• April 24-26, 2024 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana

Matthew Costello

Voyager Portal

Founder and, CEO

Matthew Costello is the Founder and,  CEO of Voyager Portal, a Venture Capital backed software company that helps companies improve visibility, streamline workflows and reduce costs across their marine supply chain. Voyager has a growing presence in the Break Bulk market with over 35 carriers active on the platform. Prior to Voyager, he worked in various commercial and operations roles in the US, Singapore, and The Netherlands offices of Stolt-Nielsen, a global chemical logistics company. Matthew grew up in Sydney Australia and completed his MBA at IMD Business school in Switzerland.

Sessions With Matthew Costello

Friday, 21 April

  • 01:30pm - 02:00pm (CST) / 21/apr/2023 06:30 pm - 21/apr/2023 07:00 pm

    Taming the Data: Using Artificial Intelligence to Streamline Project Cargo Logistics

    Technology providers in the shipping space are using artificial intelligence to hoover up and make sense of the cacophony of data that flow in daily to carrier and logistics service providers’ offices from sources such as pricing requests, sailing schedules, statements of facts, and other data streams. Capturing and organizing such data can help shippers, forwarders, and carriers better manage emails, day-to-day operations, port calls, fixtures, and demurrage risk, and generally make inefficient processes, both commercial and operational, faster and simpler. Global shipping is chronically behind when it comes to developing these types of capabilities, and they are even harder to find in the breakbulk and project cargo community, especially for smaller service providers that don't operate at a scale that allows for developing their own in-house capabilities. In this session, Eric Johnson, Journal of Commerce senior editor for technology, will discuss the promise and pitfalls of several tech platforms with the entrepreneurs developing new or building out existing capabilities in the breakbulk and project cargo shipping space.