12th Conference & Exhibition 
21st & 22nd April 2020
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
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The full conference program and two-day agenda will be available following the call for papers deadline.

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** FIRST WAVE OF 2020 SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED **

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Rich Ceci, Head of Projects & IT, Virginia International Terminals, USA

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Mark Higgins, Director of Motor Carrier Experience, Port of Virginia, USA

Optimisation in the digital age: the key role of human experience to boost productivity
Marco Fehmer, Chief Executive Officer, DSP, Switzerland

Going green with AI
Alex Van Winckel, Senior Consultant, INFORM, Germany

The smart spreader
John Lund, Senior Agent, Visy, USA

Anti snag load systems
Johannes Kring, Managing Director, SIBRE, Germany

Automatic coupling systems - market update, pros and cons
Dick Eichhorn, Electrical Engineer, Aucos Systems, Germany

Trestle construction in environment sensitive areas
Jose Luis Gonzalez, Engineering Manager, BAM International, UK

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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.

Speaker presentations explore individual topics such as:

- Paving
- Terminal lighting
- Port & terminal design
- Quay & breakwater design
- Increasing productivity for cargo handling
- Simulation for cargo handling
- Impact of larger ships on port infrastructure
- Terminal efficiency
- Fender systems
- Traffic flow
- Dredging
- Case studies
- Future operations
- Advanced optimisation
- E-RTGs and electrification
- Horizontal transportation
- GIS
- Laser scanning for crane structures
- Bulkhead rehabilitation
- Jet grouting & soil mixing methods
- Lifting productivity
- Big data & A.I.
- Container weight verification
- Structural monitoring & life-cycle management
- Benchmarking performance
- RMGs
- Safety enhancements
- TOS
- and much much more!

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 25 years experience across the ports industry.

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