The Internet of Things (IoT) will allow ports and terminals to take a huge leap in gathering, analysing and distributing data that can enable the integrated management of activities at the quay, yard and gate. The new business possibilities of IoT and connected products is endless. The next step is to enhance operational efficiency and asset optimisation while enabling real time reporting and operations management, data sharing and communications within the terminal itself and with members of the approved port community. In ‘The Digitisation of Ports & the Data Driven Supply Chain’ conference seminar, taking place at TOC Americas on Thursday 13 October, a super-panel will meet to discuss dramatic changes driven by technology to port productivity and provide a solid glimpse at how this change is no longer theoretical, but is already being implemented.
Among the broad selection of speakers adding value to this dynamic discussion is Adam Sulich, Group Director of IT & East Coast Operations at Ports Americas who states “I will be exploring untapped opportunities to improve the logistic supply chain from last-mile data integration with shippers, BCO’s and truckers to identifying key metrics (data analytics) to speed cargo and allow for visibility in the supply chain.”
Jean Philippe Baussan, Vice President, Caribbean Port Services (Port of Haiti) will assess if restrictive IT policies at ports and terminals could in fact hold back the connectivity concept. Data intelligence experts will be well represented on the panel with Octopi, ClearMetal and The Valenciaport Foundation for Research all in attendance.
Rounding off the discussion will be major equipment manufacturers and software providers including Liebherr, Kalmar, Navis, Crux Systems and Konecranes who will demonstrate that their products are IoT ready.
The line up, all experts in their fields – will assess how quickly and successfully the industry can truly “connect the dots” and move forward with IoT.
This year’s TOC Americas event includes Container Supply Chain and TECH TOC conference tracks, a special cold chain session (TOC Cold Chain), a sold-out port technology exhibition as well as a full social programme.
About TOC Worldwide
For 40 years, TOC Worldwide has provided the market-leading conference and exhibition forums for the global port and terminal industries and their customers. With a change of name to TOC Container Supply Chain, the TOC event portfolio is now evolving fast to attract a wider audience of container supply chain professionals.
Taking place each year in the world’s four key shipping hubs – Europe, Middle East, Americas and Asia – each TOC is now a complete container supply chain event for its region, bringing together cargo owners, logistics providers, carriers, ports, terminals and other key members of the container supply chain to learn, debate, network and foster new business solutions.
Press Release TOC Americas
11 – 13 October 2016