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  • February 26 – March 1, 2023 | Long Beach Convention Center
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Alexandra Griffon

BlueCargo

Co-founder and CEO

Alexandra Griffon is the CEO and co-founder of BlueCargo.

She started her carrier in corporate finance, merger and acquisitions, and then in logistics - specifically in Port terminal operations software. After graduating from UC Berkeley where she met her co-founder, Laura Theveniau, they started working on Port operations and yard stacking algorithms for marine port terminals across Europe and the United States.

After a couple years, Alexandra and Laura launched the BlueCargo software to unstuck containers at the Port and shed light on the Port terminal’s blind spot.

BlueCargo is part of Y Combinator since 2018, and today is helping 700+ drayage trucking companies, brokers, freight forwarders and importers across the United States Ports.

BlueCargo is a data platform to help move containers faster in and out of port terminals, and helps in mitigating any late fees including demurrage, detention and per diem fees. It connects logistics providers and their customers together with the port, improving operations teams’ efficiency and alleviating costs burdens.

Alexandra grew significantly her team in 3 years, from a two-people start-up to a team of more than 30 people, and the business operations in all the country’s major ports. BlueCargo is a member of the Harbor Trucking Association in California, of the Bi-State in New York New Jersey and the IANA.

Sessions With Alexandra Griffon

Monday, 27 February

  • 03:50pm - 04:35pm (PST) / 27/feb/2023 11:50 pm - 28/feb/2023 12:35 am

    OSRA 2022: Will the New Law Finally Improve Detention and Demurrage?

    Following years of complaints and fact-finding exercises by the Federal Maritime Commission, frustration over unfair detention and demurrage charges boiled over during the pandemic and led directly to importers and exporters uniting behind the 2022 Ocean Shipping Reform Act, signed into law by President Biden on June 16. While the law offers certain protections for exporters, its real impact will be in detention and demurrage: empowering the FMC to restore these fees to their core purpose of facilitating the movement of freight, not serve as an extra source of revenue. To drive this agenda, however, the FMC needs shippers to initiate cases, while shippers still must pay D&D bills to have containers released, and then seek relief later. This session will take a deep look into how the environment has changed for shippers in the roughly eight months since OSRA was signed into law, and what they can expect going forward.