Sea Freight Focus Day

9:00 am - 9:40 am COST REDUCTION CASE STUDY - Real Cost Reduction by Switching to Sea Freight

Irene Ragel - Director of Logistics Quality & Regional Quality Officer, CSL Behring
  • Get to grips with the details of CSL’s $20 million saving initiative by switching to sea freight to supply China
  • Discover how to conduct a cost/benefit analysis to assess if switching to sea freight is right for you
  • Understand the partnership requirements to make the switch

Irene Ragel

Director of Logistics Quality & Regional Quality Officer
CSL Behring

9:40 am - 10:20 am LIABILITY & INSURANCE - Securing Marine Cargo Insurance That Covers Temperature Excursions

Mark Edwards - EMEA Freight Lead, AstraZeneca
  • Open lines of communication with partners to ensure you are not interpreting the same rules differently
  • Understand the varied and complex international laws, rules and regulations governing shipping lines (such as Hague Visby or USCOGSA) which determine their liability and any limits to that liability
  • Determine why in most cases the limit of shipping line liability is based on the number of packages declared on the Bill of Lading, not on the value of the cargo carried

Mark Edwards

EMEA Freight Lead

10:20 am - 10:50 am Networking Coffee Break

10:50 am - 11:30 am SMART SHIPPING - Understanding the Sea Freight Market

Hannes Lässig - VP Global Head Pharma Seafreight, Kuehne + Nagel
  • The ocean carrier market is consolidating. Hear more about the consequences for your business
  • The Reefer container: How does it work and how do incorrect loading patterns impact the temperature performance and product quality
  • New technologies: Smart devices or smart containers?

Hannes Lässig

VP Global Head Pharma Seafreight
Kuehne + Nagel

11:30 am - 12:10 pm CONSOLIDATION - Collaboration and Joint Ventures Between Ocean freight Container Owners

Alan Kennedy - Collaboration Champion, PartnerSave Ltd/TEAM-UP
  • Understand why collaboration with key partners and stakeholders is vital for secure and efficient shipping of pharmaceuticals at sea
  • Develop strategies to enable closer partnerships across your supply chain
  • Examine real-life examples of what effective collaboration looks like and how it has helped both big and small pharma companies


Alan Kennedy

Collaboration Champion
PartnerSave Ltd/TEAM-UP

12:10 pm - 1:50 pm Networking Lunch Break


Simply choose the roundtable topic of most interest to you and join the discussion! These sessions are open, informal and a great opportunity to really gauge what your peers are planning and to share ideas and lessons learned. You will walk away with tangible ideas on how to solve your biggest challenges.
HIGH VALUE LOW VOLUME AT SEA:  Is it Secure and WhatAdditional Precautions Needto be Taken?
LIABILITY & INSURANCE TO COVER TEMPERATURE CONTROL: How can we Avoid Issues ofMisinterpretation and EnsureOptimal Coverage?
PRODUCT CONSOLIDATION BETWEEN MANUFACTURERS:  Is This the Way for SmallShipments to Capitalise onSea Freight?
VALIDATING AN OCEAN SHIPPING LANE: How Does it Differ fromValidating an Air Route?

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Networking Coffee Break

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm REAL WORLD RESULTS - Project Poseidon Present the Results of their Pilot Program

  • Hear first hand the results of Poseidon’s pilot programme that took place this summer
  • Decipher what these results mean for the programme and the industry
  • Discuss how the lessons learned can improve your sea freight strategy

3:40 pm - 4:20 pm PACKAGING - Validation and Verification of Packaging Options for Pharma Sea Freight

  • Look at protection and packaging qualification - what is the optimum protection for ocean freight?
  • Assess best ways to pack containers, factoring in hold and cold spots
  • Discuss strategies to load and unload containers to protect product and temperature integrity