• TPMTech
  • February 23 – 24, 2023 | Hilton Long Beach

Markus Johannssen

Kuehne + Nagel (AG & Co) KG

Senior Vice President, Global Seafreight

Markus Johannsen has over 20 years of international transportation and logistics experience. He was appointed Senior Vice President of Global Seafreight at Kuehne + Nagel (AG & Co) KG in January 2019. Mr. Johannsen has global responsibility for the operation of the Seafreight business unit.

In 2019, he was driving the new organizational, much more customer centric set up as well as utilizing technology to realize efficiency gains across the Business.

His focus during the last 3 years was on providing industry leading visibility, prediction of events as well as making use of data to increase resilience of supply chains hand in hand with adjusting the operations to execute against the learnings and deliver the promised customer excellence.

Previous to his current role, Mr. Johannsen was Senior Vice President Seafreight North Asia Pacific region from 2014 to 2018. He has a well-balanced perspective of Asia Pacific in particular China, having worked and lived in Shanghai since 2008 in various Seafreight Management positions.

Prior to his career in Kuehne + Nagel Markus was building the foundation of his expertise while holding several roles in Sea Logistics in German based Logistics companies. He holds a Bachelor in transport management and operations.

Sessions With Markus Johannssen

Friday, 24 February

  • 09:05am - 09:45am (PST) / 24/feb/2023 05:05 pm - 24/feb/2023 05:45 pm

    Keynote: Kuehne +Nagel’s View of a Chaotic Technology Environment

    A decade ago, the global 3PL landscape was pretty well established. The large top 25 players had large brand recognition, even if they collectively lacked the type of market share dominance players in other industries enjoy. But over the last decade, the competitive landscape has changed along multiple dimensions: the emergence of so-called digital forwarders — backed by big-name venture capital firms; the rise of e-commerce players moving into logistics services; and finally, container lines pursuing an integrated supply chain management strategy for shippers. The pandemic seemed to turbocharge these developments, adding massive amounts of capital to the industry in the form of more venture funding, container line profits and e-commerce driven revenue. Then there's the impact of the pandemic itself on 3PLs and their customers — from decentralized operations to huge spikes in demand, freight rates, and transit times — have had an indelible effect. And behind all these dynamics is technology, especially the role that things such as automation, visibility, and user interface, play in attracting and retaining customers. In this session, Kuehne + Nagel, one of the most high-profile companies in the industry, sill discuss how the last decade, and the last three years in particular, have shaped where and what the company invests in.