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  • 25-27 April 2022 | #Breakbulk22
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William B. Cassidy

S&P Global

Senior Editor, Trucking, and Domestic JOC, Maritime & Trade

Bill Cassidy is senior editor of trucking for the JOC, where he leads coverage and analysis of trucking and North American transportation. He joined the publication in 2009, after 13 years at Traffic World magazine where he served as executive editor, managing editor, and associate editor. Based in Washington, DC, Cassidy has been reporting on trucking since 1984, when he joined Fleet Owner magazine in New York. He also has covered logistics management and supply chain technology, the rail and maritime industries, Congress, and federal agencies. Cassidy speaks regularly to industry groups, is a regular participant on SiriusXM radio's "Road Dog Trucking" program, and co-chairs the programming committee for the annual JOC Inland Distribution Conference.

Sessions With William B. Cassidy

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.