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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.

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Episode 1: Freight forwarding in troubled waters

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

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

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

Here you can listen to the third episode of our podcast.

Episode 4: Setting sails for a sustainable future

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

Here you can listen to the fourth episode of our podcast.

Episode 5: Visualisation trends in ocean shipping

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

Here you can listen to the fifth episode of our podcast.

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

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

Here you can listen to episode six.

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

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

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.

Here you can listen to the seventh episode of our podcast.

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

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

Here you can listen to the eighth episode of our podcast.

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