Technical committee to tackle definition of standards
The Federation of European Private Port Companies and Terminals (FEPORT) and the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) have announced the establishment of the Terminal Industry Committee 4.0 (TIC 4.0).
According to FEPORT and PEMA, an open group of 15 global private container terminal operators and port equipment manufacturers met in Brussels at the end of May, “recognising the need for the container terminal industry to prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and to further advance digitalisation”.
“It has been acknowledged that transformations occurring in the logistics chain call for a closer technical interaction between terminals and manufacturers to engage discussions on the elaboration of industry standards that will favour the development of Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and further technological innovations for the whole sector,” the two organisations said in a release.
“Private terminal operators, members of FEPORT and port equipment manufacturers believe that proactivity is key in order to better deliver technical solutions that will warrant continuous innovation to the benefit of the overall container terminal industry, and ultimately to final consumers, under safe, sustainable and efficient conditions,” they added.
TIC 4.0’s first aim will be to create a collection of definitions concerning concepts and technical terminology that are specific to the container handling sector.
The committee will be made up of sub groups who will be tasked defining safety, equipment performance, telemetric, energy, environment and procurement-related definitions as a first step towards standards definitions.
Meetings will be co-ordinated and supervised by Kho Management senior advisor Frank Kho.
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