Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General of BIMCO, will deliver a keynote address on Day 2 at Coastlink.

Lars Robert will present in the Session focussed on ‘Looking to the Future - Improving Efficiencies through Digitalisation and Innovation’. He will discuss how to reap the benefits from just-in-time port calls and thereby lower the general speed in the fleet, and how standardisation of communication between ships and ports is a pre-requisite. BIMCO is engaged with the World Customs Organisation, UNECE and ISO at IMO to develop the necessary elements to enable machine to machine communication in this field. This talk will elaborate on the potential benefits and what needs to be done.

Lars Robert Pedersen joined BIMCO as Deputy Secretary General in 2010 and is currently responsible for BIMCO's technical and operational activities including membership services, technical and nautical issues, and security. His role encompasses responsibility for regulatory developments related to ship operation at international, regional and national levels. Before joining BIMCO, Lars Robert was involved in the technical management of the Maersk fleet of container ships at A.P. Moller-Maersk.

Attend Coastlink and network with key industry professionals from the Port of Rotterdam, L3 Harris, Port of Tyne, and shipping companies such as Unifeeder and Fast Group Belgium. The Port of Antwerp is a leading smart port, creating smart solutions for a more efficient supply chain. Join the debate and discussions on offer to find out how new innovation and digital solutions can benefit your business,

Coastlink delegate places can be booked online here, with the full delegate package including:

  • Conference attendance on both days
  • Place at the Conference Dinner on the evening of Day 1 – 25th November
  • Place on the Technical Visit at the Port of Antwerp, on the afternoon of day 2 – 26th November which will include a tour of the short sea shipping terminal
  • Conference Handbook & full documentation in electronic format
  • Lunch and refreshments on both days
  • Networking Opportunities throughout the event

Take advantage of the networking opportunities available at the Conference to meet with the Speakers and Panellists, and further your business relationships. Book now to attend by visiting our Website for more details. Alternatively, please call the team on +44 1329 825335 or email