Ocean Freight Market Update: Rate Expectations, Container Shipping Trends, Space Allocation – and Why 2022 Will Be Just as Volatile as 2021

March 1, 2022

Event Details

March 1, 2022

8:30am - 10:00am


After an extremely turbulent and unpredictable 2021, it is only natural to hope for some semblance of normality to emerge in 2022. However, when the underlying data and trends are analyzed, it becomes clear that 2022 will - at best - be seen as a transitional year, and not as a year of calmness and predictability. In this session, we will look more closely at why this is the most realistic outlook, what can be done to navigate such rough seas, and finally, how 2023 will see the emergence of a different kind of normality.


Lars Jensen

CEO & Partner, Vespucci Maritime | Director & Partner, LinerGame

Lars Jensen is CEO of Vespucci Maritime, and is an analyst and thought leader providing expert assistance in strategic decision making and analysis in the wider container shipping industry. Lars has 21 years of experience from inside the container shipping industry, whereof the last 11 years has been as an independent analyst and consultant for carriers, shippers, ports and maritime technology firms. Lars is the author of the book “Liner Shipping 2025” focusing on the changes to come in the industry and how carriers, terminals, ports, shippers and forwards should navigate these changes to emerge successfully. Lars Jensen is co-founder of LinerGame providing innovative training and teambuilding in the liner shipping industry with more than 100 sessions held in the past four years across 17 countries on 3 continents.

Kay Pothmann

Director Ocean Freight Europe, BDP International

Mr. Kay Pothmann will moderate this webinar session. Kay Pothmann is Director Ocean Freight Europe of BDP International and has been with BDP International for over 6.5 years and is based in Hamburg, Germany, heading the NVOCC activities in the region. Kay has over 25 years of experience in the ocean transportation industry where he spent over 15 years with ocean carriers. He started off his professional career in trade management functions with Hamburg Süd for eight years, followed by two years as line manager for CMA CGM in Miami. He then joined ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Inc. in Hamburg for five years where he built the trade management team for the Europe region. Kay lives just outside of Hamburg with his wife and three children.