9th & 10th March 2022
Chelsea Harbour, London, UK

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Returning for a 6th edition, CTAC 2022 marks a comeback to live events for the container terminal industry, providing the best forum for networking, learning and knowledge sharing.

This year’s event will provide two days of content, featuring addresses from C-level figures and panel discussions on topics such as data standardisation, automation, digitalisation, AI and advanced technology and more.

Join us in London for the long-awaited opportunity to meet with the community once again, find new partners and collaborate with the most influential businesses in the industry.

Key Topics for 2022 Include

Our Expert Speaker Line-Up For CTAC 2022 Includes

Managing Director

Audenaerdt Project Management



Senior Manager International Marketing and Customer Relations


Director Of Information Systems, Terminal and Port Services Group

Arkas Holding

Head of IT, Europe & Russia

DP World

Vice President of Sales - EMEA


Global Head of Environmental Improvement and HSSE Performance Insights

APM Terminals


Maritime Street

Learn More About Why #CTAC is For You

Improving port productivity is one of the biggest priorities for the maritime industry.

That is why some of the world’s leading ports and terminals are researching smart technologies that have the potential to drive growth.

Livorno, one of the busiest ports on the Mediterranean, is working towards becoming an integrated, smart and safe transport hub with devices, machines and humans sharing real-time information by utilizing 5G technology.

5G technology is the backbone of the internet-of-things (IoT) and could lead to the advent of autonomous ships and smart logistics.

Our Container Terminal Automation Conference addresses how integrating significant data utilization, vehicle automation, the latest industry sensor technologies and more will help power your port or terminal performance.

Automation is one of the most exciting and transformative technological breakthroughs for the port and shipping industry.

Every port needs cranes to load and unload cargo, and more are beginning to see the benefit of utilizing robotics and AI.

With ports and their terminal activities playing a key role in the global economy, it is critical to discover the full performance enhancing potential of ground breaking smart technologies.

Our Container Terminal Automation Conference identifies the biggest opportunities ports and asset providers have today to drive growth through automation and new technology.

The majority of global container terminals are still manual, and the industry is yet to take full advantage of what automation can offer short and long-term.

COSCO Shipping Ports, the world’s biggest terminal operator, struck a deal with TOS specialists Navis in 2018 to implement the N4 TOS across its entire worldwide network of 38 ports.

Navis predicts that its latest N4 TOS can optimize operational processes by as much as 63% by utilizing better data analytics.

Furthermore, a recent survey suggested that 54% of terminals do not utilize TOS data to identify root operational delays and 61% fail to sufficiently analyse terminal and worker performance.

Gathering global ports, terminals and terminal operators, our Container Terminal Automation Conference offers the perfect platform to present your latest TOS performance enhancing solutions to strategic clients, as well as network and develop new business opportunities.


Innovation in robotics, driverless vehicles, big data, and simulation software will become more critical for logistics and operations in the next decade.

The development of smart technologies makes it possible to track and measure cargo activity throughout its journey.

Ports AND Terminals around the world are finding new ways to bring the global economy closer together, linking logistical gaps through technological innovation via close collaboration with innovators and academics.

Our Container Terminal Automation Conference is the perfect platform to network with ports, terminals and fellow ground breaking innovators and thought leading academics, to debate on the big industry questions and to communicate on precisely how innovation in big data technology can drive growth in the container terminal to benefit the whole sector, and to discuss business opportunities.


Big data analytics will be one of the top transformational technologies used by ports and other segments of commercial shipping.

Container terminals have started to deploy sensors in cranes, container handling equipment, containers, trucks and gates.

By doing so, they will not only reduce traffic congestion and increase throughput, but also collect and store data. The Maasvlakte II Terminal in Rotterdam has reported a 25-30% increase in container traffic three years after it adopted automation technology.

Our Container Terminal Automation Conference presents solutions to tackle the many issues operators are facing in the field of terminal automation and technological progress for performance optimisation.

There are plans to roll out 5G networks across the world, creating faster connections that stay online no matter where you are.

Further to this, autonomous ships can be run remotely, requiring only a small crew, with computer software taking care of navigation and on-board systems.

The Port of Rotterdam aims to have autonomous ships fully operational by 2030. It will do this by utilizing IoT technologies, such as sensors, that will gather data from multiple streams to significantly improve safety standards and drive growth.

According to a 2017 report from Deloitte, many industries and business sectors are struggling to grasp the possibilities of big data-driven technology, save for those in transportation and logistics.

Our Container Terminal Automation Conference defines these concepts and more, examining their benefit to shipping lines and to the broader industry.


Our 2022 Sponsors

Official AI Partner

Gold Sponsors

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Sponsorship of the Container Terminal Automation Conference will enhance your company’s portfolio in the industry, offering unique access to the most influential players in the maritime industry.
A variety of sponsorship packages are available for companies that wish to gain exposure and improve their reach, including speaking and exhibiting opportunities.
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CTAC Attendees Include

“The only international conference where various stakeholders spend 2 full days talking about the future of container terminal automation & how to prepare for emerging technologies.”

Peng Tong Chua

PSA International Pte Ltd.

“A nicely organized event which crafted the ideal environment for networking with top experts in the terminal industry.”

Ben Kong

DP World

“It was good to get so much information on the automation of ports and terminals. Excellent conference; I will be attending again in the future.”

Won Wook Hwang

Busan Port Authority

“Another great event – providing latest insights in the technology and mindset shifts in the container terminal automation space.”

Wolfgang Lehmacher

World Economic Forum

“The conference is rapidly converting to the automatic event to attend for Port Technology. State of the art and looks into the future.”

Rafael Velasquez


“The conference was well organised and provided a great mix of expert views and experience from operators and technology providers.”

Victor Figueroa