Francisco Blanquer

Innovation & Development Senior Manager
Terminal Link

Mr. Francisco Blanquer (Innovation and Development Senior Manager) [M] is a Spanish civil engineer but with an industrial professional career resulting in extensive experience in the industry sector that has given him the ability to perform complex multidisciplinary projects. During the last thirteen years, he has developed functions of innovation and development engineer in the port sector managing all greenfield projects of Noatum group in the world and introducing technologies (as LNG port equipment) and industrial culture in their terminals. The latest projects have been related to complex systems as: the terminal dynamic lighting system and implementation of IoT and Big Data technology in container terminals (latest ones in Valencia and Malta). Currently, he is giving and growing all his innovation experience in Terminal Link (CMA-CGM).


An Update on the State of the Sector
This introductory session offers specialist overview of world macroeconomics, the maritime supply chain, and the present state of global terminal automation. The session features world- renowned academics, consultants and representatives of global trade bodies as they flesh out the key themes 2021 will bring, how terminals can best position themselves in the market post-Covid, and how automation and next-gen digital technologies are (or aren’t) influencing the sector.