Rodrigo Garro Umbert

With more than 20 years of experience in Automation, Rodrigo started his career working for the Automotive industry. He was involved as a PLC engineer in international projects in the main automobile manufacturers, before spending two years in Food and Beverage sector and Water Industry.Eight years ago, he moved to the Ports & Terminals business […]

Marco Fehmer

Marco Fehmer is Civil Chartered Engineer with a specialization in transportation and logistics. He joined DSP Data and System Planning SA in 2007 and since 2017 has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer. DSP is one of the most worldwide recognized and valuable Terminal Operations Systems (TOS) implementation and process optimization consulting partner. In 2020 […]

Nico Marks

Nico is a project engineer at HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai. He joined HHLA in 2012 as a dual student for industrial engineering. After graduation in 2016 he started working for the terminal development department of CTB. In his ten years of professional experience he accompanied and managed various projects with focus on optimization of terminal […]

Frans Van Zoelen

Frans van Zoelen is Head of Legal Emeritus of Havenbedrijf Rotterdam N.V. (Port of Rotterdam Authority) and assigned to Special Projects. He is Legal Counselor to the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) ( and chairs the IAPH Legal Committee. In the Netherlands Frans van Zoelen chairs the Dutch Legal Network for Shipping and […]

Pascal Ollivier

Pascal Ollivier is President of Maritime Street, a digital trade logistics strategic advisory firm dedicated to port authorities, governments, and international financial institutions to shape the future of Trade.   He is a world-renowned Port digitalization expert and has a track record of information technology expertise spanning 30 years and of managing world-wide operations and relations with […]

Patrick Verhoeven

Patrick Verhoeven is managing director of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), responsible for policy and strategy. Prior to joining IAPH in 2017, Patrick spent twenty-four years in Brussels representing the interests of shipowners, port authorities, terminal operators and ship agents at EU level. In 2019, Patrick joined the supervisory board of the […]

Alexandru Duca

With an engineering degree in Automation and Industrial Informatics from Galati University, Romania, Alex Duca managed his own startup company that delivered technology solutions and services for the maritime industry. Joining APM Terminals in 2002, he held various positions of increasing responsibility: APM Terminals Romania; Port of Salalah, Oman; Aqaba Container Terminal, Jordan; Cai Mep International […]

Volker Brück

Volker Brück was born in 1966 in Siegen, Germany. He studied electrical engineering at the University of Siegen and graduated in 1993 in the field of automation technology. In the same year, he joined Siemag Transplan as a software engineer. His responsibilities included the development and commissioning of Level 2/3 management systems and the simulation […]

Pat O’Leary

Pat O’Leary who retired from Liebherr at the end of 2019 has more than 40 years’ experience in the global ports and terminals sector. He joined Liebherr Container Cranes in 1978 where he served as Chief Electrical Engineer for more than 20 years overseeing the development of STS, RMG and RTG canes. In 2001, he was appointed to the management board of Liebherr Container […]

Christian Blauert

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, […]