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Andy Powell

G2 Ocean

Commercial Director

Based in G2 Ocean's Atlantic Hub in Atlanta, Georgia, Andy has over twenty-six years’ experience in the maritime industry, all spent at G2 Ocean and its predecessor companies, Star Shipping and Grieg Star. During his career, Andy has had stints in Bergen, Norway, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Vancouver, Canada before returning to Atlanta in 2010. Andy currently serves on the board of the International Forest Transport Association. He is a former member of the Trade and Transportation Advisory Council to the Atlanta Branch of the Federal Reserve and has also served on the Board of Directors of the West Gulf Maritime Association. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina.

Sessions With Andy Powell

Wednesday, 1 March

  • 11:00am - 11:45am (PST) / 01/mar/2023 07:00 pm - 01/mar/2023 07:45 pm

    Applying Charles Koch’s Virtuous Cycles of Mutual Benefit in the Ocean Space

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


    Core to the principals that have enabled Koch Industries to transform over six decades from a small engineering firm into a multinational conglomerate with projected annual revenues of $125 billion and 120,000 employees in 60 countries is Chairman and CEO Charles Koch’s philosophy of Virtuous Cycles of Mutual Benefit. Simply stated, it is the process by which people and organizations continuously build capabilities that create value for others. At Koch subsidiary Georgia-Pacific, a leading producer of packaging and household goods, the transportation team seeks to apply VCMB in its relationships with all of its transportation and logistics partners. In the transportation space, that means, among other things, seeking to create a win-win approach by offering steady volume, making best efforts to honor allocations, focusing on low dwell including a willingness to work on reducing dwell, returning boxes in good condition and a desire to reduce touches, changes and e-mails. Georgia-Pacific’s view is that greater mutual benefit is achievable by reducing bureaucracy, eliminating multiple touch points, reducing changes including schedules and bookings, and improving data. In this case study, members of the GP transportation team will discuss VCMB as they seek to apply it in the ocean space, discussing their expectations, frustrations, and vision for continuous improvement.

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