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October 15 - 18, 2019
Sheraton Boston, MA

Sea Freight Focus Day: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

8:30 am - 8:45 am Registration for Sea Freight Focus Day Begins

9:00 am - 9:40 am Introduction to Ocean Freight and the Poseidon Project

Session 1: Poseidon – a sea change for pharma cold chain logistics The pharma supply chain has been re-imagined and there’s no going back…
ALAN KENNEDY, Director, Team Poseidon at Poseidon


Director, Team Poseidon

9:40 am - 10:20 am Session 2: Ocean freight, the new normal for pharma: Cold chain disruption is coming – are you on board?

10:20 am - 10:30 am Morning Tea Break

10:30 am - 11:10 am Session 3: Risk Management and Overcoming Challenges in Sea Freight- Focus on Quality, Regulatory Compliance, Time-Sensitivity and Insurance

Session 3: Insurance matters - what you need to know about ocean freight insurance

11:10 am - 11:50 am Session 4: Ocean freight for vaccines and humanitarian logistics

11:50 am - 1:00 pm Lunch Break

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm Session 5: Ocean freight GDP - a regulator’s perspective

1:40 pm - 2:20 pm Session 6: Ocean freight visibility - technologies that keep you in charge

2:20 pm - 3:00 pm Session 7: CASE STUDY: Exploding the Myths – the truth about about pharma ocean-freight risks

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm Session 8: Practical Step in Establishing a Successful Sea Freight Program

Session 8: CASE STUDY: Making sea freight work – it’s all in the planning
CASE STUDY: Ocean freight LCL –sending smaller shipments safely by sea to Asia

3:40 pm - 4:20 pm Interactive Roundtables

  1. Sustainability - Huge changes will take place over the next few years as mankind adapts to a lowcarbon future. What role do you expect ocean freight to play in this
  2. Barriers to using ocean freight - What are the principal barriers to the adoption of ocean freight for high value pharma and what can be done to overcome these?