The Big Interview: The world according to shippers

October 12, 2022 00:39:01
The Big Interview: The world according to shippers
The Loadstar Podcast
The Big Interview: The world according to shippers

Oct 12 2022 | 00:39:01


Show Notes

In this Big Interview, Loadstar Podcast editor and producer Mike King gets the view of the freight and shipping world from the perspective of shippers as he interviews James Hookham, Secretary General of the Global Shippers’ Forum.

Mike asks why do shippers still want reform of the liner industry even as rates declines? Also discussed are the impacts Covid disruptions and soaring freight rates have had on SMEs. Why container lines need more regulation. How carriers and shippers can build trust so they can cooperate more fully on critical challenges including how to decarbonise supply chains. And why more action needs to be taken to stop bugs getting into boxes.


Episode in more detail


Logistics now: The shippers’ perspective (1.24)

The outlook in Europe (4.14)

China as a manufacturing centre (5.33)

Brexit and Truss (8.04)

Shippers view of container lines and EC regulations (13.34)

The dangers of bugs in boxes (26.00)

Building more sustainable supply chains (31.00)

2023 challenges (35.10)


Credits: created, produced and hosted by Mike King


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