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

Andrew Young


Logistics Manager

Andrew Young is a Logistics Manager at Bechtel Global Logistics and is internally recognized as a ‘Bechtel Distinguished Technical Specialist’. He provides commercial, contractual, technical, and operational expertise for the management of project cargo and heavy lifts across the Bechtel enterprise. His focus is on developing detailed strategies and implementing technical transport solutions based on quality and safety that ensure successful delivery outcomes whilst reducing risk and cost. Andy’s Bechtel experience includes three years as the OG&C Functional Logistics Manager, two years as the Chartering Supervisor for the Wheatstone LNG Project and two years in the field as the In-Country Logistics Manager for the Curtis Islands LNG projects. Prior to Bechtel, Andy worked as a Technical Project Logistics Manager for Alstom Power in Switzerland and prior to that he was a Commercial Manager (Sales, Tendering and Project Management) for Abnormal Load Engineering in the UK.

Sessions With Andrew Young

Thursday, 25 April

  • 04:15pm - 05:00pm (CST) / 25/apr/2024 09:15 pm - 25/apr/2024 10:00 pm

    Journal of Commerce Scorecard: Plotting a Path to a Breakbulk Index

    The fragmented nature of project and breakbulk cargo logistics, which includes multiple cargo streams and vessel types and is dominated by tramp trading patterns that span the globe, renders the sector opaque and difficult to grasp for even the most sophisticated industry members. Indices based on reports from vessel operators, owners, and brokers provide valuable information but are focused on a single aspect of this market, the carriers’ perspective. The Journal of Commerce is exploring ideas for a new breakbulk index, the Breakbulk Logistics Managers Index (BLMI), which would be based on anonymized reporting from the cargo owner/controller perspective and constructed similarly to the PMI indices created by S&P Global, our parent company. These track direction of change for a range of indicators key to a given sector. It will not be possible to create this index without cooperation and assistance from the breakbulk industry. In this session, senior research analyst Susan Oatway and senior editor Janet Nodar will explain the index concept, discuss it in depth with our shipper representatives, and take questions from the audience.