PEMA to host innovative container terminal technology forum at TOC Europe 2011

 25 May 2011 09.02am

  • PEMA to host State of Industry forum at TOC Europe 2011

  • Forum in Antwerp will discuss technological advances in terminal operations

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) will host a State of the Industry forum at the upcoming TOC Europe 2011 show in Antwerp to discuss advances in technology and equipment for container terminal automation.

Representatives from leading PEMA member companies, their clients and the press will join together in a new Q&A format, to be facilitated by Paul Avery, Associate Editor at World Cargo News. The session will be held in the Innovation Zone on the TOC exhibition floor and is free to attend for all attendees.

Running for a full afternoon on Tuesday June 7, the forum will feature five panels discussing the shape of the industry today and what to expect in the near future for terminal automation.

The forum will discuss topics that include automated cranes, Real Time Data Capture and Telemetrics, Automated Horizontal Transport, Application Software and Complex IT Project Integration.

In a new format for the long-established TOC conference, there will be no prepared speeches. An interactive open interview style with three to four suppliers and users should lead to active debate and some interesting discussion.

“From its inception, the mandate of PEMA has been to advance knowledge and best practice in equipment and technology, which play such a crucial role in helping ports and terminals meet today’s demands for productivity, efficiency, safety and sustainability; the member companies participating in the forum represent major industry suppliers and are all at the forefront of these issues,” says PEMA President Ottonel Popesco.

PEMA members will also be contributing to other debates taking place during TOC Europe on Safety, Energy & Environmental Conservancy and Container Weights.

TOC Europe 2011 will take place at the Antwerp Expo, between June 7 and 9.

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