It is no coincidence that four consecutive ITS World Congresses take place in Port Cities (Singapore, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Suzhou) given the relevance and global importance of freight and logistics. ‘Goods Journey from Ports to Customers: Smart and Sustainable Ports of the Future’ on 8 July is the fourth webinar in the series and will offer Congress Partners and port representatives the opportunity to speak about developments and challenges in the sector.
Congress Partner, Mr Christian Kassyda (Director Transport Policies, Public Affairs, Volkswagen) will speak about Volkswagen’s Light Commercial Vehicles, which play a crucial role in last-mile delivery, and the impact of Electrification, Digitisation and Automation and Congress Partner Mr Joerg Luetzner (Head of Innovation Management Commercial Vehicles & Services at Continental Corporation) will provide insight into projects along the transportation chain in which Continental contributes so as to improve the sustainability of the industry.
Four panelists will present different aspects of port operations and their impact. Mr Zhiwen Wu (Head of Investment Management, Jiangsu Suzhou Port Group) will outline the impact of ports on the social economy; Mr Yi Han Ng (Director of Innovation, Technology & Talent Development, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore) will discuss the issue of sustainability and maritime decarbonisation; Dr Phanthian Zuesongdham (Head of Division Port Process Solution and Lead Coordinator smartPORT, Digital Maritime and ITS, Hamburg Port Authority) will present the innovative solutions being deployed in the Port of Hamburg; and finally, Mr Richard B Easley (President, E-Squared Engineering) will provide an overview of the important intersection between the port(s) and local/regional roadway networks.