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Bryn Heimbeck

Trade Tech

President and Co-Founder

Bryn Heimbeck has been a pioneer in the Global Logistics and Supply Chain Industry for twenty-five years, championing the Cloud, Digitization, and the Internet as the most powerful new technologies available to this industry.

Heimbeck partnered with co-founder Kevin Clark in 1997 leveraging the Internet to create a global transportation management system on a single, globally accessible, multi-tenant platform which is connected to ocean and air carriers as well as Customs agencies around the world.

Trade Tech is the result of Heimbeck’s initial career in the shipping and logistics business. This created his first hands-on experience with technology to improve the management of large volume cargo flows. His experience taught him that logistics customers need consistency and predictability in their supply chains, and that digitization and automation are powerful tools for a Forwarder to deliver on the customer’s expectations. Heimbeck has grown Trade Tech’s global presence to include nine offices around the world.

Sessions With Bryn Heimbeck

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.