Industry Veteran Joins PTI Event

 16 Mar 2017     Automation and Optimisation , Cargo Volumes and Throughput, Carriers, Container Handling, Containers, Environment , Finance, Global Economy/Trade, Going Places, Mega Ship Ready, Politics, Port Governance, Port Planning, Ports, Shipping

Oscar Rivella is set to bring 30 years’ of experience in the maritime industry to the upcoming PTI Terminal Automation & Training Conference, taking place in London on April 19-20, 2017, as he seeks to comment on how complex automation, technology insertion and efficient power management can improve terminal operations and safety.

Rivella said of the event: “I am originally of Savona, Liguria in Italy, which is based near a port. As a child I found the port very interesting. I saw men unloading goods, and saw it as the bridge to new cultures and explorations.

“Now I am excited to think of the gathering of people working in this environment, I want to listen to their challenges in a changing [global] scenario."

Based in Segrate, Italy, Rivella is Marine & Offshore Segment Marketing Manager (EMEA) for the electrical sector of Eaton, a US$22.0 billion global power management company.

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Joining Eaton in 2011, Rivella has more than 30 years of experience in the industry, being an entrepreneur for 10 years while owning a commercial agent company for the electric and automation markets.

In 1997 he joined Rockwell Automation holding the local, national and European position as Marine & Offshore Business Development Manager.

At the conference Rivella is aiming to focus on innovation, stating “…innovation will be a focus point for the target group of companies and authorities in the segment.”

Rivella added: “New regulations are putting electrical power management under the spotlight, complex automation can improve operations, LED lighting can reduce the power requirements, [and] energy storage and renewables can be part of additional resources in decarbonisation era.

“Ports have new priorities [to address] with air quality, energy consumption and noise limitation. This is the way for ports to return to be the true heart of their town as they were in my childhood.”

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