05 - 07 April, 2020 | Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

The only city infrastructure show bringing together global visionaries, city planners and key stakeholders working on major infrastructure projects 

Wissam El Assal

Global IT Director APM Terminals

Wissam is accountable of the IT transformation for the HUB terminals (totalling over 60% of APM Terminals throughput). He leads the IT function in most strategic APM Terminals transshipment Hubs (APMT Rotterdam, APMT Masvlaakte II, Suez Canal container terminal, APM Terminals Algeciras, Port Tanjung Pelepas, APM Terminals Tangier, Port of Salalah).

Port Development Middle East Forum Day One: Monday, 6 April 2020

Monday, April 6th, 2020

3:15 PM Material handling in the ports sector

Port and material handling equipment vehicles are estimated to expand by 2026 and are used for material handling in maritime ports. Tractors, stackers and lift trucks are used to carry material from the ship terminals to the warehouse and then to the distributor centre in the port.

  • Material handling equipment’s in portscheduling and tracking
  • Self-driving tractors and other port and material handling equipment vehicles in demand
  • Predictive maintenance for cargo handling equipment

Port Development Middle East Forum Day Two: Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

1:00 PM INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: Ports meet cyber security

While digitisation and automation open new routes for the ports sector, vulnerability of systems is a major area of concern the industry has to encounter. As the industry progresses towards automation, trade and custom data is of vital importance and there is a need for enhanced cyber protection that co-relates with data protection and cyber resilience.
Cyber-attack vs data vigilance – Impacts on internal systems and freight movement?

  • Has your port secured the integrity of its confidential customs data?
  • What are the threats in operating without efficient cyber security measures?
  • Need for robust cyber security assessments on the vessels