• BREAKBULK & PROJECT CARGO
  • April 23-25, 2025 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana

Session Details

Managing Project Logistics When the World's on Fire

Friday, 26 April

9:35 am - 10:20 am (CST) / 26/apr/2024 02:35 pm - 26/apr/2024 03:20 pm
As soon as one challenge is addressed, five more appear — or at least that’s how it feels to project cargo shippers navigating a rapidly changing, unpredictable 2024 shipping and logistics environment. Capacity aboard multipurpose vessels and container ships are increasingly available and affordable, but procurement is “all over the place,” as one logistics manager put it, and supply chain snarls arise daily. Some suppliers affected by Russia’s 2-year-old incursion in Ukraine have simply disappeared. Equipment supply and fabrication aren't keeping pace with booming demand. Finding qualified new suppliers is tough, while established suppliers are having trouble with their own supply chains. Turmoil in the Red Sea means re-routing of vessels and time lost. “We are jumping from one problem to another, with little time for analysis,” another logistics manager said. There is little to no buffer for absorbing mistakes. Solutions must be found. This panel of experienced project cargo logistics managers will discuss strategies for finding alternative solutions and addressing stubborn problems in today’s hectic business environment.

Session Track: General Session

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