September 18 - 20, 2017
Hamburg, Germany

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

DAY 3 — THE HOMESTRETCH:
The 2017 Container Trade Europe will cap off three days of critical content with a series of case studies that examine how shippers, working with their transportation and other service providers, are working to resolve disruption in their global supply chains. See Statement of JOC Conference Editorial Policy below.

 

 
8:30 — 11:00 AM
 

REGISTRATION

Location: Saal 1 - 2 Foyer

 

 
 

 
8:30 — 9:00 AM
 

NETWORKING COFFEE

Location: Saal 1 - 2 Foyer

 

 
 

 

 


 
9:00 — 10:00 AM
 

CONCURRENT CASE STUDY:
NYSHEX, A NEW WAY FORWARD FOR CONTRACTING

Location: Saal 7 - 10

Container shipping has been correctly described as an industry that destroys value rather than creating it. The volatile market in which carriers have little to no control over pricing means they have limited ability to create value for customers through enhanced levels of service. When a quarter of booked containers fail to show up for loading with no consequences to the shipper, there is something dreadfully wrong with the way the industry functions. The same can be said for cargo that does show up on time, yet is rolled to a later sailing. Is there a different way? How does an industry expect to change after it has been stuck in its ways for so many years? A promising new initiative called the New York Shipping Exchange, or NYSHEX, is building support around a new slot exchange concept that has gained the support of carriers, beneficial cargo owners, and forwarders in an attempt to address these core issues of dysfunctionality. Participants will discuss the exchange and how it is seeking to chart a new direction for the industry.

 
— INTRODUCED BY —
Peter Tirschwell
Senior Director,
Content, Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

 

— PANELISTS —
Gordon Downes
CEO,
New York Shipping Exchange

 

Mark Chadwick
Executive Sourcing Leader,
Global Logistics,
GE;
President,
Global Shippers Association

 

Thorsten Haeser
Chief Commercial Officer,
Hapag-Lloyd

 


 
9:00 — 10:00 AM
 

CONCURRENT SESSION:
THE EMERGING MEDITERRANEAN GATEWAY

Location: Saal 1 - 2

Seaports accessible from the Mediterranean are making inroads into containerised trade between European interior locations and markets in Asia and the Middle East. Shippers using ports such as Koper, La Spezia, Trieste and Genoa/Voltri are able to slash transit times, associated inventory carrying costs and product lead times. The Mediterranean gateways are relatively new options, with a limited number of shippers testing the waters. What’s different now, though, is that once-limited options are multiplying. Rail connections are more frequent and reliable, and, given transit time savings of a week or more in some cases, shippers are eager to experiment, even if chronic challenges such as labour unrest remain a reality at certain gateways. This panel will analyse the rapidly changing nature of this growing route.

 
— SESSION CHAIR & PRESENTER —
Jolke Helbing
Director,
Ocean Shipping Consultants

 

— PANELISTS —
Frederik Wexel
Director, MSC Austria
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company

 

Marco Zollia
Sales and Marketing Manager
Trieste Marine Terminal SpA
 

 
10:00 — 11:00 AM
 

CASE STUDY:
CUTTING THE FAT FROM THE BOOKING AND DOCUMENTATION PROCESS

Location: Saal 1 - 2

Shippers increasingly are attempting to cut costs by reducing the often-bloated time and expense associated with booking and documentation. When achieved, these become permanent savings, unlike freight rate reductions that can be wiped out if rates increase.One high-profile logistics startup focusing squarely on addressing this problem is Haven, based in Singapore and San Francisco. Haven says it can reduce the average time to process a bill of lading by 90 percent — which in one example meant 5 hours and 40 minutes — by eliminating emails and collapsing all tasks into a collaborative working environment around individual B/Ls. Under the Haven platform, as many as 300 emails around a single B/L can be slashed to zero. This Case Study will examine the time and costs beneficial cargo owners can save in this labor-intensive and painstaking administrative process.

 
— PANELISTS —
Matthew Tillman
Founder and CEO,
Haven

 

Sean Ginnane
General Manager,
Asia,
Henry Bath Singapore PTE Ltd.

 


 
11:00 — 11:30 AM
 

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

Location: Saal 1 - 2 Foyer

 
 

 
11:30 AM — 12:30 PM
 

CASE STUDY:
BUILDING A GLOBAL OCEAN PROGRAM

Location: Saal 1 - 2

Chassis Brakes International, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of automotive foundation brakes and foundation brake components, will describe its recently completed process of creating a global ocean program which has left it much better positioned to confront the 2017 reality of significantly constrained container space, unreliable transit times and higher pricing in trade lanes like Europe-Asia. The company completed its first global tender last fall, a process that involved fully understanding the company’s global volumes and trade flows as well as the local needs and requirements of a diverse network of manufacturing plants in Europe, Brazil, China and India which formerly procured ocean transport in individual silos. With the goals of reducing freight spend, inventory levels and transit times, improving visibility and avoiding disruption, the company consolidated all its global ocean procurement which put it in a much better position to navigate the current, space-constrained environment which was a complete change from last fall when it completed its first global tender. Despite this empowered global approach, transit times inconsistency and unreliability created – and still creates – major supply chain disruptions. In this presentation Wilfried Hermine, the global Supply Chain Director, and Pierre Liguori, Director of the supply chain consultancy chez Tokema Ltd, will describe the company’s reasons for creating a global program, what some of the issues that arose in the process, what the experience has been so far and where it will take the process in the future. This session shall be a perfect opportunity to confront industrial manufacturers lead times reliability challenges with ocean carriers major concerns on the ever-changing and uncertain shipping market.

 
— PANELISTS —
Wilfried Hermine
Global Supply Chain Director,
Chassis Brakes International (CBI)

 

Pierre Liguori
Director,
Tokema Ltd.

 
12:45 — 1:45 PM
 

SHIPPER DEBRIEF

Location: Saal 7 - 10

A special, off-the-record discussion and review of the issues dominating today's European containerized ocean shipping industry. By Reservation Only for Shippers.

   

 

 STATEMENT OF JOC CONFERENCE EDITORIAL POLICY:All JOC conference programs are developed independently by the JOC editorial team based on input from a wide variety of industry experts and the editors' own industry knowledge, contacts and experience. The editorial team determines session topics and extends all speaker invitations based entirely on the goal of providing highly relevant content for conference attendees. Certain sponsors may give welcoming remarks or introduce certain sessions, but if a sponsor appears as a bona-fide speaker it will be because of an editorial invitation, not as a benefit of sponsorship. Sponsorship benefits do not include speaking on a program.