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17-19 September 2019, Hotel Meliá, Valencia, Spain
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THE COOL WORKSHOP
Moderator: Rachael White, Co-Director Cool Logistics Resources and Ruben Huber, President, OceanX
“Every routine is an invitation for disruption” (Yuval Noah Hariri)
Every innovation has its price. But fear of failure (together with lethargy) is probably the deadliest. The further technology develops, the greater the distance between its early adopters and the late-comers. The world of digitisation is opening up new opportunities for the beneficial exploitation of existing resources combining efficiency, transparency, accountability and last but not least, environmental responsibility. This is what both the production of food and the ground-breaking development of equipment for transporting perishable cargo have in common, as a task and as an objective.
COLD CHAIN – THE TECH CHALLENGES
INFOTECH & BIOTECH
Professor Alfred Cheung, Founder, JC Food Republic
Reviewing current technologies and their impact on the world of food and transport. What are the limits of the possible? What kind of world is Artificial Intelligence leading us into? Is man no longer clever enough to act for his own good?
DIGITISATION, TRANSFORMATION AND SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSPARENCY
Mark Buhl, President Blockfarm and Co-founder, Data Harvest
Ryan Clark, Co- Founder, Data Harvest
Mobile technology is fast putting (food) consumers in charge of the supply chain. Providing complete traceability across the supply chain is a dream. But challenging ownership also fills the existing perishable logistics community (including conventional asset owners) with a sense of trepidation.
Who will prevail in the race for total accountability?
COLD CHAIN INVESTMENT IN THE AGE OF E-COMMERCE
Adam Forste, Managing Partner, Bay Grove
Panel: REMOTE REEFER MONITORING PANEL
Michael Dempsey Vice President, Container and Port Solutions, ORBCOMM
Don Miller, VP Global Sales and Marketing, Globetracker
Stephan Piworus, Global VP Sales Marine & Ports, IDENTEC Solutions
Sylvain Prevot, Director of Traxens SEA
Brian Robertson, Vice President, Emerson Commercial & Residential
Ed Smith, CEO, Smith Europe / C Sence
Reefer technology and smart technologies are merging. Devising new ways of operational cost savings using telematic solutions could help both customers to get a grip on costs and reduce waste. What is the cross-over between different functionalities and how effective is the communication between ship, terminals and depot?
The panel will look at critical issues such as:
COLD CHAIN INTEGRITY AND FOOD SAFETY & FOOD WASTE REDUCTION
Bruno Fusciani, Global Commercial Leader,Thermo King
Whenever food is transported there is a risk of pathogens developing and cargo having to be destroyed. Assessing the risk and managing the process in transit forms part of cold chain integrity.
FRESH AND FREE – NO TRADE-OFF
TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT IN THE COLD CHAIN
Dr Leo Lukasse, Scientist, Climate Control, Wageningen University UR
Temperature deviation in reefer containers or trailers poses a significant risk, which can lead to cargo rejection, especially in the case of chill/ heat-sensitive fresh produce commodities. Evaluating external and operational factors.
PLASTIC-FREE SHOPPING AND THE IMPACT ON THE PERISHABLE SUPPLY CHAIN UP-STREAM
Alex von Stempel, Managing Director, Cool Logistics Resources
Packaging is critical to preserve cargo integrity in transit and storage. Given the increasing consumer intolerance of plastic (film, trays, bags etc) packaging is increasingly regarded as unnecessary. Compromise solutions which could work for food manufacturers, distributors and the logistics industry alike need to be developed.
VALENCIA PORT TOUR
CONFERENCE DAY 1
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TRADE, TECHNOLOGY AND SHIPPING
“Logistics is the shortest route” (Clive Lawrance)
Protecting perishables and the reality of container shipping are a permanent source of potential conflict. Perishables consist of all types of cargo that require temperature control, food and increasingly non-food.
Long distance represents risk and potential quality deterioration, but also for the ocean carriers. In an ideal world ships will be filled ‘stuffed to the gunnels’ and arrive on time. The reality is that the globalisation of demand is also increasingly leading to fragmentation and atomisation of demand.
How can the different trends and environmental pressures be squared with commercial realities and growing global trade insecurity?
Organiser: Alex von Stempel, Managing Director, Cool Logistics Resources
Moderator: Ole Schack Petersen, COO, LCL
OFFICIAL PORT INDUSTRY WELCOME
Aurelio Martinez, Chairman of the Port Authority, Port of Valencia
TRADE, TECHNOLOGY AND SHIPPING
VALENCIA’S ROLE IN THE CHANGING INTERNATIONAL CONTAINER SHIPPING LANDSCAPE
Ignacio Ballester, Managing Director, MSC Spain
MATCHING SUPPLY AND DEMAND
Perishable commodities include everything from fresh produce, protein to pharmaceutical products. But which temperature-controlled commodities will take the lead and where is the potential for new growth? What is the trend between fresh and frozen products? Ronald Veldman, Consultant, Seabury Consulting.
DIGITISATION, TRANSFORMATION AND SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSPARENCY – A PRACTICAL EXAMPLE
Genevieve Leveille, Chief Executive Officer, AgriLedger
E- COMMERCE: ARE CUSTOMERS NOW SMARTER THAN THEIR SUPPLIERS?
Jose Manglano, Principal CEO, Martico
Debate THE SHIPPERS’ DEMANDS
Juan Puchades, Overseas Sales Coordinator, General Manager, Bollo
Francesca Hopkins, Head of Logistics, Jupiter Group
Frank Ganse, Senior Vice President Global Head Seafreight Reefer Logistics, Kuehne + Nagel
PERISHABLE SHIPPER LOGISTICS
Moderator’s Introduction Ole Schack Petersen, COO, LCL
PERISHABLE SHIPPER LOGISTICS Kindly sponsored by
Perishable logistics is undergoing massive changes thanks to technology and digital empowerment of consumers. As a result customer relationship may have to be redefined.
ON-LINE VS OFF-LINE RETAILING: IMPLICATIONS FOR FRESH AND FROZEN COMMODITIES
Matteo Iagatti, Analyst Food & Agri Supply Chains, Rabobank
GLOBAL COLDCHAIN INVESTMENT: HORSES FOR COURSES
Carlos Rodriguez, CEO, AGRO Merchants Group
THE GREAT BANANA DEBATE:
Kevin Bragg, Founder, KMB Consulting
Stefano Di Paolo, President,Great White Fleet
Robert Mant, Vice President, Kuehne + Nagel
Anne-Sophie Zerlang Karlsen, Head of Global Reefer Solutions, Maersk Line
Bananas remain one of the single most important perishable commodities shipped by sea. What does a modern dedicated perishable container carrier look like? What value do freight forwarders add?
Close of day
Official Cool Logistics Reception kindly sponsored by
Delegates will be transported to the historical Clock Tower in the old Port and entertained with regional music while overlooking the Marina. A walking dinner of local specialties will be served prior to the presentation of the inaugural Cool Logistics Award kindly sponsored by
CONFERENCE DAY 2
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Moderator Introduction: Alex von Stempel, Managing Director, Cool Logistics Resources
REDEFINING GLOBAL PERISHABLE LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAINS
OUTLOOK FOR PERISHABLE REEFER SHIPPING
Martin Dixon, Director and Head of Research Products, Drewry
What are the latest trends and forecasts for the reefer trade looking at each of the main commodity groups, the supply of shipping capacity (both conventional and reefer container), container equipment availability, modal shift and freight rate development. Key themes to be explored will include:
SUPPLY AND DEMAND OF REEFER BOXES: HOW FINELY POISED IS THE SITUATION THIS YEAR? WHO SHOULD INVEST?
Robert Sappio, CEO, Seacube
MAXIMISING REEFER ASSET UTILISATION
Mark Bennett, President, Sun Intermodal and a carrier
DECARBONISING CAPITAL: GENERATION’S 2019 SUSTAINABILITY TRENDS REPORT
Sebastian Cameron, Director, Generation Investment Management
REEFER CONTAINER LOGISTICS TODAY AND TOMORROW
Panel: THREATS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR REEFER CONTAINER SHIPPING – PANEL DISCUSSION
Anne-Sophie Zerlang Karlsen, Head of Global Reefer Solutions,Maersk Line
Thomas Eskesen, Founder, Eskesen Advisory
Robert Sappio, CEO,SeaCube
Stéphane Nielsen, Senior Reefer Manager, CMA CGM
The introduction of strict limits on sulphur content from January 2020 is one factor that could seriously impact shipping capacity and the transportation of perishables in particular. What are both the short term and the likely long-term effects of rising shipping costs be?
MAPPING OUT THE FUTURE OF FOOD PRODUCTION AND LOGISTICS
MAPPING OUT THE FUTURE OF FOOD PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION AND LOGISTICS
Moderator: Steve Cameron, Managing Director, Cameron Maritime Resources (Moderator’s opening remarks)
Climate change is likely to have a huge long-term impact on how agricultural production, transport and logistics will shape up in the future. Accelerated environmental degradation requires a new approach to farming and re-cycling as much as it requires imagination for turning reefer intermodality into a commercial viable proposition that can compete with oceanfreight.
THE TRUE COST OF PRODUCTION: HOW TO CREATE A SYSTEM OF FAIR COST ALLOCATION IN THE BANANA SUPPLY CHAIN
Franklin Ginus, Chief Mission Officer, BeFrank
SEIZING THE INTERMODAL ALTERNATIVE
Anne Saris, Business Manager, Agrofood & Distribution, Containers, Breakbulk and Logistics,Port of Rotterdam
A long-term strategy for putting reefers containers on rail is in ports combining sustainability, profitability and imagination
Mar Chao López, Commercial Director, Port of Valencia
Fred Lessing, Manager International Flows, Euro Pool System
Anne Saris, Business Manager, Agrofood & Distribution, Containers, Breakbulk & Logistics, Port of Rotterdam
Conference Closes, farewell coffee
Close of conference
Robert F. Sappio, CEO, Seacube Containers