Cool Logistics Global 2016 announces keynote speaker
Hapag-Lloyd CCO Thorsten Haeser has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for 8th Cool Logistics Global Conference in Bremen, Germany, this autumn.
Haeser, who is an Executive Board member at the container shipping company, will discuss the role of the shipping line in tomorrow’s global reefer supply chain. As Chief Commercial Officer, a role he took up in October 2015, he is in charge of Hapag-Lloyd’s global sales activities.
Under the headline theme ‘Drilling down to the cold chain economics’, the 2016 conference will assess the global cold chain logistics and reefer shipping landscape at a challenging time for world trade and shipping. Key topics will include the reefer trade and shipping outlook, cold chain infrastructure, port logistics developments and a review of perishable commodity chain dynamics, including seafood and related technologies.
Hapag-Lloyd is one of the world’s largest shipping companies, with 9,500 employees at 353 sites in 117 countries. After its merger with Chilean shipping company CSAV in December 2014, Hapag-Lloyd now offers a total slot capacity of almost 1 million TEU, with a container fleet of 1.6 million TEU. In August last year the company announced the largest reefer order in its history, underlining Hapag-Lloyd’s position amongst the leading lines with more than 76,000 reefer units in service.
Cool Logistics Global is returning to Germany for the first time in five years and makes its debut in Bremen in 2016, with the full support of Bremenports. The twin ports of Bremen and Bremerhaven form Germany’s second largest port complex and handle 78 million tons of containerised, general and bulk cargoes annually, with particular strength in fish and fruit. “We are delighted to be hosting Cool Logistics Global,” said Michael Skiba, Head of Marketing for Bremenports. “Bremen, especially the port group of Bremerhaven, is important for perishable goods because we have one of the biggest cold stores in Europe.”
The 8th Cool Logistics Global, taking place 27th-28th September, will provide two days packed with high-level debates and tailored sessions on commercial, operational and technical challenges, covering all angles of perishable trade, logistics and temperature-controlled transport.