A shipper’s view: Maersk/Hapag, The Red Sea crisis, CNY and freight rate strategy

In this episode, produced with the support of Dimerco Express Group, host Mike King has an in-depth discussion with Bjorn Vang Jensen, Executive Director for International Transport at American multinational Cummins, on all things shipping and supply chain.

They discuss what the Gemini Cooperation agreement between Hapag-Lloyd and Maersk means for the remaining THE Alliance container lines – Yang Ming, ONE and HMM – and whether 90% service reliability is a realistic target for the new partnership.

They also analyse the Red Sea crisis and how to plan and adapt to disrupted supply chains. And they discuss what shippers should expect in the lead-in to Chinese New Year factory closures, and what geopolitical conflict and risk means for the future of globalisation, international trade and liner strategy.

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Bjorn has experience of allsides of the freight business. Until just over a year ago, he was one ofcontainershipping’s best analysts asVP Advisory Services for Global Supply Chain at Sea-IntelligenceAdvisory Services. He’s also been a vessel scheduling manager,a salesperson, a freight forwarder and a 3PL.

On the BCO side of the fence, prior to taking the reins at Cummins, he was global head oflogisticsat Electrolux for 16 years during which time he was responsible for moving millions of TEU and hundreds of thousands of tons of airfreight.

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