Michael Morland

Michael Morland

General Manager America AAL Shipping

Michael Morland is one of AALs Senior Managers and is responsible for the strategic development for AAL in the Americas, as well as the Oil & Gas vertical. He brings over 18 years international experience in the shipping, offshore and maritime industries. This specifically includes the heavy lift, project cargo and breakbulk market, having previously served in senior executive roles at Global Ocean AS and T.P. Shipping AS.  Morland has been working in the Projects remit throughout his career and has seen the Project Cargo market from several perspectives, firstly as a specialist Project Cargo Broker, thereafter as consultant for Principal & EPC and lastly now as an Shipowners representative for AAL in the Americas.

AAL is a multiple award-winning and global multipurpose & heavy Lift project operator that has served the breakbulk, project heavy-lift and dry bulk sector for 25 years. Its triage of service models – tramp chartering solutions, semi-liner trades and liner services – provide competitive transport solutions that connect the world. AAL operates one of the sector’s youngest and largest fleets of multipurpose heavy-lift vessels. The fleet is employed by a global network of in-house commercial, chartering, engineering and operations professionals that have accomplished numerous industry firsts for its customers representing dynamic industries like oil & gas, mining, wind energy, construction, agriculture and leisure.
 

Time and date Venue Topic Speakers

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.

Breakbulk Main Stage

Breakbulk Main Stage

"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.

Breakbulk Main Stage
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Breakbulk Main Stage

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