• April 23-25, 2025 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana

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Breakbulk Academy: Breakbulk, Box, Bulk, or Air -- Choosing the Best Mode

Thursday, 25 April

11:15 am - 11:45 am (CST) / 25/apr/2024 04:15 pm - 25/apr/2024 04:45 pm

Working out which mode of transportation offers cargo owners the best, most efficient deal with the least risk on any given trade route can be a major pain point for breakbulk shippers. With current rates for containers back having retreated to pre-COVID levels, one might assume that containerized transportation will always be the first choice. However, breakbulk shippers have many factors to contend with, including cargo that must move on widely varying trade routes in widely varying amounts, schedule-sensitive cargo, and dealing with natural and geopolitical complications that are out of their control. Diversification of transportation modes to spread costs and risk is a lesson many learned, or re-learned, during the COVID market. What drives the decision to ship breakbulk or containerized? How does the logistics team ensure that their colleagues understand these complicated supply chain considerations and costs? And how do they plan and manage risk in an increasingly uncertain world? This session will explore the key choices and factors breakbulk shippers face when deciding which mode of transportation to use.

Session Track: Breakbulk Academy

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