• April 19-21, 2023 | New Orleans, Louisiana
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Flavio Battista

Wallenius Wilhelmsen

Senior Vice President, Americas Sales

Flavio Batista is the Senior Vice President, Sales Americas for Wallenius Wilhelmsen, a global enterprise focused on developing sustainable shipping and logistics solutions for manufacturers of cars, trucks, heavy equipment and specialized cargo. He is currently responsible for the Sales Organization in Americas including all products within the WW portfolio. Mr. Batista was most recently Executive Vice President – Head of Commercial for Europe, Africa and Middle East at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics based in Antwerp, Belgium. Prior to his time in WWL Europe, he was Vice President for Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics in Sao Paulo, Brazil responsible for WWL activities in Latin America. Mr. Batista is a graduate of Bandeirantes University in Sao Paulo, Brazil and holds a degree in International Business. Mr. Batista has completed an executive education program at International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland.

He resides in New Jersey with his wife and son.

Sessions With Flavio Battista

Wednesday, 27 April

  • 11:45am - 12:45pm (CST) / 27/apr/2022 04:45 pm - 27/apr/2022 05:45 pm

    Adapting on the Fly: Landside Lessons Learned in the Spillover Market

    Unprecedented congestion at ports and inland hubs sustained high container freight rates, and unreliable service and schedules have driven many shippers who normally ship their cargo in containers to look for solutions in the multipurpose, ro/ro, and general cargo sector. How should shippers weigh the pros and cons of shifting a significant portion of their cargo from boxes to breakbulk modes, or to moving containers on non-container ships? How do these mode shifts affect bills of lading, port, and terminal choices, discharge plans, drayage, container management, and scheduling? What is the role of the ocean carrier in managing this “spillover” phenomenon? In this session, logistics executives will discuss the opportunities and the complex challenges created when shippers shift cargo transport modes to the breakbulk side to better navigate the container "spillover" market.