Transitions: Readiness and Challenges in the Shipping Industry

Reception & Symposium on the 175th Anniversary of Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd Headquarters resp.
KLU Campus

October 26 & 27, 2022

Transitions: Readiness and Challenges in the Shipping Industry

Reception & Symposium on the 175th Anniversary of Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd Headquarters resp.
KLU Campus

October 26 & 27, 2022

Reception, October 26

Hapag-Lloyd AG, Ballindamm 25, Hamburg

Symposium, October 27

KLU Campus, Großer Grasbrook 17, Hamburg

For centuries shipping has been the backbone of global trade. Now, at a new turning point in mankind´s history, traditional economic practices and interactions are increasingly being challenged. As for the shipping sector in particular, a growing gap can be felt between the ‘reaction time’ needed to implement new competitive, yet sustainable business strategies, and the frequency and velocity of change in the systems. The Hapag-Lloyd Symposium critically discusses the need for transformation in the shipping sector in this environment. What are the opportunities of the sector to develop in a context of decarbonisation, possible de-growth, restructuring supply chains and new emerging geographies of trade? And what is the role of technology and digitalisation in this transformation?

We look forward to discussing these issues with several distinguished international maritime experts from academia, business, and politics. 

Also, we look forward to your attendance at this special event on Hapag-Lloyd's 175th anniversary. Your participation and contributions are much appreciated. 

Please note: Both events will take place as in-person events only at the Hapag-Lloyd Headquarters (October 26, 2022) respectively on the campus of Kühne Logistics University (October 27, 2022) and will not be streamed online as a livestream.

 

RECEPTION ON OCTOBER 26, HAPAG-LLOYD HEADQUARTERS

The pressure on the entire logistics industry is still immense. Container liner shipping, in particular, is battling pandemic-related effects like congested ports and massive delays. But in the meantime spot rates have come down significantly and a global recession is on the horizon.  

Many questions are now arising: How will the industry change in the next months? What are the key lessons for the future? And how will globalization probably change?

We invited three experts to discuss the different scenarios for the future:

  • Lars Jensen, CEO and Partner of Vespucci Maritime, analyst and strategist for the container shipping sector, Copenhagen 
  • Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd AG, Hamburg 
  • Prof. Dr. Gordon Wilmsmeier, Director Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL) at Kühne Logistics University – KLU, Hamburg 

 

SYMPOSIUM ON OCTOBER 27, KLU CAMPUS

Session I: Green Growth or De-growth? 

Globalization is diluting, while the fundamental principle of trade as a facilitator of growth is still dominant to the world’s political and economic systems, a discussion on trade-off between the positive and adverse effects of free trade is growing. There is growing evidence that the resource consuming current global consumer culture stands in contrast to sustainable future efforts and the decoupling of economic growth from fossil fuels. What are the possible reforms for our current system beyond stakeholder capitalism and green growth? In a world still driven by fossil fuel growth is it possible to decouple emissions and growth? What implications will these scenarios have on the shipping sector?

Session II: Digitalization in Shipping - The “limits” and opportunities of collaboration in logistics platforms? 

With digitalization, the amount and usability of available data is increasing exponentially. The digital transformation of businesses is constantly creating new products, processes, and services, not least in the shipping sector. To provide these new offerings, companies must share information and assets with each other in ways that were previously off-limits. This has opened new types of alliances and agreements with other supply chain actors, but also competitors. What are the “limits” and opportunities when reaching beyond organizational boundaries? What are the challenges in an industry with increasing horizontal and vertical integration? In how far do these new collaborations lead to more sustainable supply chains?

Session III: Environmental sustainability – zero emissions in 2050 - realistic pathway or dream? 

The effects and momentum of anthropogenic climate change are ever more evident, yet Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping continue to rise every year. Measures implemented by the IMO do not address the total amount of carbon emissions from shipping but focus only on increased efficiency of vessels to reduce energy intensity. Attention is now turning towards alternative fuels such as hydrogen and ammonia. Industry actors and researchers are working to develop these fuels. Given the current rate of technological change will the sector be able to reach the zero-emission target by 2050? What actions are needed? 

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Program for the Reception

Location: Hapag-Lloyd AG, Ballindamm 25, 20095 Hamburg

 

6:30 pmOpening Doors 
7:00 pmWelcome Address 
  • Rolf Habben Jansen
    CEO Hapag-Lloyd AG
 
7:05 pm

After boom now the doom? Where is container shipping headed?

 
  • Lars Jensen
    Vespucci Maritime
 
7:25 pmPanel discussion   
  • Rolf Habben Jansen
    CEO Hapag-Lloyd AG
  • Lars Jensen
    Vespucci Maritime
  • Prof. Dr. Gordon Wilmsmeier
    Kühne Logistics University
 
8:15 pmFlying Buffet and Networking 

Program for the Symposium

Location: Kühne Logistics University, Großer Grasbrook 17, 20457 Hamburg

 

9:00 am               

 

Welcome

 
  • Prof. Thomas Strothotte
    Kühne Logistics University
  • Nils Haupt
    Hapag-Lloyd AG
 
9:15 am

Panel Discussion 1

Digitalization in Shipping 
The "limits" and opportunities of collaboration in logistics platforms?

 
  • Nils Havsager 
    Hapag-Lloyd AG
  • Stewart Jeacocke 
    IBM / TradeLens
  • Philippe Lavarde 
    Closelink
  • Dr. Mikael Lind 
    Chalmers University of Technology
  • Moderation
    Prof. Rod Franklin

    Kühne Logistics University
 

10:45 am

 

Coffee break

 
11:00 am

Panel Discussion 2

Environmental sustainability – zero emissions in 2050 - realistic pathway or dream?

 
  • Lucienne Damm
    TUI Cruises GmbH
  • Dr. Frank Dubielzig 
    Hapag-Lloyd AG
  • Dominik Englert 
    World Bank
  • Dr. Peter Liese 
    Member of the European Parliament, EVP
  • Dr. Elizabeth Lindstad
    SINTEF Ocean, Maritime
  • Moderation
    Prof. Alan McKinnon

    Kühne Logistics University
 

12:30 pm

 

Lunch break

 

1:30 pm

 

Keynote & Discussion

Green Growth or De-growth?

 

             

 
  • Jason Hickel
  • Royal Society of Arts/Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Moderation
    Prof. Gordon Wilmsmeier   
    Kühne Logistics University
 

2:30 pm

 

Wrap up

 

 
  • Nils Haupt 
    Hapag-Lloyd AG
  • Dr. Lars Jensen 
    Vespucci Maritime

 

3:00 pmReception 

Moderators

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Prof. Rod Franklin, PhD

Full Professor of Logistics Practice & Academic Director of Executive Education

Kühne Logistics University - KLU

Rod Franklin is Full Professor of Logistics and Academic Director of Executive Education at Kühne Logistics University. Professor Franklin, an engineer and operations manager by training and experience, received his Doctorate in Management from the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Professor Franklin has held management positions at Kühne + Nagel, USCO Logistics, ENTEX Information Services, Digital Equipment Corporation, and Cameron Iron Works.  In addition, he has been a consultant for Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Theodore Barry & Associates and Arthur Young & Co. Professor Franklin was also a development engineer for the Saginaw Steering Gear Division of General Motors Corporation.

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Prof. Alan C. McKinnon, PhD

Professor of Logistics

Kühne Logistics University - KLU

Alan McKinnon joined KLU in January 2012 as Dean of Programs and Head of Logistics. His terms of office as Dean and department Head ended, respectively, in April 2014 and January 2016. In 2015 he won the KLU Best Teacher award and continues courses on the fundamentals of logistics and sustainable logistics. He has played a lead role in major KLU research projects for Unilever / Kuehne and Nagel and the World Bank and uses his extensive networking with businesses, international organizations and academia to promote the university’s activities worldwide.
Prof. McKinnon has written several reports for government agencies and industry bodies on the measurement and reduction of carbon emissions from freight transport. He was a lead author of the transport chapter in the 5th Assessment Report of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published in 2014.

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Prof. Dr. Gordon Wilmsmeier

Associate Professor for Shipping and Global Logistics, Director of the Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL)

Kühne Logistics University - KLU

Gordon Wilmsmeier is Associate Professor for Shipping and Global Logistics at Kühne Logistics University. In addition, he holds the Kühne Professorial Chair in Logistics at the School of Management, Universidad de los Andes at Bogotá, Colombia. Further, he is the Director of the Project Development Office of the University´s Vice-presidency for Research and Creation.

Speakers

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Lucienne Damm

Head of Sustainability

TUI Cruises GmbH

Lucienne Damm is a political scientist and working in the sustainable and environmental field for over 15 years. In 2011, she joint TUI Cruise, a German cruise line operator with the two brands Mein Schiff and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Lucienne is Head of Sustainability, among others, she is responsible for the company’s sustainability strategy & climate roadmap and supporting projects, as well as the environmental management system (ISO 14001) and reporting processes. She is involved in TUI Cruises new build projects, always looking for sustainability innovations.  
Since 2015, Lucienne is member of the Executive board of Futouris e.V., since 2022 she is the appointed Chairwoman of the Executive Board. She is also a member of the Sustainability Committee of DRV (German Travel Association).  
Her former positions included a Research position at the Research Centre for Environmental Policy in Berlin and a position as Policy Officer for Transport at NABU e.V. in Berlin, one of Germany’s largest nature and biodiversity conservation NGO.
 

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Dr. Frank Dubielzig

Director Sustainability

Hapag-Lloyd AG

Dr. Frank Dubielzig is working since 2021 as Director Sustainability at Hapag-Lloyd. Between 2011-2020 he was employed at shipping company Hamburg Süd – most recently responsible for Corporate Sustainability. Previously he studied environmental science and wrote his doctoral thesis on the management of social issues in companies.

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Dominik Englert

Economist, Transport Global Practice

World Bank

Dominik has turned his passion for fostering development and fighting climate change into his profession. In his efforts to decarbonize the global economy, he has worked as an economist at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. since 2015. Leading the World Bank’s mariTEAM in the Transport Global Practice, his main interests are in sustainable shipping and ports. While his focus is on decarbonizing maritime transport, he also contributes to the World Bank’s increasing engagement in addressing the shipping sector’s supply chain and digitalization challenges in developing countries.
From 2015-2020, Dominik was part of the World Bank’s Climate Change Group working primarily on carbon pricing policymaking around the globe. Prior to joining the World Bank, Dominik was a senior advisor for First Climate, a private consultancy based in Zurich. He oversaw the carbon compliance management for large industrials, advised public institutions on climate policy and traded CO2 allowances in the EU and Swiss emissions trading systems. Dominik holds master’s degrees in Finance & Strategy (Sciences Po), International Affairs & Governance (University of St. Gallen) and International Management (Community of European Management Schools).
 

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Nils Haupt

Head of Corporate Communications

Hapag-Lloyd AG

Nils Haupt is Head of Corporate Communications at Hapag-Lloyd since the end of 2014. Before he worked for Lufthansa: he was Director Communications The Americas for Lufthansa Group from 2012 until 2014 and Head of Corporate Communications of Lufthansa Cargo from 2002 until 2012.

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Nils Havsager

Head of Information Technology

Hapag-Lloyd AG

Nils Havsager is the Head of Information Technology for Hapag-Lloyd since September 2021 and is based in Hamburg. His current responsibility involves the development and operation of digital solutions for Hapag-Lloyd and its customers globally. Prior to joining Hapag-Lloyd, Nils held various leadership with the AP Moller Maersk Group in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, with a focus on International supply chain management, and more recently he was the head of global logistics at Holcim. Nils holds a Master in Business Administration from IMD in Lausanne.

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Dr. Jason Hickel

Anthropologist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Royal Society of Arts/Autonomous University of Barcelona

Dr. Jason Hickel is an anthropologist, author, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has taught at the London School of Economics, the University of Virginia, and Goldsmiths, University of London, where he convenes the MA in Anthropology and Cultural Politics. He serves on the Labour Party Task Force on International Development, on the Lancet Commission on Reparations, and on the Executive Board of Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP). 
Hickel's research focuses on global inequality, political economy, postdevelopment, and ecological economics. He is the author of a number of books, most recently The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions, published by Penguin Random House in 2017. His present work explores the economic policies that are needed to radically reduce carbon emissions and reverse ecological breakdown. 
In addition to his academic work, Jason Hickel contributes regularly to The Guardian as well as to a number of other online outlets, with bylines in Al Jazeera, Foreign Policy, Fast Company, Prospect, Jacobin, and Le Monde Diplomatique. His media appearances include Viewsnight, the Financial Times, the BBC World Service, Sky News All Out Politics, BBC Business Matters, Renegade TV, NPR, TRT World, the LA Times, Citations Needed, and Russell Brand's podcast Under the Skin. 
Jason Hickel has received a number of teaching awards, including the ASA/HEA National Award for Excellence in Teaching Anthropology, and his research has been funded by Fulbright-Hays, the National Science Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, and the Leverhulme Trust.
 

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Stewart Jeacocke

Global Lead for Customs, Trade and Borders

IBM Consulting

Stewart is IBM Consulting’s global industry lead for Customs, Trade and Borders. He was a key part of the management team that launched the TradeLens platform; a highly secure data and document-sharing platform that simplifies and speeds trade workflows. Stewart was the TradeLens Foundation Council Chairperson from 2020 to 2022. 
Stewart has worked with the logistics industry and government authorities in most parts of the world and is a regular speaker at international trade and customs events. He also contributes to key standards efforts such as UN/CEFACT and is the author of various whitepapers, most recently ‘TradeLens uses blockchain to help Customs authorities facilitate trade and increase compliance’. 

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Dr. Lars Jensen

CEO

Vespucci Maritime

Lars Jensen is CEO of Vespucci Maritime, and is an analyst and thought leader providing expert assistance in strategic decision making and analysis in the wider container shipping industry. 
Lars has 21 years of experience from inside the container shipping industry, whereof the last 11 years has been as an independent analyst and consultant for carriers, shippers, ports. maritime technology firms and financial institutions. 
Lars was the author of the book “Liner Shipping 2025” which to a significant degree predicted many of the changes currently gathering pace in the industry and how carriers, terminals, ports, shippers and forwards should navigate these changes to emerge successfully.
Lars Jensen is co-founder of LinerGame providing innovative training and teambuilding in the liner shipping industry with more than 100 sessions held in the past seven years across 20 countries on 3 continents.
 

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Philippe Lavarde

Managing Director and CEO

Closelink

After completing his military service, Philippe Lavarde began a dual study program with the BP Group. In the three-year program, he got to know various business areas of the energy group in Germany and abroad and alternately studied international business administration at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University in Mannheim, including a semester abroad at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Philippe then moved to the Maritime Lubricants business unit at BP, where he progressed through a sales career to Key Account Manager (Europe). In 2016, Philippe left BP and founded Closelink together with two partners. Today, he acts there as the Managing Director and CEO of Closelink.

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Dr. Peter Liese

Member of the European Parliament

Peter Liese (DE, EPP) is member of the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee. He is the EPP environmental spokesperson and currently rapporteur for the revision of the EU Emissions Trading System.

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Dr. Mikael Lind

Professor

Chalmers University of Technology

Dr Mikael Lind is (adjunct) Professor in Maritime Informatics at Chalmers University of Technology and Senior Strategic Research Advisor at Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE). He has initiated and headed a substantial part of several open innovation initiatives related to ICT for the sustainable transport of people and goods. He is the world's first professor in Maritime Informatics exploring the opportunity of maritime informatics as an applied research field. Lind serves as an expert for the World Economic Forum, Europe’s Digital Transport Logistic Forum (DTLF), and UN/CEFACT. He has been the lead author of many concept notes associated with maritime and transport informatics that have been welcomed by the international trade press and has become recognised as a thought leader in Maritime Informatics. Lind has served as mini-track chair for Maritime Informatics at the major regional IS conferences in Europe and the Americas for several years and is the co-editor of the first two books of maritime informatics, and co-author of the recently released Practical Playbook for Maritime Decarbonisation

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Dr. Elizabeth Lindstad

Chief Scientist

SINTEF Ocean, Maritime

Dr. Elizabeth Lindstad Chief Scientist at SINTEF Ocean in Norway, has long experience in developing, initiating and managing research and development projects with focus on sustainable shipping solutions, new innovative vessel designs and supply chains. She has been co-author, of EU & IMO policy studies. Member of ESSF the European Sustainable Shipping Forum, consisting of representatives from the European shipping sector, European Commission and National representatives since it was established in 2013.

Contact

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Lara Pomaska

PhD Candidate

Kühne Logistics University - KLU

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Prof. Dr. Gordon Wilmsmeier

Associate Professor for Shipping and Global Logistics, Director of the Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL)

Kühne Logistics University - KLU