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Freight Strategy & Procurement
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Jenny Vander Zanden
Chief Operating Officer
Fuel Markets & Strategic Planning
Maritime & Global Crude Oil Markets
June 30, 2017
Days Away from Change That Impacts Ocean Shipping Lane Costs
The Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA), a collaborative forum for ocean container shipping lines serving the trade lane between Asia and North America, will discontinue publishing its guideline formula for calculating fuel costs in a matter of days.
March 13, 2017
Mexico Energy Reform Goes into Effect
Since 1938, the Mexican fuel market, which has been subject to a state-run monopoly, has not seen fuel prices change more than once per month. That changed over the weekend as the Mexican government implemented a new energy reform policy. The result: daily price changes in 90 separate zones throughout the country. It is creating volatility and confusion for businesses moving product in or out of Mexico; as a few cents difference can dramatically impact a company’s bottom line.
Thanksgiving could see almost half as many travelers, despite the lowest seasonal gas prices in 4 years
November 18, 2020
All gassed up and nowhere to go: Gasoline prices are at multi-year lows, but no one is driving
April 12, 2020
IMO 2020: Alternatives to All-In Pricing – Considering Options Beyond Legacy Rates Systems
August 30, 2019
Transparency in BAF Formulas: The Importance of Visibility as the IMO 2020 Deadline Approaches
August 15, 2019
Navigating Through Complexity: IMO 2020 and Opportunities Created by Fuel Market Dynamics
October 10, 2018
Breakthrough is founded.
Breakthrough launches Fuel Recovery, replacing traditional fuel surcharge programs based on the DOE Index with a market-based method for shippers to actively manage fuel.
Breakthrough develops a Fuel Rate Lookup Technology, to give access to fuel rates on demand.
Breakthrough extends its cross-border capabilities by expanding Fuel Recovery to include Canadian freight movements.
Breakthrough develops a carbon emissions capability, helping clients understand the emissions associated with moving their goods to market.
Breakthrough launches the Mercury Group, a collaborative working group focused on creating competitive advantage through innovation and best practices in transportation and fuel management.
Breakthrough designs a Natural Gas (NG) Program that identifies and advises on custom network opportunities to use NG as a diesel alternative.
Breakthrough adds Intermodal Fuel Recovery, a first-in-the-industry capability to understand fuel consumption and fuel costs on railroad movements
Breakthrough introduces temperature-controlled freight as an additional product offering to their flagship Fuel Recovery program. The new process identifies the unique costs associated with refrigerated fuel separate from generalized transportation diesel fuel.
Breakthrough teams up with Andersen Corporation and US Gain to unveil the first collaborative effort to operationalize a functional natural gas strategy that includes an industry-leading shipper, energy, and transportation provider in North America.
Breakthrough adds natural gas energy management capability to the Fuel Recovery solution, enabling shippers to accurately calculate natural gas fuel costs associated with moving freight.
Breakthrough expands the Fuel Recovery solution globally, calculating fuel costs for shippers in more than 30 countries.
Breakthrough launches Marine Fuel Recovery, providing shippers an accurate mechanism to calculate ocean freight fuel costs and a transparent picture of the consumption and emissions associated with ocean movements.
Breakthrough launches Transformational Fuel (T-Fuel), a solution for shippers to manage transportation energy price risk.
Breakthrough acquires a supply chain consulting group and launches Breakthrough Network Intelligence, a service that brings a new level of transparency to shippers’ freight movements to create effective transportation networks.
Breakthrough launches FELIX, a strategic transportation platform for shippers that uses an unbiased industry view and pure dataset to design and maintain better contract freight partnerships.
Client Success Stories
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