Intermodal Europe is back - and it's live!

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- 27 Oct 2022 ( #1100 )
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Visitor registration is open for Intermodal Europe 2022, the leading container shipping and intermodal transport event which returns 8 – 10 November to the RAI, Amsterdam.

The event, which last took place in 2019, will bring together world-class suppliers to showcase logistics and supply chain solutions across three days of interactive demonstrations, exciting new product announcements and actionable insight with access to 30+ hours of expert-led content across a varied conference programme of free-to-attend educational seminars.

Intermodal’s group director, Rob Fisher, commented: “Nothing compares with the power of face-to-face meetings and the opportunity to engage with product demonstrations and industry experts that a ‘live’, in-person event provides.

"Intermodal Europe 2022 will be the essential gathering place for container shipping and intermodal transport leaders, professionals and suppliers to reconnect, stay ahead of supply chain trends and source the latest solutions from some of the world’s most innovative manufacturers and suppliers,” says Fisher.

The opportunity to see working demonstrations of the latest technology and sustainable solutions is certain to be just some of the main attractions of Intermodal Europe 2022.

Among the new launches at Intermodal Europe 2022, Spectainer is pioneering better trade to address the wasteful problem of empty containers with the COLLAPSECON which works in tandem with what is claimed to be, the “world’s first fully automated collapsing operating station”. “Compelling economic savings, improved operational efficiency, productivity and full automation, combined with a reduced carbon footprint, now provides the industry solutions they have sought for decades,” says Spectainer’s CEO, Nicholas Press (exhibiting at stands L38 and M42).

“The industry has adapted exceptionally well to the pandemic and the war in Ukraine. While disruptions to the global supply chain have continued to place significant pressure, the industry has continued to keep the flow of goods moving. There are delays and bottlenecks, but the focus on driving efficiency to resolve these bottlenecks is a great example of the industry’s adaptability,” continues Nicholas.

Daniel MacGregor, Co-Founder of Nexxiot (stand H44) adds, “The world has woken up to the importance of the supply chain in our daily lives. When it works, we don’t think about it much, but when it’s broken, the panic quickly ramps up. Intermodal has risen the challenges. We have seen a shift in thinking about innovation with new cargo owner-centric services emerging. Accountability has taken centre stage with quality, provenance, and sustainability in focus.

“We believe in accelerating the digitalisation of the entire global supply chain across all modalities and have seen the rise of data aggregators who offer a proxy for visibility by bringing together different data sources. But it doesn’t compare to live, real-time asset and cargo data. With dry intermodal, rail freight, tank container, cargo and brake monitoring, the Nexxiot hardware and software portfolio is constantly expanding. We will add new services around process automation and data analytics, plus we will continue to build out the sensor and hardware capabilities as we enter 2023.”

Meanwhile, DEPOT Software (stand D12) will be showcasing their various optimised products that have been launched this year, such as apps and kiosks that streamline on-site data exchange. Additionally, new services provide optimised and secure data exchange with external parties by integrating the SYNDA communication network for the tank container industry.

DEPOT Software / SYNDA have in 2022 launched a number of integrations and are planning on building new integrations. SYNDA’s product owner, Steven Somers explains “SYNDA is a VAN (Value Added Network) for the tank container industry. We simplify and optimise the electronic data exchange between stakeholders. SYNDA is unique in that we accept any data format from any system and translate it to any format and any system; you no longer need to custom develop and manage your integrations.”

ICT Containers (stand K64) will be demonstrating their new container and logistic solutions including the Innovative container (ISO standard) for transportation of bulk or packed cargo. “The uniqueness of our container is that in addition to packaged cargo, our container is able to transport a wide nomenclature of bulk cargo, from grain to mineral fertilisers and polymeric beads,” says ICT’s CEO, Victor Kvitko.

Rob Fisher notes, “As the world realigns post-pandemic, vibrant business events like Intermodal Europe 2022 provide vital meeting places for professionals to reconnect and discover new ways of improving their businesses.

“We’ve got lots of exciting plans for Intermodal Europe which will ensure that every aspect of the event is relevant for the challenges and opportunities presenting themselves to the intermodal and container shipping sectors today.”

MacGregor adds, “Exhibiting at Intermodal Europe is important for Nexxiot as we love to meet with our clients and partners at every opportunity to understand their changing needs, update them on capabilities and lead the discussion around standards and future applications.”

In addition to the full exhibition floor which includes names such as Seaco, Carrier Transicold, Triton International, SeaCube, Meeberg, Daikin and many more, visitors will be able to learn from visionary industry leaders and experts with a multitrack series of educational seminars in the Keynote and Technology Theatres. With over 30 hours of free content, and speakers from the likes of Container xChange, Boxxport, Sun International, Nokia, MPC International and Emerson Residential & Commercial Solutions, key themes for 2022 include the Global Container Market Outlook, Cybersecurity, IoT in Container Tracking and Reducing Emissions in Container Logistics.

“As new supply chain challenges continue to emerge amidst the proliferation of online retail and changing buyer habits, both the conference and exhibition at Intermodal Europe will provide the ultimate opportunity for this important industry to prepare and protect their operations and exploit the potential of key opportunities on the horizon,” concludes Fisher.

For more information, please visit the Intermodal Europe website.

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