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

Mickey Diaz

Unique Logistics International (NYC) LLC Atlanta

Chief Operating Officer

Mickey Diaz is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Unique Logistics with over 32 years experience in Logistics. Mickey has always maintained a focus on the Customer Experience in her Senior Management roles. Ms. Diaz joined Unique Logistics International Inc. in April 2022 as Chief Operations Officer. She is responsible for the management of “operations, sales and service “of the company with a strong focus on automation and self-service capabilities for customers. Prior to joining Unique, Ms. Diaz served as Senior Vice President Customer Experience for the Americas, at GEODIS, responsible for operational excellence, customer service, and implementation throughout the Americas. Before that Mickey served as Vice President of Operations for DACHSER, where she was responsible for operations, compliance, and procurement of air and ocean services. From 2006 to 2011 Ms. Diaz was a board member and served as COO and later CEO Latin America with IJS Global. At IJS Global Mickey was responsible for operations, ocean procurement, and business development of USA. She later started up Latin American offices ensuring compliant and profitable operations and growth. Mickey started her career at Air Express International in 1991-2001 working her way up from operations to Senior Management, as Vice President of Quality and Customer Service, where she was responsible for quality, operations, and multinational customer sales service. Ms. Diaz has extensive knowledge in international regulatory requirements and is passionate about automation of our industry.

Sessions With Mickey Diaz

Tuesday, 28 February

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

    The eBL Inflection Point

    An electronic bill of lading sounds like such a reasonable and practical idea that it's difficult to understand why there has been so little adoption of them. The world has dispensed with paper versions of documents in dozens of high-values, high-importance scenarios, including bidding on houses. Yet eBLs account for only a tiny percentage of overall bills of lading each year. The barriers to adoption actually are numerous: no single eBL product; diverse pilots involving different container lines; unique banking regulations in each country touching international shipments; and a lack of priority among shippers to force service providers to change. In 2022, however, some strides were made that might end up being seen as a true fork in the road. The Digital Container Shipping Association convened numerous eBL software vendors in a pilot that seeks to create interoperability among the various products. This is key because shippers don't want to be forced into several eBL formats depending on the shipping lines they use. And progress has come in terms of making banks more comfortable with the creation and transfer of eBLs. This session will dig into where the industry is, how vendors that are competitive with each other can work together to drive adoption of eBLs, and the role shippers can play in driving broader use of eBLs.