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  • 25-26 May 2021 | #Breakbulk21
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Jake Swanson

DHL Global Forwarding - Industrial Projects

Global Sector Head

Jake Swanson has been active in the Project Logistics sector for over 15 years. Over the course of that time, he has worked in operations, commercial, and leadership roles on various sides of the industry. For the last 3 years, he has been working as VP, Global Head of Sector Strategy for DHL Industrial Projects, focusing his efforts on Commercial and Operational Strategy in the EPC, Mining, O&G, Military & Defense, and Renewable sectors within the Project group. Prior to that, Jake worked for 8+ years on the EPC side in various Project, Regional and Global roles. Before working on the EPC side, Jake worked on the carrier side in Chartering and Operations as well as roles onboard commercial vessels. In addition, Jake also served for 11 years as an officer in the Naval Reserves. He attended the United States Merchant Marine Academy and graduated with a BS in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation and attended the University of Houston where he obtained his MBA.  

Sessions With Jake Swanson

Wednesday, 26 May

  • 04:40pm - 05:20pm (EST) / 26/may/2021 08:40 pm - 26/may/2021 09:20 pm

    General Session

    Post-Pandemic Project Assessment: What Did We Learn?

    Assessing the financial strength and business sustainability capacity of shippers and logistics service providers gained glaring new importance in 2020 as COVID-19 restrictions upended global trade. A whipsaw late-COVID market continued into 2021, pushing up freight transportation rates and squeezing capacity even as projects began moving again and growth in renewables continued to be strong. What lessons did COVID-19 teach the project sector? What stays, what goes, and what is increasingly important? This panel of shippers and service providers will share their takeaways in this roundtable discussion.