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

Esmeralda Smith-Garcia

Combi Lift Projects

Senior Director-Business Development

Esmeralda Smith-Garcia is now a part of Combi Lift Projects, part of the Bremen headquartered Harren Group. She is Senior Director of Business Development who joined this new dynamic project logistics company at the end of last year. The executive, based in Houston, boasts more than two decades of experience in project cargo and logistics solutions for most industrial verticals, enjoying spells with DB Schenker, Agility, Geodis, Hansa Meyer, and Nordana/WECO RORO. She has also been a previous speaker at breakbulk events, participating in last year’s Breakbulk Americas Education Day on a “Breakbulk Career Opportunities” panel session.

Sessions With Esmeralda Smith-Garcia

Thursday, 25 April

  • 11:15am - 12:00pm (CST) / 25/apr/2024 04:15 pm - 25/apr/2024 05:00 pm

    The Evolving Project Forwarding Landscape: Consolidation and Diversification in Project Logistics

    Project forwarding requires a specialized subset of skills set within the larger world of freight forwarding and logistics service providers. While many well-known project forwarding houses remain active in the market, some of the largest and most dominant teams in recent years have been swallowed up or shuttered thanks to consolidations or closures. Experienced project forwarders have joined cargo owners’ logistics teams, existing forwarding companies, and even ocean carriers who sense an opening and are positioning themselves in the forwarding space. What does this evolution mean for cargo owners, especially those less familiar with the world of breakbulk and project cargo, as moving this cargo becomes more complicated in an unpredictable, highly changeable global business environment?