TOC Americas Virtual Expo ready to launch

28 October 2020

Industry’s most important conference in Latin America debuts online tomorrow.

Marketing experts say that you must never change or modify a brand until it is firmly positioned in the collective subconscious, only then you are free to make changes. That is exactly what TOC Americas Virtual Expo did by transitioning the maritime industry’s most important venue in the region to its first ever digital version. On this occasion, the west coast backdrop with the city of Lima and port of Callao on the background were replaced by mobile and desktop screens, opening the possibility of access to attendees from all over the region and latitudes on both hemispheres. 

Welcome to the first ever TOC Americas Virtual Expo

27 October 2020

The entire team in charge of organizing the first digital version of the 40-year-old tradition of TOC Events has popped up to welcome all participants to the TOC Americas Virtual Expo. Paul Holloway, Event Director TOC Events kicked-off the conference and welcomed all attendees, together with thanking the national port authority of Peru Autoridad Portuaria Nacional for their patronage and for being host for the historical virtual edition of TOC Americas.

Automation and the change of fear

26 October 2020

When organizations start thinking about automation, it usually comes because a change has occurred, and their old way of working does not fit the new situation they find themselves in.

A change can be the scale of the operation for example an increase of volume to handle, different equipment to handle the cargo or another lay-out of the grounds of the terminal. And a change can just be time, in which the standards of the market and the demands of customers has changed. You as an organization are than required to adapt as well, in order to compete with other parties.

IT'S ALMOST HERE - A virtual experience you won't forget!

26 October 2020

TOC Americas is back again for 2020 – this time as an unmissable virtual conference and online networking event dedicated to the ports and terminals of the region, from 27-29 October 2020.

It has been a considerable length of time since the industry has had an opportunity like this to re-engage after the considerable challenges caused by this year’s pandemic, and this week sees the region’s cargo owners, 3PLs, ocean carriers, land transport providers, port authorities, terminal operators and more gather for a user experience quite unlike anything witnessed before. 

Two Firsts for Liebherr Maritime Cranes

26 October 2020

  • First LHM 420 delivered to Argentina
  • First assembly carried out using Liebherr’s new Remote Service App
  • Formal handover fully on schedule

The LHM 420 is not only the first of this type in Argentina but it is also the first mobile harbour crane ever to be fully assembled with the aid of Liebherr’s new Remote Service tool. Close cooperation between Liebherr-Argentina S.A. on site in Campana and head office Liebherr MCCtec Rostock GmbH, Germany lead to a smooth and timely handover of the crane to the customer.

TOC Americas Virtual Expo: countdown to the digital debut

22 October 2020

The 2020 of the conference will be the first ever on an electronic platform

It’s that time of the year again! That time we’ve all been waiting for 10 months has finally arrived: TOC Americas Virtual Expo. Yes, we were supposed to meet in Lima, Peru, but the team managed to turn the negative news of COVID into a one-of-a-kind digital experience and we get to be part of history being made! After all, it’s not every day that the most important conference and exhibition in the Latin American maritime industry opens up to a new kind of experience, taking a much-deserved step into the future. 

TOC Americas Virtual Expo Preview

20 October 2020

"Dear friends from around the world, my name is Paul Holloway, Event Director at TOC Worldwide Events.

As many of you know, and after much discussion with the industry, we took the decision to make TOC
Americas a virtual event for 2020, and with the event now just a week away, we’re gearing up to bring you a virtual experience you won't forget..."

TOC Americas Virtual Event Preview

30 September 2020

Taking place this year as an unmissable virtual conference and online networking event dedicated to the ports and terminals of the region, don’t miss TOC Americas Virtual Expo, taking place from 27-29 October 2020.

Uniting the maritime supply chain to discuss the next steps for North and Latin America following on from the major disruption caused by the pandemic, the event presents 10+ hours of bite size webinar content in a fully flexible format, allowing attendees to create their own customised agenda, as well as offering TOC’s renowned workshops and exhibition show floor, online networking and virtual port tours – all from the comfort of your home or office.

“The scenario is worse; recovery will take longer”: COVID-19 impact in Latam

29 September 2020

Exclusive conversation with Ricardo Sánchez, ECLAC

When the coronavirus landed in Latin America at end-February beginning of March, estimations were more dramatic than the current result, pointing to a drop in regional GDP close to 9%. Although, the 4% fall in GDP recorded between January and August is not as drastic as the initial projection, the scenario is worse than what was thought of in the beginning and recovery will take longer. 

TOC Americas Virtual unites the maritime supply chain to discuss next steps for North and Latin America

29 September 2020

Executives from Caribbean Shipping Association, COSCO, Maersk and ONE, senior port players from North and Latin America and key analysts including Datamar, Drewry, ECLAC and UNCTAD confirmed to speak at TOC Americas Virtual Conference and Expo this October 27-29 

New Speakers announced for TOC Americas Virtual Expo 2020

14 September 2020

Registration open to the first-ever online experience for the leading maritime & port event in the region

It’s always great news when speakers confirm their participation in the TOC conference, and even more so this year as the TOC Americas Virtual Expo will be the first-ever online experience of its kind. For the 2020 digital version of the conference, the panels will be grouped under three themes: Container Supply Chain Conference, TECH TOC and Bulk Shipping Conference.

TOC Americas Virtual Expo Agenda Goes LIVE!

20 August 2020

Conference Agenda Announced – Identifying & Adapting to the New Normal for Port Operations in the region.

Last week saw the launch of the eagerly-awaited agenda for TOC Americas Virtual Expo, with 9 sessions announced taking place across 3 jam-packed days.  

Robbert van Trooijen, Maersk Senior VP: “Transformation is a state of mind”

17 August 2020

Exclusive interview with Latam head who returns to the position after 5 years leading Asia Pacific

For over 110 years Maersk has been transporting goods from one end of the world to the other, crossing oceans and connecting lands. But the business model has not always been the same, in fact, in order to survive for more than a century the company has been constantly changing.

TOC Americas Virtual Expo’s 9 pillars on how to overcome the economic crisis

13 August 2020

Digital venue to address the industry’s both contingent and inherent problematics

As days all seem the same and the calendar appears to speed up between weeks, the wait for the date in late-October for the TOC Americas Virtual Expo digital debut is going by fast. 

The TOC Americas Virtual Expo breakdown

30 July 2020

Digital event will include visibility to exhibitors, webinars, and networking

Electronic versions of massive physical events are now the ‘new normal’. The 2020 version of the traditional TOC Americas conference -to be held in Lima, Peru- already announced its transformation into a digital venue and we have the breakdown of the look and feel of the virtual gathering. 

TOC Americas 2020 is going Virtual

14 July 2020

In light of the ongoing challenges surrounding COVID-19 both within Latin America and globally, and after close consultation with our industry partners, TOC recently made the proactive decision to transition TOC Americas 2020 into a full-scale digital event.

TOC is therefore delighted to still be able to bring together on the original show dates of 27-29 October, the industry’s key figures for what will be the region’s leading port-centric maritime trade and supply chain event – digitally.

“TOC Americas Virtual Expo” first-ever digital TOC Events conference, networking and exhibition

9 July 2020

Francisco Ulloa, WCSA Managing Director from Maersk, and the logistics consolidation in pandemic. If there is something good the coronavirus has done it’s that logistics are living their moment of glory.

A couple of years, ago MundoMaritimo talked with the Managing Director Area WCSA Maersk, Francisco Ulloa, and he told us that the company was preparing -on a global scale- its transition towards becoming an integrated logistics operator...

“TOC Americas Virtual Expo” first-ever digital TOC Events conference, networking and exhibition

2 July 2020

Initiative to replace 2020 version in Lima, Peru, postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19 contingency 

We are all fighting COVID-19 with all our might. For some countries the hardest part seems to be over, while others -especially in the Southern Hemisphere- are facing the crudest hours against the coronavirus, recording thousands dead and societies in a stand-still waiting for time to bring hopeful news. In the  meantime, we use our digital devices to stay connected with the rest of the world, where phones, tablets and computers have become our windows to the outside.. 

Digital solutions will save the shipping industry billions

29 de octubre de 2019

Relentless cost pressure have forced shipping lines to embrace the wave of digitisation sweeping across the ocean container freight industry.

Frank Smet, chief commercial officer at Hamburg Sud, told delegate at the keynote session of the TOC Americas Container Supply Chain conference in Cartagena yesterday that the only way to reverse the carrier industry’s eroding margins was to eliminate the multiple additional costs it often needlessly incurs; and the best way of achieving that was through digitisation.

Puertos de Tenerife impulsará la isla como enclave ideal para el transporte de mercancías en la feria #TOCAmericas

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 29 de octubre de 2019

Puertos de Tenerife promocionará la isla como lugar estratégico para el trasbordo de mercancías en la feria TOC Américas, que reunirá del 29 al 31 de octubre en la ciudad colombiana de Cartagena a operadores, transportistas y propietarios de carga marítima de contenedores de todo el mundo. Se trata del mayor evento internacional y especializado para ejecutivos de puertos, terminales, navieras y logística para la industria portuaria y la cadena logística de contenedores.

Keynote speakers prepare for TOC Americas less than a week to kick-off

October 25 2019

It’s always a pleasure to announce the countdown to a new TOC Americas. This nineteenth version is only days away from starting, and the joint keynote speakers are getting ready to share thoughts, visions and ideas regarding the industry’s current hot topics. Manuel Gutiérrez Torres, Viceminister, Infrastructure & Director, ANI (National Infrastructure Agency of Colombia), Captain Alfonso Salas, CEO Port of Cartagena Group and Frank Smet COO Hamburg Süd are teaming up to deliver the initial presentations of the industry’s top events. 

Q&A with Cartagena

October 18 2019

Ahead of TOC Americas 2019, the TOC team sat down with Giovanni Benedetti, Head of Marketing for host Grupo Puerto de Cartagena to talk about growth as a regional hub for shipping lines, logistics providers and shippers, investment in start-ups, smart and sustainable tech, and welcoming the TOC community back for the 2nd time to coincide with the port’s 25th anniversary. 

It’s not just about the Ports and Terminals at #TOCAmericas

October 7 2019

With only three more weeks for the 19th version of the TOC Americas conference, ocean carriers are preparing their agendas to discuss what’s what with the regional shipping community. After all, its carriers that move cargo and their say plays a fundamental role in how the new industry takes shape. Hot topics such as IMO2020, digitization and other relevant issues will be discussed by delegates from Maersk, MSC, Hamburg Süd, G2Ocean, CMA CGM, Evergreen, Seaboard Marine, X-Press Feeders and many more. 


Experts to shed light on current industry hot topics at TOC Americas 2019

August 13 2019

For three days, attendees of the nineteenth version of TOC Americas will have the opportunity to learn about the industry’s new reality. Local and global experts will shed light on current hot topics, focusing on the event’s three main pillars: automation, digitalization and standardization. MundoMaritimo, exclusive representative and event media partner, accessed the complete event program and presentations schedule.


Automation & digitalisation: TOC Americas 2019 conference program

July 17 2019

Bulk, Container Supply Chain and TECH TOC will be the three main focus points for the nineteenth version of the most important maritime industry event: TOC Americas. This time, the conference will return to Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, after five years thanks to the support of Grupo Puerto Cartagena.

Intermodal Solutions Group presented in the TOC Americas of Panama 2018 its existing system container bulk handling

Panama – January 11 2019

El principal de ISG -Pit To Ship Solution, Garry Pinder expuso en la edición Américas del Terminal Operator Conferences- TOC-, celebrado del 13 al 15 de noviembre del presente año sobre la temática: “Los desafíos de convertir Puertos de Contenedores en Puertos de Graneles” en el espacio denominado Bulk Seminars.

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