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[post_content] => This year’s Intermodal Europe conference and exhibition will take place between 6 and 8 November 2018 at the Ahoy Rotterdam. The event, organised by Informa Exhibitions, will play host to exhibitors and industry leaders from around the world. The conference sessions that take place across all three days cover a wide variety of topics from digitisation to women in shipping, alongside an exhibition that is set to welcome more than 6,000 global container professionals.
The conference will open with a panel moderated by John Fossey, contributing editor of World Cargo News, that will give an overview of the worldwide container shipping market. The panel will feature a wide range of discussions on key issues impacting the market in 2018 and will include panellists Tim Power, managing director at Drewry, Rahman Al Turky, senior manager transportation and logistics, EMEA at Alcoa, and other key industry speakers. Discussions will include the current state of the worldwide economy; trade wars; tariffs; trade routes along the One Belt One Road initiative; as well as the ongoing supply-demand imbalance and intermodal finance.
Later in the day, a forum on women in shipping and logistics will focus on key trends for the future of the industry as well as the impact of macro events such as Brexit on the industry. The forum, moderated by Lena Göthberg, shipping thought leader, consultant, host and producer of The Shipping Podcast, will also focus on methods of attracting more women into the industry. Currently, women are hugely under-represented and only with discussions like those held at Intermodal can progress be made.
THE DIGITAL ERA
One topic that will be focused on heavily this year is smart shipping and digitisation, with automation becoming more and more commonplace, and smart devices making their way into every facet of the dangerous goods supply chain. Intermodal 2018 will be covering topics such as: automated intermodal rail terminals, smart ships and digitisation in logistics. The push for automation and desire for terminals to enter the digital world is a hot topic at the moment, with companies spending a lot of money and time on research and development into new methods of digitising the supply chain.
The exhibition, which is free to attend, will bring together more than 6,500 senior buyers and over 140 global exhibitors, the organiser says. There are a number of companies on the list of exhibitors that will be familiar to HCB readers, including Emerson, Klinge and Maersk. “I think I can sum it up in one word, which is ‘productivity’,” says Mikkel Swane, regional vice president of marketing at Seaco. “It’s tremendously well-attended by our customer base.”
The closing forum on day three of the event will be largely Rotterdam-focused. Again concentrating on digitisation, the forum will contain talks from Joyce Bliek, director of digital business solutions at the Port of Rotterdam, Tom van Dijk, consultant and logistics blockchain lead at CGI as well as Anne Mieke Driessen of Intel. A heavy focus will be placed upon digitisation in ports as well as what other applications can be implemented to further improve port operations and the supply chain.
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Intermodal: Open to opportunity
Intermodal Europe 2018 will bring together the latest shipping developments from across road, rail and sea industries at the Ahoy Rotterdam