ITF: Pushing Terminal Automation Frontiers


Port Technology International (PTI) is proud to announce Olaf Merk, Administrator of Ports and Shipping with the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, as a speaker for PTI's upcoming Terminal Automation & Training C-Level Networking Conference taking place 19 – 20th April 2017 in London.

Merk is one of PTI’s most prolific writers, contributing consistently widely read papers on key subject areas such as ports and cities, ports as centres of prosperity ports and their environmental impact.

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He also specialises in the wider logistics chain and has a wide understanding of trade and global issues.

The ITF at the OECD is an intergovernmental organisation with 57 member countries and the only global body that covers all transport modes, acting as a think tank for transport policy and organising the Annual Summit of transport ministers. It is administratively integrated with the OECD, yet politically autonomous.

Merk's Technical Paper highlights:

Merk said of the upcoming conference: “This event promises to be a unique. It brings together all the leading experts for a very thorough and comprehensive discussion on what is going to be one of the defining issues for ports in the next decade: terminal automation.” 

“Last year’s event was extremely thought-provoking and pushing the frontiers of knowledge on terminal automation. Considering the impressive line-up of the world leading experts in the field, I am convinced that this year’s event will be at least as good. Not to miss!”

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PTI interviewed Merk on the four keys for ports of the future. Watch the video below:


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