Understanding the Impact of Current Crises in the Red Sea on Sea Freight and Logistic Operations with Kuehne + Nagel
GACC South Member: Free
Non - Member: Free
01.02.2024 · 11:00
01.02.2024 · 12:00

Join us for an insightful webinar as we delve into the ongoing crises in the Red Sea and the significant implications for sea freight and logistic operations in transatlantic business. As one of the world's vital maritime trade routes, the Red Sea has recently faced a series of challenges that have disrupted the flow of goods and posed complex logistical hurdles.

During this webinar, our experts will explore the multifaceted nature of the crises, examining the direct and indirect impacts on sea freight, shipping routes, and supply chain operations, providing valuable insights.


11:05 AM - Introductory Remarks: Melanie Vogelbach, Managing Director of International Economic Policy, DIHK

11:10 AM - Presentation: Bill Rooney, Vice President of Strategic Development, Kuehne + Nagel Inc.

11:50 AM - Q&A Round

  • Moderated by: Matthias Hoffmann, CEO & President, GACC South


Melanie Vogelbach

Melanie Vogelbach has been Head of International Economic Policy and Foreign Trade Law at the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) since June 2019. As the umbrella organization of the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHKs), the DIHK represents the interests of the German business community vis-à-vis federal policymakers and European institutions.

After studying international relations at New York University, Ms. Vogelbach worked for the German Foreign Office. Since 2014, she has been working for the DIHK - most recently as Federal Managing Director of Wirtschaftsjunioren Deutschland.

Bill Rooney

William F. Rooney has 50 years of experience in transportation management covering a broad range business functions. He is currently Vice President, Strategic Development for Kuehne + Nagel Inc. and has been with Kuehne + Nagel for 11 years. Prior to Kuehne + Nagel Mr. Rooney’s positions have included President of Hanjin Shipping America; Senior Vice President, Service Delivery for CMA-CGM; and Vice President, Ocean Services for GT Nexus, a logistics software provider.

He also held a number of senior management positions with Sea-Land Service over a span of 25 years including 5 years in Europe. Mr. Rooney started his career doing economic research for the US Department of Transportation.

Mr. Rooney’s board memberships have included: the Pacific Maritime Association, the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, The US Maritime Alliance, Consolidated Chassis Management, OCEMA, and the Maritime Association of the Port of New York and New Jersey. Mr. Rooney received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Marist College in New York and a master’s degree in economics from Northeastern University in Boston.