Archived Webcasts

Tue, 01/11/2016 - 15:45
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Implications of Hanjin Collapse for Retailers

Join our industry experts as they explain what the collapse of Hanjin Shipping means for the
industry in the short and long-term. 

During the 30 minute webcast Szakonyi and Lee detail what the stranding of hundreds of thousands of containers on Hanjin ships means for European and US retailers preparing for the holiday season and peak season spot rates. Their highlighting of exclusive trans-Pacific market research will help shippers make more informed decisions ahead of the launch of new shipping alliances this spring.


Wed, 26/10/2016 - 16:45
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Connect the Supply Chain Dots: Collaborate from Design to Delivery

Today’s global supply chains face pressures on all fronts – making internal communication, collaboration, and centralized data absolutely critical. Companies and their trading partners need to create a technology network to connect the dots and gain visibility into the entire design to delivery process.

Learn how achieving a truly seamless supply chain – including partner and supplier networks – can improve product innovation, ensure accurate landed cost, reduce risk, achieve significant duty savings, and accelerate time-to-market.

Moderator: Alessandra Gregory Barrett, Senior Content Editor, JOC, IHS Maritime & Trade


Nathan Pieri, Chief Product Officer, Amber Road

Wed, 28/09/2016 - 08:00
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An enduring risk: Trends in piracy around the world

Political and public interest in international piracy peaked between 2009 and 2012 as Somali pirates wrestled with the international naval community for control of the sea lines of communication passing through waters off the Horn of Africa. A confluence of pressures, including naval action at sea and ashore, wider international activities ashore, and (arguably) the presence of armed security at sea on some ships, brought a halt to the piracy issue off Somalia.

However, it was always unlikely that the piracy issue would go away completely; the piracy risk endures around the world, as there remains a need to address its causes as as well as its consequences. In modern times, the issue emerged in the Asia-Pacific region, and today it remains a problem there. Moreover, the Gulf of Guinea endures as a region of international concern.

The reasons why piracy exists and the forms in which it manifests itself differ from region to region around the world. With piracy remaining a concern for political leaders, armed forces, the commercial sector, international organizations, and analysts alike, this timely webinar will examine new developments, assess key themes, and consider potential solutions to the piracy problem. Specifically, IHS experts will cover: 

• Piracy incidents and trends in the Asia-Pacific region
• Piracy and wider maritime security challenges in the Gulf of Guinea
• Trends and issues in the commercial shipping sector 

Speakers include: Ridzwan Rahmat, IHS Jane's Asia-Pacific Naval Reporter; Devlin McStay, Data Analyst, IHS Maritime & Trade; Martin Roberts, Senior Analyst, Africa, IHS Markit Country Risk; and Dr Lee Willett, Editor of IHS Jane's Navy International

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Thu, 28/07/2016 - 15:15
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Peak-Season Freight Outlook: Ocean and Intermodal

It’s becoming increasingly clear that, without a dramatic jump in demand and a decrease in capacity, container lines can expect to limp through the next couple of years with little chance of making a profit. The fundamentals are all wrong. Demand for global container shipping this year is expected to increase barely 1 percent, with capacity growing 6 percent. Not only is capacity outstripping demand, but the vessels entering the market are ever larger as carriers search for lower unit costs, even as they come under siege from record low freight rates. On the land side, intermodal rail is winning back market share from trucking as rail service that bombed out two years ago has recovered in a big way. Many analysts, however, attribute that to weak freight demand reflected in declining rates and FTR Associates’ expectations for a scant 0.2 percent uptick in North American intermodal volumes this year. Yet FTR expects peak-season volume to rally, leading to greater growth in 2017.

This live, 75-minute webcast will analyze the outlook for the summer-fall peak shipping seasons for the containerized shipping and intermodal rail markets.

Moderator: Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com, IHS Maritime & Trade


Mario O. Moreno, Senior Economist, IHS Maritime & Trade

Lawrence J. Gross, Partner & Senior Consultant, FTR Associates and President, Gross Transportation Consulting

Moderator: Peter T. Leach, Editor At-Large, The Journal of Commerce, IHS Maritime & Trade

Speakers: Mario O. Moreno, Senior Economist, IHS Maritime & Trade



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Thu, 30/06/2016 - 15:30
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A landmark referendum over the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union has ended in victory for those in favour of leaving the European Union but what does this mean for the shipping industry, both in the United Kingdom and further afield?  

Join our live webinar on Thursday 30th June at 2pm (BST) as our experts discuss the implications.


Brexit – any benefits for shipping? Will it affect London’s status as a maritime centre?

Brexit – who are the maritime winners and losers?

Brexit – what next? What can shipping expect to change in the months to come? Further down the road?



Nicola Good, Executive Editor Fairplay


Mario Moreno, JOC Senior Economist

Jonathan Roberts, Head of Communications, UK Chamber of Shipping

Toby Stephens, Shipping Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan

Tue, 07/06/2016 - 15:15
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Like its container shipping cousins, the shipping lines that operate multipurpose ships carrying breakbulk and project cargoes are suffering from overcapacity, lack of global demand and low freight rates. And like the container ships, multipurpose vessels are getting ever larger. That makes the few bright spots around the globe — the Middle East, parts of the U.S. Gulf and China — even more critical for multipurpose ship operators and the heavy-lift industry. In short, it will take some time for global cargo demand to catch up to the glut of multipurpose vessel capacity that carriers ordered when demand was stronger. But the breakbulk/project cargo sector is a complex market encompassing commodities such as steel, natural rubber and forest products; heavy-lift shipments including turbines and refinery equipment; oversized equipment such as energy-generating windmills, and project shipments for construction work, and demand can vary widely by commodity and region.

This webcast will examine the outlook for breakbulk/project cargo shipping and the economic and other issues driving the market direction.

Moderator: Joseph Bonney, Editor Breakbulk & Project Cargo, JOC, IHS Maritime & Trade


Susan Oatway, Lead Analyst, Drewry Maritime Research


Interested in sponsoring this webcast? For more information, please contact Tony Stein at Tony.Stein@ihs.com

Thu, 17/03/2016 - 15:00
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When the International Maritime Organization in 2014 said it would require all containers to be weighed and bear validation before loading aboard a vessel, it put the onus on shippers for compliance. Like data-transmission regulations imposed after the September 11 attacks, these safety-related rules, which will take effect on July 1, will impact shippers on a day-to-day, operational basis. They also have the potential to cause significant disruption to shipper supply chains at a time when they’re also wrestling with other disruptive factors.

This webcast will analyze the regulation, how it will be carried out and enforced, and discuss best practices for beneficial cargo owners to ensure compliance and supply chain efficiency.

Moderator: Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, The Journal of Commerce and JOC Events, IHS Maritime & Trade


Peter Tirschwell, Senior Director, Content, IHS Maritime & Trade

Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com, IHS Maritime & Trade


Interested in sponsoring this webcast? For more information, please contact Tony Stein at Tony.Stein@ihs.com


Thu, 21/01/2016 - 16:45
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The volatility ocean carriers, shippers and intermediaries experienced in 2015 may have been severe, but it’s becoming more evident that such unpredictability is the new normal. 2015, of course, was marked by several industry-changing events: the protracted ILWU labor negotiations that led to the worst West Coast port congestion in a decade, followed by a contract that will yield labor peace into 2019; a widening supply-demand gap that sent Asia-Europe and trans-Pacific rates into free-fall; and a slowing China that is hitting containerized imports and exports alike. As 2016 begins, questions abound: What impact will an expected interest rate hike in the U.S. have on the economy at home and abroad? Will China reverse its slide? What impact will consolidation among major ocean carriers have on services? And, with new container-weighing rules just months away, what do shippers need to know to avoid disruption.

This webcast will examine the outlook for the containerized shipping market, the economic indicators playing into that and the impact the latest trends and regulations will have on service, reliability and visibility. 

Moderator: Peter T. Leach, Editor-at-Large, JOC.com, IHS Maritime & Trade


Mario O. Moreno, Senior Economist, JOC.com, IHS Maritime & Trade

Lars Jensen, CEO and Partner, SeaIntelligence Consulting


Interested in sponsoring this webcast? For more information, please contact Tony Stein at Tony.Stein@ihs.com

Wed, 02/12/2015 - 16:45
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What lies ahead in 2016? Join our chief maritime analyst, Richard Clayton, as he looks at the maritime industry and related sectors.

  • Markets: Demand for bigger ships continues, market supply and demands changing the face of fleets
  • Finance: Maritime finance landscape continues to change with new players
  • Technology: Technological developments
  • Expertise: Ageing maritime workforce
  • Canals and ports: how will they cope with the ever-increasing size of vessels
Richard Clayton, Chief Maritime Analyst, IHS Maritime & Trade