• 2014 December 8 14:52

    Electrolux, HP, MOL to speak at TOC Asia

    Senior logistics professionals to gather at TOC Asia, part of Singapore Maritime Week, to analyze Asia’s dynamically changing container supply chains. Asia’s evolving logistics, shipping and ports sectors, and their impact on global and regional container supply chains will be key discussion points at the 19th TOC Asia Conference and Exhibition, taking place 21-22 April 2015 at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore, the event organizer said in a media release.

    Following a highly successful return to Singapore in 2014, TOC Asia - the pan-Asia conference for people who own, move and handle containerised cargoes – will again be run as part of Singapore Maritime Week (SMW), running from 19-24 April 2015. Driven by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), SMW attracts international participation for a celebration of all things maritime during a week of conferences, dialogues, exhibitions and social events. With a wide range of activities and events organised by MPA, the industry, research and educational institutions, SMW reflects the vibrancy and diversity of Singapore as a major international maritime centre.

    TOC Asia showcases a macro-to-micro perspective on global and regional container supply chains and trade, bringing together a diverse group of stakeholders to explore current challenges and solutions.

    Asia’s manufacturing industries continue to develop and mature at a fast pace, with global sourcing and e-commerce trends affecting consumer habits and regional supply chains. At the same time, urbanization is creating a shift towards more consumer-driven economies in both China and elsewhere across Asia-Pacific. These mega-trends crystallised in September when China’s Alibaba e-commerce platform began trading on the New York Stock Exchange, at US$25 bn, the largest ever IPO.

    Does this mean we are we on the cusp of a new wave of just-in-time supply chains? If so, will shipping lines, port operators and freight forwarders need to find new ways to serve shippers and their customers? Combined with the inexorable growth in vessel sizes and complex liner alliance structures, how will Asia’s ports face up to the challenges of congestion and demand for faster turnaround?

    TOC Asia 2015 will analyse and debate how these market forces have far reaching consequences for ports and container logistics, leveraging its innovative conference and networking format.

    TOC Asia comprises two concurrent debating forums – the Container Supply Chain (CSC) Conference and the TECH TOC Conference – supported by a common networking zone where industry peers can swap notes and debate the high level discussion points presented in the conference sessions.

    The Container Supply Chain (CSC) element is an executive-level discussion forum focused on international trade, container shipping, port development and logistics, bringing together shippers, shipping lines, 3PLs, port authorities, terminal operators, government and other key supply chain members.

    This is complemented by TECH TOC, designed to engage operational executives in the practicalities of port and terminal performance, with in-depth debates on facility design, automation, operations, equipment and technology from berth to gate.  

    Key supply chain stakeholders and analysts already confirmed to speak at the CSC forum include: Bjorn Vang Jensen, VP Global Logistics, Electrolux, Jaya Moorthi, Director of Supply Chain & Logistics, Hewlett Packard Asia Pacific, Stanley Smulders, SVP Asia - Europe & West Africa Trade Management, MOL Liner, Sundara Sundara, VP Ocean Product, Asia Pacific, Agility, Oscar Wang, Assistant General Manager, Shekou Container Terminals, John Arnup, Chief Technical Officer, Port of Tanjung Pelepas, David Alba, President & CEO, Grid Logistics, Richard Martin, Managing Director, IMA Asia, Alan Murphy, COO & Partner, SeaIntel Maritime Analysis, Andy Lane, Partner, CTI Consultancy, Jonathan Beard, Managing Director, ICF GHK, Dr. Stefan Wiech, Partner, HPC Hamburg Port Consulting, Dr. Thomas Vitsounis, Project Leader, Total Port Logistics, NICTA (National ICT Australia), Andrew Zerk, Director, New Dimensionz

    “Asia’s port, shipping and logistics space has to grapple both short and long term trends that could funDamentally alter the supply chain dynamics of the global trading system,” commented Paul Holloway, Event Director at TOC Events. “TOC Asia will see major industry stakeholders debate and discuss how to make sense of these complex drivers and their implications for all concerned.”


2017 October 20

18:31 Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd joins the ITS Finland network
18:10 Kari Wihlman appointed as Director-General of Finnish Transport Agency with effect from 1 January 2018
17:47 Rosmorport appoints Oksana Masyuk as Deputy Director for Economics and Finance of its Arkhangelsk Branch (photo)
17:19 Russian Railways's loading of export freight from ports increases by almost by 6% in 3 quarters of 2017
16:56 Scandlines Helsingborg-Helsingör expands capacity
16:28 USPA announced tender for construction of berth 1-z in Port of Odessa
16:03 Wärtsilä's asset and lifecycle management agreement lets GasLog concentrate on its core business
16:00 Wilson Sons Shipyards delivers SST-Aruá to SAAM SMIT
15:31 In 9M’17, TransContainer transported 1.31 mln TEUs, up 17.7% Y-o-Y
15:03 Otto Energy starts drilling of the ST 224 #1 well
14:29 Opening ceremony of Russian-Indian international Indra-2017 exercise held in Vladivostok
14:02 d’Amico International Shipping launches the first three LR1 vessels
13:30 Sea transport of Sevastopol carried 660,400 passengers in September 2017, down 3.2%, Y-o-Y
13:02 ICTSI orders hybrid RTGs for Manila flagship
12:44 Draft procedure for investment port duty assessment is available at federal portal for legal information (document)
12:22 Aker Solutions wins order for world's largest umbilicals system
12:19 APL starts new Korea China Straits service
12:05 LNG reloading station of Klaipėdos nafta applies highest safety standards
11:37 Major ASW ship Vice Admiral Kulakov enters the port of Alexandria
11:08 Zvezda Shipbuilding complex, Rosnefteflot and Taimyrneftegaz agreed to build and operate 10 Arctic shuttle tankers
10:43 Conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia”: registration is underway
10:20 Brent Crude futures price up 0.24% to $57.37, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.33% to $51.46
09:59 Innovative passenger catamaran Grifon presented in Saint-Petersburg (photo)
09:32 Bunker prices are slightly up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:14 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,582 points

2017 October 19

18:01 Record shipment marks ABP Ipswich and Glencore support of UK farmer
17:38 Arab Association for Women in the Maritime Sector launched in Egypt
17:15 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-Sep'17 grew by 17% to 10.17 mln t
16:50 Throughput of the port of Rotterdam up 2% to 351.5 mln t in 9M’17
16:39 Panama Maritime Authority holds a kick-off ceremony for the construction of the new Amador Cruise Port
16:21 Russian and Greek ships to participate in 190th Anniversary of the Battle of Navarino
15:59 Hartmann Group's AHTS fleet secures long-term investment
15:39 Throughput of port Vyborg up 15% to 1.09 mln t in 9M’17
15:13 Throughput of port Vysotsk up 3% to 12.91 mln t in 9M’17
14:44 Throughput of port Primorsk in 9M’17 down 8% Y-o-Y to 44.68 mln t
14:38 MABUX: Global bunker prices may continue upward evolution next week
14:17 Throughput of port Ust-Luga up 11% to 76.02 mln t in 9M’17
13:50 Bunker market in the Far East ports of Russia sees mixed price movements (graph)
13:25 Throughput of Big Port St. Petersburg up 10% to 39.48 mln t in 9M’17
13:02 TechnipFMC reaches an agreement to acquire Plexus’ exploration wellhead business
12:46 USC to transit to a new corporate management system
12:33 Knyaz Vladimir cruise liner ends 2017 navigation
12:31 Port of Fujairah and Dutch Port companies sign MOU
12:01 Prosafe updates operational results for Q3 2017
11:39 First vessel with coal shipped from Rosterminalugol to Portugal (photo)
11:20 Clean Marine receives a seven-system order from Inventor Chemical Tankers
11:08 Drydocks World recognized as the region’s best rig repair yard
10:54 Crude oil futures prices edge down 0.05% to $58,12 in London, in New York - 0.08% to $52,0 a barrel
10:41 Marine Institute CNIIMF to focus on LNG bunker market pricing at the Conference LNG Fleet & LNG Bunkering in Russia
10:08 Samsung Heavy Industries wins order to build LNG-FSRU
09:16 Baltic Dry Index edges up to 1566
09:08 Fincantieri starts dry dock works on Viking’s sixth ocean ship
08:16 Conductix-Wampfler’s LASSTEC Container Weighing System Earns OIML R51 Certification

2017 October 18

19:36 Experts to assess damage caused by tanker’s allision with Primorsk port’s pier
18:06 Scorpio Bulkers announces commitment for a new loan facility
17:36 New regular Ro-Ro service starts from Port of Koper to Japan
17:01 ABP’s Port of Ipswich welcomes Department for International Trade’s Export
16:31 Cammell Laird strikes ‘Teaming Agreement’ with BAE Systems in bid to build Type 31e Frigates
16:30 ABP’s Port of King’s Lynn helps support national infrastructure project
16:03 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and Mediterranean