28 - 30 August, 2018
Hilton London Olympia , London, United Kingdom

Michael Bergmann

Comité International Radio Maritime


This interactive workshop will examine the impact of digitised sea freight across the logistics chain – taking in the demands of the ports and the freight forwarders that complete an intermodal transport network. Recognising that the real merits of digitisation lie in enhancing shipping’s connectivity with other transport links, this session will be an opportunity to explore how ship owners and operators need to approach the topic of digital change. It will seek to ensure that investment in new technologies and systems is targeted, and able to overcome existing limitations to ship-shore integration.

Key topics of discussion will include:
  • Improving connectivity between vessels and the terminal. Facilitating agile data exchange so that the impact of delay and disruption  can be mitigated
  • Managing cargo from pick-up to drop-off. How might the application of maritime technology enhance the transport of specialised or temperature-sensitive cargo from end-to-end? How can improved oversight of cargo on the part of ship operators be leveraged to improve transport across the logistics chain?
  • Developing a culture of digital change. What are the barriers to developing shipping’s information architecture in collaboration with other logistics operators? Defining a model for digitised logistics which is attractive to the freight customer and all elements of an intermodal transport network
By attending this interactive session you will:
  • Explore the merits of more closely integrated intermodal freight, and examine how a shared digital architecture can benefit both the freight customer and the ship operator
  • Understand how to advance a collaborative digital innovation programme for global shipping, in a manner which facilitates information-sharing and digitisation across the global logistics chain
  • Overcome technical limitations to data access and exchange, and ensure a connected fleet is cyber-secure
1315 Arrival and Registration
1400 Introductory Remarks and Instructions
1415 Identifying existing limitations to intermodal transport. Assessing current processes for integrating shipping within the broader logistics chain; identifying inefficiencies and areas for improvement
1500 How can digitisation help? Exploring the impact of technology on global shipping. How might big data and automation improve the planning and execution of maritime cargo operations, and how can those benefits deliver increased efficiency across the broader transport network – so that the customer receives their goods on-time, every time
1545 Coffee and Networking
1615 Barriers to Change Approaching the challenge of cross-industry collaboration. On-boarding a culture of data exchange across the intermodal transport network, and identifying the benefits that such an approach would have for the freight user and the logistician
1700 Closing Remarks and Recommendations


  • Delivering end-to-end oversight of assets in transit to eliminate gaps in the customer supply chain
  • Linking up data aboard with infrastructure ashore to improve information on delivery & cargo condition
  • Providing opportunities for the sea freight customer to streamline its approach to fulfilment
  • Opportunities for digitising the contracting process as a means to improve efficiency

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Michael.

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