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Global liner Shipping Conference

Leading industry speakers
Karsten Kildahl Chief Executive, North Europe Region Maersk Line
Otto Schacht Executive Vice President, Sea Logistics Kuehne + Nagel
Claus-Peter Offen Founder Reederei Claus-Peter Offen
Hermann Klein CEO E.R. Schiffahrt
CI Data Hub
Global Liner Shipping: Data Hub
Trade statistics and Market Intelligence
Shippers' Corner
Jochen Gutschmidt Head, Global Transport Procurement Nestlé
Adam Rashid International Solutions Manager Sony Supply Chain Solutions Europe
Christo van der Meer Operations Manager Flowers@Sea FloraHolland
Rob Moen Container Lead Cargill
Evening Networking Dinner
Shippers' Corner
Participants examined the impact of the P3 alliance

The keynote session featured perspectives from Maersk, Nestlé and Kühne + Nagel

More shippers attended GLS 2014 than ever before!

More than one quarter of the audience were customers of ocean carriers

Participants enjoyed extended networking activities

"The dinner on the boat was the best thing that's ever happened after any conference of my career"

V Srivastava, Tufton Oceanic

Participants debated how Germany will maintain its share of containerisation

The panel featured Hanjin Shipping, OPDR, HSH Nordbank and HPA

Global Liner Shipping Conference 2014: Consolidation, collaboration and the future of container shipping

Shippers who attended Global Liner Shipping 2014 included:

  • Global Sourcing Manager, Akzo Nobel Sourcing
  • Head of External Logistics, Aurubis AG
  • Global Fright Mode Manager, Bacardi
  • Global Transport Specialist - Deep Sea Mode, Bacardi
  • Director, BASF
  • Procurement Manager, BASF
  • Vice President, BASF
  • Head of Global Freight, Clarks
  • Container Lead, Cargill
  • International Freight Broker, The David J. Joseph Company
  • Corporate Development Manager, Dr Oetker
  • Operations Manager, Flowers@Sea, FloraHolland
  • Global Category Buyer Logistics, Heineken Global Procurement
  • Delivery Planning & Warehousing Manager EMEA, Ingredion
  • Director Logistics Procurement, K+S Aktiengesellschaft
  • Senior Logistics Manager, Mark Lyndon International
  • Commercial Logistics Superviser, Mark Lyndon International
  • Head Global Transport Procurement, Nestlé
  • International Solutions Manager, Sony Supply Chain Europe
  • Manager, Barge & Container Logistics, Toepfer
  • Head of Import Logistics, Total Produce
  • Global Overseas Buyer, Solvay
  • Category Manager, International & Project Logistics, Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH
  • Catagory Specialist, Global Martine, Transportation & Logistics, ExxonMobil P & C
  • Group Logistics Director, Lhoist

Participants of GLS 2014 assessed industry's most critical topics:

Industry's senior representatives:

  • Analysed the potential impact of the P3 alliance
  • Explored relationships between carriers and forwarders: Today and tomorrow
  • Assessed shippers' requirements with key perspectives from seven BCOs
  • Participated in the shippers / carriers speed networking session
  • Debated how Germany will maintain its share of the container industry
  • Discussed key industry issues in champagne round table breakout sessions
  • Networked and dined aboard the Mare Frisium in an exclusive sailing trip
  • Received key trade statistics and market data in Containerisation International's Data Hub
  • Analysed which terminals will be best placed for 2015
  • Examined the future of container vessels: LNG and innovative vessel design


Rodolphe Saadé, Executive Director, CMA CGM shared his vision for the future of container shipping at GLS 2014

R. Saade

2014 speaker panel included:

  • Rodolphe Saadé CMA CGM
  • Karsten Kildahl Maersk Line
  • Jochen Gutschmidt Nestlé
  • Otto Schacht Kühne + Nagel
  • Claus-Peter Offen Reederei Claus-Peter Offen
  • Jens Meier Hamburg Port Authority
  • John LaRue Port of Corpus Christi Authority
  • Hermann Klein E.R. Schiffahrt
  • Senator Frank Horch Hamburg
  • Rolf Neise British American Tobacco
  • Anthony Ciarello TOTE Inc.
  • Rob Moen Cargill
  • Patrick Won Hanjin Shipping Europe
  • Jesper Kjaedegaard Mercator International
  • Till Ole Barrelet OPDR Group
  • Adam Rashid Sony Supply Chain Europe
  • Miroslav Skorepa Bacardi
  • Stefan Bodelind Akzo Nobel Sourcing
  • Lodewijk Wisse Transport Council
  • Christo van der Meer FloraHolland
  • Damian Brett Containerisation International 
  • Lars Jensen SeaIntel Maritime Analysis
  • Christian P. Nieswandt HSH Nordbank
  • Gert-Jan Jansen Seabury Group
  • Rudolf Wettstein Wärtsilä
  • Edwin Velterop Box Trade Intelligence
  • Philip Damas Drewry Supply Chain Advisors
  • Mike Garratt MDS Transmodal
  • Christopher Vowden Platts

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(updated 17 December 2014)

Global Liner Shipping Conference past reviews...

"Excellent networking event where all relevant stakeholders are present."
T van der Linden, Heineken


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