Credits: Created, Produced and Hosted by Mike King
EP9 sweeps the length of global supply chains. From power cuts and factory shutdowns in China we swing across the Transpacific to the US where logistics networks are straining with final holiday season deliveries and pressure is mounting on the last mile. Then we jump to Europe where we’ll hear how terminal operators are coping with liner scheduling disarray. Or not as the case may be.
EP9 in more detail:
Cathy Roberson, president, Logistics Trends & Insights
Caroline Wu, Area Managing Director for Maersk Greater China
Hans Nagtegaal, Director of Containers at the Port of Rotterdam
Brian Bourke, Chief Growth Officer at Seko Logistics
Sam Whelan, Loadstar Asia Correspondent
AND Frank Coles, EX-CEO of the Wallem Group and Strategic Advisor, Kariwa Maritime
Credits: Created, Produced and Hosted by Mike King In this inaugural episode of the Loadstar Podcast Big Interview editor Mike King talks to AP Moller Maersk’s Morten Bo Christiansen, shipping’s Renaissance Man. Over the last Morten decade has been tasked with finding solutions to some of the critical challenges facing both his company and the shipping and freight industry. In his previous position as Head of Strategy he worked closely with CEO Soren Skou as Maersk ditched its energy business and started its bold ‘transformation’. This was designed to turn Big Blue from being a provider of commoditized port-to-port services into a fully-fledged container logistics integrator. A strategy which has not been without controversy, as this podcast explores. If that wasn’t challenge enough, Morten has now stepped up once more to take on arguably an even greater undertaking. As Head of Decarbonization at AP Moller Maersk, his task is multi-faceted. While many shipping lines need to understand decarbonization in relation primarily to vessel design, new fuels and operations, Maersk now need to apply its decarbonization strategy to its extended global supply chains as it spends recent windfalls on everything from more warehouses to more freighters. Maersk’ transformation rationale (1.53) Parcels industry as inspiration (6.27) Does Maersk still value smaller forwarders as customers? (8.15) Why Maersk is taking decarbonisation seriously (10.21) Regulators must step up (15.17) Betting on methanol (17.48) Maersk green pledge (23.53) Why shipping needs a carbon tax (27.01) Absolute zero vs net zero carbon emissions (29.15) ...
Credits: Created, Produced and Hosted by Mike King What Pearl River Delta port congestion means for rates Can larger ships solve capacity shortages? AND, why everyone in freight and shipping should be paying more notice to the seafarer humanitarian crisis. ...
Credits: Created, Produced and Hosted by Mike King Episode 6 of The Loadstar Podcast turns its focus on the chaos currently affecting global container trades. Mike King is joined by a ‘who’s who’ of shipping and forwarding CEOs and analysts as they explore: When the container shipping pricing madness might end? What needs to change to unblock global trade? And, with regulators now turning their gaze on box shipping, do carriers truly appreciate the terrible optics of reporting record profits while customers are suffering woeful service levels and breath-taking surcharges? Participants in this episode: John Butler, World Shipping Council (WSC) president and CEO Sarah Banks, Global Lead, Freight and Logistics at Accenture Kelvin Leung, Asia Pacific CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Soren Toft, CEO of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) Nick Saviddes, Loadstar News Editor Jon Gold, Vice President, Supply Chain and Customs Policy at the National Retail Federation Paul Page, Editor of the WSJ Logistics Report Daniel Maffei, Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Lars Jensen, Vespucci Maritime CEO ...