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Midyear Container Shipping Outlook: Analyzing the Peak Season (2)

Start Date:7/18/2019

Start Time:1:00 PM CDT / 2Pm et

Duration:60 minutes


Last year’s peak season was anything but normal. The front-loading of cargo to beat a series of US tariffs on Chinese goods, coupled with a pullback in capacity related to carrier anticipation of weakening demand, frustrated shippers and forwarders as demand at times overwhelmed the system. Although this year’s peak season might be a bit softer than a year ago, US consumer confidence is still strong as shippers ramp up for the holiday gift-giving season. The big question is whether the supply chain will operate efficiently, or whether carriers manage capacity by rolling cargo, streamline services, or pull ships out of service for retrofitting ahead of the January implementation of the IMO’s low-sulfur fuel mandate.

This webcast will analyze the outlook for the summer-fall peak season with a focus on the following issues:

• The outlook for US importers.

• The macro economy: Is a slowdown ahead?

• The impact of tariffs and what’s next in the US-China trade war.

• Supply chain hotspots and the risk for disruption.

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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.

Jonathan Gold

Vice President, Supply Chain and Customs Policy, National Retail Federation

Jonathan Gold is vice president of supply chain and customs policy at the National Retail Federation. In this role, Gold is a primary spokesperson and is responsible for representing the retail industry before Congress and the administration on supply chain, international trade, product safety, and customs-related issues impacting the retail industry. While with the NRF, he has been a leading advocate of the value of trade and global value chains to the US economy. Prior to joining the NRF, Gold served as a policy analyst in the Office of Policy and Planning for US Customs and Border Protection. He joined the CBP in May 2006 and was responsible for providing policy guidance on issues surrounding maritime cargo security and trade-related matters. Before joining the CBP, Gold spent nearly a decade with the Retail Industry Leaders Association, where he held several government relations positions, including director and then vice president of international trade policy before being named vice president of global supply chain policy in January 2005. Gold serves on the Department of Commerce’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness. He has previously served on the Department of Homeland Security’s Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee and on the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Advisory Committee on Distribution Services. He holds a bachelor's degree in international business with a concentration in finance from American University in Washington, D.C.

Alan Murphy

CEO & Founder, Sea-Intelligence ApS

Alan Murphy has fifteen years of experience in liner shipping research, analysis, and systems development, with a focus on bridging the often-disparate functions of management, analysis, and IT development.

Murphy is a sought-after consultant, adviser, and speaker at industry conferences and events, providing insight and intelligence to a broad range of stakeholders in the logistics community, through quantitative research techniques, econometric modeling, and systems and database architecture development.

Murphy has a degree in business economics and joined the global market intelligence department of Maersk Line in 2004, coming from a position as finance research analyst at Copenhagen Business School. At Maersk Line, he was initially responsible for developing, implementing and managing central systems for measuring and analyzing customer satisfaction, vessel utilization, market events, and internal performance.

Later, as senior analyst of Maersk Line's intelligence and analysis section, Murphy was responsible for global supply/demand modeling, long-term forecasting, market and competitor analysis, and senior management reporting. After leaving Maersk Line in 2010, he continued to support the logistics community through ARM Consulting, helping companies automate manual processes, reduce costs, and increase market reach based on actionable information.


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