Terminal Business under Spotlight at TOC Europe
New approaches and technologies to manage the next big step-change in container vessel sizes, call exchanges and carrier service expectations at ports and terminals worldwide will be a major focus of attention at the upcoming TOC Container Supply Chain Europe 2012 conference and exhibition, taking place 12-14 June in Antwerp.
Conference delegates will hear views on Terminal Efficiency: New Expectations and Responses from a panel of terminal users, operators and technology providers including top managers of Maersk Line, CMA CGM, Ports America and Cargotec. Other sessions will address port and terminal finance and assess the changing role of ports in global container supply chains, including port logistics clusters and intermodal connectivity.
Conference highlights will include a case study session on delivering next generation port infrastructure and performance from APM Terminals Maasvlakte II and the Port of Rotterdam. The global terminal operator recently announced plans to adopt advanced automation technology for its MVII facility, due to open November 2014 as part of Rotterdam’s giant Maasvlakte II expansion and designed to handle the world’s largest container vessels, including Maersk’s new Triple-E 18,000 TEU ships.
The free seminar programme includes sessions on container handling and process automation, regular shuttle trains, on how to prepare terminals for ULCVs, the role of ports in the information supply chain, the impact of a potential new universal container weighing regime at ports, and the use of virtualisation technologies to optimise terminal processes.
Detailed information on the exhibition and conference is available in the Organizers’ press release published in the SeaNews Events section or on www.tocevents-europe.com. Please note that SeaNews readers have a chance to save 200 euro by registering on special conditions. SeaNews have negotiated a special rate for our readers and subscribers. To get registered at this special rate, please follow the link http://www.tocevents-europe.com/SNbooking/ and fill in the form.