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Global liner Shipping Conference

Maersk Line and Siemens review the impact of commoditisation

How can customer care and operational processes improve?

Take a look into the future of container vessel size

Explore the potential benefits as well as the possible infrastructure constraints

Assess the impact of new environmental regulation

Bunker price versus slow steaming: has the needle swung?

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

New features and topics for 2015:

Keynote panel discussion
An expert panel examines 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
Debate whether the industry benefit from new environmental regulations

Battle of the ports
Discuss the optimal routing for Europe: Southern European ports or Northern European ports?

Have I Got CI News for You
Two teams of ‘celebrity’ container contestants battle against each other to guess some of Containerisation International’s top stories from the past year

Containerisation International's looks good on paper
Local infographic artists present their interpretations of the day’s events

Electronic polling
An opportunity to cast your vote on the most important industry questions

Global Focal Points
Updates on the Panama Canal Expansion and developments in African container shipping

Shipper's Corner
Review standardisation in terms and conditions for working with small and medium sized-shippers

Containerisation International's Data Hub
The latest statistics and market trends presented by the world's top analysts

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%

Global Liner Shipping Conference expert speaker panel snapshot:

Rolf Habben Jansen, Chief Executive Officer,
Hapag-Lloyd AG

Karsten Kildahl, Chief Executive, North Europe Region,
Maersk Line

Jens Holger Nielsen, CEO,

Robert Gora, Vice President, Global Category Management Logistics,

Richard A. Lidinsky Jr., Commissioner,
Federal Maritime Commission

Chris Welsh, Secretary-General,
Global Shippers' Forum

Thomas Fricke, Former Head,
2006 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee

Jesper Kjaedegaard, Partner,
Mercator International

Rolf Neise, Global Logistics Programme Manager,
British American Tobacco 

Lars Jensen, CEO & Partner,
SeaIntel Maritime Analysis 

Gert-Jan Jansen, Executive Director, Head of Cargo Advisory Practice,
Seabury Group

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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(updated 23 January 2015)

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

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


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