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

Eileen Wang

Chipolbrok America

Director-Commercial and Business Development

Eileen is joined as the Director of Commercial and Business Development of Chipolbrok America from September 1st, 2023, based in #Houston, #Texas. Eileen comes to us with more than 2 decades of experience in the Multipurpose/Heavy lift Sector, serving in various regions during her tenure with Rickmers, Intermarine and United Heavy Lift/United O7 Americas including #Asia and the #Americas. Her knowledge in the Multipurpose/Heavy lift sector, her strong network in the industry, and her expertise in delivering tailored solutions to complex logistics challenges and reputation for cultivating productive client relationships through proactive engagement and effective collaboration will help to strengthen Chipolbrok’s position in the Americas.

Sessions With Eileen Wang

Thursday, 25 April

  • 10:00am - 10:45am (CST) / 25/apr/2024 03:00 pm - 25/apr/2024 03:45 pm

    Cargo and Competition: No More Captives

    The supply chain chaos driven by COVID taught, or retaught, shippers of all types this lesson: Few cargoes are confined to specific ship types or transportation modes. Container cargoes can be bagged or palletized; containers can be moved on multipurpose ships; ro-ro shipments can move on bulkers. Although containers have quickly reabsorbed much of the spillover cargo seen during the COVID market, shippers say they are not abandoning what they’ve learned. At the same time, multipurpose and heavy-lift shipbuilding programs are replacing older vessels with newly designed, more efficient ships but adding little overall capacity, even as project cargo demand is expected to rise thanks to global drives toward energy security and decarbonization. Beyond the heaviest, largest, or most complex cargoes restricted to specialized ships, much of the coming cargo is mode-malleable, and the non-MPV/HL fleet is positioning itself to participate in this market. Everyone wants a piece of the general cargo pie. What should cargo shippers expect from these reconfigurations? How can they take advantage, and what realities might they run up against? This session, led by Journal of Commerce Research Analyst Susan Oatway, will discuss expected demand and how this is shaping shipbuilding decisions and, potentially, cargo flows.