After losing two straight conferences to separate waves of Covid-19, not even a deadly Category 4 hurricane could blow down their hopes of avoiding a third straight swing and miss.

And so the organisers of the Association of Ship Brokers & Agents’ annual Miami Beach cargo conference got back on track this week despite more than a little anxiety over the ravages of approaching Hurricane Ian.

The team led by Jeanne Cardona and executive direct Kate Torpey shared the tale of the near miss with TradeWinds on Thursday, after welcoming more than 200 delegates and speakers out of the 300 expected for the sold-out event.