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Sep 24, 2019 2:00PM EDT
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A combination of new and familiar risks is confronting the refrigerated shipping sector as the turbulence of 2018 shows no signs of letting up. On the political front, US and foreign agricultural shippers have been among the hardest hit in the US-China trade war that is now in its second year. The looming impact of the International Maritime Organization's low-sulfur rule and its ramifications could slash carrier investment in equipment, including reefer containers — where capacity already is struggling to keep up with demand. Still, growth in US imports and exports of perishable food is a bright spot, as is technology that helps support the reefer sector with smarter, more sophisticated containers while giving shippers and other cargo stakeholders better analytics to optimize their operations and improve customer service. 
 
This webcast will analyze the state of the reefer shipping sector, the outlook for 2020, how geopolitical and regulatory uncertainty is impacting sourcing and routing decisions, and advancements in efficiency-enhancing technology.
 
Moderator: 
Chris Brooks, Director, Programming, JOC Events, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker(s):
William C. Duggan Jr. North American Cold Chain Adviser, Eskesen Advisory 
Jean Murphy, Vice President of Trade Policy for the US Egg and Poultry Association ( USAPEEC) 
 
Interested in sponsoring this webcast? For more information, please contact Tony Stein at Tony.Stein@ihsmarkit.com 
Sep 26, 2019 2:00PM EDT
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You have tightly controlled quality assurance processes at your suppliers, packagers and plants. But once your product has left those safe havens, how do you maintain product integrity? You must ensure safety and compliance from end to end, including while the product is in transit.

Hear real practical examples and lessons learned from industry leaders using Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and real-time visibility to prevent damage, theft and diversion.
 
In this webinar, you will learn:
• When to use an Internet of Things (IoT) sensor
• How to use data you already have with IoT sensor data to identify and react to damage, theft and loss in real time
• How to continuously fine-tune your supply chain for agility, safety and best-in-class customer satisfaction
 
The webcast will include time for Q&A.
 
Moderator: 
Alessandra Barrett, Senior Content Editor, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit 
 
Speaker(s):
Jim Hayden, CTO, Savi
Sven Dharmani, Principal, Advisory Services, Global Supply Chain Leader Automotive & Advanced Manufacturing, Ernest & Young
Ken Ehrman, IoT Technology Expert/Consultant
 
 
Oct 3, 2019 2:00PM EDT
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US truck shippers are enjoying the feast stage of a feast-and-famine cycle, as last year’s tightest trucking market on record gives way to an all-time capacity glut this year. As the fall shipping season approaches, spot dry van truckload rates are down by double-digit percentages from this time last year, and contract rates are nearly flat year over year. Where rates are rising — in the less-than-truckload market, for example — they’re climbing much more slowly than last year. Shippers say LTL carriers that initially seek high single-digit percentage rate hikes in annual contracts often settle for much lower increases. There’s debate over how long this shipper’s market will last, however, with some optimistic trucking executives expecting a rebound in the second half of 2019. Others don’t expect much change until 2020. This webcast will discuss what trucking shippers, motor carriers, and others can expect in the truckload, LTL, and other sectors as 2019 enters the home stretch. Along the way, it will address the following questions:        

•       With debate raging about whether the US economy faces a recession, what should trucking interests expect in terms of industrial, consumer, and freight demand?
•       How deeply and how long will shippers and other trucking stakeholders feel the impact of the US-China trade war?   
•       Will reliable low-sulfur blends be available quickly, or will carriers have to count on more-expensive marine gas-oil to get them through the first few months of 2020?  
•       What is the current state and outlook for inventory levels in the US? 
 
Moderator/Presenter
William Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking and Domestic Transportation, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speaker (s) 
Lee Klaskow, Senior Freight Transporation and Logistics Analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence 

 

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

 

 
Oct 17, 2019 2:00PM EDT
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Logistics Technology: How New Solutions Are Reshaping Supply Chains

Technology is often presented as the answer to all shipper ills. But often, shippers juggle an array of problems for which they see technology as a solution, not the solution. The challenge of keeping up with the latest and greatest software bumps up against the need to keep the business moving. And logistics practitioners believe the ability of their teams to innovate in creative ways sometimes can eliminate the need to invest in new systems.

This webcast, led by JOC Senior Technology Editor Eric Johnson and timed to occur in the wake of the JOC LogTech19 Conference, will analyze the state of logistics tech, what solutions are working to alleviate shipper challenges, and what new solutions shippers can expect to see over the next year.

Moderator/Presenter:

Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit    
Speaker (s): TBC
Additional Details to follow.
 
Interested in sponsoring this webcast? For more information, please contact Tony Stein at Tony.Stein@ihsmarkit.com

 

 

Nov 7, 2019 10:00AM EST
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European Shipping Outlook: Where Is the Market Heading?

The European container shipping market late this year and early 2020 faces challenges that will affect carrier profitability and have potentially serious consequences for shippers. After increasing 4.5 percent in 2017, container volumes grew just 1.4 percent in 2018, and although IHS Markit expects European imports from Asia to increase by 4.2 percent this year, economic headwinds could make it difficult to get there. Economic growth is slowing in the EU’s largest economies, and concern is growing about a possible recession in Germany, the post-Brexit UK, and France. Considering the Asian inbound trade accounts for half of all European imports, slowing growth in volumes from Asia isn’t good news for container shipping. While demand slows, container shipping capacity is heading the other way. After factoring in the mega-ship deliveries coming this year, Sea-Intelligence Consulting estimates that capacity on the Asia-Europe trades will increase by a net 10 percent. The level of demand will be crucial in filling these vessels and allowing carriers to lift and sustain freight rates at profitable levels, something they have struggled to do. Instead, carriers have tried to manage their capacity as best they can, and with an ongoing supply-demand imbalance, frustrated shippers will need to get accustomed to more blanked sailings, slower steaming, adjusted port calls, and more idled vessels. This will further challenge shippers already dealing with on-time performance that has ranged from 35 to 70 percent in the major east-west trades. 
 
This webcast, led by JOC Senior Europe Editor Greg Knowler and held in the wake of the 2019 Container Trade Europe Conference, will analyze the outlook for the European container shipping market as 2019 winds down.
 
Moderator/Presenter:
Greg Knowler, Senior Editor, Europe, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit   
 
Speaker (s): TBC
 
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Interested in sponsoring this webcast? For more information, please contact Tony Stein at Tony.Stein@ihsmarkit.com
Nov 14, 2019 2:00PM EST
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Port Productivity: Finding Efficiencies in an Inefficient System

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Moderator/Presenter: Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

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

 

Nov 21, 2019 2:00PM EST
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Global Logistics Outlook: Analyzing the Year Ahead

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Dec 5, 2019 2:00PM EST
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Global Shipping Outlook: What Will 2020 Hold?

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Archived Webcasts

Aug 22, 2019 2:00PM EDT
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What will the second half of 2019 bring for the project and breakbulk logistics sector? The JOC will examine the outlook around two relevant topics: the steel market and the trade landscape in the face of continuing economic and trade agreement uncertainty, and how the market is gearing up for the onset of IMO 2020, now only months away. IMO 2020, the global mandate for ocean shipping to switch from fuel with 3.5 percent sulfur content to 0.5 percent sulfur, comes into force on Jan. 1. Carriers already are cleaning their tanks and testing new fuel blends. The majority of multipurpose/heavy-lift operators has decided that scrubbers don’t make sense for them. 
 
This webcast will discuss what shippers, carriers, and others in the project supply chain can expect in terms of fuel availability, prices, and compliance enforcement on the IMO 2020 side, as well as from steel prices and trade as business uncertainty lingers. Along the way, it will address the following questions:
 
  • How are steel prices and US production adapting in the face of near-constant trade turmoil and slowing global trade? 
  • While global growth appears to be stabilizing, steel demand continues to look soft, with trade concerns keeping markets on edge.
  • What is the current situation and how are supply chains evolving?  
  • Will reliable low-sulfur blends be available quickly, or will carriers have to count on more-expensive marine gasoil to get them through the first few months of 2020? 
  • What will fuel prices look like, near and medium term? 
 
Moderator: 
Janet Nodar, Senior Editor, Breakbulk and Heavy Lift, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Speakers:
Amanda Eglinton, Associate Director, Pricing and Purchasing, IHS Markit
Kurt Barrow, Vice President, Oil Markets, Midstream and Downstream, IHS Markit
 
Interested in sponsoring this webcast? For more information, please contact Tony Stein at Tony.Stein@ihsmarkit.com
Jul 18, 2019 2:00PM EDT
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Last year’s peak season was anything but normal. The front-loading of cargo to beat a series of US tariffs on Chinese goods, coupled with a pullback in capacity related to carrier anticipation of weakening demand, frustrated shippers and forwarders as demand at times overwhelmed the system. Although this year’s peak season might be a bit softer than a year ago, US consumer confidence is still strong as shippers ramp up for the holiday gift-giving season. The big question is whether the supply chain will operate efficiently, or whether carriers manage capacity by rolling cargo, streamline services, or pull ships out of service for retrofitting ahead of the January implementation of the IMO’s low-sulfur fuel mandate. 

This webcast will analyze the outlook for the summer-fall peak season with a focus on the following issues:

• The outlook for US importers.

• The macro economy: Is a slowdown ahead?

• The impact of tariffs and what’s next in the US-China trade war.

• Supply chain hotspots and the risk for disruption.

 
Moderator: Chris Brooks, Director, Programming, JOC Events, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Speakers: 

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

Alan Murphy, CEO & Founder, Sea-Intelligence ApS

 

  

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

 

 

 

Jun 27, 2019 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 2019 and the regulatory, economic and transportation issues US exporters face.

Moderator/Presenter: 

Chris Brooks, Director, Programming, JOC Events, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Speaker (s): 

Dustin Braden, Shipper Engagement Manager, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit 
Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, West Coast, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 

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

 

 

 

  
Jun 20, 2019 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 2019 and the regulatory, economic, and transportation issues US importers face.

Moderator/Presenter: 

Chris Brooks, Director, Programming, JOC Events, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Speaker (s): 

Dustin Braden, Shipper Engagement Manager, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

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

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, West Coast, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

 

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

 

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

 

May 30, 2019 2:00PM EDT
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The stars are aligning for Mexico’s transportation and logistics sector, with cargo volumes through the ports growing, the number of trucks across the border rising, and a new sense of stability and hope. The cloud of a possible dismantling of the North American Free Trade Agreement has receded, replaced with the United States, Canada, Mexico Agreement. Mexico has a new president, a major upgrade about to open at the Port of Veracruz, and a sense that the country could be the biggest beneficiary of a prolonged US-China trade war, as Mexican manufacturing, just over the US border, becomes increasingly attractive to investors. Yet to make the most of its good fortune, Mexico will need to overcome some deep-seated fluidity issues that torment the nation’s logistics and transportation sector. Top of the list are the increasingly disruptive security issues on trucks and trains.

This webcast, a primer for the 2nd Annual JOC Mexico Trade Conference in Mexico City in July, will analyze the state of the Mexican container shipping, transportation and logistics market, with an emphasis on the following issues, challenges and trends:

•        The import-export outlook
•        The impact of new trade agreements
•        Port efficiency and disruption
•        The regulatory landscape
•        Sector-specific analysis

Moderator/Presenter:  Hugh Morley, Senior Editor, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Speaker (s): 

Christopher Wilson, Deputy Director, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center 

Jorge Monzalvo, Head of Delivery, Middle America Area, Maersk

Additional Details to follow.

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

 

 

May 9, 2019 2:00PM EDT
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Growth in containerized cargo volumes through Canadian freight networks is shifting into a slower gear two year after surging in 2017. Even so, containerized cargo is set to keep expanding in the mid-single digits, thanks to new trade pacts and an expanding domestic economy. Year-over-year growth in imports through the top four Canadian ports slowed to 3.1 percent in 2018 after jumping 13.3 percent in 2017. Containerized exports increased 3.5 percent last year after expanding 6.5 percent in 2017. At the same time, broader Canadian economic growth is slowing, and consumer demand may weaken, putting renewed pressure on the need to better enable exports.

This webcast, a primer for the 3rd Annual JOC Canada Trade Conference in Toronto in June for details visit: https://www.joc-canada-trade.com, will analyze the state of the Canadian container shipping, transportation, and logistics market, with an emphasis on the following issues, challenges, and trends:

• The import-export outlook

• The impact of new trade agreements

• Port efficiency and disruption

• The ELD effect on trucking

• The regulatory landscape

Moderator/Presenter:   

Dustin Braden, Shipper Engagement Manager, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Speaker (s): 

Dean Davison, Technical Director, Maritime, WSP 

Patrick Lo, CEO, Canaan Group

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

 
May 7, 2019 11:00AM EDT
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With a little over six months until the IMO 2020 legislation comes into force, the containerised shipping market is bracing itself for a period of change and uncertainty.

Join our live webinar as our panel of speakers will discuss the latest developments on a range of topics including scrubber adoption, rule compliance, capacity withdrawal threats, and fuel availability and integrity.

If you can't make the live event, register your details to access the on-demand version which will be available to view 24 hours after the live event.

Speakers

Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC

Dalibor Gogic, Principal Anayst, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

 

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Apr 18, 2019 2:00PM EDT
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One of the most intense trucking capacity crises in recent memory throttled inland distribution channels in 2018, thanks to high import volumes and enforcement of the electronic logging device mandate. Capacity began to creep back late in the year as transportation networks found a new balance, but demand for drayage, truckload and LTL capacity remained strong, and truck utilization rates were high, keeping pressure on pricing. As the industry rounds the first-quarter bend of 2019, this webcast will analyze the current landscape, the outlook for the rest of the year, and focus on these key questions:

• Will shippers find capacity relief?

• Will slower economic growth mean more capacity or will increasing complexity and other obstacles keep capacity tight?

• What can shippers do to ensure capacity they need in drayage and over-the-road trucking?

Moderator/Presenter:

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

Speaker (s):

Kevin M. Zweier, Vice President, Transportation Practice, Chainalytics

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

 

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Mar 28, 2019 2:00PM EDT
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Global third-party logistics providers might feel like they’re in a vise grip. On one side, logistics software providers, both established and upstart, are trying to arm shippers with systems that render 3PLs less important. On the other side, some ocean carriers are aiming to recapture the supply chain management ground they ceded to 3PLs over the last decade. If anyone is used to the hustle, it’s logistics service providers experienced in low-margin markets, but the burden to remain relevant is more pronounced than ever. Although much of the focus in 2018 centered on the impact that digital forwarders worldwide might have on legacy companies, that simplifies the challenges 3PLs face, especially those with extensive forwarding operations. Margin-based buying and selling of capacity probably isn’t a sustainable model in an environment where shippers have detailed insight into freight rates. Relying on shippers to use obsolete or user-unfriendly systems when easy-to-deploy, affordable, and browser-accessible freight management tools abound likewise isn’t a sound strategy. And, with large global shippers generally preferring to deal directly with carriers as much as possible, the movement of carriers into services ancillary to port-to-port operations is another cause for concern. Maersk Group’s September decision to hive off the origin services from its 3PL sister company Damco and incorporate those services into its liner carrier business is emblematic of this last dynamic. CMA CGM’s increasingly close ties to CEVA Logistics, including a 25 percent investment stake, is another. Those carriers, and potentially others, might have seen it as a mistake to forfeit the lucrative supply chain management turf and the deeper customer relationships that come with those services. All of these forces are set to compel 3PLs to double down on investment in two key areas: global supply chain visibility and execution and technology at large. Those two are inextricably linked, and 3PLs focusing on those areas inevitably will move further away from a pure margin-taking model. 
 
This webcast will analyze the state of the 3PL market as the first quarter of 2019 comes to a close.
 
Moderator: Chris Brooks, Director, Programming, JOC Events, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Speakers: 
Steve Walker, Founder, SBS Worldwide and SWG Global
Nerijus Poskus, Global Head of Ocean Freight, Flexport
Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 
Interested in sponsoring this webcast? For more information, please contact Tony Stein at Tony.Stein@ihsmarkit.com
 
 
Mar 14, 2019 2:00PM EDT
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Containerized shippers face numerous uncertainty as they enter 2019, but one thing is sure: They are looking at a more unforgiving ocean market that could undo the pricing gains they have experienced in the decade since the global financial crisis without the promise of greater value being created for their supply chains. The shift comes on top of continuing challenges on the North America land side in terms of tight trucking and inter-modal capacity that is expected to continue well into 2019. A key question: Can technology rescue shippers facing a more unfavorable market environment? 

On the ocean side, carriers may have substantially less capacity on order — approximately 11 percent of the current fleet — than at any time since well before the financial crisis, but they also face sharply higher fuel costs to comply with the Jan. 1, 2020 implementation date of IMO-imposed limits on sulfur emissions — perhaps measuring in the billions of dollars collectively. How will they confront this with their BCO partners, and what approach should BCOs take, knowing that financially challenged carriers historically have demonstrated little success in passing along higher costs to their customers? On the other hand, certain factors could work decisively against BCOs. In general, when carriers face dire circumstances, they mobilize by withdrawing capacity. One needs only to think back a few months as this played out during the summer-fall peak season. Throw in the ongoing US-China trade war — barring a deal, a late-2018 truce on imposition of the latest round of tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods will be winding down at the time of this webcast — and nerves that were frayed during much of 2018 likely will fray further. 

The shifting dynamic is playing out alongside a number of other developments that could impact the market in fundamental ways: The air cargo market is equally stressed; land side, trucking capacity grew historically tight in 2018 as the new electronic logging regulation took full effect; and the global economy, after nearly seven years of rapid growth, faces headwinds that could dramatically alter the freight supply chain’s course. Technology, meanwhile, is stirring at the margins, with blockchain and artificial intelligence beginning to show early signs of promise but remaining far from having a transformational impact. Will 2019 be the year technology really begins to take hold in ways that improve visibility and efficiency? All of these subjects — and more — will be front and center at TPM 2019 in Long Beach, California, on March 3-6. 

This webcast, led by the senior JOC editorial team, will provide the key takeaways, lessons, and analysis from TPM that will help lay the groundwork for the rest of 2019.

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

Speaker (s): Bill Mongelluzzo, Executive Editor, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

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

 

Feb 21, 2019 10:00AM EST
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What a year 2018 was for US containerized ocean shippers — and 2019 doesn’t look any less volatile. The pressures, from higher tariffs on US imports and exports to the International Maritime Organization’s low-sulfur fuel mandate on oceangoing ships, are showing little signs of letting up, posing continuing challenges for logistics managers and their transportation providers. On the service side, reliability hit new lows and last fall’s chaotic trans-Pacific peak season frustrated North American importers. The macro outlook isn’t that much more comforting. While the US economy moves from strength to strength, the frequency of warning signs of a slowdown — or worse, recession — are becoming more apparent. Not since the 2008-2009 global financial crisis has there been as much concern on what a US economic deceleration or retraction would do to the global economy — which, outside the US, already is showing malaise ahead of Brexit-related pain and slower Chinese growth. With trans-Pacific contract negotiations right around the bend, this webcast will provide the insights shippers need regarding the direction of the market, and the path ahead

Moderator: Chris Brooks, Director, Programming, JOC Events, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Speakers: 
Daniel Hackett, Partner, Hackett Associates
Alan Murphy, CEO and Partner, SeaIntelligence ApS
 
Interested in sponsoring this webcast? For more information, please contact Tony Stein at Tony.Stein@ihsmarkit.com

 

 

 

 

Jan 31, 2019 11:00AM EST
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Still wary after a protracted slump, project and breakbulk cargo stakeholders are wondering if they should trust nascent signs of better times ahead. A slowly filling project pipeline and hard-won project efficiencies are good news for oil majors, EPCs, manufacturers, and other shippers, but volatile oil prices and a turbulent business climate could put a damper on investment. Our two experts will provide an overview and forecast for capital projects in North America and globally, and an up-close look at what we can expect for LNG globally in the near- and long-term, in light of the shale boom, shifting trade winds and a growing Asian market. 

Moderator: Janet Nodar, Senior Editor, Breakbulk and Project Cargo, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Speaker (s):

Robert Ineson, Executive Director, Global LNG, IHS Markit

Phyllis Kulkarni, Regional Director, North America, Independent Project Analysis

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

 

 

Dec 13, 2018 2:00PM EST
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For many shippers, 2018 was a rude awakening and a sign of continued and perhaps steeper challenges ahead. New US trucking regulation that has cut capacity as demand builds has dramatically changed the landscape. Trucking companies are in the driver’s seat not only on pricing, but also whether delivery is even available.  On the ocean side, reliability is hitting new lows and the chaos around the just-completed trans-Pacific peak season frustrated North American importers. Speaking generally, there’s little sign that trucking prices and space pressures will ease in 2019, nor is there a sense that ocean service will rebound dramatically. Adding to the volatility is uncertainty about the direction of the global economy and the extent to which tariffs will impact US consumer confidence. With all that in mind, 2019 will be the year shippers try to take better control of their supply chains via better planning, technology, and other innovation. There will be things they can’t control, but there is a growing realization that changes they can control must come from them and they can no longer rely on their transportation partners.

This webcast will provide data-backed analysis on where shipping is heading into 2019, and highlight ways shippers can work independently and with their transportation providers to get a better grip on their supply chains.

Moderator

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

Speaker(s):

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

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

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


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Nov 29, 2018 2:00PM EST
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Strong market demand, tightening capacity, higher pricing, and data-driven technology are combining to give third-party logistics providers a bright outlook. The gross revenue of 3PLs in the US grew 10 percent in 2017 from the prior year in its four largest segments — domestic transportation management, international transportation management, value-added warehousing and distribution, and dedicated contract carriage, according to Armstrong & Associates — and is on track to grow another 8.4 percent this year, to $199.7 billion. Driving the growth are higher rates in the domestic truckload sector, as the strengthening US economy increases transportation demand, putting pressure on capacity already feeling the strains of this year’s electronic logging mandate. Importers, meanwhile, continue to race the clock on hundreds of billions of dollars in US tariffs, the latest of which will take effect on Jan. 1. That’s creating an extended container shipping peak season that likely will keep the pressure on supply chains well into 2019.

This webcast will analyze the state of logistics as 2018 winds down, examine the outlook in the year ahead, and discuss how shippers should prepare.

Moderator

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

Speakers

Gabe Koch, Director, AlixPartners

Brian Nemeth, Director, AlixPartners

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

Nov 27, 2018 2:00PM EST
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Since the 1970's, the technologies that have truly driven international trade were enabled by two important factors: the digitization of data enabling information to be shared quickly across all parties in the supply chain and the development of technology standards that provide the common template for that data. Whether one analyzes Electronic Data Interchange or the commercialization of the Internet itself, the widespread adoption of these technologies would not have been possible without either of these components.
 
The burgeoning technologies of the future - blockchain, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things, are no exception to these required elements, and companies see the magnitude of their importance only when they deployed in their supply chains. They quickly realize how critical they are not only for day-to-day operations, but for very survival.
 
Join Amber Road on November 27th hosted by Journal of Commerce, as we explore the current state of data digitization and standards development for use in global supply chain management. Topics to be covered in this fast-paced, sixty-minute presentation include:
 
  • The importance of digital data as a pre-requisite for modern technologies
  • How technology standards have facilitated global trade
  • Examples of technology standards that have driven international commerce
  • The case for blockchain standards specific to global supply chain management
  • Blockchain standards that integrate with the IoT
  • How blockchain standards will facilitate Big Data Analysis and Artificial Intelligence 
Moderator:

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

Presenters:

Dan Gardner, VP of Supply Chain for Lakeshore Learning Materials and co-founder of Trade Facilitators, Inc.

Ty Border, SVP Marketing and Business Development with Amber Road 

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