10th International Conference & Exhibition 
17th & 18th April 2018
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
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   This event is now closed - the speaker presentations are available for purchase! Email claire@mcimedia.com   



** This event is now closed however the speaker presentations are available for purchase! Email claire@mcimedia.com **

For 2018 we are delighted to welcome South Carolina Ports Authority as official supporters.

​SCPA's Chief Executive Officer, Jim Newsome, will be giving the keynote speech and opening remarks.

We are also pleased to announce that a port representative will present an overiew of the port and the expansion programme.

To view a copy of the 2018 brochure and agenda click the 'Download' link at the bottom of the page.

Previous events have delivered over 24 technical presentations from industry experts attracting over 185 participants from more than 95 global companies! 

The conference has several themed sessions over the two-day schedule - each session is chaired by a moderator and concludes with Q&A's.

Sessions are tailored each year to reflect the latest industry issues and developments.

2018 speaker presentations include:

Jim Newsome, Chief Executive Officer, South Carolina Ports Authority, USA

Tech talk: emerging technologies
Matthew Wittemeier, Marketing Manager - Logistics Division, Inform, Germany

Port & expansion overview
James Van Ness, Director of Engineering and Permitting, South Carolina Ports Authority, USA

Digital revolution: using information to boost terminal performance
Marco Fehmer, Chief Executive Officer, Data and System Planning, Switzerland

Standardizing electrification
Jim Andriotis, Group Innovation Market Development Manager
, Cavotec Group, USA

Brake only snag system
Rich Phillips, Structural Engineer & President, Casper Phillips & Associates, USA

New techniques in vision technology to solve operational problems in terminals
John Lund, Senior Agent - Americas, Visy, USA

Adapting cranes to ULVCs
Rick Pope, Vice President of ZMPC North America, ZPMC USA, USA

Encoder systems for modern and automated container cranes: reduce costs and increase safety
Peter Haarhoff, Sales Manager USA/Canada, Johannes Huebner, Germany

Next step of automated container handling in a manned environment
Walter Leiler, Area Sales Manager, Kuenz, Austria

Landside automation
Dakota Lazenby, Development Engineer and Robert Kriener, Development Engineer, TMEIC Corporation, USA

Cranes and terminal digitalization and automation
Manfred Gayer, Business Manager Cranes, Siemens Industry, USA

How does digitalization change the workflow of terminal planners?
Holger Schuett, CEO & Professor, ISL Applications, Germany

Planning and design considerations for a container terminal with electric RTG cranes
Vijay Agrawal, Associate Vice President Americas Ports & Marine - Transportation, AECOM,USA

How and why non-traditional generic pavements are taking hold in the wet and dry port sector and how port paving should accommodate the growing need for densification and automation
Nigel Nixon, Chairman and Mark Smallridge, Nigel Nixon & Partners, USA

Preserving port infrastructure for the future
Chris Ball, Marketing Manager, Vector Corrosion Services, USA

Innovative and green approach to storm water design in container terminals
Gary Freeman, Area Manager - Charleston, AECOM, USA

Remote operated RTG what’s under the hood?
Sampo Pihkala, Product Manager, Konecranes, Finland

Infrastructure to support LNG powered vessel bunkering
Adam Davisson, Project Manager, HDR Engineering, USA

Green terminal technologies
Jason Gasparik, Director of Sales - Ports & Terminals, Kalmar, USA

Previous speakers have included:

Georgia Ports Authority, TBA, Crane Tech Solutions, Nicholson Construction Company, Parsons, BEC Industries, TMEIC Corporation, CH2M Hill, Konecranes, Liftech Consultants, Certus Port Automation, Vahle, Ocean & Coastal Consultants, Fugro Pelagos, HDR Engineering, Hayward Baker, Phoenix Products Company, Port of Virginia, Israel Aerospace Industries, Consultx, International Terminal Systems, Kalmar, Rapiscan Systems, Englander Knabe & Allen, Port of Long Beach, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Amsterdam, Houston Port Authority, STC, Inform, Trelleborg Marine Systems, Soltanche Bachy, Port of San Diego, Port of Galveston, BergerABAM, Lockwood Andrews & Newnam, Terracon Consultants, The Castle Group, Navis, Automated Terminal Systems, AECOM, URS/Scott Wilson, IBI Group, US Department of Transport, PilePro, Container Terminal Services, APS Technology Group, CDM, Drie-D, Raytheon Solipsys, US Coast Guard, Commonwealth of Virginia, Dannenbaum Engineering, Collins Engineers, Port of Rotterdam, BDI Bridge Diagnostics, Rockwell Automation, Ports America, Hamburg Port Consulting, AMEC, ENVIRON Corporation, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Johnson Mirmiran & Thompson (JMT), Oldcastle Architectural, CB&I GBB, Global Tech LED, Conductix-Wampfler, ABB Ports, AECOM, ISL Applications, ESL Power Systems, South Carolina Ports Authority, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Strainstall, McLaren Engineering Group, INFORM GmbH, Clark Nexsen, Atkins Global, JLT Mobile Computers, SIBRE, Conductix Wampfler, Remprex Engineering Services, igus, Witt O'Brien's, Navnautik Pte Ltd, Fluidmesh Networks, TBA...

The event is directed by Peter van Schie, Publisher of World Port Development, our official journal.
Peter has over 24 years experience across the ports industry.


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