overcome to achieve widespread industry collaboration. 

This webcast will explore the “Working as One” survey results and examine the potential path to real-time collaboration across the industry, including cultural and operational challenges facing adoption.

Moderator:

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

Presenters:

Andreas Mrozek, Global Head of Marine & Terminal Operations (OPS), Hamburg Sud

Scott Peoples, President TOS Business Line, Navis

Guy Rey-Herme, President, XVELA

Nov 8, 2018 10:00AM EST
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European Shipping Outlook: Managing for the Future

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Moderator

Greg Knowler, Europe Editor, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Speaker(s)

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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
 
Speaker(s)
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Nov 29, 2018 2:00PM EST
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Global Logistics Outlook: The Year Ahead

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Moderator

Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, JOC Events, 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
 
Speaker(s)
TBC
 
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Archived Webcasts

Sep 13, 2018 2:00PM EDT
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When 2018 opened, automotive shippers faced many of the same supply chain challenges as other importers and exporters: deteriorating service reliability from ocean carriers, port congestion, poor visibility of their goods while in transit, and landside disruption related to rail service and tightening trucking capacity. If anything, those concerns have only heightened amid record containerized shipping volumes and an economic and trade boom that shows no signs of slowing. Overshadowing it all, perhaps, is the latest, and perhaps biggest, challenge: trade issues ranging from uncertainty about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement to the Trump administration import tariffs on Canada, China, and the European Union – and subsequent retaliation — that threaten to throw the automotive trade into turmoil. The threats come as the industry wrestles with anemic growth in US auto parts imports, which inched up 0.5 percent last year as part of a five-year compound annual growth rate of 1.7 percent, according to PIERS, a sister product of The Journal of Commerce within IHS Markit. At more than 1.2 million TEU a year, those imports are a critical commodity for ocean carriers, freight forwarders, and ports such as Los Angeles, Long Beach, Charleston, Savannah, and New York-New Jersey. As the trade battles play out, other risks continue to loom large – poor service reliability, the deepening landside capacity crunch, rising rates, customs inspection that likely will grow more onerous, and the evolution of autonomous vehicles, which create new opportunities as well as questions over parts development and regulation.
 
This webcast will analyze these and other challenges to automotive shippers, examine the outlook in an increasingly complex global environment, and provide strategic direction for how shippers should respond.
 
Moderator
Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce
 
Speaker(s)
Dustin Braden, Data Analyst, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Steven Hughes, President and CEO, HCS International
 
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Aug 30, 2018 11:00AM EDT
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After years of pain for the depressed breakbulk and project markets, 2018 opened with signs that the multipurpose vessel and heavy-lift fleet was finally shaking off the long shadow of the Great Recession. Broad improvement in the global economy was boosting demand and keeping competition from other sectors at bay, consolidation was reconfiguring the fleet, and scrapping and moderate vessel orders were keeping capacity growth in check. However, these positive signs could be undermined if and when threatened trade wars between the US and the rest of the world come into full force. And rising oil prices, while a positive for the project industry overall, also mean rising marine fuel costs -- and these are expected to jump much higher in 2020.

The global fleet, and its clients, must grapple with the IMO's rapidly approaching January 1, 2020, deadline requiring that the sulfur content of marine fuels be reduced from 3.5 percent to .5 percent. The knock-on complications of this regulation are massive and include questions about fuel costs and availability, refining capacity, vessel adaptation, and regulation enforcement. Although a substantial percentage of shipowners believe the deadline will be pushed back, there are strong signs that it will not be, possibly leading to a capacity crunch in some sectors.

 

In this webcast our experts, Susan Oatway and Roger Strevens, will analyze these issues and their implications for the fleet and the breakbulk and project industry, and discuss their expectations for the rest of 2018 and into early 2019.

Moderator

Janet Nodar, Senior Editor, Breakbulk and Heavy Lift, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Speaker(s)

Susan Oatway, Senior Analyst, Multipurpose and Breakbulk Shipping, Drewry

Roger Strevens, Head of Sustainability, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, and Chairman, Trident Alliance

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Jul 19, 2018 2:00PM EDT
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With US imports surging 7.6 percent in the first three months of 2018, according to PIERS, and little sign of a slowdown in demand, the trans-Pacific is in the healthiest shape it’s been in years. The same can’t be said about the matching of that demand to capacity, though there have been improvements. Carriers are injecting an 8 to 9 percent increase in trans-Pacific capacity, while imports are projected to increase 5 to 6 percent, according to industry analyst Alphaliner. That the result is downward pressure on annual service contract rates and a challenging environment for carriers. Amid the persistent overcapacity, carriers are working to differentiate themselves by offering guaranteed reliability and faster transits, while looking to recoup surging bunker fuel prices through a series of surcharges and peak-season general rate increases. For beneficial cargo owners, the news could get worse before it gets better, as the Trump administration engages in tit-for-tat sanctions battles with some of the largest trading countries and partners in the world. 
 
This webcast will analyze the outlook for the critical peak shipping season and beyond, and how economic and policy trends will impact the major container shipping trades.  
  
Moderator
Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, JOC Events, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s)
Jonathan Gold, Vice President, Supply Chain and Customs Policy, National Retail Federation
Ben Hackett, Principal, Hackett Associates   
 
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Jun 27, 2018 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 2018 and the regulatory, economic and transportation issues US exporters face.
  
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 21, 2018 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 2018 and the regulatory, economic, and transportation issues US importers face.
  
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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May 17, 2018 4:00PM EDT
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Whether President Trump withdraws the US from the North American Free Trade Agreement or not, US trade with Mexico is on course to grow. Cross-border supply chains are linked at a deep level, and whatever trade agreements the US, Canada, and Mexico agree upon, freight will keep moving. Indeed, after declining in 2016, total US-Mexico trade increased more than 6 percent year over year in 2017, according to the US Census Bureau's Foreign Trade Division. That doesn't mean the flow of goods can't be improved, or that policy couldn't have an impact on how goods move. The bigger question may be how the US economy and available transportation capacity affects cross-border freight. How will shippers, logistics companies and transportation operators cope with increased congestion at the border and uncertain policies in both countries? How will proposed changes affect shippers’ supply chains, and how should BCOs prepare?

This webcast will address these questions as it examines the future of US-Mexico trade and the goods flowing over the border.

Moderator

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

Speaker(s)

Erik Markeset, Managing Director, Tsol

Dr. Walter Kemmsies, Managing Director, Economist, and Chief Strategist, JLL Ports Airports and Global Infrastructure

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Apr 19, 2018 2:00PM EDT
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After years of dire predictions of a major trucking capacity crunch, 2018 hit, and those predictions quickly became reality. This is a year unlike any shippers have seen in more than a decade, and no forecaster early in 2018 foresees near-term relief. Tight truckload capacity, higher freight volumes, double-digit trucking rate increases and faster, e-commerce-driven delivery demands from customers have shippers scrambling to avoid budget-breaking rate hikes from their transportation providers and significant penalties and fees from unhappy customers, especially big-box retailers. It’s a tight-wire balancing act exacerbated by the intrusion of the electronic logging device mandate, which is sucking time out of supply chains and changing the ground under shippers.

This webcast will analyze the North American trucking market following a dramatic first quarter.

Moderator:

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

Speaker(s):

Lee Klaskow, Senior Analyst, Transportation and Logistics, Bloomberg Intelligence

Jeff Tucker, CEO, Tucker Company Worldwide

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Mar 22, 2018 2:00PM EDT
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Following unprecedented consolidation over the past two years, container shipping's new world order is coming into focus. Supply chain disruption resulting from alliance changes, port labor, and other recent factors seems likely to recede in the trans-Pacific trade, while momentum is building to solve longstanding, costly problems through technology. The industry is entering a hyper-phase of problem solving, technological innovation, and product differentiation, but which technologies will prove game-changing is still an open question. In short, the industry is at a turning point, moving away from the bricks-and-mortar issues that have consumed it over the past 20 years and moving toward a period when the race to use technology to reduce costs, open new revenue opportunities, and become as efficient as possible will only intensify. These issues, as well as big-picture economic forecasts; carrier-customer relationships; best practices in contract negotiating; deep-dive, sector-specific supply chain analysis; shipper-based case studies; and the supply chain of the future are the defining themes shaping the 18th Annual TPM Conference in Long Beach, California on March 4-7.

This webcast, led by senior JOC editors, will analyze the key takeaways and lessons learned from container shipping's biggest event.

Moderator/Presenter:

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

Speaker:

Bill Mongelluzzo, Executive Editor, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

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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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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