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Sponsor blog: Liebherr

Liebherr has had a record year with its maritime mobile harbour cranes. The order intake volume in the past year 2021 was higher than ever before. In total, more than 80 new units and also various used units were sold to customers worldwide.Liebherr mobile harbour cranes were ordered from 31 different countries with all continents being represented. 


1 week until TOC Europe 2022 

After a two-year absence, TOC Europe finally returns for the largest gathering of global container supply chain professionals, all in the hub of European container logistics – Rotterdam, and for the first time ever, is completely FREE to attend!

Last attracting over 4000 attendees in 2019, thousands of port professionals will be re-connecting in June in the way it’s done best – face-to-face, all in one place.


Exclusive Interview with Tanger Med

This interview with Rachid Houari, Central Director Tanger Med Port 1&2, and General Manager of the Logistics Zone “Medhub”, allowed us to have sneak peek of what the Tanger Med Port Authority has to offer. There is no doubt that with its strategic location and growing infrastructure, this port is on the verge of becoming a crucial point for international maritime trade. We look forward to learning more about Tanger Med and its untapped potential to connect Africa to the world.


TVH: PARTS & ACCESSORIES FOR CONTAINER HANDLING EQUIPMENT

Are you in need of cost-effective parts and accessories for your container handling equipment ?

Whether you manage a few heavy forklifts or an entire fleet of reach stackers, our aftermarket parts allow you to keep costs low and keep your container handling equipment operating at peak productivity.


TMEIC: Advanced Crane Automation

TMEIC offers several scalable crane automation solutions from semi-automatic with manual assistance up to fully automatic, unmanned operations. When equipped with our latest vision systems and auto-positioning subsystems, our partners reduce operational costs by assuring consistent operation, the highest levels of efficiency, increased safety, and operator comfort.


Navis: Solutions for every terminal & vessel

With more than 340 customers in over 80 countries, Navis is the global standard for terminal operating systems (TOS) and has been for the past 30 years. Navis delivers the industry’s premier software system and applications for optimizing every facet of marine terminal operations. Our flagship TOS is N4 that has withstood the test of time and is continuously updating new releases keeping up with the latest technology. N4 has been implemented at more sites than any other TOS provider, and no other TOS can match Navis' unique capability to optimize the planning and management of container and equipment moves at a terminal. Navis also offers other TOS for general cargo, inland depots, small-mid size terminals, and intermodal rail.


ARMS: The Automation Revolution in Reefer Management 

Shipping logistics are undergoing a smart transition towards more efficient, safe and ecological solutions.

Port operators and shipping companies are markedly focused on expanding container transport, handling automation and digitalization.

Leading digital companies created automation solutions improving the operability and operators safety.

However, there is still wide room for improvements,  as the Refrigerated  containers that are still managed as they were 50 years ago with the direct involvement of port personnel and ship crews exposing them  to risks carrying out their task in a dangerous environment.


Artificial intelligence (AI) & optical character recognition (OCR) applications reduce operating expenses and increase throughput capacityShipping logistics are undergoing a smart transition towards more efficient, safe and ecological solutions.

The scalable Visy Access Gate Operating System (GOS) manages everything that goes in or out of a terminal by road, rail, or quay using vision technology

The GOS is synonymous with efficiency and productivity. It is the cornerstone of access and area control management and verifying that the right assets are in the right place at the right time. The GOS creates workflows that enable process automation that improve KPIs in every part of terminal operations:


We must innovate for a safer supply chain

Recent widespread disruption to global supply chains and the consequent pressures on freight transport capacity and cargo handling facilities requires a corresponding focus on safety measures throughout the system. As the success of the TT Club Innovation in Safety Award programme, operated by ICHCA International, has proved, there have been numerous ground-breaking innovations with multiple applications aimed at reducing these safety risks. However, the two organisations are keen to raise the awareness of the need for continuous development of the ways that we manage safety.


Pollution ARMS: The Automation Revolution in Reefer Management 

Shipping logistics are undergoing a smart transition towards more efficient, safe and ecological solutions.

Port operators and shipping companies are markedly focused on expanding container transport, handling automation and digitalization.

Leading digital companies created automation solutions improving the operability and operators safety.

However, there is still wide room for improvements,  as the Refrigerated  containers that are still managed as they were 50 years ago with the direct involvement of port personnel and ship crews exposing them  to risks carrying out their task in a dangerous environment.


Digitalising port operations with 5G connectivity

As the world emerges from the pandemic and economies rebound, port operations find themselves under the spotlight. With supply chains struggling to meet demand, pressure is on our ports to improve their efficiency. This accelerates the move to digitalise and automate operations, which will require robust wireless connectivity. 5G will be a key technology in the transformation of operations by providing end-to-end connectivity for the fully digital port.


CERTUS AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS FOR LEKKI FREEPORT CONTAINER TERMINAL

LFT will be one of the most modern ports in West Africa, offering enormous support to the burgeoning commercial operation across Nigeria and the entire West African region. The CERTUS Automation solution supports the terminal in levelling their Gate Capacity, Access control, Central Exception handling and Automatic Container Inspection. In combination with the Position Detection Solution (PDS) from IDENTEC SOLUTIONS, all container traffic (RTGs, Reachstackers, internal as well as external trucks) can be traced in real-time and containers will be stacked accurately. 


Sponsor Blog: Metagro

Did you know that over 60% of crane operators worldwide do have physical problems and / or complaints in neck, shoulders, back & legs? Not only do these complaints lead to absenteeism. They can also cause operators to be less attentive, putting safety at risk. Metagro develops cabins and operator seats from the perspective of the operator and his tasks with a clear vision on ergonomics. Since ergonomics is key to ensure that the operator stays healthy and is able to do his job efficiently in a safe environment. We believe that ergonomics pays off. 


GullsEye Terminal Operating System

Terminals are under constant pressure to improve their operational performance. They are measured against the volume of cargo which is transferred, the efficiency of cargo transportation and the number of vessels turned around. Whilst most terminals have access to some data, there are no methods to use data effectively, help make complex operational decisions and share information with the rest of the business. The challenge of handling multi-Cargo types of data is problematic as multi-systems are required, which impacts operational costs. After the pandemic, there has been a realisation that terminals can operate almost all their tasks remotely. 


Five Steps to Take Charge of Portside Pollution

The shipping industry is responsible for more than 2.5% of global emissions. If shipping were a country, it would be the 6th largest polluter in the world.

But we can change this. We have the technology that can be retrofitted to existing ships to reduce harmful emissions. We also have the technology to upgrade ports to reduce pollution. Shore power is one of those technologies – it cuts ship idle emissions by more than 90%.


Smart Port as a Service™

As a response to global challenge in maritime logistics, Awake.AI has launched services like Smart port as a Service™, Berth planner and various APIs such as Prediction API to improve the competitiveness in maritime logistics, boost the efficiency of port operators’ routine activities, support the development of automation, help to anticipate exceptional circumstances, and reduce environmental emissions.


Sponsor Blog: Ops Factor

Ops Factor helps companies to optimize their operational process. Their vision is to put operators first. At TOC Europe 2022 Ops will demonstrate two Product Launches: Remote Control Operator Station and TerminalQuest.


 IMO’s 2050 Decarbonization Goal: How Do We Get There?

In alignment with the theme chosen driving the content for the TOC portfolio, “Collaboration & Innovation: The Key to Resilience”, Roel Hoenders, Head of Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency in IMO's Marine Environment Division, shared some of his insights with us.


The key to resilience: TOC Europe reveals a programme with innovation and collaboration at its heart

It’s been almost three years since the last TOC Europe, and we’re delighted that it’s almost time for the return of the largest face-to-face gathering of container supply chain professionals globally, and in the hub of European container logistics – Rotterdam.


Impacts of the Russia-Ukraine War on Ports and Transport

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has shaken up and impacted the world. The effects of the conflict are felt in almost all areas of global politics, trading, and even peoples’ personal lives. It is worth asking: What are the local, regional and global implications for the port and transport sector?

That being said, at HPC we were involved in the improvement and development of the container terminal at the Port of Odessa -now operated by HHLA- and maintained close ties with staff -almost 400 of them- which brings about a whole new dimension to the conflict as one is more directly exposed to the horrors of the war.


Developing a common data language: Let's talk TIC at TOC

Francisco Blanquer, Innovation & Development Senior Manager at Terminal Link (under the umbrella of CMA CGM), and Chairman of the Operations Council at TIC 4.0, “talks TIC” and delivers a masterclass at TOC Europe where he explains the importance of a common data language for the industry.