What to expect at Intermodal Europe


Last taking place in 2019, and a pandemic later, Intermodal Europe is finally back as a live event! The event will encourage networking opportunities face-to-face (a facet of events that can’t be replicated with online events), allowing you to meet with contacts new and old, and see what’s new in the industry, all under one roof.

Intermodal’s group director, Rob Fisher, commented: “Nothing compares with the power of face-to-face meetings and the opportunity to engage with product demonstrations and industry experts that a ‘live’, in-person event provides.

“Intermodal Europe 2022 will be the essential gathering place for container shipping and intermodal transport leaders, professionals and suppliers to reconnect, stay ahead of supply chain trends and source the latest solutions from some of the world’s most innovative manufacturers and suppliers”, says Fisher.

The event will bring together world-class suppliers to showcase logistics and supply chain solutions across three days of interactive demonstrations, exciting new product announcements and actionable insight with access to 30+ hours of expert-led content across a varied conference programme of free-to-attend educational seminars.

One of the main attractions of the event will be the opportunity to see working demonstrations of the latest technology and sustainable solutions. Whilst online events were hugely popular and still allowed companies to share their innovations, nothing quite beats being able to see products in the flesh and understand the intricacies of them.

Spectainer, innovators in space-efficient and cost-effective container products will be exhibiting some of their latest solutions at Intermodal. Putting their efforts towards addressing the problem of empty containers for trade, they have developed the COLLAPSECON container which is said to be, “the world’s first fully automated collapsing operating station”.

“Compelling economic savings, improved operational efficiency, productivity and full automation, combined with a reduced carbon footprint, now provides the industry solutions they have sought for decades,” said Spectainer CEO, Nicholas Press (exhibiting at stands L38 and M42).

“The industry has adapted exceptionally well to the pandemic and the war in Ukraine. While disruptions to the global supply chain have continued to place significant pressure, the industry has continued to keep the flow of goods moving. There are delays and bottlenecks, but the focus on driving efficiency to resolve these bottlenecks is a great example of the industry’s adaptability”, continues Nicholas.

Daniel MacGregor, Co-Founder of Nexxiot (stand H44) adds, “The world has woken up to the importance of the supply chain in our daily lives. When it works, we don’t think about it much, but when it’s broken, the panic quickly ramps up. Intermodal has risen the challenges. We have seen a shift in thinking about innovation with new cargo owner-centric services emerging. Accountability has taken centre stage with quality, provenance, and sustainability in focus.

“We believe in accelerating the digitalisation of the entire global supply chain across all modalities and have seen the rise of data aggregators who offer a proxy for visibility by bringing together different data sources. But it doesn’t compare to live, real-time asset and cargo data. With dry intermodal, rail freight, tank container, cargo and brake monitoring, the Nexxiot hardware and software portfolio is constantly expanding. We will add new services around process automation and data analytics, plus we will continue to build out the sensor and hardware capabilities as we enter 2023”.

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