Liezel du Toit

A.P. Moller - Maersk

Senior Director and Head of Spot Products

I am a South African, living in Denmark, and in love with the shipping industry. I entered P&O Nedlloyd directly out of University and from the very first months it was clear that this industry was both fascinating and frustrating. I joined Maersk through the acquisition in 2005, where I have covered several different roles over the years and was invited to join the HQ in 2008. I am trained as an Economist, and my passion is Revenue Management. I have built my career on solving customer and carrier problems in the tricky world of pricing and quoting. I currently hold the role of Head of Spot Products, where I have the privilege to build on this revolutionary product and delivering a product our customers can love.

Sessions With Liezel du Toit

Thursday, 25 February

  • 11:50am - 12:20pm (EST) / 25/feb/2021 04:50 pm - 25/feb/2021 05:20 pm

    Adapting To New Ocean Shipping Dynamics

    The State of Online Ocean Freight Quoting

    Maersk Line and Hapag-Lloyd both reported sequentially increasing uptake of digital quoting tools in 2020, while a number of other container lines and many of the top 25 global forwarders now have such capability. Add smaller NVOs and freight rate marketplaces into the mix and shippers have an eye-watering number of options from which to secure an instant rate. Is this the way the market will eventually go? Will instant quoting replace spot rates? How important are these transactional tools to the digital ambitions of container lines and large forwarders?