Monday, 16 September 2019

1:00 - 5:00 PM

Location: Saal 1-2

Port Productivity Workshop

Workshop Leader

Turloch Mooney

Senior Editor,
Global Ports,
Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit


Andreas Chrysostomu


Marine Fields


Francisco de los Santos

Chief Technology and Innovation Officer,

Port of Algeciras


Evelyn Eggers

Business Development,
DAKOSY Datenkommunikationssystem


Erwin Hoefkens

Chief Commercial Officer,


Chris Jones 


Intelligent Cargo Systems


Andy Lane 


CTI Consultancy


Guenter Schmidmeir

Senior Vice President,

Automation Projects Division,



Capt. Ben van Scherpenzeel


International Taskforce
Port Call Optimization


Patrick Verhoeven

Managing Director,

Policy & Strategy,

International Association

of Ports and Harbours

The IMO 2020 low-sulfur rule has produced an intensification of efforts to improve port and terminal productivity. The IHS Markit Port Productivity data set comprises port call data from ship operators that control
67 percent of the global fleet, and it covers 464 ports and 876 terminals worldwide. In 2017 and 2018, the data shows, average in-port time across all calls was 23.1 hours. A reduction of one hour per call would represent an efficiency improvement of less than 5 percent. Because higher productivity means less time in port and more time at sea for ships to sail at slower speeds, this modest reduction in port stay time equates to savings of up to $500 million for ship operators, even before any appreciation in the price of fuel resulting from the low-sulfur rule. 

The benefits of improved port and terminal productivity aren’t limited to shipping lines. For port and terminal operators, a reduction of one hour per port call would create an additional 160,000 port hours of capacity, which would allow a further 7,240 port calls to be accommodated without any new capital expenditure. For shippers, improved productivity means fewer delays, reduced risk of congestion, and generally higher service reliability supporting more efficient and predictable container supply chain operations. 

There is much room for improvement. The global port call data shows that as average vessel sizes and call sizes increase, port productivity is failing to keep pace, resulting in increased pressure on berth, yard, gate, and hinterland transportation networks. With the exception of the Middle East, all world regions experienced a decline in ocean-side port productivity weighted for growth call sizes in 2018 when compared with 2017. Achieving better productivity requires greater cooperation and collaboration between ship, port and terminal operators to enhance process management and improve communication across all aspects of a port call. 

The port productivity workshop is a half-day forum focused on achieving productivity improvements and involving all stakeholders in container port and terminal operations. Attendees will have the opportunity to review and discuss the latest global, regional and local trends in port productivity, revealed by the unique and extensive IHS Markit Port Productivity data set. Delegates can interact with carriers, ports, terminal operators, technology and equipment providers, and others in an interactive environment designed to reveal best practices and opportunities for collaboration with carriers to improve productivity.

2:30 — 6:00 PM


Location: Saal 1-2 Foyer

Location: Saal 7-9

Shipper Roundtable

3:00 — 5:00 PM

Roundtable Leader

Greg Knowler

Senior Editor, Europe,

JOC, Maritime & Trade,

IHS Markit

Roundtable Leader

Alan Murphy 

CEO & Founder,

Sea-Intelligence ApS



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


For more information, please contact Mina Patel at

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.

5:00 — 6:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Location: Saal 1-2 Foyer

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