Rich Ceci

Senior Vice President Technology and Projects
Virginia International Terminals

Rich Ceci joined VIT in May 2016 as Senior Vice President of Technology and Projects.

He is currently responsible for both IT and major projects in the Port of Virginia. Rich recently completed a pair of projects valued at over $800M that added nearly 2M TEU of capacity to the port. The Virginia Projects won recognition by Lloyds List for their innovation and environmentally conscious design. Since 2004 Rich has completed 4 major terminal automation projects, all of which finished on-time and on-budget.


The Future of Standardisation and Data Sharing
Wednesday 19th May 2021, 2:00PM – 3:00PM BST
With Industry standards being developed on multiple fronts, can terminals continue down this path of standardising data and ensure high levels of adoption and adherence. This session will discuss the next steps towards standardisation and the consider the future of the industry if we accept the universal sharing of personal data be an unrealistic prospect.

• If Data is the new oil, how can we expect terminal operators to share data as competitive businesses.
• What can we learn from other industries with greater standardisation?
• Can you share the needed data while protecting personal business data? Or is there a large overlap between the two and what incentive is required?
• How digitalisation and automation will become easier if the industry aligns by making projects consistent and repeatable.