The Shipping Industry in the Smart Age

Published on: 12 June 2017
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Le monde maritime à l'heure du Smart

Jaap van den Hoogen, President of the MGI Executive Board, will be speaking at the 50th Anniversary Conference of the Mediterranean Institute of Maritime Transport (IMTM) on 14 June, at 2:30 pm at the Palais de la Bourse (Marseille Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry) on the topic of “The Shipping Industry in the Smart Age”.

Ever increasing digitalisation and automation means big changes for managing ships, terminals, port systems and supply chains. Panel discussions will each focus on a topic related to the maritime industry, including shipping, ports or logistics, exploring them from today’s Smart perspective.

MGI will be participating in the second panel discussion on Smart Ports, providing insight on one of the areas that it knows best – paperless procedures in Port Community Systems and especially Ci5.

The first part of the panel discussion will focus on the need to exchange information between supply chain players. The Ci5 PCS will then be presented as a tool for increasing the competitiveness of ports and helping them develop. The last part will be dedicated to specific cases of innovation in the port community.

Speakers for Panel Discussion no. 2 on Smart Ports:

Moderator: Claude Gressier, President of the Honorary Section of the French General Council for Environment and Sustainable Development (CGEDD) and Representative of the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC)
Panel of experts:

Jean-Philippe Casanova, President of the French Maritime Pilots’ Federation (FFPM)
Frédéric Dagnet, Director, Foresight and Evaluation Mission, GPMM
Jean-François Suhas, Representative of the Marseille Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Quentin Layet, General Manager, KALMAR France
Pascal Reyne, General Manager, CTS

Shipping and port activities are evolving in a world of increasing globalisation. Economies of scale and growing flows are driving the trend towards gigantic ships, terminals and ports. Today’s technical and technological advances are also being brought to shipping and port tools.

Find out more about the programme for the Conference.