SPEAKER INTERVIEW - Tim Power
Can you give an overview of your conference topic/session?
I will be presenting Drewry’s view on the present state of the liner industry and the key mid-term issues
Why is this an important topic to discuss?
The liner industry is going through a period of rapid change. Internal industry factors and global geopolitics are generating a host of opportunities and risks
What do you think is the biggest issue being faced/discussed in your industry at the moment?
The key long-term issue is how does the liner industry establish a structure that will allow sustainable profitability
What is the biggest lesson you learned in 2016?
We learned that after a long period of inactivity, liner industry consolidation could accelerate in a very surprising way
What do you think the biggest challenge for the industry will be in 2017?
The biggest challenge for the industry will be how to deploy the large number of ULCVs that are due for delivery without causing serious damage to freight rates
What innovative measures should the industry adopt in the next few years to ensure market sustainability and growth?
Continued industry consolidation and restraint in new vessel ordering are the keys to short run sustainability
Why do you think events like Intermodal Asia are important for the industry?
Events like Intermodal Asia allow us to catch up with the latest thinking from leading industry players and analysts and to hear different points of view.