TOC Europe is fast approaching, due to take place from June 9-11, 2015 at the Ahoy in Rotterdam, and to honour the event PTI will be recapping on last year’s event and providing some cutting-edge insight by this year’s exhibitors on what they are expecting from TOC Europe.
The theme for 2015 remains to be discovered, however the event will be opening with a conference on ‘Shipping's Seismic Shift: Dealing with the Supply Chain Fallout’.
Over 160 exhibitors are expected to attend.
Among the companies that will be showcasing their solutions at the event is spreader specialist Bromma, Lars Meurling, Marketing Director at Bromma, said: “We believe there will be a significant focus on automation solutions in the industry stretching from full terminal automation solutions to automation of individual sub-processes.
“I am sure many visitors to the Bromma booth will be interested in our solutions for automated twistlock handling as well as our twistlock based weighing system. These are two of our solutions that fit well with the general automation theme predicted.”
Commenting on the importance of the event, Meurling, added: “Our industry – and I am particularly referring to the container terminal industry – need a conference and exhibition that attracts the industry stakeholders.
“If the exhibitors have interesting news and representation they will also attract the conference delegates. It is an interesting dynamic in the execution of an event like TOC. Having said this, TOC Europe is the only sizeable event in our industry so it is very important.”
Thomas Gylling, Global Automation Sales at Konecranes Port Cranes, said: “We are anticipating a very busy and active TOC Europe week. For us, as for many other companies, the theme is very much built on productivity, automation and safety. Eco-efficiency as a constantly developing area is of course very important.
“For the container handling industry, TOC Europe is the place where everyone in the supply chain has to be. TOC Europe is not only a meeting place, but it’s a good snapshot of what is happening in our industry. I think that many visitors are brought completely up to speed with the industry.”