TOC returns to Hamburg for its 40th year at a pivotal, and potentially transformative, time for global container supply chains, logistics, shipping and landside operations. Yet as the industry enters 2016, uncertainty, volatility and risk abound. And the big questions we will be posing at this year’s TOC Europe are not just what the industry needs to do now to navigate today’s fragile and risky global market, but also whether a period of profound transformation is coming (fast) to all supply chain participants, driven by technology.
There are 3 conference tracks at TOC Europe in addition to the large scale port technology exhibition.
Track 1: Container Supply Chain Conference
This gives the very latest intelligence on key trends in world trade & supply chains, container shipping strategy, port development and this year there is a new focus on revolutionary technology including the “Internet of Things”.
Strategic personnel from ports and terminals should attend, along with shipping lines, cargo owners and 3PLs.
Speakers already confirmed include: Hamburg Port Authority, Stanley Black & Decker, British American Tobacco, Yilport and Kuehne + Nagel
Track 2: TECH TOC Seminars
There are several key focus areas in the TECH TOC seminar programme, including the IMO SOLAS rules on container weight verification; operational excellence for terminals in the big ship era and there is also a full day devoted to robotics and automation.
Technical and operational personnel from container ports and terminals should attend.
With all the statistics pointing to a tough upcoming year for the industry, the Bulk seminars focus on addressing the current supply & demand imbalance. Sessions will update participants on the latest advances in cargo handling technology, transportation, materials handling and port operations, as well as all of the ramifications from the shipping and commodities markets.
Technical and operational personnel from bulk ports and terminals should attend.
Speakers already confirmed include Vale, BIMCO, International Dry Bulk Terminals Group and Ausenco
The port technology exhibition features over 160 exhibitors including market leaders and niche suppliers. There will be equipment and technology demonstrations and simulations both inside and outside of the exhibition hall. There will be hundreds of products will be promoted including dozens of new to the market product launches.