September 18 - 20, 2018
Hamburg, Germany

Thursday, September 20, 2018

 

 

 
8:00 AM — 5:00 PM
 

Registration

Location: Saal 1-2 Foyer

 
 

 


 
8:80 — 9:00 AM
 

 Welcome Coffee & Tea

Location: Saal 1-2 Foyer

 
 

 
9:00 — 9:05 AM
 

Welcome Remarks

Location: Saal 1-2

 
 

 
9:05 — 9:45 AM
 

One-on-One:
A Conversation With Kuehne + Nagel CEO Dr. Detlef Trefzger

Location: Saal 1-2

 
— Session Chair —
Dr. Melinda Crane
Chief Correspondent,
Deutsche Welle TV,
USA and Germany

 

— Featured Speaker —
Dr. Detlef Trefzger
CEO,
Kuehne + Nagel International AG

 
9:45 — 10:45 AM
 

JOC Innovation Jam I:
What Problems Can Technology Really Solve?

Location: Saal 1-2

Can the innovative use of logistics technology really solve problems international BCOs face moving freight to, from, and within Europe? The JOC editorial team has challenged technology providers to propose how they would solve actual pain points afflicting shippers, problems that include visibility, procurement, forecasting, and data analytics, to name a few. A select group of those providers will face a panel of shipper judges in the first of a two-part “Innovation Jam” to discuss proposed solutions selected by shippers before the conference, with the panel choosing the tech provider presenting the most compelling case. Attendees will hear about a cross-section of the most promising logistics technology, and the judging panel will vote on the solution that most convincingly addresses the pain point it addresses, with the winner announced at the end of the jam.

 
  — Session Chair —
Eric Johnson
Senior Editor,
Technology,
JOC, Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

 
10:45 — 11:15 AM
 

 Networking Coffee Break

Location: Saal 1-2 Foyer

 
 

 
11:15 AM — 12:15 PM
 

JOC Innovation Jam II:
What Problems Can Technology Really Solve?

Location: Saal 1-2

Can the innovative use of logistics technology really solve problems international BCOs face moving freight to, from, and within Europe? The JOC editorial team has challenged technology providers to propose how they would solve actual pain points afflicting shippers, problems that include visibility, procurement, forecasting, and data analytics, to name a few. A select group of those providers will face a panel of shipper judges in the second of a two-part “Innovation Jam” to discuss proposed solutions selected by shippers before the conference, with the panel choosing the tech provider presenting the most compelling case. Attendees will hear about a cross-section of the most promising logistics technology, and the judging panel will vote on the solution that most convincingly addresses the pain point it addresses, with the winner announced at the end of the jam.

 
 — Session Chair —
Eric Johnson
Senior Editor,
Technology,
JOC, Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

 
12:15 — 1:15 PM
 

 Networking Lunch

Location: Saal 1-2 Foyer

 
 

 1:15 — 2:15 PM
 

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

 
 
         
 

 

 

Route Optimization:
A Strategic Analysis of Supply Chain Costs

Location: Saal 1-2

Getting a container to one of Europe’s gateway ports is probably the easiest step in the Asia-Europe supply chain, but once offloaded, the boxes in 2017 faced capacity issues on barge and rail transport, and rising road rates. Barge congestion caused lengthy delays in Antwerp and Rotterdam, and an engineering mistake closed the crucial north-south Rhine Alpine corridor for two months, forcing shippers to shift cargo to road transport at expensive spot market rates. With steadily growing container volume being imported into and exported from Europe, the capacity problems that exist on Europe's inland waterways aren't going away anytime soon, so what surprises will shippers face in late 2018 and early 2019?

 
— Session Chair —
Greg Knowler
Europe Editor,
JOC, Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

 

— Panelists —
Sergio Barbarino
Chairman,
European Technology Platform,
ALICE

 

Thierry Vanelslander
Assistant Professor,
Department of Transport and Regional Economics,
University of Antwerp
   

 
 

 

 

Emerging South Europe Gateways:
Are They Ready for Prime Time?

Location: Saal 7-9

Not many ports in the Med are suited to the high-volume, big-ship China trade, but as volume increases, investment in infrastructure pouring into many ports across South Europe and into the intermodal links that connect the Med to Europe’s hinterland. Shippers involved with the factories of Hungary and other Southeast Europe destinations are increasingly sending containers in and out of ports such as Koper, Slovenia. Cosco Shipping is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in the Greek hub of Piraeus, and Italy is strengthening its intermodal connections with Central Europe from Genoa, La Spezia, and Cagliari. Ports in Spain and France are also in the mix. But the old rule that it is cheaper to keep cargo on the water than haul it overland is relevant considering the mega-ships deployed on Asia-Europe and the reduced slot costs they generate. So will Med ports capture a greater share of North Europe-bound cargo, or is business growth the most they can hope for?

 
— Session Chair —
Jolke A. Helbing
Director,
Royal Haskoning

 

— Panelists —
Hercules Haralambides
Professor of Maritime
Economicsand Logistics,
Erasmus University Rotterdam

 

Miha Kalčič
Sales Manager,
Container Terminal,
Port of Luka Koper

 

Paolo Emilio Signorini
President,
Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority,
Port of Genoa

 2:15 — 3:15 PM
 

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

 
 
         
 

 

 

LCL Shipping:
What Is Behind the Growth?

Location: Saal 1-2

Data on less-than-containerload shipping may not be comprehensive, but there is no doubt that the shipping of LCL cargo is growing strongly across the major trades. On trades to and from the United States, US imports of consolidated cargo rose almost 10 percent, to 209,454 TEU, compared with a decline of 1.3 percent in the first three months of last year, according to data from PIERS, a sister company of the JOC within IHS Markit. Forwarders consolidating this cargo have cited reasons that include the rise of e-commerce, more frequent shipping, and technology enabling supply chain monitoring and optimization. But whatever the reasons, it appears the changing nature of global trade flows and an evolving supply chain have created an environment where shipping smaller consignments more frequently often makes sense. This session will delve into the topic and examine the benefits and challenges to shippers when choosing to send cargo as LCL.

 
— Panelists —
Claudio Scandella
CEO,
ECU Worldwide

 

Sanjay Tejwani
Senior Vice President and
Global Head of LCL Product,
DHL Global Forwarding
   

 
 

 

 

Case Study

Location: Saal 7-9

Case studies at JOC events offer a glimpse of the issues shippers face in their supply chain networks and how they are partnering with thair logistics and transportation providers to resolve them.

 
 

 
3:15 — 3:45 PM
 

 Networking Coffee Break

Location: Saal 1-2 Foyer

 
 

 3:45 — 4:45 PM
 

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

 
 
         
 

 

 

Case Study

Location: Saal 1-2

Case studies at JOC events offer a glimpse of the issues shippers face in their supply chain networks and how they are partnering with thair logistics and transportation providers to resolve them.

 
 
   

 
 

 

 

Case Study

Location: Saal 7-9

Case studies at JOC events offer a glimpse of the issues shippers face in their supply chain networks and how they are partnering with thair logistics and transportation providers to resolve them.

 
 

 
4:45 PM
 

Closing Remarks

Location: Saal 1-2

 
 

 

 

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