FERNRIDE appoints new board member

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FERNRIDE appoints new board member

FERNRIDE has appointed a new board member, Guenter Schmidmeir.

Schmidmeir is a seasoned professional known for his knowledge in the container terminal business. With a career spanning 25 years, he has held significant roles such as General Manager at Navis and Senior Vice President of Automation Sales at Kalmar.

Throughout his career, Guenter has demonstrated a deep understanding of the complexities of container terminal operations, especially in the field of automation.

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Schmidmeir said: “I have seen many automation products in the last 25 years. When I met the FERNRIDE team and learned about their approach to human-assisted autonomy for terminal tractors, I immediately knew that I wanted to join the mission and contribute by bringing this to more customers.

“This is one of the innovations that our industry has waited for a long time, and I believe that FERNRIDE has the right approach to scale this quickly and globally.”

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Martin Isik, Managing Director, CCO at FERNRIDE, stated: “Having cultivated an extensive knowledge and network within the maritime industry, Guenter brings a wealth of highly valuable expertise and relationships to the table.

“This experience and network will be instrumental in forging new partnerships, fostering collaboration, and driving growth opportunities for our organisation and our customers’.”

In a recent global survey conducted by FERNRIDE, a remarkable 67 per cent of terminal professionals worldwide rated the automation level in their terminals as “Low” or “Moderate”.

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