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Port Productivity: Finding Efficiencies in an Inefficient System

Start Date:11/15/2018

Start Time:9:00 AM CST / 10am et

Duration:75 minutes


The rush by container lines to economies of scale is proving something of a double-edged sword for levels of global port and berth productivity. The increasing scale of vessels and rising concentration of alliance volumes clearly creates considerable challenges for port operations, but it also forces key container shipping stakeholders focus more intently on meaningful projects to improve collaboration and leverage maturing technologies for improved operational efficiency. Port productivity data from the JOC and parent company IHS Markit reveal that more than a quarter of total global container moves now involve vessels capable of carrying more than 10,000 TEU. The average number of container moves per port call is now well more than 1,000 globally, and many ports must deal regularly with double-digit percentage increases in the average number of boxes exchanged during calls.


This webcast will leverage the world's largest active port productivity database to deliver unique insights into developments on global, regional, and national levels. It will include discussion and analysis of the most important productivity improvement projects underway globally, how challenges are being overcome, and the opportunities arising to add value through cutting waste and improving efficiency in port operations.

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Chris Brooks

Director, Programming, JOC Events, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Chris Brooks leads JOC Events programs and works closely with the online team focusing on and The Journal of Commerce. A 30-year company veteran, his career has spanned every aspect of the editorial operation, from copy and front-line editing to design, reporting, and overseeing numerous websites. From 2008 through 2017, he managed the day-to-day editorial operation, including its team of award-winning journalists. He now leads the programming teams for nine annual JOC events, including TPM, TPM Asia, Container Trade Europe, and the JOC Inland Distribution, Gulf Shipping, Breakbulk and Heavy-Lift, and Port Performance North America conferences. Brooks also oversees the JOC's editorially driven series of webinars. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania.

Moderator - Turloch Mooney

Senior Editor, Global Ports, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Turloch Mooney is a well-known Asia-based supply chain journalist. He was co-founder and managing director for Supply Chain Asia publication based in Shanghai. He previously held posts at the International Air Transport Association as chief editor and secretary for the Global Compliance User Group. He holds a master's in international studies from the University of Limerick, Ireland, with specialization in international law and international trade. Mooney's coverage of global ports for the entire Maritime & Trade division of IHS Markit, includes port congestion, the impact of mega-ships, productivity, hinterland access, and relevant supply chain issues. It appears on, in The Journal of Commerce magazine and sister publications IHS Fairplay and, He also chairs the programming committee for the JOC's annual TPM Asia Conference in Shenzhen, China.

Mikael Lind

Mikael Lind is an Associate Professor and a Senior strategic research advisor at RISE Viktoria, Sweden, and has initiated and heads a substantial part of several open innovation initiatives related to ICT for sustainable transports of people and goods including Sea Traffic Management and PortCDM. Lind is also the co-founder of Maritime Informatics and has a part-time employment at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.


Port Productivity: Finding Efficiencies in an Inefficient System
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