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Super smart problem solvers, standards and safety – 1st WCN Leaders Debate addresses challenges for automated container terminals of the future

19 July 2017
"Super smart problem solvers" will be needed to troubleshoot complex systems issues and manage process exceptions at the automated, intelligent, near real-time container terminal of the future – but currently there is precious little guidance or training out there for this new generation of 'port worker'. This was one of the key takeaways from the 1st World Cargo News Leaders Debate, which kicked off the TECH TOC  seminar programme at this year's TOC Europe  show in Amsterdam, late June. Moderated by WCN Editorial Director Paul Avery, the panel included Uno Bryfors, SVP - Ports at ABB,


Liner networks: why ports need to pay close attention now

01. June 2017
For ports and terminals – especially those relying on transshipment – the coming years are critical in terms of securing a long-term future. Understanding and facilitating carriers’ network design drivers will be key to navigating the new world of super alliances and hubs, argue Charles Moret and Lars Jensen in this guest editorial ahead of TOC Europe 2017

As the new alliance landscape begins to firm up, it’s clear we are witnessing only the first stages of a deeper transformation of the main liner networks that will unfold over the coming few years.

The design complexity of liner


OBOR: How will it change the game?

May 17, 2017
Global trade is shifting and the centuries-old model that saw maritime superpowers located in the western world controlling cargo flows across the high seas is giving way to a more multi-directional and multimodal future. Heavily influencing the new dynamics of world trade will be China, not least through One Belt One Road (OBOR). Also known as the New Silk Road, the multi-trillion dollar initiative aims to reshape intercontinental trade through a new network of maritime and landside links between Asia, Europe and Africa, based on ancient trading routes.


PortWatch @ TOC Europe: Hamburg Süd & Drewry outline discussion points

The port stands today fighting in a ferociously competitive market for cargo.

Ahead of the PortWatch conference session which focuses on Productivity, Connectivity & siness Models, two speakers outline their key points for discussion. PortWatch is part of the TOC Europe Conference & Exhibition which takes place 27 - 29 June, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.