Commodore Adrian Aplin MBE FCILT FIoD CDir Royal Navy (Rtd)
Former Head of Logistics Strategy
UK Ministry of Defence
9:00 AM CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS
- To what extent can currently-available sealift capacity cope with a surge in demand?
- What are the limits of outsourced sealift capacity in the context of an evolving operational requirement? Safely integrating civilian-operated capability in a high-intensity conflict zone
- Identifying the future sealift requirement so that commercial providers can support global operations for the joint force
- Would the current outsourcing model become cost-prohibitive when faced with the demands of sustained operations against a peer/near-peer adversary?