Maritime Webinar Series

Market Structure and Maritime Competition Webinar Series – Do not miss your chance to get crucial insights into the maritime crisis!

FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, in partnership with the Global Supply Chain Classroom (GSCC), is organising a three-part webinar series on the critical topic of ‘Market Structure and Maritime Competition’, as part of FIATA’s ongoing efforts to address the maritime supply chain crisis, which is adversely affecting the global industry.

The first two sessions scheduled on 28 April 2022 and 10 May 2022 will be one-hour online lectures delivered by top academic and industry experts and aim at providing participants with conceptual, in-depth background and historical knowledge. The third and final session, lasting 90 minutes and taking place on 20 May 2022, will be a high-level panel that will offer insight into possible solutions to tackle the crisis.

By attending this three-part webinar, participants will gain the critical tools to fully grasp the current maritime crisis, and better understanding of how it may be addressed at a global level.

Session Overview – What’s in Store?

This webinar series has been carefully crafted to provide a perfect balance between academic and practitioners’ views, which will equip participants with useful tools to understand current issues affecting the maritime sector and use in their daily activities. The webinars will be interactive – leading with lecture or discussions, followed by Q & A sessions between participants and speakers.

Session 1 “The Structure of Maritime Supply Chains: A History of Path Dependency” – Thursday, 28 April 2022, 12:00-13:00 CEST – online (Zoom)

The first session will adopt a historical stance and provide a review of recent history of market consolidation and vertical integration in container shipping.


  • Dr Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Hofstra University, New York

Session 2 “Market Structure: Issues Affecting the Global Maritime Supply Chain” – Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 12:00-13:00 CEST – online (Zoom)

The second session will focus on the actual impacts of the container shipping industry on the global supply chain and other sectors of the economy.


  • Mr Jonathan Gold, Vice President of Supply Chain and Customs Policy, National Retail Federation, USA
  • Dr Theo Notteboom, Chair Professor ‘North Sea Port’ at the Maritime Institute of Ghent University, part-time Professor at Antwerp Maritime Academy and the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Antwerp, and visiting research Professor at Shanghai Maritime University in China.

Session 3

“Moving Forward: What Solutions to the Crisis?”– Friday, 20 May 2022, 11:30-13:00 CEST – hybrid (Zoom/Geneva)

The third and final session, ‘Moving Forward: What Solutions to the Crisis?’, will take place as a side event to the 2022 FIATA Headquarters Meeting in Geneva and will feature a high-level panel. Building on the two previous sessions’ conceptual tools, the discussions will be resolutely policy-oriented.

The event will engage high-level speakers in a collaborative dialogue and with the industry about possible solutions to ensure a fully competitive and efficient maritime supply chain. The panel composition will ensure representation of a variety of views and perspectives.


  • Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye, Federal Maritime Commission, USA 
  • Dr Wang Wei, Director General, Institute of Market Economy, Development Research Centre of the State Council, China
  • Mr Henrik Morch, Director for Transport, Post and other services, Directorate-General for Competition, European Commission
  • Ms Raissa-Julie Ada Allogo, Senior Policy Transport Officer, African Union Commission

Who should participate?

Industry representatives, private companies’ employees, business owners, staff of international and academics, who want to get a thorough understanding of the current maritime supply chain crisis and its impacts for the freight forwarding and logistics sector, as well as to hear about possible solutions to overcome the crisis.

Fees and payment

Full fee: the fee for the three sessions is CHF 120. The fee is to be paid by credit card or bank transfer as soon as the invoice is received and no later than the start of the first webinar.

An invoice will be sent once the registration is processed. The invoice should be settled before the start of the first webinar on 28 April 2022.

Cancellation Policy

In case of cancellation by a participant before 23 April 2022, 50% of the amount paid will be reimbursed. After that date the full amount will be due, and no reimbursement will be made.

Webinar Certificate

Participants will receive a FIATA/GSCC electronic certificate of attendance at the end of the webinar series. A paper version of the certificate may be issued upon request for an additional fee covering the shipping costs.


Please register here!

Any Questions?

Please reach out to FIATA at [email protected]


FIATA International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations is a non-governmental, membership-based organisation representing freight forwarders in some 150 countries. FIATA’s membership is composed of 111 Associations Members and more than 5,500 Individual Members, overall representing an industry of 40,000 freight forwarding and logistics firms worldwide. Based in Geneva, FIATA is ‘the global voice of freight logistics’

About the Global Supply Chain Classroom

The Global Supply Chain Classroom (GSCC) is a sustainable platform for global educators, professionals, and academic institutions for delivering global supply chain education at the college and university levels. GSCC’s education, training, and certification programmes leverage its international network of educators to provide global perspectives and resources to enhance the supply chain industry