A shipping container forum scheduled to take place at Intermodal Europe to be held at the Rotterdam Ahoy in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, follows on the heels of news in July indicating an increase in global container trade.
The three day conference will take place from November 11-13, 2014, and is free-to-attend for logistics professionals.
The container forum will be held in the Innovation Theatre on Day Two of the event and will be chaired by Michael Callus, general manager of the Container Owners Association.
Callus said: “Intermodal Europe is an important event because it is the only one that brings together all leasing companies and reefer machinery producers under one roof.”
Sophie Ahmed, event director of Intermodal Europe said: “Intermodal Europe provides an opportunity to discuss current and relevant topics.”
A conference session looking at tank containers used in the transportation of liquids and gases will be presented by Jaco Hooij, business unit director of Den Hartogh Liquid Logistics.
Hooij said: “We will look into what is happening globally as well as focusing on the effects on Europe, as many of the companies attending will be European.”
He added: “It is important to make people consider safety and to make sure that equipment is well maintained and safe to use. It is about changing the way people think.”
Intermodal Europe is widely considered one of the most important events in the container shipping calendar.