estimated 12 million containers transported via sea annually, equating to 90%
of the world’s commercial products, smart shipping is now an integral part
of the complex global container supply chain, says Intermodal Asia.
In collaboration with the Global Smart Container Alliance (GSCA),
Intermodal Asia 2018 will host a 2-day Smart Shipping Forum, drawing
together senior level intermodal professionals from over 90 different countries
to discuss how increasing automation and digitalization across the shipping
supply chain will ensure an increased competitive edge for the future, and how
new technologies are creating more transparency in the supply chain, whilst
encouraging greater profitability, efficiency and resilience.
The Smart Shipping Forum will include
sessions on: Smart Ports: increasing automation, Using New Technologies to
Optimize the Container Logistics Market, Blockchain Technology, The Internet of
Things and Big Data in Tracking, the Rise of the Smart Container, Remote
Temperature Monitoring and Cyber Security.
The collaboration between Intermodal
Asia and The GSCA will bring the Chinese and the international shipping
community together during the event which will be held at the SWEECC, Shanghai
in March 2018. The GSCA – a joint venture alliance comprised of shipping
lines, manufacturers and technology providers from across the container supply
chain – will bring to the event the knowledge and information from component
and system suppliers, together with the expertise of the leading shipping
operators of the world.
During the three-day exhibition and
conference, attendees will also have the opportunity to meet and do business
with over 200 global exhibiting companies including: CIMC, CXIC, Bureau
International des Containers (BIC), DFIC, Florens, FUWA, Global Smart Container
Alliance (GSCA), Nexiot, RAM Intermodal Software, SeaCube Containers, Seaco,
Singamas, Textainer and Triton International.
Asia will take place on the 20th – 22nd March
2018 at the SWEECC in Shanghai and will bring together the leading
international decision-makers from over 90 different countries, from all areas
of container transport and logistics, making it the most important industry
annual meeting point in Asia.