Meet BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst in Long Beach, CA

Meet BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst in Long Beach, CA


BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst, Peter Sand, will be participating at the 18th edition of Trans Pacific Maritime on 4-7 March 2018 in Long Beach, California. 

Peter Sand will be part of the “Container Shipping Outlook: Will a Recovery Year for Carriers Carry Over Into 2018?” panel discussion scheduled for 5 March at 10:45-12:00.

He will be joined by Dr Yin Ming, Deputy Secretary-General at Shanghai Maritime University, and Graham Slack, Chief Economist at the Maersk Group. The panel debate will be moderated by Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor at

During the panel, the three speakers will present their perspectives on supply, demand, and market fundamentals in the trans-Pacific and globally, in 2018.

 “We saw very strong growth in 2016 and 2017 for US West Coast imports and the conference comes in the middle of an expected change for inbound loaded containers arriving in North America, Peter Sand says.

The global demand growth is expected to be lower than in 2017, but still on a level where the fundamental market balance could potentially improve,” he says.

The Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California.

The conference is a must-attend event for the trans-Pacific, global container shipping and logistics community. It aims to inform the participants about the latest market forecasts, and features relevant case studies to show how business problems were solved and/or cost savings were achieved.

If you would like a private meeting with Peter Sand, feel free to contact him at

BIMCO’s shipping market analysis team uses global economics as a starting point for analysing all seaborne trades. By analysing the commercial markets for dry bulkers, tankers and containerships, they assist management, members and clients with insight into many different aspects of the global shipping industry.

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