Abdessalam El Azzouzi

Head Cranes modernization projects and warranty PH projects

Abdessalam El Azzouzi, with an MSc in Control Systems, joined Siemens in 1998. He has been Head of Cranes modernization projects since 2016 – with over 22 years of experience in cranes business; product and project management as well as services. His current focus is to modernize and automate existing container cranes for life extension and productivity enhancement, where safety and cybersecurity of automated equipment are key.


Best Strategy for Retrofitting Terminals With Automation
Fully automated greenfield projects grab the headlines, yet most automation investment is taking place at existing terminals, with limited space, outdated legacy systems and an existing workforce. This panel discussion will debate how to face the challenges and advantages in retrofitting automation.

– To change current processes to fit new automation or to change the automation to fit the current processes?
– Introducing remote controlled equipment to comply with a possible future Covid XX?
– Selecting the optimal technology for your brownfield terminal.
– Use of proven technology versus innovations on a terminal?
– Training and upskilling staff for your semi-automated terminal.