September 18 - 20, 2018
Hamburg, Germany

Tuesday, September 18, 2018



10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Port Productivity Workshop

Location: Saal 7-9

The rush by container lines to economies of scale is proving something of a double-edged sword for levels of global port and berth productivity. The increasing scale of vessels and rising concentration of alliance volumes clearly creates considerable challenges for port operations, but it also forces key container shipping stakeholders to put focus more intently on meaningful projects to improve collaboration and leverage maturing technologies for improved operational efficiency. Port productivity data from JOC and parent company IHS Markit reveal that more than a quarter of total global container moves now involve vessels capable of carrying more than 10,000 TEU. The average number of container moves per port call is now well more than 1,000 globally, and many ports must deal regularly with double-digit percentage increases in the average number of boxes exchanged during calls. The annual IHS Markit-JOC Port Productivity Workshop in Hamburg is at the center of the discussion on global port and berth productivity. In 2018, the gathering will continue its work in leveraging the world's largest active port productivity database to deliver unique insights into developments on global, regional, and national levels. Representatives from key stakeholders in the container shipping value chain will introduce and discuss the most important productivity improvement projects underway globally, how challenges are being overcome, and the opportunities arising to add value through cutting waste and improving efficiency in port operations.

 Sponsored By



— Workshop Leader —
Turloch Mooney
Senior Editor,
Global Ports, Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit


— Panelists —
Michael Bergmann
Senior Advisor,
Research Institutes of Sweden


Gerald Hirt
Managing Director,
Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center


Sjoerd de Jager
Product Lead,
Port of Rotterdam


Niels Kristiansen
CEO and Co-Founder,
Port Chain


Mikael Lind
Associate Professor and Research Manager,
Sustainable Transports,
Research Institutes of Sweden


Alexander Philipsen
Business Manager Containers,
Deepsea & Feeder Lines,
Port of Rotterdam


Alex Rasmussen
Boston Consulting Group


Dr. Francisco de los Santos
Chief Technology and Innovation Officer,
Algeciras Port Authority


Thor Thorup
Chief Commercial Officer,
Port Chain

1:00 — 5:00 PM

Networking Reception of EUROGATE and China Merchants Ports

Location: EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg

This networking event at our well-known “Eurotop” with a splendid view of our container terminal is addressed to attendees who are keen to get a closer look at our terminal and to inform you about two future-oriented topics in the shipping industry.

For more information, click here.


2:30 — 6:00 PM


Location: Saal 1-2 Foyer


3:00 — 5:00 PM

JOC Shipper Roundtable

By Invitation Only for Shippers

Location: Saal 7-9

This exclusive, shipper-only discussion facilitated by JOC Europe Editor Greg Knowler will bring together shippers in an off-the-record meeting to exchange ideas and potential solutions to the numerous challenges confronting stakeholders in the European supply chain.

You must be a BCO/Shipper (you must own the goods that are being shipped) in order to take part in this shipper roundtable.

To register please contact:

Mina Patel
Events Principal,
JOC Events, Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

— Roundtable Leader —
Greg Knowler
Europe Editor,
JOC, Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

5:00 — 6:00 PM

 Welcome Reception

Location: Saal 1-2 Foyer


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