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Jake Swanson

DHL Industrial Projects Group, Americas Operations

Regional Vice President

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

Tuesday, 26 April

  • 03:40pm - 04:25pm (CST) / 26/apr/2022 08:40 pm - 26/apr/2022 09:25 pm

    "Next Normal" Contracting: Project Logistics Contracting in a Rapidly Evolving Market

    Project logistics contracting is changing rapidly as the industry navigates one of the most unpredictable, disrupted breakbulk shipping markets ever seen. How should shippers manage to contract in a period of scarce tonnage, volatile rates, and COVID-related schedule disruptions? Beyond these topics, new complications seem to be entering the picture almost daily: from meeting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) requirements and measuring carbon emissions accurately and transparently, to managing war risk and meeting digitalization and cyber resilience needs, it's more important than ever that nothing be taken for granted. Led by John Hark, regional director at Bertling North Americas and an adjunct professor at Texas A&M Galveston, this panel of project logistics executives will tackle contracting questions from the shipper, forwarder, and carrier points of view in this timely roundtable session.