Sponsors & Partners 2021

Official AI Partner

INFORM specializes in AI and optimization software to improve operational decision making. Based in Aachen, Germany, the company has been in the optimization business for over 50 years and serves a wide span of logistics industries including ports, maritime, and intermodal terminals. With a broad range of standalone and add-on software modules, INFORM’s unique blend of algorithmic based software expertise, rich industry experience, and big world thinking delivers huge value for their customers. 

Gold Sponsors

Navis provides operational technologies that unlock greater performance and efficiency for our customers, the world’s leading terminal operators.  The Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) represents more than 27 years of experience and innovation that enables terminals to optimize their operations and move cargo smarter, faster and more efficiently.

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 514,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities.

Aidrivers was founded by Dr Swash and built by a team of seasoned professionals who come from leading engineering, automotive, gaming and data analytics backgrounds. Alumni of international universities are now also integral to Aidrivers. The talent pool has outstanding expertise in problem solving, engineering, autonomy, AI, robotics, sensors, security and automation.

Effenco develops, manufactures and markets technologies for the electrification and connectivity of heavy-duty vocational vehicles, including terminal tractors. — Founded in Montreal in 2006, Effenco develops transportation electrification solutions that reduce GHG emissions from heavy-duty vocational vehicles. Its large database of real-world operating data from connected vehicles (Internet of Things) is at the heart of its development process. Thanks to its patented electrical technologies, Effenco is now a leader in improving the energy efficiency of heavy-duty.

ProDevelop is a company highly specialized in ICT applications for the maritime industry, which prides itself on its ability to offer innovative and flexible solutions, specially designed to meet the requirements of ports and terminals around the world. With more than 25 years of experience our portfolio of solutions have been continuously evolving from PMS, PMOS, PCS, Environmental Management Systems, Space Management, GIS and Port CDM, all the way to IoT, Big Data, Data Analytics and Terminal Automation; always oriented to optimize the overall performance of operations generating cost savings.

ABB is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 110,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.

IGO-Avlino is a strategic partnership that combines extensive knowledge with expert skills to implement disruptive AI technologies in the Container Terminal Industry. IGO Solutions Ltd. is a global leader in technology-driven business solutions, supporting Ports, Shipping, and Logistics customers for almost two decades. Avlino Inc. is an artificial intelligence company powering the digital transformation of capital-intensive industries with intelligent solutions. Working together, IGO and Avlino merge their strengths to deliver business-ready AI applications to improve efficiency and productivity by addressing the pain points that confine processes within container terminal operations.

MFA (MulteFire Alliance) is an international organization that is championing the global industry adoption of private cellular networks using MFA-defined MulteFire specifications for LTE and Uni5G technology blueprints for 5G. With Uni5G or MulteFire, enterprises can efficiently deploy their own optimized, reliable and secure private network in unlicensed spectrum or complement their existing private network deployments in locally licensed or shared spectrum.

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses for over 50 years.

Our dedicated Strategic Initiative Group (SIG) for Ports & Cargo provides leading Terminal Operating System (TOS) products and automation solutions using our state of the art digital solution, TCS DynaPORTTM , for marine terminals, Intermodal Rail, Warehouses, and other allied businesses such as Cargo Freight Stations (CFS), Inland Container Depots (ICDs) etc.

At TCS, we go beyond helping businesses transform through technology. We help customers make a meaningful difference translating their aspiration into reality.

Silver Sponsors

Kuenz GmbH offers innovative and efficient solutions for container transfer and handling in intermodal operation, by rail – road – or river, automated stacking cranes for harbor and rail yard operation, including our own custom designed and manufactured spreaders.

TMEIC has a long, proud history in the crane industry, supplying equipment and systems throughout the world.  Our control systems are designed to meet the most demanding applications and environmental conditions, including the latest in automation for both manned and unmanned operation to maximize crane productivity.


As an implementor and integrator of IT Solutions, ICT Group ensures that your logistics IT systems work together smoothly with other internal and external systems. We provide smart IT solutions with a focus on warehouse management, control of equipment in planning & execution and optimizations (for instance with dashboards) in the primary process of a supply chain.

We assist our customers with smart IT solutions aimed at achieving concrete improvements, from planning to implementation, to maintenance and management. We develop solutions such as IoT, Big Data, Machine Learning, Planning and Administrative systems, Process Control systems, Equipment Control systems, information services and mobile apps.