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Monday, June 19, 2017- Preconference Day & Networking Reception
15:00 - 17:30
Preconference Workshops: Evaluating and Maximizing Maritime Markets
15:00 - 16:00
Workshop A: Freight markets and the US Gulf to Asia route: In global freight there are few routes as significant or promising as USGC to Asia. This preconference session will explore this vital part of the maritime supply chain and assess supply and demand trends, price formation and other specifics impacting crude shipments to China, Thailand, Singapore, Korea, Japan and others.
  • Review details of tanker routes to Asia and assess freight demand
  • Explore infrastructure constraints and other bottlenecks at both ends of this trade route, including ship delays at Chinese ports
  • Identify emerging trends in the trade route, including examination of vessel classes and of loading points along the US Gulf coast
  • Assess the impact of rising US crude exports on demand for Jones Act-compliant tankers and ATBs

Nicholas Watt
Americas Freight Editor

16:00 - 16:30
Networking Break
 16:30 - 17:30
Workshop B: Optimizing marine transportation: Now that we have taken an in-depth look into the markets aspects of maritime transportation; we will look further into optimizing it. This preconference session will discuss vital aspects for waterborne shipments including handling, navigation, safety issues, regulatory compliance, and their overall effects on laytime and demurrage.
  • Assess strategies to optimize maritime shipments
  • Explore best practices regarding handling, navigation, safety issues and regulatory compliance
  • Understand how this call all impact laytime and demurrage
Brendan Hoffman
Haugen Consulting
18:00 - 20:30
Saint Arnold Opening Cocktail Reception & Brewery Tour
  • Open to all registered conference delegates
  • Transportation to and from the Hilton Post Oak provided- Bus leaving hotel promptly at 6pm
  • Brewery address: 2000 Lyons Ave., Houston, TX 77020