• TPM25
  • March 2-5, 2025 | Long Beach Convention Center

Lars Jensen

Vespucci Maritime

CEO and Partner

Lars Jensen is an analyst and thought leader providing expert assistance in strategic decision making and analysis in the wider container shipping industry. CEO and partner of Vespucci Maritime and founder of Vespucci Maritime Publishing, Jensen is the author of “Culture Shock in Maersk Line” and “Liner Shipping 2025.” He is also co-founder of LinerGame, which is focused on providing innovative training and team building in the liner shipping industry. Jensen has designed trainings for Maersk Line Shipping Education as well as custom training courses for other companies. He is a teacher and coach in Copenhagen Business School’s maritime MBA program. Jensen has 20 years of experience in the container shipping industry, covering a combined period of eight years as director of driving and developing market intelligence and analysis for Maersk Line, Maersk Logistics, and The Containership Co. He has been CEO of the purely online container carrier Youship for two years, as well as in charge of developing and implementing e-commerce strategy for Maersk Line. Jensen has a Ph.D. in complex mathematical analysis in physics and previously worked on technological innovation and modeling in the oil and gas industry. 

Sessions With Lars Jensen

Wednesday, 6 March

  • 12:45pm - 02:00pm (PST) / 06/mar/2024 08:45 pm - 06/mar/2024 10:00 pm

    Lunch With Lars: The Final Word

    Perhaps no other global shipping analyst has as broad and progressive a lens as Lars Jensen. Since 2018, the former Maersk executive, shipping entrepreneur, author, and, most recently, Vespucci Maritime founder has closed out TPM with his short-, medium- and long-term vision of what is next for the global containerized shipping market, whether it be the next wave of technology, aggressive zero-emission shipping targets, or provider-shipper relationships. Returning again this year to his closing TPM slot, Lars will offer his perspective of what the latest cycle of disruption means for the future of container shipping. Among the questions and topics he’ll address are:

    · The longer-term impact of the Red Sea crisis beyond the immediate chaos

    · The liner shipping alliance landscape from 2025 on.

    · The growing importance of the Indian Ocean Rim.

    · Traditional vs. New Age Carriers: Does the influx of new players pose a threat to the major established lines?