• TPM24
  • March 3-6, 2024 | Long Beach Convention Center

James Caradonna

Spedag Americas, Inc.

Executive Vice President

Over his 27-year career, James Caradonna has held senior trade and commercial positions spanning multiple regions within both Liner and 3PL organizations. Based in Chicago, IL, James currently serves as Executive Vice President, Spedag Americas, Inc., a division of the M+R Spedag Group.  

Sessions With James Caradonna

Monday, 4 March

  • 02:50pm - 03:35pm (PST) / 04/mar/2024 10:50 pm - 04/mar/2024 11:35 pm

    TPM24 Academy: Techniques for Procuring Maritime Transportation Services in a Post-COVID World

    Needless to say, ocean freight rates have changed a bit since the pandemic-induced days when it cost $25,000 or more to ship a 40-foot container from Shenzhen to Long Beach. With a return to pre-COVID pricing levels, carriers’ response to lower demand for consumer goods has been to blank sailings, all while dealing with new vessel capacity entering the trade every month. A natural complement to the session on “Understanding Ocean Freight: Terminology, Tariffs, Charges and Audits,” this TPM Academy module will provide importers and exporters with techniques on how to negotiate direct carrier contracts and/or negotiated rate agreements with non-vessel-operating common carriers in the current post-COVID market environment. With an emphasis on balancing price and customer service, transit time reliability and real-time visibility, this session is a must attend for logistics teams looking to make the most of today’s ocean transport market conditions.