06 October 2020

FFF2020 - Session 1: Liner Shipping Put to Test: Serving Global Trade at Times of Crisis (10.30-11.45h)

  • Shippers and forwarders have to deal with sudden carrier changes in capacity, reduced service level and cancelled sailings on a much higher scale than before the crisis: is this a ‘new normal’?
  • Is the EU Consortia Block Exemption still fit for purpose at times of vertical integration and digitalisation? 
  • State aid guidelines at times of COVID-19: creating a fair level playing field.


Moderator: Nicolette van der Jagt, Director General, CLECAT

  • Stijn Rubens, Senior Consultant, Drewry
  • Olaf Merk, Project Manager, Ports and Shipping, International Transport Forum 
  • Monique Negenman, Head of Unit for State Aid, DG COMP
  • Daniel Boeshertz, Head of Unit for Antitrust in Transport, Post and Other Services, DG COMP
  • Jens Roemer, Managing Director, a. hartrodt
  • Pyers Tucker, Senior Advisor Corporate Development, Hapag Lloyd AG
  • Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid, Secretary General, FEPORT