General Manager of Tuscor Lloyds, Neel Ratti, has joined the elite list of speakers to orate at the upcoming PTI Terminal Automation & Training Conference taking place in London on April 19-20, 2017.
Ratti has worked at Tuscor Lloyds since starting out in the industry as a bookings clerk on the LCL desk, working his way up to becoming an integral part of the management team.
Tuscor Lloyds has spent over 20 years perfecting shipping methods across the globe specialising in international shipping and freight forwarding with a global network of freight agents, partners and suppliers.
Ratti said: “I am interested in various aspects of automation in the logistics industry and how this can help users to engage.
“There has been a lot of coverage about automation of freight pricing. For me this is too early and tech is not there yet, particularly AI required for complex logistical problems.
“I believe the next step is in automation of physical movements and distribution, drones, driverless vehicles and smart ports. This is where forwarders and shippers need to focus their investment and efforts.”
Neel Ratti was a latecomer to the industry, however, his experience in large scale international construction projects and management has provided the skills needed for a successful a career in project logistics.
“As forwarders, there are parts of our job which are beginning to see automation, such as documentation and customs,” Ratti said; “We are seeing forwarders stepping into a more consultative role and expect this to continue.
“This requires more skills and training to be brought in to our industry and we should be in a position to show added value in times to come.”
The container shipping industry is undergoing major change, with the sector beginning to pick-up pace, meaning ports and terminals need to keep abreast of the latest concepts and operational practices in order to manage the coming influx of cargo.