TOC Europe 2020 has been officially postponed following the COVID-19, or coronavirus, pandemic, according to a statement from TOC Events Worldwide.
The annual event was due to take place between 9-11 June 2020 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. However, COVID-19’s spread across Europe has caused substantial disruption to businesses and logistics.
A statement from TOC Events Worldwide read: “As you know, we have been closely monitoring developments with COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus), and have been in close consultation with many of you and our association partners about the event.
“Up until recently, the majority of industry feedback indicated that we should try to continue with the event as scheduled if possible.
“However, in recent days, heightened restrictions around events and travel within mainland Europe, as well as the latest feedback we have received from you, has made it clear that postponement is the best course of action while we work with our association partners and our customers on alternative options.
“It is therefore with regret that we must confirm the postponement of TOC Europe 2020.”
TOC Europe is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year in the maritime industry. Port Technology International has regularly attended in the past and interviewed many of the industry’s biggest companies.