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Podcast: Kuehne+Nagel’s Shipping Insights

Welcome to our sea freight podcast! The logistics and supply chain industry has been experiencing exciting times, and since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020, awareness of our industry has increased globally. In this podcast, our sea freight experts provide insights into the latest developments and solutions in the sea freight industry.

Episode 12: The voyage to zero: What is the sea freight industry doing to reduce carbon emissions?

Today, it is possible to transport by sea with carbon neutrality. But how? In this episode, Sara Vollmer and Kai Miller, Trade Manager - Energy and Emissions at Kuehne+Nagel, talk about the alternatives to conventional fuels. From LNG to next-generation biofuels they discuss options for how shippers can reduce their carbon footprint.

Key topics include:

  • The regulatory landscape in which the sea freight industry operates
  • Kuehne+Nagel’s visibility tool for CO2e emissions
  • The different fuel options, e.g. “Brown grease”
  • Kuehne+Nagel’s biofuel mass-balance concept and available services
  • Progress of renewable technologies for vessels

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Episode 11: Project Logistics - How to get heavy and oversized cargo to remote destinations on challenging routes

Moving heavy and over-size cargo is demanding at the best of times. In this episode, Sara Vollmer and Mustafa Sener, Global Head of Project Logistics at Kuehne+Nagel, talk about how we handle special requirements and manage supply chain obstacles.

Key topics include:

  • Today’s market capacity and deployment of heavy-lift vessels
  • Pre-planning and supply chain visibility using the OGS platform (One Global System)
  • Customised solutions for the renewable energy sector

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Episode 10: VinLog - powered by Kuehne+Nagel: Our experts for the drinks business

12 July 2022

We have uncorked a new podcast episode. Hosts Sara Vollmer and Horst Mueller, Global Head of VinLog, tell the story of how VinLog got its name and became a full-fledged service. They discuss the latest trends and why the beverage business is a people's business.

Key topics of this episode are:

  • Customer behaviours and buying patterns during COVID
  • Key global wine markets
  • VinLog's shipping solutions: from wine to coconut oil to spirits

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Episode 9: Sea freight trade insights: Coping with the ongoing uncertainty in container shipping

14 June 2022

In this episode, host Sara Vollmer and Paolo Montrone, Kuehne+Nagel's Global Head of Sea Logistics Trade, talk about the volatility in the sea freight market, the current development and how customers can handle the situation the best possible way.

Key topics of this episode are:

  • Transformations in sea freight trades over the last two years
  • Importance of partnerships within the sea freight industries
  • The path to a sustainable future for container shipping

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Episode 8: Africa as emerging market - connecting Africa to the world and vice versa

19 April 2022

In this episode, John Costigan, Kuehne+Nagels's Senior Vice President Sea Logistics Middle East & Africa, and host Sara Vollmer talk about the potential of the African continent, the current expansion of Africa, and how, despite all the challenges, we are well into our journey towards entrenching our foothold on the continent to bring unique and comprehensive logistics solutions.

Key topics of this episode are:

  • What is special about the African market? 
  • Kuehne+Nagel's history in logistics in Africa
  • Plans for expansion

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Episode 7: Enhanced sea freight visibility in an unsteady market - Our digital platform 'seaexplorer'

15 March 2022

In this episode, host Sara Vollmer, talks with Kathrin Wolf, Kuehne+Nagel's Sea Logistics Product Manager for seaexplorer, about the innovative digital platform 'seaexplorer'.

Key topics of this episode are:

  • What is the seaexplorer platform?
  • The data compared in the platform
  • Benefits of using seaexplorer
  • Future outlook

You can request access to the platform via seaexplorer.com.

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Episode 6*: Sustainable supply chains – Time to act now with Colavita

21 February 2022

The sixth episode is about our customer Colavita and what they are doing in terms of sustainability. We invited Giovanni Colavita to share their story. 

Key topics of this episode are:

  • Colavita's approach to tackle climate change
  • Their supply chain challenges
  • The partnership with Kuehne+Nagel

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*Disclaimer: This episode was recorded in December 2021. We are now following a new terminology and adopted the SBTi’s Net-Zero Standard.

Episode 5: Visualisation trends in ocean shipping

24 January 2022

In this episode, Markus Johannsen, Global Head of Operations in Sea Logistics and host Sara Vollmer talk about visibility trends in the industry.

Key topics of this episode are:

  • Current visualisation trends
  • How visibility can best be used to address disruptions beforehand
  • Disruption indicator in hot spot ports

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Episode 4: Setting sails for a sustainable future

4 January 2022

In the fourth episode host Sara Vollmer, Vice President Sea Logistics Go-To Market Strategy of Kuehne+Nagel, talks with Boris Herrmann, world-class skipper from Team Malizia about sustainability. 

Key topics of this episode are:

  • Partnership background
  • Decarbonisation in the shipping industry
  • About Team Malizia, the boat "seaexplorer" and future plans

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Episode 3: You don't have to be constrained by the box

07 December 2021

The third episode is about Less than Container Load (LCL) shipments. Host Sara Vollmer, Vice President Sea Logistics Go-To Market Strategy of Kuehne+Nagel, interviews Thomas Boenert, Kuehne+Nagel's Global Head of LCL. They speak about actual examples how LCL can bring more flexibility, risk management and sustainability into today’s challenged supply chains.

Key topics of this episode are:

  • The current market situation and the role of LCL in it
  • Benefits of LCL
  • How LCL can help to reduce risks in supply chains

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Episode 2: The unreliable touchpoints – Managing today's supply chain challenges

26 November 2021

In this second episode of our podcast, Casper Ellerbaek, Regional Sea Logistics Manager Asia Pacific of Kuehne+Nagel and host Sara Vollmer, Vice President Sea Logistics Go-To Market Strategy for Kuehne+Nagel explore examples of how to deal with the current market situation based on the different touchpoints in the supply chain that can lead to disruptions.

The key questions of this episode are:

  • What is a touchpoint?
  • What are examples of how to deal with the current market situation?
  • Summary and discussion: What's next? 

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Episode 1: Freight forwarding in troubled waters

27 October 2021

In this first episode of our podcast, Otto Schacht, Executive Vice President Sea Logistics of Kuehne+Nagel talks with host Sara Vollmer, Vice President Sea Logistics Go-To Market Strategy for Kuehne+Nagel about the current situation in the ocean freight market.

The key questions of this episode are:

  • Current challenges due to port congestions and schedule unreliability?
  • How can customers minimise risks and optimise their supply chain?
  • Outlook: What will the market look like in the future?

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