Container Terminal Industry Executives to Join PEMA Forum at TOC Asia 2012

Container Terminal Industry Executives to Join PEMA Forum at TOC Asia 2012

Andrew Adam, Director Operations, ANZ Region – Sydney for DP World and Yasmin Kristensen, Chief Process Officer, Operations Division at the Port of Tanjung Pelapas (PTP) are among the latest panel members confirmed for the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) State-of-the-Art Technology Forum, taking place Tuesday 13 March in Hong Kong as part of the TOC Container Supply Chain Asia event.

The two container terminal industry executives will take the floor to discuss complex IT project implementation as part of a comprehensive agenda that will also cover automated container handling, process automation, application software and equipment electrification and energy management. Both Adam and Kristensen will also speak in a TOC Asia session on Terminal Planning & Operations – Driving New Performance Efficiencies on Thursday 15 May.

Staged for the third time, and the first time in Asia, the PEMA Technology Forum assembles a wide array of experts to share views on new directions in technology and equipment to improve operational efficiency and safety, and reduce environmental impact and energy costs, at ports and terminals. Senior representatives from major industry suppliers including APS, Bromma, Cargotec, Cavotec, Conductix-Wampfler, Hi-Tech Solutions, ifm Electronic, Identec Solutions, ISL Applications, Konecranes, Lasstec, Navis, Siemens, Tideworks, TMEIC, TT Club, Vahle and Visy will be quizzed on the latest advances and practical experiences by Forum moderator Paul Avery of World Cargo News in a series of lively and fast-paced debate panels.

“Feedback from terminal operators attending our Technology Forums at TOC Europe and Americas in 2011 was very positive and we are looking forwards to bringing the debate to Asia,” said Michael Dempsey, PEMA Technology Committee Chair and Board Member. “The open interview-style format has proved very successful in stimulating lively interaction between panel members and audience on the evolving role of equipment and technology in helping terminals to meet ever-growing operational challenges.”

“From its inception, the mandate of PEMA has been to advance knowledge and best practice in equipment and technology, which play such a crucial role in helping ports and terminals meet today’s demands for productivity, efficiency, safety and sustainability; the member companies participating in the forum represent major industry suppliers and are all at the forefront of these issues.” said PEMA President Ottonel Popesco. “We are also delighted to welcome our speakers from the terminal industry to provide essential user insights on adoption of new technologies.”


Dredging Today Staff, February 24, 2012; Image: tocevents-europe