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The much awaited debut of Lima as the venue for the seventeenth version of the container terminal and operations conference hast finally arrived. Monday October 16 will be the official kick-off of the event’s activities with a port tour of the two most important port operators: North Dock, operated by APM Terminals and South Dock, operated by DP World.
Attendees will be able to visit both ports’ facilities and see the wide cargo variety and volume handled in one of the key ports in the west coast of South America, reason why Callao was chosen for this year’s venue. TOC Events director, Paul Holloway, commented exclusively for MundoMaritimo saying “we are very excited to be in Peru, becuase we’ve always wanted to be here and now is the right time. We have a fairly high expectation because local support has been outstanding. We’ve received support from port authority, all of the major temrinal operators and all of the relevant media associations. It really makes a difference.
”Precisely, the fishing and aquaculture viceminister and representative for the production ministry of the National Port Authority, Héctor Soldi Soldi, will be delivering the keynote speech along with Edgar patiño, APN president.
Developing holistic training that incorporates the growing breath of security disruptions including business continuity challenges, cyber issues and localized and international security protocols is crucial if ports, shipping and shippers are to withstand increasing regulatory scrutiny and maintain supply chain efficiency in unpredictable times, says BSI’s Philippa Williams in this guest editorial ahead of TOC Americas 2017 in Peru
Identifying the possibility for disruption in global, complex supply chains can be daunting in any sector. In shipping and ports, it can sometimes seem like an impossible task. Where to start amid the myriad political, economic, physical security and cyber breakdowns that can potentially affect port sector operations, customs operations and shipping contracts?
The countdown is on for the TOC Americas conference and exhibition in Lima, Peru which takes place on 17 – 19 October. The highly regarded three track conference and port technology exhibition is in Peru for the first time in its 17-year history, with the full support of leading Peruvian trade associations and APN - the National Port Authority.
“The Republic of Perú, through the National Port Authority (APN), will welcome you to the TOC Americas 2017, an international event that congregates the world’s logistic, port and maritime community in order to exchange experiences, with a global development view.” Edgar Patiño Garrido, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Autoridad Portuaria Nacional..
The world-famous event TOC Americas - now has a Bulk conference track. Attendees can experience all 3 tracks as well as the most exciting TOC social program ever.
Gabriel Monge Aguirre, General Manager at Grupo Tramarsa, speaking ahead of his highly anticipated case study on Terminal Internacional del Sur at TOC Americas has said “Our goal is to share our views on the future challenges for bulk ports based on our experience managing the port of Matarani for the last 18 years. We also consider it valuable to share our success story with an applicable business model based on efficiency and sustainability.”
The most important conference and exhibition for the maritime and port logistics and transport industry in the Americas has set a date: October 17 - 19, with the port city of Lima debuting as host. The National Port Authority (APN) will be in charge of the keynote speech and the organisation of the event’s Evening Networking Reception reception for delegates, sponsors and exhibitors on Tuesday, October 17.
Container shipping industry consolidation has continued in recent months with Cosco’s proposed USD 6.3 billion acquisition of OOCL. There seems only one major hurdle left for Maersk Line to acquire Hamburg Süd - regulatory approval from Brazil, where both lines command significant reefer market share. The recent deal for CMA to buy Brazil-flagged Mercosul Line from Maersk is intended to help with this. If we fast-forward to final integration of Japan’s Ocean Network Express (ONE), that brings the number down of container carriers with a global market share of 1% or more down to just 12.
London, 28 July 2017: TOC Americas will once again host the The Terminal Operations Conference (TECH TOC) as part of its 3-track offering. TECH TOC is aimed at terminal operators, terminal planners and designers and equipment & technology providers and the purpose of the conference track is provide a forum where all stakeholders can discuss current industry challenges and industry responses.
London, 14 July 2017: TOC Americas (17-19 October 2017) will take place in Lima, Peru for the first time in its 17-year history. The country has been one of Latin America’s star economic performers over recent years. Its ports handled 460,000 TEU in 2000 growing steadily to more than 2.2 million TEC in 2014. There are however challenges to the continuing prosperity of the region, and these new supply chain challenges will be discussed in detail at TOC Americas over three days of learning and networking.