Photo: Suzanne Tiago
Originally published in HR E-Zine 3/2017 on page 8.
"The three-day exhibition was once again co-located with two free-to-attend technical seminar tracks as well as the high-level Container Supply Chain (CSC) Conference. Liner shipping, port connectivity, One Belt One Road and digitalization were some of the main subject areas covered at the CSC Conference. Delegates in attendance included carriers, third-party logistics providers, cargo owners and well as directory boards from ports and terminals. Speakers included representatives of Maersk Line, Stanley Black & Decker, Yilport and KTZ Express.
The main focus of the two-track free seminar programme was port efficiency, particularly in the fields of digitalization, automation, future terminals and also safety. The TECH TOC seminar fielded speakers including personnel from DP World, APM Terminals, Global Container Terminals and New Orleans Terminal; while speakers in the TOC Bulk seminar included Vale, Peel Ports and BASF. Within the trade exhibition, visitors met over 180 suppliers and saw the latest technology, including product launches, equipment displays, software demonstrations and simulations. TOC Europe positions itself as the Annual General Meeting for port and terminal professionals, providing knowledge and networking for both container terminal personnel and bulk logistics executives as well as their equipment and service providers."