The Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce has the pleasure to invite you to a webinar, 'Likely pricing scenarios: how much will it cost you to ship by sea and rail between Europe and China in 2022?'. This webinar will take place on January 26, 2022, from 10h00 am to 11h00 am CET.
Current spot ocean tariffs on the route ex-Asia, in particular ex-China, to Europe continue to be high. How long will these higher rates and delivery times continue and what changes, if any, can we expect in the coming months? For traders and businesses in Western Europe needing to export to, and import from, China, what will be the impact? In this webinar, we will provide a comprehensive picture of the current rates on the different routes, as well as drawing comparison with other ocean trade routes (between the US and China, for example). How do these rates compare with transporting by rail, which is a growing option for many traders?
During this webinar, Mr Pepijn De Vreese, Chief Officer International Trade at the Port of Zeebrugge, will give a presentation on the impact of container shortages on the global shipping supply chain and its impact on Zeebrugge as an emerging BRI hub, as well as on the future outlook. He will be followed by Mr Didier Duponselle, Business Unit Director Supply Chain Solutions, AHLERS, who will explain the current ocean spot tariffs and how prices are expected to behave in 2022. Each of them will refer to supply and demand on this trade route in an historical context.
The session will be moderated by Ms Gwenn Sonck, Executive Director, Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce.
10h00-10h05: Introduction, Ms Gwenn Sonck, Executive Director, Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce
10h05-10h30: Presentation on the impact of container shortages on the global shipping supply chain and its impact on Zeebrugge as an emerging BRI hub, by Mr Pepijn De Vreese
10h30-10h50: Presentation on the current ocean spot tariffs and how prices are expected to behave in 2022, Mr Didier Duponselle
10h50-11h00: Q&A Session