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

Ivan Rodrigues de Souza

deugro (USA)

Regional Sales Director-North America

Ivan Rodrigues de Souza is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in international shipping & logistics, supply chain management, and project cargo freight forwarding. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Mackenzie, Presbyterian University in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has held leadership positions as Regional Director of Sales, Corporate Vice President for Global Mining & Metals, Manager of Logistics and Supply Chain Mgmt. in various companies including deugro USA, Geodis USA, JAS Worldwide, and Kuehne & Nagel. Ivan’s expertise lies in strategic business development, client relationship management, project management, and international trade compliance.

Sessions With Ivan Rodrigues de Souza

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?