Intermodal Europe 2023 conference

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The conference at Intermodal Europe is where the leaders of today and tomorrow come together to share practical insight into the future of the intermodal transport and container shipping sectors.
Keynote Theatre
    • Cold Chain & Reefer
    • Sustainability
    • Container Manufacture
    • Customs & Markets
    • Interoperability & Collaboration
    • Tracking Technology
    Keynote Theatre
    A wide-ranging discussion on key issues impacting the intermodal market in 2023 and beyond. Topics discussed will include the current state of the worldwide economy and increasing pressure after the historic boom; projected market conditions going forward with an increased focus on sustainability to meet IMO zero-carbon goals; impact of the wave of investment in new vessels; key metrics forecasting reefer trade; offsetting overcapacity of new -fuel vessels; service levels for shippers; the need for unusual collaboration and innovation across the value chain; and a systems perspective to solve global challenges.
    • Cold Chain & Reefer
    Keynote Theatre

    Carrier Transicold are constantly innovating to keep their customers future-ready in a rapidly changing world. This presentation will talk about the new challenges faced by their customers, and how Carrier's solutions have reached a new milestone in supporting today’s fleets to adapt with confidence. Join Willy Yeo to find out more about how Carrier Transicold are pushing the envelope for container refrigeration.

    • Customs & Markets
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    The Union Customs Code (UCC) defines the legal framework for customs rules and procedures in the EU, adapted to modern trade models and communication tools. Its aim is to offer greater legal certainty and uniformity to businesses and increase clarity for customs officials throughout the EU. Joanna Porath will describe what the implementation of UCC looks like in different EU countries and will discuss the differences between customs clearance at the port and on the rail.
    • Customs & Markets
    • Interoperability & Collaboration
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    Serving as integrated hubs for transportation, Freight Villages promote intermodal connectivity and sustainable practices through fostering efficient supply chains and easing congestion. Join Professor Yilmaz Uygun as he explains how to harness the power of Freight Villages to boost economic growth and clear bottlenecks.
    • Customs & Markets
    Keynote Theatre
    The UK's Single Trade Window will reduce the cost of trade by streamlining trader interactions with border agencies. The UK government hopes that through data sharing agreements with EU and FTA partners, the teething problems of Brexit will begin to ease. Paul will discuss what the Single Trade Window means for shippers from the EU and will explain the likely impact on future cross-border trade.
    • Customs & Markets
    Keynote Theatre
    The European Union is implementing a new customs pre-arrival security and safety programme, underpinned by a large-scale advance cargo information system ' Import Control System 2 (ICS2). This session highlights the changes coming in the third release, and offers advice on how to prepare for the new system.
    • Customs & Markets
    Keynote Theatre
    Recent customs changes have stalled container logistics in Europe, including the EU's new pre-arrival security and safety programme and the impact of the Brexit agreement on regulatory controls at the EU/UK border. This panel will discuss how shippers and carriers can reduce the amount of time cargo spends at borders.
    • Container Manufacture
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    This session addresses the urgent matter of pest contamination on containers, which contributes to the loss of up to 40% of global crops and trade losses exceeding USD 220 billion annually according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. Expert speakers delve into container pest contamination risks, arming attendees with a deeper understanding of the problem and equipping them with proposals for preventive measures. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the risk factors as well as proposals for practical solutions to minimise contamination on boxes in the global supply chain.
    • Cold Chain & Reefer
    • Interoperability & Collaboration
    • Tracking Technology
    Keynote Theatre
    Net Feasa will present the world’s first truly Secure & Smart Container Tracking device to come to market. Our patent pending, “An Apparatus for Monitoring of Transport Containers”, is an integrated (mechanical) locking mechanism, further enhanced by AI to generate reliable data on Open/Close Door, identifying location anomalies, tamper alerts etc. IoTPASS™ is simply snapped onto the container door locking bar and then spun into place and secured, to complete the fastest installation process of our peers. IoTPASS™ is future proof in that it is true IoT (5G compatible) and it also it falls back to the new non terrestrial network (NTN) Mobile Satellite capability.
    • Cold Chain & Reefer
    • Sustainability
    • Tracking Technology
    Keynote Theatre
    As the IMO 2023 GHG Strategy becomes a pivotal focus in the Global Shipping sector, Lissa Rose D’Arcy, Solutions Strategy for Copeland, zeroes in on recognising the early potential of telematics applications in maritime sustainability targets, driving innovative solutions to align with key initiatives and explores how we can push the boundaries of what’s possible when integrating advanced telematics into maritime operations.
Technology Theatre
    • Tracking Technology
    Technology Theatre

    Jack Mar will discuss the ongoing integration of intelligent digital technologies into the shipping sector, including identifying the impact of emerging technological trends such as big data analytics and artificial intelligence. He will showcase a range of examples from across different industry sectors and examine how container shipping professionals can adapt to thrive in an increasingly digital environment.

    • Tracking Technology
    Technology Theatre

    Satellite solutions for asset tracking is often synonym for expensive proprietary solutions. In this session, Telemaco will discuss the use of an integrated, LoRa-based, connectivity solution that provides the most cost effective seamless indoor and outdoor asset tracking solution for pan European and American geographies.

    • Tracking Technology
    Technology Theatre

    Lee will discuss digital technology trends influencing maritime industries, the growing importance of satellite communication systems, onboard vessel networks, IoT applications and artificial intelligence to enhancing maritime operations. The discussion will underscore the pivotal role of connectivity in the maritime sector's digital transformation.

    • Tracking Technology
    Technology Theatre
    Between changes to customs regulations and ongoing port congestion, there is a growing risk of running up a hefty bill due to inaccurate transit times. This panel will discuss how to harness container tracking technology to save your business money in the long-term.
    • Sustainability
    • Interoperability & Collaboration
    • Tracking Technology
    Technology Theatre

    How can we ensure that all parties in the supply chain can reference the same geofence for a facility regardless of the provider or platform they may be using? Standardisation across digital platforms can enable seamless communication across the container shipping ecosystem. This panel of experts will discuss how the efficient sharing of data can safely facilitate digitalisation and better visibility for shippers and carriers.

    • Sustainability
    • Container Manufacture
    Technology Theatre
    This session covers the advantages of powder coating, including an in-depth look at why powder is a better solution for containers than paint. Shawn showcases the first powder coating line developed specially for shipping containers and its real-world applications.
    • Sustainability
    • Container Manufacture
    Technology Theatre

    The industry is experiencing a significant shift toward powder coatings, most notably in China. This move is fueled by a growing emphasis on sustainability and operational efficiency. Opting for powder coatings offers multiple advantages: it's not only more environmentally friendly, but also provides superior performance and durability. Additionally, powder coatings make it easier to achieve a flawless finish on the first try, offering a more cost-effective solution.

    • Sustainability
    • Customs & Markets
    • Interoperability & Collaboration
    • Tracking Technology
    Technology Theatre

    The recent advances in generative AI have raised anxiety among workers. Is ChatGPT going to replace me? Will I be able to participate in the future AI-infused economy? Which tasks involved with container shipping are going to be taken over by AI? How will jobs change? The talk will cover the likely impacts of future technology in business in general and supply chains in particular. The talk is based on Professor Sheffi’s recent book “The Magic Conveyor Belt: Supply Chains, A.I., and the Future of Work” (April 2023).

    • Sustainability
    • Customs & Markets
    • Interoperability & Collaboration
    • Tracking Technology
    Technology Theatre
    Neo-protectionism has transformed the economic landscape and supply chains are now being shaped by political rather than commercial imperatives. Fragmented, localised, fractured... globalisation, if not completely dead, is on life support. John Manners-Bell examines why initial optimism proved so misplaced and what these systemic changes mean for businesses and administrators.
Keynote Theatre
    • Cold Chain & Reefer
    • Sustainability
    • Interoperability & Collaboration
    • Tracking Technology
    Keynote Theatre

    In this session, experts from Copeland, Carrier Transicold and Maersk Container Industry will explore the power of stakeholder collaboration in achieving seamless data interoperability at sea. Dive deep into how united efforts can bridge data gaps created by multiple solution partners, streamline data onboard vessels, and realize the overarching benefits this brings customers and the broader shipping sector.

  1. Keynote Theatre

    For over 70 years Formula 1, has been the ultimate combination of world-class sportsmanship, cutting edge technological innovation and high stakes finance in a thrilling global competition watched by half a billion passionate fans all around the world. The logistical challenges of F1 teams are tremendous, moving c300 tons of material and 100 restless team members to 24 world-class race destinations across the globe over a tight 9-month season, all while trying to mitigate carbon emissions and comply with the F1 budget regulations. Marco Perrone, Head of Sporting Direction, will give unique insight into how AlphaTauri manage these logistical challenges.

    • Sustainability
    • Customs & Markets
    Keynote Theatre
    Join Aasim Siddiqui as he discusses how to choose sustainable supply chain solutions that suit your business needs. 
    • Sustainability
    • Customs & Markets
    • Interoperability & Collaboration
    Keynote Theatre
    • Sustainability
    • Customs & Markets
    • Interoperability & Collaboration
    • Tracking Technology
    Keynote Theatre
    Returning for its second year, the Women in Container Logistics Working Lunch allows the chance to network and connect with women succeeding in an industry which remains male-dominated. Our guest speakers will detail their journeys in the industry and offer advice to women taking the next steps in their own careers.
    • Interoperability & Collaboration
    • Tracking Technology
    Keynote Theatre
  2. Keynote Theatre

    For over 70 years Formula 1, has been the ultimate combination of world-class sportsmanship, cutting edge technological innovation and high stakes finance in a thrilling global competition watched by half a billion passionate fans all around the world. The logistical challenges of F1 teams are tremendous, moving c300 tons of material and 100 restless team members to 24 world-class race destinations across the globe over a tight 9-month season, all while trying to mitigate carbon emissions and comply with the F1 budget regulations. Marco Perrone, Head of Sporting Direction, will give unique insight into how AlphaTauri manage these logistical challenges.

    • Cold Chain & Reefer
    Keynote Theatre
    • Cold Chain & Reefer
    • Sustainability
    Keynote Theatre
    • Cold Chain & Reefer
    • Sustainability
    • Customs & Markets
    Keynote Theatre
    With the cold chain evolving rapidly to keep up with demand for food and medicine, this expert panel of fleet operators and innovators will take your questions on the topic of cold chain transportation and storage across Europe.
Technology Theatre
    • Container Manufacture
    Technology Theatre
    Roberto will cover user experiences with the innovative Zbox containers, results, and market traction, showing the reasons why the unique design of the Zbox works as a solution to improve efficiency, sustainability and profitability in the supply chain.
    • Container Manufacture
    Technology Theatre

    As the leading specialist for fibre-reinforced composites, LAMILUX Composites, has launched a revolutionary tank cladding material. The new material, developed and manufactured in Germany, is about five times stronger and 30 percent lighter than other tank cladding materials. It is a fibre-reinforced composite material with the maximum possible content of reinforcement fibres in a highly elastic epoxy resin matrix. The outstanding toughness saves operators time and money by reducing maintenance and repair costs and also container downtime.

    • Interoperability & Collaboration
    • Tracking Technology
    Technology Theatre
    Explore the power of data-driven decision-making in global transportation. Join us to learn how tailored data utilization, collaborative insights, and optimised processes can revolutionize your logistics operations and enhance customer experience. Gain valuable strategies from our experience collaborating with industry leaders to turn complex data challenges into valuable assets, driving efficient cross-modality data sharing and growth.
    • Sustainability
    • Tracking Technology
    Technology Theatre
    Harnessing the power of telematics can propel the supply chain towards a low-carbon future. The container IoT adoption at scale has several benefits- from rightsizing fleets by using location data to maximise container utilisation, avoiding repositioning empties by matching supply with demand thereby reducing ship fuel usage, minimising energy inefficiencies in reefers through real-time performance monitoring, to improved port-side planning for shippers and BCO customers where shippers can estimate ETAs and increase the efficient use of port-side assets.
    • Cold Chain & Reefer
    • Sustainability
    • Interoperability & Collaboration
    • Tracking Technology
    Technology Theatre
    What will the future of reefer telematics look like in 5 years? Will it be standard on every marine reefer? Will all ships have systems that then give the ocean carriers live data 24/7 365 days a year whether on water or land? Will cartons and pallets also be individually monitored inside the container to ensure uniform temperatures throughout? What security features will be introduced...door sensors...drug detection....fire sensors? Can the data be relevant to other parties in the supply chain and should they get it? For free? Will the data be monetised? The reefer telematics landscape will change and will change quickly in the coming years. Those who think outside the box or think ahead will be the market leaders.
    • Sustainability
    • Interoperability & Collaboration
    • Tracking Technology
    Technology Theatre
    Locating your box in real-time is the norm in modern box management, and it is now increasingly commonplace to be able to access data on (un)loading, customs delays, and inspections. This panel will discuss how advanced tracking can lead to improved customer experiences and stronger business partnerships
    • Sustainability
    • Interoperability & Collaboration
    • Tracking Technology
    Technology Theatre
    The shipping industry needs to develop and adopt interoperability standards across the board to increase the value of its assets. During this presentation, the DCSA will share with you the long-term opportunity of digitisation in equipment. Alexander will share his thoughts on how to increase the productivity of your fleet, streamline equipment interchange, and reduce the carbon footprint of empty repositioning.
    • Interoperability & Collaboration
    • Tracking Technology
    Technology Theatre
    In this session, Dhruv Taneja will speak about the next frontier for container-shipping alliances: landside operations. He will provide case studies on how street turns have improved carbon reduction efforts, and will detail how Matchlog's algorithm provides unparalleled support for container optimisation.
    • Interoperability & Collaboration
    • Tracking Technology
    Technology Theatre

    Increasing volatility in today’s container shipping market requires companies to ensure that they make the right decisions at the right time. While you cannot always wait for full “certainty” (i.e., until all information is available, clear and meaningful), you can strive to have maximum “clarity” in your decision making by having access to the right data. This session discusses how container logistics companies can and should improve their decision-making by leveraging available tools and systems.

    • Sustainability
    • Customs & Markets
    • Interoperability & Collaboration
    • Tracking Technology
    Technology Theatre
    Millions of extra boxes flooded the market over the pandemic to cope with a surge in demand. Now that the market has stabilised, what are we going to do with all these empty containers? This panel will discuss how optimisation software can take advantage of this surplus and ease the pressure on depots and ports.
    • Interoperability & Collaboration
    • Tracking Technology
    Technology Theatre
  1. Technology Theatre

    For over 70 years Formula 1, has been the ultimate combination of world-class sportsmanship, cutting edge technological innovation and high stakes finance in a thrilling global competition watched by half a billion passionate fans all around the world. The logistical challenges of F1 teams are tremendous, moving c300 tons of material and 100 restless team members to 24 world-class race destinations across the globe over a tight 9-month season, all while trying to mitigate carbon emissions and comply with the F1 budget regulations. Marco Perrone, Head of Sporting Direction, will give unique insight into how AlphaTauri manage these logistical challenges.