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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.
MundoMaritimo, America’s partner of TOC Events since 2003, talked to some of the presenters and top carrier executives attending the conference, to learn what they’ll be focusing on.
The International Maritime Organization’s environmental regulation steals all the attention this year. Lars Oestergaard Nielsen, President, Latin America & The Caribbean Maersk Line, is “looking forward to some interesting conversations with our colleagues and peers on the IMO2020 regulation during this year’s TOC Americas in Cartagena. This is probably one of the biggest transformations our industry will see in the coming years and we all need to be aware of the impact it represents and continue to support our efforts towards sustainable solutions for our environment.”
Rhetoric plays an important role in the conversations regarding IMO2020, as no one has been able to predict the real impact it will have. "How can we face the challenges of the IMO2020 norm, considering the environment and the business? For that we will need to share our visions as an industry. The ‘Ocean Shipping Outlook’ conference will be the perfect opportunity to think about and discuss the new regulation in a sustainable way,” says Hernan Salazar, WCSA Regional Planning Manager at MSC.
César Contreras, Port Captain Operations, G2Ocean, is “happy and excited to be in the break bulk business for this TOC call, a perfect place and time to share so many different experiences with the best people from the maritime and port industry. Economic challenges and globalization apply to all of us and we need to be aware of all the details if we want to succeed in this business. With your help and network, I’m sure we’ll find good solutions to those daily struggles we have with one common objective: HIGH EFFICIENCY!”
For Maximiliano Alcorta, Regional Operations Manager at MSC, “we have seen a lot of movement in the maritime and port industry in the past five years, however, the years to come will be even more disruptive and challenging for the industry. From blockchain, automation and unmanned ships to new trade routes resulting from the current trade wars, resource optimization and sustainability, all these are crucial topics and I hope they will all be addressed at the event in Cartagena. But, how are we preparing for all this? Each one of us cannot do it alone. TOC events teach us how to navigate these tricky waters, as well as being an excellent opportunity for doing business, networking and reuniting with dear friends. We’ll see you in Cartagena.”
TOC Events has been leading successful maritime industry events for over 40 years. The nineteenth version of TOC Americas will take place in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, October 29-31. For more information on delegate passes or exhibition stands, please visit:
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