Bjorn Vang Jensen

Sea-Intelligence

Vice President, Advisory Services

Bjorn Vang Jensen is vice president of advisory services for Sea-Intelligence. A 1988 graduate of the A.P. Møller - Maersk Shipping School, he spent most of his career in Asia, where he lived for 30 years. Subsequently, he relocated to the US, where he was based in Charlotte, NC, for four years. After a detour to Israel for almost a year, he now resides in his native Denmark. Vang Jensen has worked in management roles within vessel and terminal operations, warehouse management, sales, key account management, and logistics network design for Maersk Line, Thyssen Haniel Logistics, Exel (now DHL Global Supply Chain), and TNT Logistics (now Ceva). After his career on the sell-side, he spent 15 years as vice president of global logistics in the Electrolux Group, where he oversaw an annual logistics spend in excess of $300 million. His team was solely responsible for procurement and operations of ocean freight, air freight, courier services, and associated international logistics services such as 3PL, 4PL, and global logistics IT for the entire Electrolux Group.  

Sessions With Bjorn Vang Jensen

Tuesday, 1 March

  • 03:15pm - 04:00pm (EST) / 01/mar/2022 11:15 pm - 02/mar/2022 12:00 am

    A New Era of Ocean Carrier Relationship Management: The Import View

    The litany of issues US importers are dealing with could stretch from one end of a containership to the other. Upstream pressures on production and downstream demand pressures are being exacerbated by a laundry list of disruptions on the water, including blank sailings, dwindling weekly capacity allocations, COVID-induced port shutdowns at the destination, and, of course, historic congestion and arrival delays at most US gateways. At the port, the problems don't stop: constraints on equipment, difficulty in returning empty containers, and uneven data quality between different terminals and carriers, to name just a few. Amid all of that lies a reshaping of the service providers in the industry. Container lines have famously raked in record profits. Some carriers are seeking to become more full-service transportation providers, while others are focused on core port-to-port operations. All are operating from a position of significant strength. This panel will dive into how these myriad dynamics might transform the way shippers and forwarders work with carriers, incorporating the strategic wisdom of a current shipper and two former shippers now in advisory roles to their peers.