ABB: Peak Volumes, Bigger Containers and Automation?
Port Technology International (PTI) is proud to announce Uno Bryfors, Senior Vice President of ABB Ports and one of the most experienced professionals in the port industry today, as a key speaker for PTI's upcoming Terminal Automation & Training C-Level Networking Conference taking place 19 - 20th April 2017 in London.
Bryfors joined ABB as a Development Engineer after graduating with a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Since then he has headed the R&D department, led the Crane Systems unit in Sweden, and is now responsible for ABB Ports business - from ship to gate.
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ABB is a partner and sponsor of the conference and has supported the event in being truly interactive. Audience members will be able to put their questions to our panel digitally, or personally, in real time.
“This event gives our community an opportunity to take automation to the next level both in terms of deployment of automation and in terms of discussing the future expectations on automation. As the mega trends impacting any business and industry, automation and IT together will enable new level of connectivity in the container handling chain, and we can anticipate many exciting developments in the near future.”
“Who knows, maybe many of them will have their origin in this event.”
Bryfors concluded: "Last year was the year of change in the industry. The new shipping world with re-grouped alliances and fewer shipping lines was formed and this will fundamentally change the business environment for the terminals as well.
"This will require terminals to be very flexible. How will terminals respond to that requirement? Speaking of flexibility, it would be great to see the industry players jointly continue the discussion on flexible container sizes from last year’s conference. We need to get additional types of goods into containers and fully utilize the high capacity cranes now in operation.
"In the new terminal world with peak volumes, periods of low activity and possibly, bigger containers, automation is the key enabler of flexibility."
Bryfors has featured as the key speaker in PTI’s popular Container Terminal Automation video, speaking about automation’s role in helping container terminals meet the challenges implicit with handling larger ships and bigger container volumes: