oceanwaves

OCTOBER 6, 2021 // VIRTUAL EVENT

The global supply chain has seen more than its fair share of chaos for well over a year now. From global economic lockdowns and cancellations to historic port congestion as 100% of capacity is reached, international maritime trade has seen it all in a short period of time. OceanWaves examines the processes, procedures, and technology that have all been created on the fly during this crisis to address not only the capacity crunch the world is seeing today, but also the long-standing challenges that maritime trade has dealt with for decades.

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Welcome

10/6/21 9:00 am

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Anthony Smith
Chief Economist
FreightWaves
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Kaylee Nix
Reporter
FreightWaves
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Keynote: Port perspective on managing import surge

10/6/21 9:05 am

The Port of Los Angeles is on the front lines of America’s import surge. Its executive director outlines how the port is handling the load given capacity limits of rail, trucking and warehousing.

Greg Miller
Senior Editor
FreightWaves
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Gene Seroka
Executive Director and Chief Logistics Officer
The Port of Los Angeles
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Fireside Chat: What does congestion really mean for global trade?

10/6/21 9:35 am

Lars Jensen and Kevin Hill discuss how the bullwhip effect for ocean carriers started during the abyss of the pandemic and is still reverberating through supply chains.

Lars Jensen
CEO & Partner
Vespucci Maritime
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Kevin Hill
Executive Publisher
FreightWaves
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Fireside Chat: An Economist's View of Freight Transportation Chaos - How We Got Here and Where We are Going

10/6/21 10:00 am

Ports and inland transportation connections are choking on ocean imports. Walter Kemmsies, a prominent economic and strategic advisor to the public and private sector, will discuss supply and demand dynamics, infrastructure challenges, and other factors behind the ocean freight slowdown, as well as what could make the situation better or worse in the next year.

Eric Kulisch
Reporter
FreightWaves
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Walter Kemmsies
Managing Partner
The Kemmsies Group
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FreightWaves FreightTech 100 in Partnership with Ryder

10/6/21 10:35 am

Sr. Retail Analyst Andrew Cox highlights the 2022 FreightWaves FreightTech Top 100.

Fireside Chat: How aggregating SMB shippers can build scale

10/6/21 10:45 am

Perch is a leader in a burgeoning segment of e-commerce: “Amazon aggregators”. These such companies have raised <$4bn in the past 18 months from venture and private capital to purchase and operate successful FBA brands. Perch recently brought on Wayfair alum John Esborn to build out its ocean transport division. Esborn joins FreightWaves Sr. Retail Analyst Andrew Cox to discuss what it's been like starting over in the toughest capacity environment he's seen in 30+ years in the industry; lessons from building Wayfair’s ocean freight; and his recent addition to the National Shipper Advisory Council.

Andrew Cox
Market Research Analyst
FreightWaves
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John Esborn
Director, Head of International Transportation
Perch
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WHAT THE TRUCK?!?

10/6/21 11:40 am

Tim Dooner
Host of WHAT THE TRUCK?!?
FreightWaves
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Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
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Greg Miller
Senior Editor
FreightWaves
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Lionel van der Walt
Global Chief Commercial Officer
PayCargo
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John Oechsle
CEO
Derive Systems
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Shruti Bansal
Principal Freight Product Manager
Kpler
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Greg Finnerty
VP of Operations
Concept Logistics
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Carlos Medina
President
SpillBully
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Fireside Chat: What the Ship - Are SMB's being left out in the cold?

10/6/21 12:50 pm

Has the global container market had you saying WT...RATES?! Founder and CEO of Global Gateway Logistics discusses trends she has seen within her business and how the current market differentiates between SMEs and large, enterprise global shippers. The global transportation veteran will also diagnose issues with current industry technology and operational areas that are being overlooked.

Grace Sharkey
Staff Writer
FreightWaves
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Caitlin Murphy
CEO
Global Gateway Logistics
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Fireside Chat: How much volatility can the ocean market take?

10/6/21 1:25 pm

Gordon Downes, CEO of the New York Shipping Exchange (NYSHEX), speaks with Patrick Duffy, President of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), about the challenges facing stakeholders on both sides of the ocean shipping marketplace – shippers and ocean carriers. Tune in to as they discuss risk management in bluewater logistics through the use of enforceable freight contracts and how technology can enhance shipper-carrier relationships.

Gordon Downes
CEO
New York Shipping Exchange, Inc.
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Patrick Duffy
President
Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA)
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Fireside Chat: How SMB shippers are building resilient supply chains

10/6/21 1:45 pm

Nate Shutes from Blue Dot Designs explains how shippers are reacting the present and planning for the future when it comes to maritime logistics.

Nate Shutes
Host
The Bootstrappers Guide to Logistics
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Anthony Smith
Chief Economist
FreightWaves
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Fireside Chat: Shipper strategies to counter congestion

10/6/21 2:05 pm

Anchorages are full of waiting ships off U.S. ports. A look at how importers can minimize import shipment delays and what the prospects are for future ocean freight pricing.

Nerijus Poskus
VP, Global Ocean
Flexport
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Greg Miller
Senior Editor
FreightWaves
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Fireside Chat: How to manage global supply chains through hazardous weather conditions

10/6/21 2:55 pm

According to a recent United Nations’ report on climate change, rising temperatures will continue to amplify extreme weather events, affecting operations and capacity of global trade. FourKites’ Glenn Koepke discusses how technology combined with different capacity strategies can help supply chains stay resilient during these harsh conditions.

Glenn Koepke
Senior Vice President, Customer Success
FourKites
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Grace Sharkey
Staff Writer
FreightWaves
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Fireside Chat: What’s wrong with shipping?

10/6/21 3:15 pm

Associate Professor Sal Mercogliano and Lead Economist Anthony Smith dive into the past, present and future of shipping.

Anthony Smith
Chief Economist
FreightWaves
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Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
Campbell University
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Closing Remarks

10/6/21 3:35 pm

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Anthony Smith
Chief Economist
FreightWaves
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Kaylee Nix
Reporter
FreightWaves
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