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Global liner Shipping Conference

Expert speeakers:
Rolf Habben Jansen Chief Executive Officer Hapag-Lloyd AG
Karsten Kildahl Chief Executive, North Europe Region Maersk Line
Frank Hercksen Executive Vice President, Global Head of Ocean Freight Panalpina
Jens Holger Nielsen CEO Samskip
Global Hot Spots
Explore the current outlook for container shipping in Africa
Northern and Southern European terminals put their cases forward
Bunker Price vs Slow Streaming
Top executives review the impact of commoditisation

Speaker contributions from Hapag LLoyd, Maersk Line, Siemens, Unifeeder & Panalpina

Review new terms & conditions for working with medium sized shippers

Led by the Global Shippers' Forum

Megavessel size: Experts predict how big ships are going to get

Explore the potential benefits and technical constraints

Examine how regulators plan to monitor alliances

How will regulatory authorities cooperate to ensure the four major groupings play fair?

Global Liner Shipping Conference 2015: differentiation in an increasingly commoditised industry

Hot sessions for 2015:

Keynote session: Hapag Lloyd, Maersk, Siemens, Panalpina & Unifeeder examine whether the industry is really heading towards full commoditisation

Alliance watch: Assess how regulators plan to monitor the four major Asia-Europe groupings

Soap box debate: Two parties tackle the controversial issue of new environmental regulation and the true impact on industry

Global focal points: Updates on the Panama Canal expansion and developments in African container shipping

Shipper’s corner: Review new terms & conditions for working with small and medium sized-shippers

Data Hub: Experts predict the potential benefits and technical constraints

Network with 250+ Senior Representatives of the Container Supply Chain:



Carriers & Ship Managers 25%

Freight Forwarders & Shippers 27%

Port Authorities & Terminals 18%

Analysts & Consultants 12%

Other 18%

Key features for 2015:



    Electronic polling:
    An opportunity to cast your vote on the most important industry questions. With this tool you can see whether our speakers can change audience preconceptions.


    Conference infographics:
    Artists help you consolidate two-days of knowledge-sharing with a visual montage of the conference depicting the key industry challenges and solutions that have been addressed during the conference.

      ont2 Online networking tool:
    Stay connected with fellow participants using our unique ONS tool. View the delegate list one week in advance and message other attendees online.


Industry's most senior representatives share global perspectives:

Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO
Hapag-Lloyd AG

Karsten Kildahl, Chief Executive, North Europe Region
Maersk Line

Frank Hercksen, Executive Vice President

Jesper Kristensen, CEO

Jens Holger Nielsen, CEO

Robert Gora, Vice President, Global Category Management Logistics

Patrick Walters, Group Commercial Director
Peel Ports

Denis Choumert, Chairman
European Shipowners' Council

Chris Welsh, Secretary-General
Global Shippers' Forum

Lutz Weber, CFO
Reederei NSB

Ralf Nagel, CEO

Jan Willem de Braal, CCO

Richard A. Lidinsky Jr., Commissioner
Federal Maritime Commission

Unique opportunities to network at this year's conference:

Skyline Bar Drinks Reception

Meet with the Global Liner crowd for informal pre-conference drinks, twenty floors up in the elegant Skyline Bar with spectacular views of Hamburg Port


Network Development Lunch

Mix it up and get to know new faces in this lunchtime activity

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Exclusive Sailing Dinner

Have a truly unforgettable evening dinner aboard the Mare Frisium as she sails the shores of the River Elbe


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(updated 27 May 2015)

Which shippers will you meet at GLS 2015?

  • Aurubis
  • BASF
  • Borregaard
  • British American Tobacco
  • Cargill
  • Eastman Chemicals
  • Elkem
  • Evonik
  • ICL
  • K&S
  • Llyondell Bassell
  • Mark Lyndon International
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Seimens
  • Solvay
  • Styrolution
  • Tradall

Global Liner Shipping Conference reviews from 2014...

"Good content, interesting and intelligent people to network with, the dinner on the boat was the best thing that’s ever happened after any conference in my career"
V Srivastava
"Representing a company that strongly believes in the need for companies to work in networks, it is a must to be at this event that is attended by global leaders in retail, manufacturing, freight forwarding, ocean liner shipping and finance"
F Behrens
"Very well organised, happy with the attendance especially for a sponsor, the chairman for the event was excellent"
V Venkatesh


Join our Global Liner, Ports and Freight LinkedIn group and network with the most senior members of the industry.




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