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

Stephen Garifalos

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company

National Director, OOG, & Specialized Cargo Sales

Stephen has had a passion for breakbulk and infrastructure project cargo movement globally for over 40 years. He has lead logistic teams as exporter, importer, ship agent, freight forwarder and carrier. He had led the business development of project cargo ocean carriers from inception to success. At MSC for the past 5 years, he has helped successfully grow their market share globally of breakbulk and project cargo on containerships.

He has served as a volunteer board member of the Maritime Workers Emergency Medical Fund since its inception. He also has served as a volunteer board member of RICA and the West Gulf Maritime Association.

Sessions With Stephen Garifalos

Thursday, 20 April

  • 04:15pm - 05:00pm (CST) / 20/apr/2023 09:15 pm - 20/apr/2023 10:00 pm

    Breakbulk and Project Transport: Competition, Capacity, and Decarbonization

    This forward-looking roundtable discussion will focus on project and breakbulk market expectations and challenges as they appear to a range of ocean transportation providers. The project and breakbulk cargo niche is less transparent and more difficult to analyze than other shipping sectors. Indices are limited, while tracking trade flow requires a grasp of many trade routes and cargoes. Wind energy, oil and gas, mining, steel, and other breakbulk generate very different cargoes and commodities in a variety of trade lanes. Some of these cargoes require engineered transportation and specific ship types; others are far more flexible. This fragmentation greatly adds to the complexity of the niche. In this session, carrier executives will discuss market expectations, competition, the orderbook, and gearing up for decarbonization and green fuels.