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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nate Shutes from Blue Dot Designs explains how shippers are reacting the present and planning for the future when it comes to maritime logistics.
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.
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.
Associate Professor Sal Mercogliano and Lead Economist Anthony Smith dive into the past, present and future of shipping.