Patrik Berglund


CEO and Co-Founder

Patrik Berglund is the CEO and co-founder of Oslo-based Xeneta, the leading ocean and air freight rate benchmarking and market analytics platform transforming the shipping and logistics industry with data analytics. Berglund, a logistics and tech enthusiast, possesses a true passion for modernizing business processes related to logistics procurement and the supply chain. He has in-depth logistics and transportation experience from several years at Kuehne + Nagel in various roles and as co-founder of Nordilog, a logistics consultancy firm. Since founding Xeneta in 2012, Berglund has grown the company to be the top worldwide source comparing shipping rates against the market average, highs, and lows, ultimately transforming companies’ logistics procurement with actionable data intelligence. Berglund was the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Lloyd's List Next Generation Shipping Award. 

Sessions With Patrik Berglund

Monday, 28 February

  • 11:20am - 12:00pm (EST) / 28/feb/2022 07:20 pm - 28/feb/2022 08:00 pm

    Ocean Contracting: Is the Dynamic Changed Forever?

    Early trans-Pacific service contract negotiations are shaping up to be markedly different than in prior years, and, generally not to the benefit of importers. Container lines are reluctant to expand minimum quantity commitments (MQCs) and want to reduce how much so-called free time they provide. Some carriers are simply dropping customers whose cargo they don’t want, or only agreeing to provide contracted cargo on specific lanes. That’s a challenging negotiating environment even when considering that many importers’ 2022 volume forecasts aren’t necessarily robust. This session will address what importers need to understand and do to cross the contracting finish line with some MQC certainty, and how they can improve the likelihood that their cargo allocation guarantees are met through the life of the contract.