The five biggest challenges the container port industry is facing are better safety performance, greater operational complexity as a result of much bigger ships, managing congestion risk, staying profitable though shipping line economic cycles, and doing more with less space, Dutch terminal operator APM Terminals said at this year’s TOC Europe Conference and Exhibition held in Rotterdam.
As part of its promotional campaign during the 40th edition of TOC Europe, APM Terminals hosted a study tour of its brand new Maasvlakte II facility and discussed port industry challenges and responses, as well as shared its vision for how the industry must raise its game to meet these new demands.
Delegates attending TOC Europe had a chance to study the new terminal first-hand in a port tour hosted by APM Terminals on Monday 8 June.
On the morning of Tuesday 9 June, Frank Tazelaar, Managing Director of APM Terminals MVII, explored the terminal’s operating and design concept in a keynote speech at the TOC Europe Container Supply Chain conference, joining major cargo owners, carriers and other supply chain members to discuss today’s most pressing industry issues under the headline conference theme ‘‘Shipping’s seismic shift: Dealing with the supply chain fallout.”
Alex Duca, Head of Design and Automation for APM Terminals, will also speak in the TECH TOC conference, where he will discuss the company’s vision of the new ‘eco-system’ of handling equipment and technology needed by the terminal industry to simultaneously improve safety, operational productivity and return on asset investment.
”APM Terminals is at the forefront of innovation and investment in international container terminal operations and we are delighted that the company has chosen TOC Europe 2015, our 40th edition, as the platform to share its latest developments and future vision,” said Paul Holloway, Director, TOC Events.