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Laurent Van der Voo

Commercial Director


Born and raised in Lyon- France, living in Brazil for 16 years, Laurent joined MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (Brazil Agency) in 1999 as a Sales Coordinator. A year later he was nominated Branch Manager of MSC Rio de Janeiro Office, position he handled for two years before being appointed as Trade Manager for the traffic Brazil-USA.

He was appointed Commercial Director of MSC Brazil in 2007.

His career within Logistics and Maritime Industry first started in France after his graduation and military service, at Rhône-Merieux Pharma where he worked on the Export Department to West Africa, followed by South America.

Graduated in Economy & International Trade in Lyon, Laurent currently manages the sales structure and performance for Import and Export lanes plus Medlog (intermodal logistics). He is currently responsible for developing new business in all areas and commodities, and current customer’s follow-up.


Managing Aging Fleets: Are Existing Carriers Opening Themselves up to Competition

Day 1

Tuesday, 17 September, 2019

  • Exploring the future building programmes for major traditional carriers
  • Whether vessel capacity increases will come from outside of Asia
  • How carriers are positioned to capitalised on the 2021/22 pulp production boom
  • Coping with increase transportation distances of pulp
  • Will freight rates enable carriers to engage in building programmes?
  • Assessing the opportunity to seize market share
  • The proposition for new carriers in the field such as Cosco
  • Is this an open invitation to container carriers to strengthen their position?

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