A deeply passionate liner shipping expert, Alan Murphy has 17 years of experience in container shipping research and analysis, providing insight and intelligence to a broad range of stakeholders in the logistics community, through quantitative research, econometric modelling, and database architecture development.
Alan co-founded SeaIntel, now Sea-Intelligence, with industry legend Lars Jensen in January 2011, with an ambition to provide truly exceptional and insightful liner shipping analysis and advisory, always based on a clearly stated and comprehensive methodology. Prior to launching Sea-Intelligence, Alan was Senior Analyst of Maersk Line's Intelligence and Analysis section, at that time the industry’s largest customer of industry analysis, research, and market data. The frustration with poorly sourced back-of-envelope style of analysis often found in this industry, and a lack of comparable, verified benchmarks of liner performance, was the spark that would lead to the launch of Sea-Intelligence, which now covers Research & Analysis, Data Services, and Advisory Services.
Alan has a degree in business economics, and prior to joining Maersk in 2004, he worked as a Research Analyst, at the Dept. of Finance at the Copenhagen Business School. Alan is fluent in seven primary programming languages and has developed everything from simple business apps to full-stack enterprise database systems.
Privately, Alan is married to a Microbiology PhD Fellow, clearly outranking him on the nerd-meter, and they have two beautiful and troublemaking boys of 5 and 1 years.
A 1988-graduate of the A.P. Møller/Maersk Shipping School, Bjorn spent the majority of his career in Asia, where he lived for 30 years, during which time he was based in Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore.
Subsequently, he relocated to the US, where he was based in Charlotte NC. He now resides in his native Denmark.
Bjorn has worked in management roles within vessel- and terminal operations, warehouse management, sales, key account management, and logistics network design for Maersk Line, Thyssen Haniel Logistics, Exel, and TNT Logistics.
The latest chapter in his career saw him assuming the role of VP of Global Logistics in the Electrolux Group, where he oversaw an annual logistics spend in excess of US$ 300 million, including the shipment of over 200,000 TEU annually, and over 30,000 tons of expedited freight. Bjorn and his team were solely responsible for procurement and operations of ocean freight, air freight, courier services and associated international logistics services for the entire Electrolux Group
Bjorn is a very experienced supply chain practitioner, whose background spans all aspects of the supply chain, including forecasting, S&OP, supply chain design, modelling and re-engineering, warehouse management, transport management, customs clearance, project logistics, ocean freight, air freight, courier services, and consolidation.
Bjorn is Danish, 55 years old, a father of 3, an avid cyclist, a terrible golfer, and a decent amateur chef.
Jochen has been in the global transport industry since 1985, when he joined Hapag-Lloyd in Hamburg. After a year's stint in the tramp business in Buenos Aires, he returned to Germany in 1989, where he joined Maersk Line.
In the 21 years that followed with the Danish carrier, Jochen has been in a wide range of roles, spanning E-Commerce development, Business Process Improvement and client facing commercial leadership, with assignments in Hong Kong, Denmark, Singapore and Saudi Arabia. During this time, Jochen gained extensive experience in key client management where he was deeply involved in managing some of Maersk Line's most significant clients.
In 2011, Jochen joined Nestle in Vevey, Switzerland, where he held group responsibility for Global Logistics Procurement and Global Freight, driving commercial as well as operational excellence initiatives for Nestle’s worldwide ocean & air transportation activities with a truly global footprint of approx. 500.000 TEU.
Jochen is passionate about end-to-end logistics covering commercial, operational and regulatory processes.
Jochen is married, the father of 3 children, an aspiring amateur chef, a SCUBA diver, and pretends to be a highly accomplished wood-worker.
Andy commenced his career in logistics in 1983, learning the techniques required to effectively manage truck distribution and warehousing. In 1987, Andy joined the Maersk Group, and has worked for both Maersk Line and APM Terminals on a progressive career path which saw him ultimately holding a number of highly senior leadership roles. Through his 25 year journey with this industry leader, Andy gained valuable and deep experience in the disciplines of; Container Flow Management, Ship Operations and Network Optimisation, Capacity and Yield Management, Cost Management, Vendor Performance Management, Process Excellence, Digitisation, Organisational Development, and Container Terminal Management – from both Operational as well as Commercial angles.
Through the attainment of these experiences, Andy has developed a strong comprehension of end-to-end supply chain and logistics dynamics. In 2013, Andy co-founded CTI Consultancy to provide independent business advisory services to; Shipping Lines, Terminal and Port Operators. Andy has been recognised as an industry expert and thought-leader through his work with the international media and conference organisers. Andy joined Sea-Intelligence as an associate in 2019, responsible for business development in Southeast Asia, and is based in Singapore.
Michael holds a MSc. In Economics from the University of Copenhagen and began his career with Maersk Line in 2006 in Denmark in their finance department managing the P&Ls for the Asia to Europe services. Subsequently her has held positions in Trade management and strategic projects, before moving to Africa in 2014 to head up all of Maersk activities in Mozambique.
He returned to Denmark in 2017 to head the Clean Team in the integration of Hamburg Sud into Maersk. In 2018 took on another strategic project in operations before leaving Maersk to join GN Hearing as their Head of Global Distribution. Here he oversaw the procurement and operation of Ocean & Air Freight, courier service and warehouse optimisation.
Michael is an international experienced leader driven by a passion and high level of energy for transforming business. Thrilling at the bottom-line impact of making a difference for customers, finding new ways of doing things cutting cost and applying new technology.
Michael is Danish, born in Lesotho (South Africa), 42 years old, married and a proud father of 2, and a passionate tennis player.
David Macleod’s career in Shipping spans over 40 years covering multiple functions in the container shipping and freight forwarding fields with Nedlloyd, P&O Nedlloyd, and Damco. These functions spanned sales, marketing, business development, strategic planning, operations, and procurement to senior management positions in New Zealand, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, USA, and Latin America. For the last 15 years, David has been actively involved in freight management consulting assisting companies with their freight contract negotiations and supply chain solutions. David currently resides in Hong Kong SAR.
Imaad has a strong passion and aptitude for quantitative analysis and liner data research. Imaad is overall responsible for the Global Liner Performance (GLP) database and reports, and for contributing analysis to the Sunday Spotlight.
Sadia is overall responsible for managing and processing data for our GLP database and reports. Her primary functions includes ensuring proper data collection processes, liaising with shipping lines, and data validation.
Adam’s main responsibility involves creating the weekly TCO reports, as well as contributing to the GLP report and the Sunday Spotlight. His primary tasks also include regular data quality checks, data validation and communication with our customers.
Barbora is responsible for co-editing the TCO report, as well as for providing accurate data collection and validation for the GLP report. With her strong analytical skills she ensures high quality data for all our reports and services.