Ben Collins

Ben Collins

Global Project Cargo Manager MSC Mediterranean Shipping

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has been headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, since 1978. A world leader in container shipping, MSC has evolved from a one vessel operation into a globally respected shipping and logistics business with over 490 vessels and 70,000 staff. MSC’s wide range of operations covers 155 countries across 5 continents, where MSC provides timely delivery of goods and services to local communities, customers and international business partners. MSC calls at 500 ports on 200 trade routes, carrying some 18 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) annually, via one of the most modern and environmentally-friendly fleets. The Company’s international headquarters supervise a worldwide network of offices with each having responsibility for commercial and operational activities in their respective countries. Over the years, MSC has invested in several initiatives, such as operational strategic alliances, and has further diversified its business-related activities. The Company has seen exponential growth in terms of both volume and fleet capacity, and now serves millions of customers globally, with a 365 days a year operation. Today, our focus remains true to our roots, building and retaining long-term trusted partnerships with customers of all size and scale.

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Thursday 10/10/2019

From 11:30 To 12:30

10/10/2019 11:30 10/10/2019 12:30 Business Leadership Forum

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Today's Topics – Perspectives from Carriers and Partners

Though EPCs and project owners have attempted to stay cautiously optimistic throughout the recent industry downturn, it’s unclear if the cargo pipeline is strong enough to sustain ocean carriers through another year. There are encouraging signs, such as Anadarko’s recent FID in Mozambique, but will projects on the drawing boards and in the bidding stages be ready to move before more carriers leave the business?
 
Carriers are looking at other options to stay afloat, such as consolidation, retrenchment of service lanes and broadening the scope of their services. Meanwhile, everyone is keeping a weather eye on the global tariff situation and the imminent implementation of IMO2020 – hoping the threatening skies will clear. In this session, we’ll hear executive perspectives on these hot industry topics.

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"Business Leadership Forum"

Ben Collins Bill Keyes Edoardo Ascione Leif Arne Strommen Michael Morland Robert Jacquet Susan Oatway
Time and date

Thursday 10/10/2019

From 11:30 To 12:30

10/10/2019 11:30 10/10/2019 12:30 Business Leadership Forum

Session Sponsored by



Today's Topics – Perspectives from Carriers and Partners

Though EPCs and project owners have attempted to stay cautiously optimistic throughout the recent industry downturn, it’s unclear if the cargo pipeline is strong enough to sustain ocean carriers through another year. There are encouraging signs, such as Anadarko’s recent FID in Mozambique, but will projects on the drawing boards and in the bidding stages be ready to move before more carriers leave the business?
 
Carriers are looking at other options to stay afloat, such as consolidation, retrenchment of service lanes and broadening the scope of their services. Meanwhile, everyone is keeping a weather eye on the global tariff situation and the imminent implementation of IMO2020 – hoping the threatening skies will clear. In this session, we’ll hear executive perspectives on these hot industry topics.

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