• April 19-21, 2023 | New Orleans, Louisiana
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Lucas Strom

Blue Water Shipping

General Manager and Regional Head of Chartering

Lucas Strom has served in many roles within the project and dry cargo sectors for 20+ years with Cardinal Points, Agility Project Logistics, Hansa Heavy Lift, AAL, and Blue Water Shipping. He has gained vast experience and knowledge from working on all sides of the business from competitive ship/cargo brokerage to managing global chartering activities as a freight forwarder, as well as serving in chartering and managerial roles for heavy lift and multipurpose vessel owners. Today, Lucas is the General Manager of the rapidly growing Houston office for Blue Water Shipping, in addition to maintaining his chartering responsibilities for the Americas region.

Blue Water Shipping is a dynamic logistics and project management company focused on solutions-oriented processes and results for its clients. As the world’s leading logistics firm in offshore wind, Blue Water is poised for the next generation of project development in the US market. With an overall global presence of 70+ offices and nearly 2,000 staff worldwide, Blue Water is truly a family business with a global reach engaged in international freight forwarding, shore base management, terminal operations, and complex engineered cargo handling solutions.  

Sessions With Lucas Strom

Wednesday, 27 April

  • 02:30pm - 03:15pm (CST) / 27/apr/2022 07:30 pm - 27/apr/2022 08:15 pm

    Offshore and On: Collaborative Problem Solving in the US Wind Market

    Are onshore and offshore wind supply chain logistics distinct disciplines apart from ocean transport, or are there synergies and overlaps that could be better understood and exploited? In the US, a nascent offshore wind energy buildout is drawing attention and investment, thanks largely to the Biden administration's commitment to installing 30 gigawatts of wind power by 2030. As of now, however, only 42 megawatts have been installed in US waters. Onshore wind, a far more mature industry, reached 134 gigawatts installed as of the end 2021, with 12.7 gigawatts added in 2021 alone. Offshore wind has the potential to sop up onshore wind's previous port, terminal, and barge capacity, even as cutting-edge blade technology could simplify onshore logistics within a few years. To some, a real-world ability to meet the 2030 offshore goal is tenuous at best, while both sides are frustrated by a lack of direction from regulators. This session will analyze the outlook, pain points, and opportunities for synergy — or not — within what one executive refers to as offshore and onshore’s "symbiotic" relationship.