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11 November 2021
Software products such as Portchain’s Berth Optimization Engine (BOE) can help terminals and carriers mitigate the impact of congestion.
The current congestion crisis in maritime transport has led some European companies to opt for railways to transport their containers from China, an unthinkable solution a few years ago.
28 May 2021
With the International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA) celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year, TOC Digital sat down with its Secretary-General Richard Morton to discuss how the association has been able grow over the past decade, its importance within industry today and how the industry might look to reshape its objectives going forward in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
25 March 2021
The lessons learned during the year of the pandemic are no good if they are not put to good use. Transforming the physical events world into virtual venues and digital meetings cannot -and must not- remain as a mere solution to a socially distanced world but must rather evolve into a new way of understanding how we interact and that platform-based events are just as real and valid as the real-world conventions we all knew a and loved. With 40 years of experience in the events sphere, TOC Events took the hint to go digital and managed to transform the format of the maritime industry’s leading conference all over the world while still delivering the same unique high-quality experience, with top-level content and renowned speakers.
25 February 2021
Lamia Kerdjoudj Belkaid, Secretary-General of the Federation of European Private Port Companies and Terminals (FEPORT), recently spoke with TOC Digital to discuss her work in the field, and having been at the forefront of the industry for many years, and one of the founding members of TIC 4.0 – an industry association established to promote, define and drive the adoption of standards that will allow the cargo handling industry to embrace the 4th industrial revolution, Lamia spoke at length about the short and long-term goals of the initiative in this Q and A session ahead of a special edition TOC Digital webinar on 24th February 2021.
22 February 2021
Save the date – TOC Events is proud to announce the launch of ‘TOC Global Showcase’, a brand-new virtual event taking place from the 31 May – 18 June 2021 that is the culmination of 40+ years of connecting and informing the leaders, technology experts and policymakers at the centre of today’s highly-complex global container supply chain.
With 2020 now firmly behind us, and with the power of digital never greater, borders will no longer be a barrier as this virtual experience gathers together 2000+ of the globe’s leading port and terminal professionals for 3 weeks of inspiring keynotes, networking, and solutions discovery with industry leaders and technical experts.
29 January 2021
We have seen some high-profile occurrences of fires and damage onboard ships over the past few years and now five industry organisations have collaborated to raise awareness and push for new guidance on packing standards to prevent incidents from taking place in the future.
The Cargo Integrity Group, alongside publishing a quick guide to the UN-sponsored Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units (the CTU Code) is also involved in a number of other regulatory developments.
Peregrine Storrs-Fox, Risk Management Director at TT Club and one of the founding members of the Cargo Integrity Group, tells us more.
18 June 2020
In the maritime shipping industry, time is money: time in transit, time loading and unloading vessels, time spent reorganizing freight as it waits for handover to road and rail operators. Every second saved from performing unnecessary moves is an opportunity for port terminal operators to onboard more customers and boost the bottom line.
23 July 2020
Looking ahead to TOC Digital’s next upcoming webinar on 3rd September, INFORM’s Matthew Wittemeier caught up with Beth Maundrill, Editor-in-Chief at Port Technology International, to get a sneak peek at what her views are on being a Millennial in Maritime.
14 July 2020
TOC Digital is pleased to announce the launch of its new sales brochure for 2020 – created in order to provide the port and container community with a platform of stability during this time of unprecedented change.