Brussels, 18 June 2019

Executives from the container terminal industry and the wider container supply chain gatehred in Rotterdam from 18th to 20th of June at TOC Europe, the leading conference and trade fair for anyone involved in the business of lifting, moving and monitoring containers.

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The TECH TOC stream of the conference focused on container terminal operations. Paul Avery (Container Management) moderated a session on the TIC 4.0 initiative which aims at defining standards for Industry 4.0.

FEPORT Secretary General, Ms Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid was invited to speak during the session dedicated to TIC 4.0 together with Mr Frank Kho, coordinator, Ms Luisa Kempf, Site Director Technical Services, Eurogate Terminal Hamburg and Mr Ottonal Popesco, PEMA Chairman.

All participants provided updates about the major steps that have been achieved so far within TIC 4.0 and the objectives for the coming months.

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FEPORT Secretary General also explained how FEPORT has supported the request for EU funding that some of TIC 4.0 members have applied for (see later in this newsletter: iTerminals project).

Responding to a question from the moderator regarding other recent digital initiaves from other parties of the logistics chain, Ms Kerdjoudj-Belkaid said: “It is great to see that horizontal and vertical digital cooperation is becoming a priority for many actors of the maritime logitics chain. What will be important though is that the regulators provide a clear framework on data ownership to facilitate data sharing and ensure a level playing field between the different actors of the maritime logistics chain”.