The Netherlands: TOC Europe Returns to Rotterdam
Innovative approaches to cope with the challenges arising from a combination of continued global economic and financial fragility, volatility in container shipping, the emerging wave of mega-vessels and the need for more efficient infrastructure to support global container trade will be the core focus of discussion at the 37th TOC Container Supply Chain Europe Conference and Exhibition, taking place 25-27 June in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Organised with the full support of host sponsor Port of Rotterdam Authority, TOC CSC Europe’s return to Rotterdam comes at a seminal moment for Europe’s largest port. Work is progressing on schedule at the giant Maasvlakte 2 development, one of the largest deep water port projects anywhere in the world. Due for completion in 2014, Maasvlakte 2 will be home to two ultra-modern container terminals – APM Terminals’ Maasvlakte II (AMPT MVII) and Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG), a joint venture between DP World, APL, MOL, HMM and CMA-CGM.
Developed to cater for the largest container vessels in the world at the highest levels of productivity, safety and sustainability, both MV II and RWG will deploy ground-breaking container handling automation technology. TOC Europe conference delegates will have a chance to see Maasvlakte 2 first hand and discuss developments with port authority and terminal operator representatives in an exclusive tour on 24 June. APM Terminals’ CEO Europe Region, Ben Vree, who oversees operations, expansion and strategic planning for APMT MV II, will also give a keynote terminal operator presentation on 25 June.
Press Release, February 27, 2013