• April 19-21, 2023 | New Orleans, Louisiana
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Michael Ruediger

Americas, Pentagon Freight Services

Project Director, Americas

Michael Ruediger has over 30 years of experience in the transportation industry and is the Project Director for the Americas at Pentagon Freight Services. Over the course of his career, Michael has held senior positions at companies active in vessel chartering, freight forwarding, oilfield services, and heavy haul and rigging. Pentagon Freight Services is an energy and resource freight forwarder and project logistics company with 69 own offices worldwide.

Sessions With Michael Ruediger

Wednesday, 27 April

  • 11:45am - 12:45pm (CST) / 27/apr/2022 04:45 pm - 27/apr/2022 05:45 pm

    Adapting on the Fly: Landside Lessons Learned in the Spillover Market

    Unprecedented congestion at ports and inland hubs sustained high container freight rates, and unreliable service and schedules have driven many shippers who normally ship their cargo in containers to look for solutions in the multipurpose, ro/ro, and general cargo sector. How should shippers weigh the pros and cons of shifting a significant portion of their cargo from boxes to breakbulk modes, or to moving containers on non-container ships? How do these mode shifts affect bills of lading, port, and terminal choices, discharge plans, drayage, container management, and scheduling? What is the role of the ocean carrier in managing this “spillover” phenomenon? In this session, logistics executives will discuss the opportunities and the complex challenges created when shippers shift cargo transport modes to the breakbulk side to better navigate the container "spillover" market.