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September 30, 2021 00:44:47
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When will the container shipping supply chain chaos end?

Episode 6 of The Loadstar Podcast turns its focus on the chaos currently affecting global container trades. Mike King is joined by a ‘who’s who’ of shipping and forwarding CEOs and analysts as they explore: When the container shipping pricing madness might end? What needs to change to unblock global trade? And, with regulators now turning their gaze on box shipping, do carriers truly appreciate the terrible optics of reporting record profits while customers are suffering woeful service levels and breath-taking surcharges? Participants in this episode: John Butler, World Shipping Council (WSC) president and CEO  Sarah Banks, Global Lead, Freight and Logistics at Accenture Kelvin Leung, Asia Pacific CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Soren Toft, CEO of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) Nick Saviddes, Loadstar News Editor Jon Gold, Vice President, Supply Chain and Customs Policy at the National Retail Federation Paul Page, Editor of the WSJ Logistics Report Daniel Maffei, Federal Maritime Commission Chairman  Lars Jensen, Vespucci Maritime CEO   ...

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September 09, 2021 00:53:32
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Episode 5 - Shipping goes mainstream as the peak season rolls in

  In Episode 5 of The Loadstar Podcast, Mike King is joined by Loadstar shipping reporter Mike Wackett, Eric Reuter, Forto’s Vice President for Asia, and Happy Chau, a fashion logistics expert and Director of Sales with Transpacific specialist OEC Group. They examine how shipping and logistics have become mainstream news, what impact Covid outbreaks are having on ports, airports and freight rates, and why carriers are increasingly favouring longer contracts and larger shippers. Jefferies analyst Randy Giveans {from 22.30) explains how the markets are reacting to record carrier profits, and where all the extra cash will likely be spent. And James Hookham (from 34.15), the outspoken director of the Global Shippers Forum, gives a freight buyers’ perspective on current markets in an exclusive Q&A. ...

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July 20, 2021 00:42:11
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Episode 4 – Air and container freight rates soar as shippers and regulators seek answers

  Mike discusses container freight rates and supply-demand with BIMCO’s Peter Sand Stifel’s Bruce Chan explains why he thinks structurally higher air freight rates are here to stay And a leading US SME shipper explains how his company is coping with lengthy shipment delays.     In the fourth Episode of The Loadstar Podcast, Mike King is jointed by The Loadstar’s news editor Nick Savvides as they examine the latest efforts of the Biden administration and the Federal Maritime Commission to tackle shipping costs, They’re joined by Stifel’s Bruce Chan to explore why he thinks structurally higher air cargo prices might be here to stay. And a leading SME shipper in the US explains the damaging impact of supply chain delays on his business. Mike is then joined by BIMCO chief shipping analyst Peter Sand for an in-depth examination of freight rates and the demand and supply outlook for container shipping.   ...

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Episode 3

July 01, 2021 00:46:26
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Episode 3 - Exclusive interview with Tim Scharwath, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding

What Pearl River Delta port congestion means for rates Can larger ships solve capacity shortages? AND, why everyone in freight and shipping should be paying more notice to the seafarer humanitarian crisis. ...

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June 29, 2021 00:46:26
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Exclusive interview with Tim Scharwath, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding (EP3)

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June 08, 2021 00:27:59
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Episode 2 - Could logistics bottlenecks slow Europe’s post-pandemic recovery?

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