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An online seminar & virtual networking event for container logistics, cold chain & healthcare professionals. 

Containing Covid-19:

Containerisation's role in global vaccine logistics 

Live online seminar – 15 April 2021

Join us live online for this highly anticipated seminar from 10:30 AM BST

This event is free of charge to delegates. Places are limited. Register today to confirm your place at this unique online event.

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Why attend this seminar?

While the first wave of ultra-low temperature COVID19 vaccine distribution is centred mainly around airfreight and road, containerisation is already playing a vital role in meeting the world’s greatest ever supply chain challenge. Over coming weeks and months, that role is only set to grow.

Today, container shipping is already enabling the international distribution of syringes, vials, PPE and other key medical equipment needed to administer vaccines. Container ports are stepping up as vaccine logistics hubs, working with airfreight, ocean and landside logistics to provide much-needed cold storage capacity and other supply chain services. Specialist ultra-deep-freeze refrigerated containers are filling a gap where cold chain infrastructure is lacking. And as new vaccines roll out rapidly that do not require such deep refrigeration, reefer containers will play a growing role both in transport and storage.

This online seminar and virtual networking event brings together public and private stakeholders from across the global container shipping, cold chain and healthcare worlds to discuss the challenges and opportunities of vaccine logistics.

Meet our Confirmed


Carl Bentzel

Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission

Vassilios Demetriades

Deputy Shipping Minister
The Republic of Cyprus

Hristo Petkov

Global Head of Pharmaceuticals
Maersk Line
Hristo has been a part of the Maersk team for nearly ten years. He started working within the Global Trade team, where he developed interest for temperature-controlled logistics. Thereafter, he joined the Sales and Marketing about five years ago, focusing on temperature-controlled commodities and specifically Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare. Being a part of this dedicated team that delivers breakthrough technologies and enables customers cold supply chains, he has developed true passion for Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Cold Chain Logistics. At Maersk he is responsible for establishing and growing the Pharma vertical, within Ocean, Air and Overland, and his expertise and level of experience allows him to support customers with solid solutions that can be developed by Maersk’s customer centric teams.

Natalie Shaw

Director of Employment Affairs
International Chamber of Shipping
Natalie is the Director of Employment Affairs for the International Chamber of Shipping which she joined in 2003. Since this time she was actively involved in the consolidation of the ILO instruments into the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, acts as Ship owner coordinator on discussions on issues such as the ILO Minimum Wage, Crew Claims and Abandonment, Fair Treatment, Piracy, Seafarer medical issues to name but a few areas. She was also involved in leading the ICS effort towards the updating of the STCW Convention culminating in the Diplomatic Conference held in Manila in June 2010. Over the last year, she has focussed her attention on ensuring seafarers are supported through the pandemic.

Adya Sidharth

Vice President, Group Cargo Solutions and Platform Development, PSA International Pte Ltd
Adya Suddarth is an innovative and results-driven leader with a track record of achieving success in highly competitive and complex operating environments. He has extensive experience in managing large regional and global P&Ls and cross-cultural teams. Developed and managed global customer relationships at the leadership level and across a wide cross-section of industry sectors. Skilled in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, International Business Operations, Business and Digital Transformation.

Mike Yarwood

Managing Director Loss Prevention
TT Club
Mike is the Managing Director for TT Club’s Loss Prevention Department. Mike joined TT Club in 2010 as a Claims Executive providing advice to transport operator Members globally, having previously held operation management roles within the logistics industry for 13 years. Previous roles incorporated full responsibility in terms of budget, legislative, operational and health and safety compliance, including being the nominated dangerous goods safety advisor.


Hosting the seminars and workshops

Rachael White

Managing Director
Cool Logistics
Over 30 years covering global cargo supply chains, shipping, logistics, ports and land transport as a writer, editor, conference producer, emcee and event moderator. Helping corporates, NGOs, event organisers and institutional clients synthesize complex macro and micro trends to make their mark and steer their strategy.

Nick Savvides

Managing Editor
Container News
Nick Joined Container News on 1 January 2020 following a 30-year career in maritime journalism has included working for some of the major publications in the industry, including Seatrade in Athens, Greece, International Freighting Weekly, Containerisation International’s online news service, ci-online, The Naval Architect and Fairplay. Working mainly as a written news journalist Nick has also produced radio and TV pieces and, while working as a freelance in the early part of his career was published in national and international daily publications, such as The Guardian, The Daily Express, The Observer, The Independent and The New York Times

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