Tuesday, 25 April
14:00 – 14:30
Handling Chartering Risk in a Volatile Market
With a career spanning more than 50 years, Robert Drew has experience in all facets of international logistics. He began his career at Maher Terminals, where he rose the position of Vice President responsible for all breakbulk, lumber, steel and distribution center operations. He later joined Panobulk America Inc., part of Pan Ocean Shipping. His 27-year tenure, culminating as president of North American operations, involved a key role in developing and managing Pan Ocean’s extensive steel, wood products, tanker and car carrier services. Upon retirement from Panobulk, Drew formed DLW Logistics, providing transportation services primarily to the steel and wood products industries. In his current role with Tata International, his responsibilities include managing chartering, logistics and transportation related strategies in support of global trading efforts.
Tata International is the global trading Arm of Tata Group, operating in 80 countries with group revenue of US$108.8 billion and 610,000 people, ranks 11th among the world’s most reputable companies. Tata International has worldwide revenues exceeding US$2.2 billion, and 10,000 employees working in 49 worldwide offices. The company operates five business verticals, specializing in manufacturing, trading and distribution of metal products, minerals, agri-trading and leather and leather products. The Metals Division handles a variety of steel products via five regional hubs – HQ in London, Europe Hub, Americas, Asia, Middle East & Africa and Indian Subcontinent.