Christian Blauert

Innovation and Development Senior Manager
Moffatt and Nichol

Christian Blauert is the Global Director in Port and Terminal Development for Moffatt & Nichol. Christian has over 25 years of experience within the maritime industry with a strong focus on container terminal developments, terminal management, automation projects and management-strategy as well as business development.

Christian joined Moffatt & Nichol having held various C-suite roles, including CEO, for global terminal operators. 

During his time working for terminal operators, Christian led the businesses through significant organic and inorganic growth including the addition of several new container and multi-cargo concessions and capital works developments; both
brown and greenfield. 

In a project context, Christian is a specialist in terminal planning, operational excellence and supply-chain integration, drawing on significant experience working for a broad range of port and terminal operators internationally. Christian also draws on extensive experience in terminal automation, having personally implemented several automation projects at container terminals.


Debating the Future of Automation
The adoption of automation in ports and terminals has accelerated, but operational difficulties and high costs has meant that the industry has been slow to adopt the technology. In this Panel, industry experts will anticipate the complex variables which will affect the adoption of automation in both brownfield and greenfield projects in the next decade.

– Discussing whether full automation is on the horizon for existing terminals.
– Which factors will improve the business case for automation projects in the coming years?
– Will a winning ‘playbook’ for successful automation emerge?
– How standardisation between terminals would streamline the implementation process and accelerate new automation projects.
– Predicting which innovative advanced technologies will yield the best value.