For centuries shipping has been the backbone of global trade. Now, at a new turning point in mankind´s history, traditional economic practices and interactions are increasingly being challenged. As for the shipping sector, in particular, a growing gap can be felt between the ‘reaction time’ needed to implement new competitive yet sustainable business strategies, and the frequency and velocity of change in the systems.
KLU and Hapag-Lloyd invite you to a Reception and Symposium “Transitions: Readiness and challenges in the shipping industry” on the 175th Anniversary of Hapag-Lloyd, October 26 & 27, 2022.
The Hapag-Lloyd Symposium will critically discuss the need for transformation in the shipping sector in this environment. What are the opportunities for the sector to develop in a context of decarbonisation, possible de-growth, restructuring supply chains, and new emerging geographies of trade? And what is the role of technology and digitalisation in this transformation?
The pressure on the entire logistics industry is still immense. Container liner shipping, in particular, is battling pandemic-related effects like congested ports and massive delays. But in the meantime spot rates have come down significantly and a global recession is on the horizon. Many questions are now arising: How will the industry change in the next months? What are the key lessons for the future? And how will globalization probably change?
PortEconomics member Prof. Dr. Gordon Wilmsmeier, Director Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL) at Kühne Logistics University – KLU, Hamburg, will present scenarios for the future of shipping, during the opening session to be held at Hapag-LLoyd headquarters
The Hapag-Lloyd Symposium looks forward to discussing these issues with several distinguished international maritime experts from academia, business, and politics.
It also looks forward to your attendance at this special event on Hapag-Lloyd’s 175th anniversary.
They look forward to discussing these topics with several distinguished international maritime experts from academia, business, and politics. Please note that both events will take place as in-person events only and will not be streamed online as a live stream.
The Symposium is operated by the Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics at Kühne Logistics University (KLU) in cooperation with Hapag-Lloyd AG
More information in the link: Hapag-Lloyd Symposium