New products and key speakers at Intermodal Europe 2012
Many new products for the container, transport and logistics industries are set for launch at the Intermodal Europe 2012 exhibition, from 27-29 November at the RAI in Amsterdam, where over 50 conference sessions will also be held during the three day event.
A Panel of Shippers will be chaired by Neil Madden, Editor of Bulk Distributor magazine and will feature Marco Wiesehahn of EVO (the Dutch Shippers’ Council) and the European Shippers’ council; Pieter de Maeseneer of Procter and Gamble; and Marcel Merkkx of Alcoa.
“Some topics I expect to be raised are things currently affecting shippers and freight forwarders, including security and safety in the supply chain, sustainability issues and the economic crisis” says Marco Wiesehahn of EVO.
Nicolette van der Jagt, Director General of the European freight forwarders and logistics association, CLECAT, will be moderating a panel debate in a conference session titled ‘Logistics Partnering in Practice: Challenges facing the dynamic freight forwarding industry’.
A session aiming to identify gaps in cargo transport security and explore ways to improve supply chain security will be held by Nokia’s Head of Cargo Security and Chairman of Transported Asset Protection Association Europe (TAPA-EMEA), Thorsten Neumann.
Managing Director of MDS Transmodal, Mike Garratt, will address the topic of sea container trade and economic outlook, with a focus on current challenges and future prospects in the industry.
This year’s Intermodal Europe Port Debate will be chaired by the Managing Director of The International Association for Ports and Harbours, Europe Office, Fer van de Laar, accompanied by representatives from the Baltic Port Organisation (BPO) and various international ports.
The Global Institute of Logistics and the China Container Industry Association will lead a session about port strategy and intermodal transport, with CEO, Kieran Ring and China Director, William Yang-Lei of the Global Institute of Logistics and Shi Yanqui, Secretary General of the China Container Industry Association.
An ‘Inland Navigation’ conference session chaired by Herman Journée, Director of Strategic Development, the Port of Amsterdam will look at ‘long term strategies for moving more goods via accessible and navigable waterways’.
The opening of JadeWeserPort, Germany’s first deep-sea container port, has been eagerly anticipated, with Intermodal Europe 2012 dedicating a conference session to it and JadeWeserPort will be exhibiting. “The most important feature of the newly opened JadeWeserPort is the tide independent 18-metre depth that enables JadeWeserPort to call ultra large container ships at any time.” says Dr. Jan Miller, CEO of JadeWeserPort Logistics Zone GmbH & Co KG.
Intermodal Europe visitors will see the launch of GreenCat’s new Cat4RailOperator software, which supports the operational needs for companies transporting cargo through their own rail network with their own rail equipment.
Logistical Automation, supply chain software and fleet management company GreenCat will also be exhibiting the new ATX (Android Telematics Xchange) on-board computer, designed to help haulage companies to efficiently and flexibly manage day to day business.
John Evans International will demonstrate several new products including CDS1421, a Container Depot Management System and JEIOnce, container inspection using smartphones. The company will also be showing the 20-20 SeaCell Container, which it claims is the only 20ft container capable of loading fifteen Euro pallets (1200 x 800mm), four more than standard, or twelve ISO pallets (1200 x 1000mm), two more than standard.
Transport refrigeration company Carrier Transicold will be exhibiting its new NaturaLINE™ unit, the world’s first container refrigeration system to use the natural refrigerant CO2, along with the PrimeLINE® unit, which has become the first container refrigeration system with a UL Environment validation for recyclability.
Exhibitor, Tianjin Dowill Paints and Chemical Company, a Chinese-American joint venture company, has recently run successful trials of waterborne paint on 200 units of BEACON 40’ containers in CXIC Huizhou and 200 units of DONGFANG 40’ containers in DONGFANG Nansha.
Daikin will be promoting its new energy efficient, low-power, high-performance, ZESTIA container refrigeration machine. The company recently reported that Cronos, also exhibiting, has become the first customer worldwide, taking delivery of 500 units for a contract with Japanese carrier MOL and over 5,000 ZESTIA units have been ordered since its launch.
Crane Composites, who recently carried out a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study, which proved its Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) panels to have a significantly lower environmental impact over 304 Stainless Steel, when used as a lining for seagoing shipping containers is exhibiting.
Provider of Intermodal Leasing and Operating software, Real Asset Management (RAM), is launching three new products at Intermodal 2012, including EDI4000 (Electronic Data Interchange solution), which can be used as a standalone product or as an enhancement to the Series4000 transport modules. “EDI4000 provides data validation at source and two-way communication, eliminating EDI messaging charges” explains Nicola Byers, RAM marketing manager.
LEGHORN-PERFRA, part of the Leghorn Group, manufacturer of mechanical and electronic security seals, will present its EPR Fast Lane Station -RFID Gate System.
Klinge will be exhibiting new explosion-proof dual refrigerated shipping containers, launched in the summer. Container paint specialist, Mega Coatings, will also exhibit, having launched new environmentally friendly water borne coatings into the container manufacturing process.
New Exhibitor Cargoshell has become the first composite shipping container in the world to receive CSC certification from Germanischer Lloyd in Hamburg and the new container will be in the Container Park at Intermodal Europe 2012.
Levaton Platform will be showcasing a new way to ship vehicles and fragile cargo in ISO Containers. Benefits of the new system include protection in transit, ease of loading, and the opportunity to secure the cargo whilst accessible outside the container.
Further exhibitors include GlobalTrak, which has developed Active Tracking and Fuel Monitoring Solution for fuel transporters, VersaFuel, TAL International, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and Globe Tracker.
Intermodal Europe is the world-leading exhibition and conference for companies associated with the container and intermodal industries and covers all areas of container transport and logistics across road, rail and sea. The event provides an invaluable industry forum, bringing together high-quality speakers and key exhibitors.
Organised by Informa Exhibitions, Intermodal Europe is now in its 36th year. Established in 1976 as the Container Technology Conference (CTC) Intermodal Europe has developed and matured alongside the industry it serves.