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28th & 29th March 2023
Savannah, Georgia, USA
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SPEAKERS & PRESENTATIONS

Keynote speech
Griff Lynch, Executive Director, Georgia Ports Authority, USA

TopView: The smart spreader
John Lund, Sales & Marketing Director, Visy, USA

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

Floating automated ship-to-ship terminal
Reece Shaw, Ports & Maritime Project Manager, Burns & McDonnell, USA

Port of Virginia digital transformation by air, land and sea
Dakota Anderson, GIS Manager, Virginia Ports Authority, Derek Lobedan, Marine Engineer, Jacobs, and Beckie Haney, Project Manager, Jacobs, USA

Port terminal lighting IES recommended practices
Richard Racey, Vice President od Sales, eLuminaire, USA

GPA presentation - title tba
Georgia Ports Authority, USA

The dos and don'ts for automated container terminals
Ashebir Jacob, Vice President & Senior Port Engineer, Moffatt & Nichol, USA

Systems designed to support climate change initiatives
Sean McCaskill, Engineered Systems Manager, igus, USA

Hybrid-Power Guardian - a step towards decarbonization at port
Niranjan Patil, Project Application and Hardware Engineering Manager - Industrial Systems, TMEIC, USA

Title TBD
Peter Knox, Vice President of Business Development - North America, Camco Technologies, USA

Sustainable innovation
Speaker to be announced

An industry in recovery
Speaker to be announced

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

Implementing crane OCR in brownfield operations
Benjie Wells, Vice President Business Development - Americas, Certus Port Automation, USA

Port and terminal steel asset protection rust proof piling
Rob Wendt, President, Sheet Pile, USA

Port planning in Latin America
Rodrigo Paiva, Lead Infrastructure Economist, Nigel Nixon & Partners, USA

Presentation to be announced
Vijay Agrawal, Vice President, Director - Goods Movement, Americas & Dr. Simon Lewis, Lead AM Practice, AECOM, USA

Design and construction of heavy duty pavements on poor quality subgrades
Elham Farzam, President/CEO, Infrastructure Consulting & Engineering and Adam Davisson, Project Manager, SC Ports, USA

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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 & AI
- 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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