SPEAKER INTERVIEW - James Frew
Can you give an overview of your conference topic/session?
The session will cover how the new alliances are leveraging fresh economies of scale, the impact on liner companies’ cost base and an Outlook for freight markets.
What do you think is the biggest issue being faced/discussed in your industry at the moment?
Overcapacity in the shipbuilding industry which will have a knock-on impact on liner shipping
What is the biggest lesson you learned in 2016? What do you think the biggest challenge for the industry will be in 2017?
The industry was far more willing to take hard decisions in 2016 than they were for the preceding five years
What innovative measures should the industry adopt in the next few years to ensure market sustainability and growth?
Formalise the planning and financing of new vessel acquisitions between alliance partners
Why do you think events like Intermodal Asia are important for the industry?
Drive dialogue and cross-fertilisation between different industry participants