Phoenix rise

Rebound prospects for containers and shipyards


Tuesday, 02.02.2021

13:00 - 13:05

Opening Remarks

• Julian Bray, Editor-in-Chief of TradeWinds

13:05 - 15:00

Session 1

Box shipping rejuvenation – where next?

Prelude Presentation
Speaker: John D’Ancona Head of Containership Research, Howe Robinson Partners

Panel Discussion: Container shipping has been one of the counter-intuitive winners in the rough commercial seas whipped up by the Covid-19 pandemic. Assertive capacity control, strong alliances, and digital analysis have enabled container shipping lines and tonnage providers to profit after over a decade of poor margins.
We ask key figures in the lines and independent shipowners for insight into what changed in 2020, how firm are the market’s foundations, what has been the impact of technology, and what will be the implications for the years ahead?
Speakers: Clemens Toepfer Managing Director, Toepfer Transport, Simon Aust Managing Director, Blue Net Chartering, John Freydag Chief Commercial Officer, MPC Capital


15:00 - 15:55

Session 2

Building a bridge to the future

Panel Discussion: With orderbooks at multi-decade lows, shipyards are facing a difficult moment. But anticipation is growing that essential fleet replacement with a new generation of low emission vessels will herald a rebound in fortunes.
Speakers: John McDonald Senior Vice President, ABS, Erik Hanell President & CEO , Stena Bulk, Dr. Reinhard Lüken Managing Director, German Shipbuilding and Ocean Industries Association

Closing Remarks
Speaker: Julian Bray Editor in Chief, TradeWinds