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's Klaus-Michael Kühne

Location: Saal 1-2

 
— Session Chair —
Peter Tirschwell
Senior Director, Content,
Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

 

— Featured Speaker —
Klaus-Michael Kuhne
Honorary Chairman and Majority Owner,
Kuehne + Nagel

 
9:45 — 10:45 AM
 

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

Location: Saal 1-2

 
 

 
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

 
 

 
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

 

— Panelist —
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 Helbing
Director,
Royal Haskoning

 

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

 

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

 2:15 — 3:15 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.

 
 

 
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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