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Key Sessions

Per-Olof Schroeder

Applying Data Science to Drive Operational Excellence


Rolf Habben Jansen

Keynote| When Business Meets the Customer Needs


Jeremy Nixon

The Industry’s Response: How have alliances and M&As impacted or re-shaped your KPIs, your business and relationships with clients and service providers?

Ocean Network Express Holdings

Jesper Kjaedegaard

Panel Discussion| Digital Shipping, the Supply Chain and the Freight Forwarders – A Closer Look

Mercator International

08:00 - 08:55 55 mins
Registration and arrival coffee break
08:55 - 09:00 5 mins
Welcome address from Lloyd's Containers
  • James Baker - Editor , Lloyd’s List Containers
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Chairman’s opening remarks and objective setting
  • Chairman Jesper Kjaedegaard - Partner, Mercator International
09:10 - 09:30 20 mins
Applying Data Science to Drive Operational Excellence

StormGeo CEO, Per-Olof Schroeder, discusses the issues facing the rapidly changing shipping landscape and the use of  machine learning and AI technology to transform data into actionable business insights-to make the data "talk." Examples will show how StormGeo is applying machine-learning to a vast repository of ship-specific historical performance data to isolate the impact of MetOcean phenomena on underlying ship performance.

  • Per-Olof Schroeder - CEO, StormGeo
09:30 - 09:50 20 mins
Keynote| When Business Meets the Customer Needs

Most of what we have heard over the past two years, has focused on the dramatic changes in the liner industry, with alliances, consolidation and digitisation leading everyone to wonder: How will these changes impact shippers and is this what they need? But overall trade has also been shifting, customers have become more individualised, requiring the most specialised service so far in the history of commerce. This presentation will tell the story behind this operator's innovation strategy and how aligns with what they customers need now, in a world where they are likely to need something entirely different very soon.

  • Rolf Habben Jansen - CEO, Hapag-Lloyd
09:50 - 10:40 50 mins
Operators Forum | The Bigger Picture: Leadership, Sustainability & Industry Collaboration

Half way into a year that has seen a level of stability conducive to future planning, to growth strategies and new opportunities, we ask this panel of operators: What is keeping you up at night?  Where is the industry headed and what is the smartest way to get there? What are operators doing in order to increase the sustainability of the shipping industry and is it enough? Could the answer be collaboration and if so, in what form or to what extent is collaboration possible?

  • Moderator Craig Halford - Global Director of Sales, XVELA
  • Rolf Habben Jansen - CEO, Hapag-Lloyd
  • Peter Wolf - General Manager, CMA-CGM Germany
  • Denis Choumert - Chairman, European Shippers Council
10:40 - 10:55 15 mins
Challenges of Digitisation and Globalisation
  • The future of Hamburg as a maritime hub in globalized world
  • What role play HHLA in keeping Hamburg alive as a major maritime centre?
  • The impact of the new alliances and VSAs on HHLA-terminals
  • Angela Titzrath - Chairwoman of the Executive Board, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG
10:55 - 11:40 45 mins
Morning Coffee and Networking Break
11:40 - 12:30 50 mins
Shippers’ Panel - One Year Down the Line| New Business Models in Ocean Transport in the Collaboration of BCO & Carriers (driven by liner concentration & digitization)

Last year, the consensus among BCOs was that alliances are likely to reduce choice and hence affect the quality of the service and relationships with carriers. A year later, we check in with BCOs and ask:

  • How have alliances impacted the level of service – reliability, quality and cost and choice you have?
  • How has the transition process been from your side? What could have been done better or what worked better before?

 And forward-looking:

  • New service options & process models: From door-door to target delivery horizons
  • Demand management & future models of mutual commitment: Collaborative optimisation of networks & utilization
  • New approaches to contracting: The end of tendering a/o spot?
  • Process digitisation, exemption management & intermediaries: Future role of intermediaries? Who needs forwarders & NVO in future
  • Segmentation of shipper's business & carrier's customer base: The end of commoditsation (from either…or to multiple options
  • Evaluating future options for mutual benefit from the BCO's & carrier's sides
  • Moderator Bjorn Klippel - Founder/CEO , TIM CONSULT
  • Jochen Gutschmidt - Head Global Logistics Procurement, Nestle
  • Alejandro Parodi - Logistics Procurement Manager EMEA, Eastman Chemical Company
  • Andreas Kellner - Head of Procurement Freight, Leschaco
12:30 - 12:45 15 mins
The Benefits and Possibilities of Making Existing Logistics Assets Smart

Digitalization is rapidly transforming the logistics and other shipping processes on a global scale. Major benefits can be seen in the areas of efficiency, security and large energy savings.
How do container shipping companies secure customers in today’s environments? They need to be competitive and offer attractive and advanced technological solutions to gain their customer’s trust in order to assure them to carefully transport and handle their valuable belongings.
With the emergence of big data and increasingly interconnected technologies, the digital revolution of “physical assets” is taking shape. Smart containers are revolutionizing the movement of goods – knowing where a container is at what time, what goods it contains, its condition, if it has been tampered with – all of this information means securing assets and increase operational efficiency!
Containers equipped with the aJour® Door 2 Door Security System are registered and tracked for optimized transport and distribution processes and to meet customer requirements. In addition, digitalized products which are custom-designed to actively prevent losses at sea are becoming increasingly important in marine insurance.

  • Thomas Wiedermann - CEO, Asto Telematics
12:45 - 14:10 85 mins
Networking lunch in the Exhibition
14:10 - 14:35 25 mins
The Industry’s Response: How have alliances and M&As impacted or re-shaped your KPIs, your business and relationships with clients and service providers?

For the carriers, alliances and mergers raised questions of competition, even monopoly, scale and agility and in some cases, survival. In the conditions of such large scale consolidation, with the dust having settled more or less, this operator talk about:

  • What were the biggest challenges of integration, if we can even talk about integration just one year into the process?
  • Can you already see tangible results in terms of service improvement and business operations?
  • How do operators differentiate themselves within alliances?
  • How have relationships with clients and suppliers changed?
  • Jeremy Nixon - Global Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Network Express Holdings
14:35 - 15:35 60 mins
Panel Discussion| Digital Shipping, the Supply Chain and the Freight Forwarders – A Closer Look

With the rise of digital freight forwarders, carriers moving into to the business and the already competitive environment for traditional forwarders, we take a closer look into how the battle is shaping up.

  • Is there room for everyone in the market, or will see some players drop off?
  • Does digitisation mean a sacrifice of personal relations to speed and cost efficiency? Is this an artificial distinction?
  • Professionalization of the procurement function within BCOs – is this a threat or an opportunity?
  • What is innovation for freight forwarders?
  • Moderator Jesper Kjaedegaard - Partner, Mercator International
  • Paolo Montrone - Senior Vice President, Head of Global Trade, Kuehne Nagel
  • Wolf Scheder-Bieschin - Senior Vice President, Global Head of Ocean Freight – Systems and Processes, Panalpina
15:35 - 16:05 30 mins
Afternoon Coffee and Networking Break
16:05 - 16:25 20 mins
What is the Actual Status on Supply and Demand and How Will It Develop Over the Next 18-24 Months?

A clear picture of one of the most important dynamics affecting trade. This session will look at segment based supply-demand, including a look at why there is no tonnage on order for 4,000-10,000 TEU – is there an opportunity here?  Finishing with a well-documented forecast for the upcoming 18-24 months

  • Lars Jensen - CEO, SeaIntelligence Consulting
16:25 - 16:45 20 mins
The Outlook for Freight Earnings, Asset Values and Timecharter Rates

Balancing the markets:

  • What are the fundamentals driving the freight markets
  • Will shipyard overcapacity drive down asset values
  • How will idle capacity impact earnings on both the freight and charter markets
  • Daniel Richards - Analyst, Maritime Strategies International
16:45 - 17:10 25 mins
Brave New World? The next 25 years of container transport

The container and the industry that built up around it over the past half-century has underpinned the greatest expansion of trade and global economic development in history. In this joint TT Club/McKinsey research to celebrate TT Club’s 50th anniversary, we explore the key sources of value creation for container lines, terminal operators, and freight forwarders over the coming 25 years, and posit four different futures for the industry: digital reinvention, digital disruption, third wave of globalization, and “peak container” and consolidation.

  • Matt Stone - Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Peregrine Storrs-Fox - Risk Management Director , TT Club
17:10 - 17:15 5 mins
Chairman's Concluding Remarks
  • Jesper Kjaedegaard - Partner, Mercator International
17:15 - 19:15 120 mins
Networking Reception Drinks