By Richard Hepworth, President of Trelleborg’s marine systems operation
It’s only a couple of weeks until we take part in the second Terminal Automation and Training Conference, organized by Port Technology. I’m proud to be sponsoring the conference for the second year running and really looking forward to some new discussions that are bound to be just as interesting and progressive as last year.
This year, I’ll be taking part in two of the panel sessions over the course of the two day event. The first is ‘Supply Chain Collaboration and Automation’ and the second, ‘Beyond moves per hour and terminals of the future’.
We’ve got a lot to say on both topics! Anyone that reads this blog will have noticed the focus we’ve given to terminal automation over the past few months. I’m looking forward to getting stuck into another debate on the principles and practicalities of better supply chain collaboration especially, and how automated technologies can facilitate and improve it. This topic was discussed by Futurist Gerd Leonhard in our recent report ‘Preparing for the Port of the Future’, and it’s a subject we’ve been giving a lot of thought to since.
The conference brings together thought leaders in automation and training from across the shipping industry. There will be discussion on all stages of terminal automation, as well as the implications on port staff training and the need for simulation to facilitate this.
I’m very much looking forward to attending again, and I hope you’ll join me there.
To find out more and secure your place at the conference, visit: www.porttechnology.org/conference