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

Scott Krantzcke

G2 Ocean

Director-Global Project Cargo

Scott is the Global Project Cargo Director for G2 Ocean and is responsible for overseeing the strategic development and growth ambition of the project cargo sector. G2 Ocean was founded in 2017 by two of the world’s largest open hatch ship owning companies: Gearbulk and Grieg Maritime Group. Scott joined G2 Ocean in May 2021, having over 25 years’ experience in maritime and logistics services fields with both Carrier (Swire Shipping, AAL Shipping) and Project Logistics expertise (Agility Project Logistics, DHL). Scott also serves on the Board of Directors for the West Gulf Maritime Association. Originally from Sydney Australia, Scott resides in The Woodlands, TX with his wife and three children.

Sessions With Scott Krantzcke

Thursday, 25 April

  • 10:00am - 10:45am (CST) / 25/apr/2024 03:00 pm - 25/apr/2024 03:45 pm

    Cargo and Competition: No More Captives

    The supply chain chaos driven by COVID taught, or retaught, shippers of all types this lesson: Few cargoes are confined to specific ship types or transportation modes. Container cargoes can be bagged or palletized; containers can be moved on multipurpose ships; ro-ro shipments can move on bulkers. Although containers have quickly reabsorbed much of the spillover cargo seen during the COVID market, shippers say they are not abandoning what they’ve learned. At the same time, multipurpose and heavy-lift shipbuilding programs are replacing older vessels with newly designed, more efficient ships but adding little overall capacity, even as project cargo demand is expected to rise thanks to global drives toward energy security and decarbonization. Beyond the heaviest, largest, or most complex cargoes restricted to specialized ships, much of the coming cargo is mode-malleable, and the non-MPV/HL fleet is positioning itself to participate in this market. Everyone wants a piece of the general cargo pie. What should cargo shippers expect from these reconfigurations? How can they take advantage, and what realities might they run up against? This session, led by Journal of Commerce Research Analyst Susan Oatway, will discuss expected demand and how this is shaping shipbuilding decisions and, potentially, cargo flows.