Alan Murphy


CEO & Partner

Alan Murphy is CEO and partner at Sea-Intelligence. A deeply passionate liner shipping expert, Murphy has 18 years of experience in container shipping research and analysis, providing insight and intelligence to a broad range of stakeholders in the logistics community, through quantitative research, econometric modeling, and database architecture development. Murphy co-founded SeaIntel, now Sea-Intelligence, with industry legend Lars Jensen in 2011, to provide exceptional and insightful liner shipping analysis and advice, always based on a clearly stated and comprehensive methodology. Prior to the launch, he was senior analyst of Maersk Line’s Intelligence and Analysis section, at that time the industry’s largest customer of industry analysis, research, and market data. The frustration with the poorly sourced back-of-envelope style of analysis often found in this industry, and a lack of comparable, verified benchmarks of liner performance, was the spark that would lead to the creation of Sea-Intelligence, which now covers Research & Analysis, Data Services, and Advisory Services. Murphy has a degree in business economics, and previously worked as a research analyst at the Copenhagen Business School. He is fluent in seven primary programming languages and has developed everything from simple business apps to full-stack enterprise database systems. 

Sessions With Alan Murphy

Tuesday, 1 March

  • 04:00pm - 04:45pm (EST) / 02/mar/2022 12:00 am - 02/mar/2022 12:45 am

    From Ocean to Port: Will Things Get Worse Before They Get Better?

    With container markets heading into their third year of historically disruptive turmoil, everyone from shippers and forwarders to terminal operators and drayage carriers is looking for signs of improvement in service on the water and cargo flow through the ports. Whether it’s port congestion, berth productivity, freight rates, vessel delays, blank sailings, schedule reliability, import volumes, lost capacity, transit times, or inventories, container shipping stakeholders have had to cope with unrelenting pressure in moving goods from origin to destination. Using exclusive data from IHS Markit and shipping analyst Sea-Intelligence, this session will examine the primary service issues confronting shippers while their goods are in transit, from loading at origin to offloading at the berth.