05 - 07 April, 2020
Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
Jan Gardeitchik, Senior Lead Digitization at Port of Rotterdam

Jan Gardeitchik


Senior Lead Digitization
Port of Rotterdam

Port Development Middle East Forum Conference Day One: Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019


2:30 PM INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT - PORT OF ROTTERDAM: Automating ports of the future: Insight from Europe’s busiest port on improving port efficiency via automation

The Port of Rotterdam achieved a throughput of 232.8 million tonnes in the first six months of 2018 and is considered a global pioneer in the field of innovation. Hear them discuss the key aspects of automation.

  • How automation has helped the Port of Rotterdam save time and costs while reducing risks
  • What are the challenges faced during the process of automation?
  • Is the human thinking aspect an advantage over the less versatile automated processes?
  • Does automation have a detrimental impact on the employment rates and economic growth?

4:10 PM TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE: 3D printing: Augmenting operational efficiency

Capitalise on the features of additive manufacturing at ports as the technology advances towards printing equipment and vessel spare parts. Easy accessibility to parts has a significant impact on downtime and turnaround times. Find out if this technology is a fit for your port.

  • Does 3D printing apart maintain the integrity of the asset?
  • How 3D printing can potentially save on replacement cost and time