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

Rachel Shames

CV International

Vice President-Pricing and Procurement

Rachel Shames serves as Vice President, Pricing and Procurement for CV International, Inc. (CVI), an independent NVOCC, freight forwarder, and customs brokerage provider. She oversees transportation pricing, vendor selection, contract management and negotiation, FMC compliance, and international agent network management. She began her career in international shipping with CMA-CGM America. She joined CVI in 2011, first focusing on inside sales and marketing for the company, then transitioning to pricing and procurement in 2014. Rachel earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 2005. She holds a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Maritime and Supply Chain Management from Old Dominion University.

Sessions With Rachel Shames

Monday, 27 February

  • 10:30am - 11:30am (PST) / 27/feb/2023 06:30 pm - 27/feb/2023 07:30 pm

    Container Shipping Outlook: Suddenly and Yet Again, It’s a New World

    Just weeks into 2023, the market is almost unrecognizable compared to the past two years of massive pandemic impact. If the market was defined then by tonnage idled outside of ports combined with a consumer spending surge that together produced a state of unprecedented tightness and stratospheric rates, now it looks positively, well, normal. The last vestiges of port congestion are clearing out, spot rates and expectations for contract rate levels are back to pre-pandemic norms, and container lines' brief ironclad control of the market is gone, at least for the moment. On the horizon is a possible US recession, a bloated vessel order book and the need to repair tattered relationships. In this opening market outlook session — a feature of the TPM program since 2001 — industry leaders will offer their big-picture outlook for the year ahead.