Carsten Wendt studied international transport management at Germany’s University of Applied Sciences Oldenburg/Ostfriesland/Wilhelmshaven, as part of which he spent six months studying international shipping and logistics at Hong Kong Polytechnic. Wendt went on to a position as team leader for key accounts and projects at Rickmers-Linie from 2007 to 2014. Since 2014, he has managed high and heavy and breakbulk sales for Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean’s German branch, located in Bremen.
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean is the leading RoRo breakbulk carrier with more than 50 vessels operating in a fixed liner network, providing a wide range of load and discharge ports globally. Coupled with the trade network of its sister companies, EUKOR and ARC, and it is unparalleled in terms of options for breakbulk and project cargo by operating more than 120 vessels, the largest of which can accommodate cargo up to 6.5 meters tall weighing up to 400 tonnes. Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean also has the world’s largest fleet of breakbulk equipment to handle cargo with the utmost care and attention, as well as technical experts at your disposal to create flexible, cost efficient and innovative solutions.
Following directly on from Susan’s presentation on the status of the fleet, this panel will bring together key experts to discuss the outlook and impact of the current freight rates on the business and the supply chain. Rates have been extraordinarily high for well over a year at this point, with mixed view as to when they return to “normal”. In this session we will compare the market of 2008 to the market of 2022 and examine the similarities and differences. This session will look at when our experts expect things to change, what bookings look like in the next 3-5 years, further discuss the new normal, and how to successfully navigate the current situation.
Wednesday 18 May 12:10 - 12:50 Room 1
Following the session on the main stage. Global Shipper Members have the opportunity to meet the speakers in the BGSN Lounge. Drinks and Refreshments will be provided.
Wednesday 18 May 13:00 - 13:30 Room 1
Following the session on the main stage. Global Shipper Members have the opportunity to meet the speakers in the BGSN Lounge. Drinks and Refreshments will be provided.Global Shipper Network Lounge