• April 23-25, 2025 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana

Payne A. Fischer

Kuehne + Nagel

Regional Head-Industrial Projects North America

Payne Fischer is the Regional Head of Industrial Projects for North America at Kuehne + Nagel Project Logistics. Payne has worked with K+N since 2022 and is responsible for facilitating the growth of industrial projects, establishing K+N’s strategic commercial offering, and ensuring a full complement of project logistics services for project opportunities throughout North America.

Over the last almost 20 years, Payne has held multiple commercial and operational roles within project logistics, primarily as a project freight forwarder. He has executed projects in the Middle East, Africa, throughout the Americas, and the Caribbean. Prior to joining K+N, Payne held various positions at Agility Project Logistics, GEODIS, deugro, and DSV Air & Sea.

Originally from St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, Payne was raised in Houston, graduated from the University of Houston, and works closely with local schools and school boards to further develop and mentor the next generation of professionals. 

Sessions With Payne A. Fischer

Thursday, 25 April

  • 04:15pm - 05:00pm (CST) / 25/apr/2024 09:15 pm - 25/apr/2024 10:00 pm

    Journal of Commerce Scorecard: Plotting a Path to a Breakbulk Index

    The fragmented nature of project and breakbulk cargo logistics, which includes multiple cargo streams and vessel types and is dominated by tramp trading patterns that span the globe, renders the sector opaque and difficult to grasp for even the most sophisticated industry members. Indices based on reports from vessel operators, owners, and brokers provide valuable information but are focused on a single aspect of this market, the carriers’ perspective. The Journal of Commerce is exploring ideas for a new breakbulk index, the Breakbulk Logistics Managers Index (BLMI), which would be based on anonymized reporting from the cargo owner/controller perspective and constructed similarly to the PMI indices created by S&P Global, our parent company. These track direction of change for a range of indicators key to a given sector. It will not be possible to create this index without cooperation and assistance from the breakbulk industry. In this session, senior research analyst Susan Oatway and senior editor Janet Nodar will explain the index concept, discuss it in depth with our shipper representatives, and take questions from the audience.