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

Michael Amri

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics

Global Sea Freight Business Development Manager

Since October 2022 Michael Amri signs responsible for the global Seafreight Business Development at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics. He looks back on 30 years of profound experience in logistics: Back in 1990 he started his career at Hellmann, one of the leading global logistics companies, headquartered in Germany. Initially he worked in the Seafreight Operations Management to then move on to the Sales Division where he last worked in the Seafreight Key Accounts department. In 2004, Michael Amri

moved to the US where he took over and strategically expanded the national Sales department before returning to Germany to lead the European Seafreight Team. Before taking on his current position, Michael Amri has been appointed in 2016 as Global Head of Sea Freight FCL – a position in which he focused primarily on the optimization and global standardization of Hellmann´s trade lane management, procurement and pricing.

Sessions With Michael Amri

Tuesday, 28 February

  • 04:00pm - 04:45pm (PST) / 01/mar/2023 12:00 am - 01/mar/2023 12:45 am

    Trade Lane Deep Dive: The Trans-Atlantic

    The trans-Atlantic has traditionally been a stable trade lane, and as the world finds its footing following the COVID-19 years, that reputation has not only remained intact, but it has been further entrenched. In 2022, the trans-Atlantic became the most profitable of the east-west trade lanes, according to Alphaliner, with sustained demand and elevated rates driving up the average per-mile revenue while the trans-Pacific and Asia-Europe routes struggled with fast-eroding volume and precipitous price declines. Heavy congestion at ports on both sides of the Atlantic was a feature of the trade lane throughout 2022, and the bottlenecks in North Europe and on the US East Coast remained deep into the fourth quarter, keeping ship utilization high and propping up rate levels. But the rally won’t last forever. Indeed, deteriorating economic conditions and rising inflation in the US are expected to put the brakes on demand, while port congestion will no longer delay vessels, and rates will fall. When trans-Atlantic demand and rates will return to normal — or what that normal will look like — is difficult to predict but few in the industry expect the bull run to extend deep into 2023.