Author Archives: Ruben Huber

OceanX AGM #swiss2022

During June 29th to July 2nd 2022 OceanX held the network’s Annual General Meeting again. After Dubai, Chengdu, Porto and Tangiers, this years’ conference venue was the Mövenpick hotel in Basel, Switzerland. Over 80 delegates, members, guests and industry experts found their way into the Swiss city by the Rhine river to discuss the latest [...]

COVID Update China

China is currently facing the largest amount of cases since the pandemic started, as it is battling the Omicron variant. Counter measures and restrictions imposed in parts of the country are seriously impacting supply chains again. This page shall serve as platform for regular updates to our members.  Update June 1st 2022 - 06:00 hrs [...]

OceanX@Fruit Logistica 2022 – Event Report

An exciting Fruit Logistica finally took place again in Berlin this week. While the scale was a little smaller, space between stands a bit wider, some halls a bit less crowded, it still was a big event, bringing the perishable world together in one place, after more than 2 years and almost mask free.  Having [...]

Navia wins OceanX Innovation Award for 2021

The 2021 OceanX Innovation Award goes to Navia, a member company that has been an innovator and a role model of digital transformation for years.  While also during 2021 the network has been in touch with many innovative startups in the logistics space and several members recommended potential candidates for this year's award, the  winner [...]

OceanX includes InsureMyTrans Solution in its Member Portal

Following the partnership established last year between OceanX and InsureMyTrans (IMT), we are glad to announce that, as from today, our members will have direct access to IMTs digital Cargo Insurance solutions. This is now fully integrated within the OceanX Network portal and Tools app. From here, IMT presents OceanX members with a fast, easy, [...]

OceanX AGM #maroc2021 – Live & Virtual

OceanX network has concluded its #maroc2021 Live & Virtual event this week. While the ongoing pandemic once more limited travel for many of the 134 members in 90 countries, the network made the best out of the situation, combing a small LIVE event in Tangiers with a varied online content and VIRTUAL One2One meetings. An [...]

OceanX@SITL France 2021

Long awaited, finally the first, post-COVID and large scale logistics event in Europe again, the SITL in Paris, Porte de Versailles. The fair focuses on the french logistics market, similar like the Multimodal in Birmingham does for the UK market, but certainly larger in scale with usually up to 30,000 visitors every year. While its [...]

OceanX @WOFEXPO 2021

We are supporting the new logistics expo World of Freight, dedicated for Central and Eastern European markets, that will be held in Bratislava October 6-8th this year! The EXPO will feature and OceanX stand with an OceanX Bar! For the central and eastern European market are certainly growth regions with a vast potential, we recommend [...]

OceanX – News – July 2021

Our public news for July 2021 are out!  Enjoy the update:   About OceanX OceanX is a non – exclusive global network of leading ocean freight providers and NVOCCs dedicated to delivering bespoke innovative solutions, in particular on FCL services, LCL consolidation, dangerous goods and chemical logistics, temperature control, fashion logistics, as well as [...]

OceanX – Rate$ & Drinks – Report May 18th 2021

We were glad having had many OceanX members join for two exciting sessions on Rate and Allocation Management today, featuring Christian Ove Sorensen as our special guest and a virtual cocktail hour for a casual catch up afterwards. The two sessions summarised a few interesting insights on the subject and where the future of our industry might [...]

OceanX Reads / Industry Insights 09-05-2021

Our weekly to twice weekly reads, are a collection of commented links to interesting industry news and market developments, around oceanfreight and technology. Some of our comments are slightly sarcastic but always honest. Besides informing our members about what is going on and providing some industry insights, they are also always an invitation to start [...]

OceanX – Rate$ & Drinks – May 18th

We are glad to invite OceanX members for an exciting session on Rate and Allocation Management, May 18th 2021, with Christian Ove Sorensen as our special guest and a virtual cocktail hour for a casual catch up afterwards. In order to cover the globe, we have arranged two sessions in two time zones for you.  During our [...]

On Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

by Ruben HUBER Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is on everyone’s mind these days. We had a long discussion on it this month, during our Executive Development Program with a cohort of our member’s talents at OceanX, further I had the pleasure to be part of an exciting panel discussion at #TPM21 with Angela Czajkowski, Alan [...]

OceanX Innovation Award 2020 goes to Searoutes

Upon review of all the maritime and logistics startups that the network engaged with during the past year, the innovation panel, has selected Searoutes as the winner of the 2020 OceanX innovation award!   Encouraging industry innovation, OceanX also in 2020 and despite the pandemic, met and engaged with 25 start-ups around shipping and forwarding. [...]

OceanX partners with InsureMyTrans for innovative freight insurance solutions

OceanX is partnering with InsureMyTrans to deliver a digital cargo insurance solution to its members, that can be easily integrated in members websites, digital and conventional offering. Following its dedication to support members around common challenges, OceanX  is partnering with InsureMyTrans to provide its members with access to their digital freight insurance solution. InsureMyTrans presents [...]

OceanX EDP – Advanced Shipping

OceanX, the seafreight specialist network is starting the first intake for its "Advanced Shipping Sessions" that forms part of its Executive Development Program for it's members. On three Thursdays throughout February, 20 delegates from members will have the opportunity to complete a compact program on differentiation strategy, digitalisation and cost optimisation.   From its early beginnings, OceanX identified education, [...]

OceanX@Navia – Highlights from an exciting discussion

Earlier this month, OceanX founder & director Ruben Huber, joined Jamal Kanj, Chief Commercial Officer of our member Navia, for an exciting discussion on key industry subjects of our time. We are glad to share some of the highlights!  OceanX@Navia - Cargo-Boom OceanX@Navia - Big Fish vs. Small Fish? Thanks to our friends at Navia for [...]

OceanX AGM Porto2020 – Live & Virtual

Owing to the pandemic and travel restrictions, only a smaller group of members was able to travel to Portugal in person in order to attend the network’s annual general meeting this year. Therefore it was conducted live & virtual, merging online and offline experiences, connecting live delegates with online colleagues all over the world. Despite [...]

Members Corona Updates

OceanX Network Update on Covid-19 Outbreak The Covid-19 outbreak is confronting members with various challenges, OceanX has compiled 5 key elements to focus on. Further, please find below updates from members on the situation in their markets.  Please submit any member updates to and we shall add below daily. Newest status in Sri [...]

Cool Logistics Global 2020 – OceanX Participation

As part of our strategic partnership with Cool Logistics, our director Ruben Huber, took part again at the Global conference, this year virtually in Rotterdam. Following a presentation on the network's member venture NAVIROC in Morocco and the growing cool chain market there, he participated in an exciting panel discussion around the impact of Covid19, challenges and opportunities [...]

A brief guide to freight marketplaces – V2.0

Following the nobel prize win for economics for Paul Migrom and Robert B. Wilson for their work in auction theory, it was time to update our guide to freight marketplaces. One of the key trends for the future of our industry, that we see, remains „omnichannel“. Whereas our industry used to sell and buy mainly [...]

OceanX announces Speaker LineUp for AGM 2020

OceanX, the leading enterprise network for seafreight specialists, has announced its Speakers for the upcoming Annual General Meeting 2020 in Porto, Portugal Again bringing together a range of exciting industry experts and technology leaders to share the newest on innovation and thought leadership for the industry. Looking forward to see you in Porto, November 18-21 [...]

OceanX Executive Development Program launches with Transformation Management Course

OceanX, the leading enterprise network for seafreight specialists, has started its Executive Development Program. The first module “TRANSFORMATION MANAGEMENT” is organized by Tongji University in cooperation with CPC Consulting and conducted in-class in Shanghai, China. Through a learning journey built along the entire transformation cycle, it will equip participants with the required knowledge, skillset and [...]

Navia Freight USA and Hungary join OceanX

We are pleased to welcome Navia Freight to the network for the United States and Hungary! A brief introduction to Navia Freight from their management: Sea, air and land. Import and export. We offer an intelligent and integrated supply chain management service for our customers.  More than just visibility, with Navia you know why your [...]

NAVIROC an OceanX collaborative project

Building the future of shipping and logistics in Morocco - NAVIROC.  One of OceanX key areas of focus has always been internationalisation strategy, where the network is helping members to identify the right cooperation partners in overseas markets and supports with introductions. However, sometimes the best fit does not exist and then building it becomes [...]

Apple Shipping LLC joins OceanX

We are pleased to welcome Apple Shipping to the network for the United Arab Emirates! A brief introduction to Apple Shipping from their management: Apple Shipping LLC is an UAE based company, established in 2012 by Mr. Kasiviswanathan, who has 32 years of experience in the same industry. We have a global network providing top [...]

Key things that matter now!

Facing the largest challenge of our time, as COVID-19 keeps spreading across the world and containment measures take a significant toll on consumer confidence, resulting in a demand drop across all key economies, we have summarised 5 key things that matter now! About OceanX OceanX is a non – exclusive global network of leading ocean [...]

OceanX@Fruit Logistica 2020 – Event Report

OceanX was proud to be part of the Logistics Hub at Fruit Logistica in Berlin last week, presenting OceanX and participating in the panel discussion on industry digitalisation and the advance of digital forwarding.   With more than 72,000 visitors and over 3,300 exhibitors the leading event in the perishable supply chain, bringing together growers, [...]

OceanX@Fruit Logistica 2020

OceanX will be participating at this years Fruit Logistica, the leading global fair in the fruit logistics and perishable space. See you Feb 5th to 7th in Berlin! Meet us at the Logistics HUB in Hall 28 on February 6th 11.00 hrs for our presentation with member case studies in the cool chain logistics space, [...]

OceanX 2020 Outlook

Following a turbulent year 2019, what can we expect for the new year to bring at the dawn of this new decade? Several members have asked us for a summary of market views for 2020 and our own projections for the new year, this is what we have attempted to provide with below. Global economic [...]

OceanX Mobile App is launched!

As announced during the Chengdu AGM, the OceanX Mobile App is launched. It will provide access to all network contacts, member profiles, latest news and industry insights on the go. Members will further have the opportunity to link their tariff engines or current rates sheets, directly in the app. The OceanX mobile app is out [...]

OceanX – Annual General Meeting – Chengdu, China

Last week, OceanX's first formal Annual General Meeting was conducted in Chengdu, China. The network that was founded in 2018 and formally started this year, is focusing on innovation in the ocean freight sector, going beyond traditional bilateral facilitation. This year's conference brought more than 100 delegates, members, guests and speakers into the capital of [...]

OceanX@Intermodal Europe 2019

OceanX participated in Intermodal Europe 2019, in Hamburg last week. Whilst the event continues to center around hardware and being a meeting point for container manufacturing and trading, it covered a much wider range of subjects during the conference.    Our director Ruben Huber, shared his views on some key industry trends in the opening [...]

South Africa Market Report

This October saw an exciting visit to South Africa, catching up with members and market players.  Market situation South Africa’s population continues to grow since the 1990, where it was home to 36 million people, to 51 million in 2010 and almost 58 mio in 2018, thus also consumer demand keeps rising. Fertility rates have [...]

Cool Logistics Global 2019 – Afterthoughts

Our director, Ruben Huber, as part of our strategic partnership with Cool Logistics, took part again at Cool Logistics Global conference, this year in Valencia. Rather than a report, he shared some thoughts on current cold chain trends and developments in this article.  "An exciting conference has ended last week, with the 11th Cool Logistics Global [...]

OceanX@ICEE – Global Cold Chain Logistics Forum

OceanX has been taking part in the Global Cold Chain Logistics Forum at ICEE in Guangzhou, China on July 25th 2019. The event organised by CICEA, that has brought together leading shipping lines, innovative technology providers, cold chain experts, logistics providers, importers and online retailers in South China this week, was co-moderated by OceanX founder [...]

“High Touch” Service – Forwarding in the digital age

During a case study on Differentiation vs. Commoditisation, that we did with Tri-Continent Master students at Tongji SEM earlier this year, one of the groups brought the expression of „High Touch Service“ into the shipping space. (Thanks to Nainika Sudheendra, Elisabet Vásquez, Nelli Wipp, Haden Wesley and Tianhua Yuan for that) Having spent quite some [...]

First OceanX Fashion Logistics Workshop in Munich

Taking the opportunity of the upcoming Transport Logistic 2019 in Munich, with a larger amount of OceanX members being present in Southern Germany last week, OceanX member ITG was so kind to host the network's first fashion logistics workshop at their headquarters in Schwaig, near Munich on June 3rd.  Gabriele Bormuth, head of the local [...]

OceanX Case Study at Tongji University 2019

Our case study in cooperation with Tongji university's School of Economics and Management, challenging this year’s Tricontinent Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management class, was conducted end of April. The students delivered some interesting angles approaching the case, which entered around on Differentiation vs. Commoditisation in the Chinese NVOCC space. Our case was confronting students [...]

OceanX @Transport Logistics, Munich June 4th to 7th 2019

OceanX will be exhibiting at transport logistics, the world's leading trade fair for logistics, mobility, IT and supply chain management, that has been taking place in Munich, Germany since 1978. Visit us in Hall B2 135/240, from June 4th to 7th 2019!  OceanX will be represented at this year's transport logistics in Munich, exhibiting in [...]

Ambercor Shipping Inc joins OceanX

We are pleased to welcome Ambercor to the network for Canada and the US, injecting further expertise and coverage to our project cargo group! A brief introduction to Ambercor from their management: Comprised of a group of experienced Freight Forwarders in North America, Ambercor Shipping Inc. provides customized project logistics services to our Customers and [...]

OceanX launches Process Workshop for Members

OceanX has built a shipment process, self-assessment workshop for its members, as a guide to approach the efficiency challenge and for organisational reinvention. With market prices in sales and procurement increasingly transparent, one of the key success factors for performance has become efficiency and the actual cost for handling a shipment.  Our analysis of some of the [...]

KMA Uruguay and SMI Paraguay join OceanX Network

We are pleased to welcome KMA Uruguay and SMI Paraguay, members of KMA Group, to the network! A brief introduction to KMA Group from their management: "KMA GROUP is a business platform of companies owned by Gabriel Kaklouk, aimed at providing a comprehensive service such as Maritime Agency, Freight Forwarder and Logistic Operations. All the [...]

JackyLine Shipping Ltd. joins OceanX Network

We are pleased to welcome JackyLine Shipping Ltd. to the network! A brief introduction to JackyLine from their management: "Jacky Line Group was established in1988 and continues to be owned and managed by its original founders. From comparatively small beginnings, the company has grown to become one of the leading freight forwarding companies in Israel, [...]

Bansard International joins OceanX Network

We are pleased to welcome Bansard International to the network and our fashion logistics specialisation group! A brief introduction to Bansard International from their management: BANSARD INTERNATIONAL GROUP DESCRIPTION Founded in Paris in 1963, BANSARD INTERNATIONAL is a worldwide French freight forwarding and third-party logistics company based in France (HQ), Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Israel, [...]

OceanX Case Study at Tongji University

As part of our drive for innovation, we are cooperating with Tongji university's School of Economics and Management, challenging this year’s Tricontinent Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management class with a case study on Differentiation vs. Commoditisation in the Chinese NVOCC space. During the last week of April this year, we will be [...]

DMC Universal Logistics, Kuwait & Qatar join OceanX Network

We are pleased to welcome DMC Universal Logistics to the network! A brief introduction to DMC Universal Logistics from their management: "DMC established in 2008 as an International Freight Forwarder, steadily growing as a leading logistics solution provider in KUWAIT, QATAR, ABUDHABI & IRAQ. Within short span of 10 years, In Kuwait the company has [...]

Velosi, Tunisia joins OceanX Network

We are pleased to welcome Velosi Tunisia to the network! A brief introduction to Velosi from their management: "Velosi Tunisia created in 2011 is operating in national and international transport and logistics located in Rades (Tunisia), we are certified as a Ferry Broker, Customs Broker, and Freight Forwarder. Over the years Velosi TUNISIA has structured, developed [...]

XXL Consolidation joins OceanX

We are pleased to welcome XXL Consolidation to the network! A brief introduction on XXL Consolidation, from their management: "We, the team of, are passionate when it comes to OOG cargo. Having spent many years in the industry, serving customers shipping OOG-cargo world wide, we often saw the waste of space on Flatracks and in [...]

OceanX joining ICEE conference July 24th to 26th 2019

As part of its strategic partnership with Cool Logistics, OceanX is participating in the Global Cold Chain Logistics Forum of Guangzhou ICEE, the leading international eCommerce and Cold Chain Logistics event, held in Guangzhou, China July 24th to 26th 2019. OceanX' members with Cool Chain Logistics expertise, will have the opportunity to deliver case study [...]

Sankyo Corporation joins OceanX for Japan

We are pleased to welcome Sankyo Corporation to the network! A brief introduction on Sankyo Corporation, from their management: "Sankyo Corporation ...had been established in 1953 and is part of the Fujiki Group (since 1923) in Yokohama. Both companies have a long and strong back ground in longshoring / stevedoring and warehousing in Japan. Sankyo [...]

Transit Marill is joining OceanX covering Djibouti, Somalia and Ethiopia!

We are pleased to welcome Transit Marill to OceanX network! A brief introduction on Groupe Marill, from their management: "For your information, Marill group is established in Djibouti since 1896 (122 years), and we are working in Defense business (logistics and navy supplies), NGO and Ethiopian Corridor (Project and Manufactory) Our main strength is to [...]

Jiangsu Amass SCM Co. Ltd., China joins OceanX

We are pleased to welcome Jiangsu Amass SCM Co. Ltd. in China to the network! "A brief introduction, from their management: Jiangsu Amass SCM Co., Ltd.was formally established in 2016, based in Yangzhou, China, but has been operational under different entity for more than 20 years. Over the years, we have developed and become one stop [...]

AMI / Manica joins OceanX for UAE, East and South Africa

We are pleased to welcome AMI / Manica to the network as an associate member! AMI worldwide Group is a Dubai based International Freight forwarding and logistics company with presence in 15 countries and 20 years operating ex UAE -HUB into rest of the world as a leader on the African continent. Beginning of 2017 [...]

Springate Shipping & Logistics, Ghana joins OceanX

We are pleased to welcome Springate in Ghana to the network! "Our Service mantra, “WE CARE” embodies our total commitment, passion and core values to serve our customers. We offer advisory services in International Shipping and Logistics to businesses across all sectors. With strong technical proficiency and background, we provide a high level of expertise based on excellent [...]

OceanX launches startup incubator

Dedicated to innovation, OceanX has launched it's startup incubator program this January. Representing a broad range of local leaders in the maritime logistics space, OceanX is constantly looking for new ideas to advance the industry. The network evaluates business ideas and digital inventions from within member organisations and startups outside, through an expert panel. Panelists [...]

A brief guide to freight marketplaces

One of the key trends for the future of our industry, that we see, remains „omnichannel“. Whereas our industry used to sell and buy mainly through local and often relationship based sales channels, digitalisation does open new opportunities.  Our guidance for members remains the same: while direct sales and a relationship with the ultimate customer, [...]

Successful Launch of OceanX!

OceanX, the network of leading seafreight specialists, aiming to foster innovation, collaboration and specialisation across the NVOCC industry, successfully held its launch conference in Dubai.  From November 26th to 29th, 130 delegates joined in fruitful discussions, exciting presentations and joyful celebrations.  Ruben Huber, founder and director of OceanX summarised the vision of the new network [...]

OceanX @ Cool Logistics Global Conference 2nd-4th October 2018, Antwerp

OceanX was honoured to participate in this years Cool Logistics Global conference in Antwerp, laying the foundation for a strategic partnership between the two organisations, which we intend to expand over the coming years. Ruben Huber, Founder & Director of OceanX, hosted the digitalisation sessions and part of the panel discussions on October 2nd and [...]

Jochen Weber joining as Network Ambassador

OceanX continues to expand its team of network ambassadors, welcoming Jochen Weber, adding further expertise on intermodal and chemical logistics.     "Our objective at OceanX remains to assemble great people, not only among our members but also within the team that operates and supports the network. We have many ideas for products and initiatives [...]

Why our bet is on collaboration.

Abstract: Our industry is seeing fundamental changes. Technology does enable new business models and challenges existing ones. Automation will impact traditional processes and eliminate simple information arbitrage through asset light models. Virtualisation of services will change the way logistics companies are organised. Differentiation in the market will be based on other criteria and the traditional [...]

CargoX and the OceanX network partner-up to set new standards of excellence in the shipping trade

OceanX, the leading seafreight specialist network and CargoX have agreed on a strategic partnership, bringing the blockchain enabled Smart B/L to OceanX NVOCC members. CargoX' innovative platform enables the issuance and handling of original bill of ladings on an etherium blockchain encrypted platform, facilitating the digital transfer of the bill of lading and thus the [...]

Meg Yim and Peter Schmidt-Löffler joining as Network Ambassadors

OceanX continues to expand its team of network ambassadors, welcoming Meg Yim and Peter Schmidt-Löffler, adding further expertise to the network's organisation.     "Our objective at OceanX remains to assemble great people, not only among our members but also within the team that operates the network. We have many ideas for products and initiatives where our specialised [...]

Congratulations Boxline Slovenia – 10 Years Celebrations!

OceanX this month was honoured to attend the 10 years celebrations of Boxline UCL in Slovenia, the leading NVOCC for the Adriatic Gateway to/from Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe.  Starting with 2 employees in 2008, Boxline has developed into a local market leader within just 10 years, today boasting a dynamic and innovative team of 28 [...]

Cool Logistics Global Conference 2nd-4th October 2018, Antwerp

OceanX is partnering with Cool Logistics, the leading specialty conference for Cool Chain and perishable logistics. The partnership will see OceanX co-sponsoring part of the conference and providing its members with advantageous conditions for delegate passes, supporting their further development in the perishable logistics sector. The two organisations intend to expand their cooperation in the [...]

Moanisse Bennasser and Jonathan Crestot joining as Network Ambassadors

OceanX is further strengthening its team of network ambassadors, welcoming Moanisse B. Bennasser and Jonathan Crestot.   "We are honoured to welcome, two very dynamic shipping industry experts to our team, that both have a broad experience in different markets and cultures, while sharing our passion for innovation", stated Ruben Huber, founder of OceanX.  Moanisse [...]

Cool Chain expert Alfred Cheung named Ambassador of OceanX

OceanX is pleased to welcome Alfred Cheung as Ambassador to the network. His extensive knowledge and background in refrigerated cargo shipping will be a true benefit for the further development of our members specialised in temperature controlled cargo.   Alfred has extensive experience in container transportation, port developments, logistics planning, IT applications, human resources and [...]

Transport Logistics China – May 16th to 18th 2018

OceanX attended this years Transport Logistics China in Shanghai. During 3 hot days in Shanghai, we have been able to meet many interested parties and prospective members from China, Asia and Europe. Whilst logistics fairs in China traditionally were not easy to gain scale, Transport Logistics China has grown substantially from its first edition in [...]

OceanX co-sponsored Shanghai Shipping Club Special Edition

OceanX proudly co-sponsored May 16th Special Edition of the Shanghai Shipping Club. Together with the Port of Rotterdam and Amsterdam Schipol Airport we were able to welcome a great crowd of international industry professionals for a pleasant get-together and relaxed discussions after a hard day at Transport Logistics China. A warm thank you to our guests [...]

OceanX founder talks digitalisation at ACE Conference in Shanghai

OceanX founder, Ruben Huber, presented the different segments of digital business models in the freight industry, some background on technologies and conducted a critical review of the status quo. He outlined how „information technology has become a key success factor for the industry, while often not yet being a core competence“ within transportation and logistics [...]

OceanX at Multimodal UK, Birmingham 2018

OceanX on May 1st to 3rd attended Multimodal UK in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Enjoy our detail report on the leading UK logistics fair and some exciting sessions on digitalisation. View our detailed report, for insights from the event: OceanX Event Report Multimodal UK 2018 About OceanX OceanX is a non – exclusive global network of [...]