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Port Efficiency Forum Morocco 2015

  • 25 & 26 February 2015 | Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche, Casablanca, Morocco | Languages:

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Morocco Transport Ministry

PLUS – Register now to secure your place on the free private pre-conference Port of Casablanca Tour and Lunch on 24 February – hosted by Marsa Maroc

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Prices

  • €1095 / US$1305 / MAD11590

Save the date in your diaries and contact us using the methods below to register your interest: 

Elissa Ghellab
Email: elissa@portfinanceinternational.com

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Following the first PFI Forum in Casablanca in September 2014, we are very pleased to announce the first Port Efficiency Forum Morocco 2015. Once again, we are very pleased to announce that this event is being held under the auspices of Morocco’s Ministry of Equipment, Transport and Logistics, and the Keynote Address will be kindly delivered by H.E. Mr Aziz Rabbah, Minister of Equipment, Transport and Logistics, Morocco.

All ports and terminals these days are aspiring to value creation through increases in productivity and revenue , new growth engines, cost reduction, heightened efficiency and sustainability. Competitive advantage though differentiation is key – and the integral and unique position of ports as economic and trade drivers makes these values of efficiency even more important. How is the industry adapting to change and increasing demands? How can managers and operators utilise developments best to increase operational efficiency and align processes with strategy – and, perhaps most importantly,  how will they impact the bottom line?

This Port Efficiency Forum will evaluate recent developments and trends and hope to trigger discussion and debate on how these can make our industry smarter, safer and more sustainable. Bringing together specialists and stakeholders involved in operations and management to discuss the evolution of port and terminal productivity, the Port Efficiency Forum Morocco 2015 will provide all those who attend with the chance to hear from industry experts, learn about development plans, discuss operational solutions, receive answers to their questions, identify risks and meet potential business partners.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • H.E. Mr Aziz Rabbah, Minister of Equipment, Transport and Logistics, Morocco
  • Abdessalam el Azzouzi, Service Manager, Siemens Cranes
  • Ahmed Lotfi, Manager, LA-SKILLS and Former Director of Human Resources and Port Training Institute ODEP and ANP
  • Ahmed Ouaddani, Head of Corporate Division - Directorate for Merchant Shipping, Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Logistics
  • Anton Bernaerd, Business Development Director, Camco Technologies
  • Asma El Moufti, Managing Director, Mazu Consulting
  • Dan Pershing, Head of Marketing, SOLVO Ltd
  • Driss Benjouad, Trading Manager, Samir
  • Hicham El Alami, Execution Manager, APM Terminals - Port Tangier Med
  • Imad Dridi, Logistics Manager, Hanjin Logistics
  • Jalal Benhayoun, General Manager, PORTNET S.A
  • Jorge Martin Diaz de Espada, Health, Safety and Procurement Manager, Noatum Ports and Maritime
  • Koen Pauwels, General Manager, Maroc Port Services SARL
  • Mohamed Kammah, Partner Projects Manager, Schneider Electric Morocco
  • Mohammed Adnane Ouzzine, Desk Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Morocco
  • Mustapha El Khayat, President, AMLOG
  • Nouhed Chine, Head of Department of Port Security, The Merchant Marine and Port Authority, Tunisia
  • Rachid Hadi, Executive Board Member Operations’ Director of Casablanca Port, Marsa Maroc
  • Silvia Caballero, Commercial Director for Shore Connection Solutions, Schneider Electric
  • Stephen Hanrahan, Technical Director, Ocean Shipping Consultants – Royal Haskoning
  • Speaker to be announced, SEA-invest
    With further speakers to be announced

*Please note speakers may be subject to change and/or cancellation at the organiser’s discretion.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Achieving Business Agility through Operational Efficiency
  • Strategic Positioning and Smart Operations
  • Terminal Standardization and Transparency
  • Modern Terminal Requirements
  • Measuring and Evaluating Port Performance and Productivity
  • Managing Terminal Risks
  • Port Equipment Safety and Loss Prevention
  • Developments within Container Handling Technologies and Systems
  • Challenges in Terminal Automation
  • Optimising Terminal Operations with Terminal Simulation Technology
  • The Importance of Handling Equipment Maintenance
  • Integrating the Supply Chain
  • The Value of Partnerships between Shipping Lines and Terminals
  • Building Sustainability into Port Development Plans
  • Building Economic Benefits from Pollution Reduction and Environmental Concerns
  • Employing Multi Modal Connectivity
  • Trade Facilitation through Human Capital Development
  • And many others...

Participants at PFI Morocco 2014 included:
Ministry of Equipment, Transport & Logistics - Ministry of Finance - British Embassy in Morocco - Marsa Maroc - Bolloré Logistics - ANP - APM Terminals - Tanger Med Port Authority - JLT - Port autonome d’Abidjan - Directorate of Ports & Maritime Public Domain - Somaport - Wafa Shipping - Terminal Link - Port of Valencia - Tanger Med Special Agency - Port of Amsterdam - STAM Tunisia - Modern Terminals - Liebherr Nenzing Equipment - Moroccan Maritime Cluster - Shell Upstream International - STFA - CTS Consulting - Drapor - Drewry - Swiss Port Maroc - Control Risks - CPCS Transcom - Grimaldi Agencies Maroc - GTD Sistemas de Informacion - Jan de Nul - NIRAS - OHL Concesiones - OMMP - Portel Servicios Telematicos - Schneider Electric - Siemens Netherlands - Siwertell - Clyde & Co - European Investment Bank - IFC

For more information on how you could participate in this event by sponsoring or exhibiting to showcase your products and solutions, please contact Elissa Ghellab at elissa@portfinanceinternational.com

Day 1

Day 1, Wednesday 25 February 2015

08:30 Registration & Welcome Tea/Coffee

09:30 Opening Notes from Conference Chair
Jorge Martin Diaz de Espada, Health, Safety and Procurement Manager, Noatum Ports and Maritime

09:40 Keynote Address
H.E. Mr Aziz Rabbah, Minister of Equipment, Transport and Logistics, Morocco

Session One: Achieving Business Agility through Operational Efficiency

10:10 Service Quality Improvements at the Port of Casablanca
Rachid Hadi, Executive Board Member Operations’ Director of Casablanca Port, Marsa Maroc

10:40 Integrating the Supply Chain
Imad Dridi, Logistics Manager, Hanjin Logistics

11:10 Tea/Coffee Break

11:40 National Refining Capacity and Port Performance

  • Introducing Samir
  • Port traffic - import/export
  • Performance indicators:
    • Realizations/programming rates
    • Provision of port reception facilities
    • Service rates
    • Vessel compliance with international standards
    • Availability of docks
    • Awareness of QHSE
  • Samir’s achievements in figures
  • Samir’s economic position in the region

Driss Benjouad, Trading Manager, Samir

12:10 Strategic Partnerships and Alliances Leading to Operational Advantage
Koen Pauwels, General Manager, Maroc Port Services SARL

12:40 Ports and Logistics: The Strategic Levers of Trade and Competitiveness in South Mediterranean Countries
Mustapha El Khayat, President, AMLOG

13:10 Lunch

Session Two: Aligning Processes with Business Strategy

14:10 The Value of Partnerships from Shipping Lines to Port Hinterland

  • Port efficiency and the value of partnerships
  • Moroccan experience in developing connectivity and port hinterland
  • Opportunities to increase territorial competiveness

Ahmed Ouaddani, Head of Corporate Division - Directorate for Merchant Shipping, Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Logistics

14:40 Hub Partnership: APM Terminals-Maersk Line

  • Improving results by partnering: Terminals and shipping line

Hicham El Alami, Execution Manager, APM Terminals - Port Tangier Med

15:10 The Development of a National Single Window of Trade Facilitation
Case study: Morocco

  • Impact on the competitiveness of ports communities, importers, exporters and the economy in general

Jalal Benhayoun, General Manager, PORTNET S.A

15:40 Tea/Coffee Break

16:10 Port Productivity and Performance Planning - Question and Answer Session
Panelists include session speakers and additional input from:
Asma El Moufti, Managing Director, MAZU CONSULTING

Session Three: Safety, Security and Risk Management

16:40 Port Security Outlook
Turning new threats into upgrade opportunities

  • Present international scene
  • General security perspectives for 2015
  • Classic approach and existing initiatives
  • Modern trends and state of the art tools/concepts
  • The Noatum approach
  • Wrap up

Jorge Martin Diaz de Espada, Health, Safety and Procurement Manager, Noatum Ports and Maritime

17:10 Port Supply Chain Security

  • Threats and solutions
  • Issues and constraints

Nouhed Chine, Head of Department of Port security, The Merchant Marine and Port Authority, Tunisia

17:40 Summary Notes Followed by Networking Reception until 19:00

Day 2

Day 2, 26 February 2015

08:30 Registration & Welcome Tea/Coffee

09:45 Opening Notes from Conference Chair
Stephen Hanrahan
, Technical Director, Ocean Shipping Consultants - Royal Haskoning

10:00 Port and Maritime Diplomacy

  • Various global port management methods
  • The representation of Morocco at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) - tasks related to safety, security and risk management
  • The safety and security agenda of other international organisations such as the World Customs Organization (WCO)
  • Mutual recognition agreements of Authorised Economic Operators (AEOs)
  • Maritime Labour Convention (MLC2006) through the International Labour Organization (ILO).
  • The role of Moroccan diplomacy to increase operational efficiency and maintain safe and clean sea

Mohammed Adnane Ouzzine, Desk Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Morocco

Session Four: Terminal Efficiency through Talent and Training

10:30 Human Capital and the Demands of Port Efficiency
Ahmed Lotfi, Manager, LA-SKILLS and Former Director of Human Resources and Port Training Institute ODEP and ANP

11:00 Tea/Coffee Break

11:30 Building Economic Benefits from Pollution Reduction and Environmental Concerns

  • Global regulations to reduce air pollution in port areas
  • Global standards defining shore connection installation to ensure shore & ship worldwide compatibility
  • ShoreBoXTM systems as a new approach for easy implementation of shore connection in port terminals
  • Economic benefits associated to the adoption of shore connection for port terminals and shipping lines
  • Ports and shipping lines already providing and benefiting from shore connection services

Silvia Caballero, Commercial Director for Shore Connection Solutions, Schneider Electric and Mohamed Kammah, Partner Projects Manager, Schneider Electric Morocco

12:00 Talent or Technology. Which is more important in the question of Port Productivity? - Question and Answer Session

12:45 Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Best Practice Focus Session
A Look at New and Innovative Technology Designed to Enhance Port and Terminal Productivity
This is an opportunity for leading technology providers to put forward your solutions to the audience. This session will also provide all attendees with an opportunity to review trends and discuss how these will help the industry develop. For more information please contact timur@portfinanceinternational.com

14:00 Visual-Based Process Automation. A Must in Modern Terminal Operations?

  • OCR-based Automation solutions – an overview
  • Reality checks
  • Some cases
  • Conclusions

Anton Bernaerd, Business Development Director, Camco Technologies

14:30 How Ports and Terminals Really Benefit from Implementing a TOS?

  • Do I need a TOS? Does size of terminal matter?
  • Technologies that can boost berth efficiency. Case study, real figures
  • What’s the fastest way to find the right container in the stack.  How to optimize yard operations. Case study, real figures
  • How many reachstackers do I really need to discharge containers from a block train? Case study, real figures
  • Taking care of the gate. How to fight congestion? Case study, real figures
  • Conclusions

Dan Pershing, Head of Marketing, SOLVO Ltd

15:00 Boosting Crane Productivity

  • STS productivity and automation
  • Remote crane control
  • Service setup for maximum crane availability

Abdessalam el Azzouzi, Service Manager, Siemens Cranes

15:30 Closing Notes

Port Tour Info

All delegates are invited to register for a complementary port tour of the Port of Casablanca, hosted by Marsa Maroc.

Morocco Transport Ministry

This will take place before the conference on Tuesday, 24 February and will comprise of a tour of the facilities, followed by lunch kindly hosted by Marsa Maroc. Spaces are limited to first come first served so register early so as not to be disappointed.

  • The bus will arrive to the hotel at 10:00 am
  • The visit will start at 10.30 am for a tour duration of 1 hour and 30 mins
  • For the port access procedures and for security reasons please can you send a full copy of your passport to joanne@portfinanceinternational.com by Friday 20th February otherwise access will not be granted
  • The lunch will take place at the club at 12.30 pm
  • The return back time to the hotel will be at 4.00 pm

*** Please note, places on these site visits are strictly limited and only open to confirmed and fully registered conference delegates. Please register on our website.***

Exhibition

 

Sponsors and Partners

Host Port Sponsor
Morocco Transport Ministry

 

Silver sponsor Bronze sponsor
apm terminals apm terminals

 

Associate Partner Technical Partner
portnet

 

Exhibitors
   

 

Associations
amlog amlog Apram
aace    

 

Research Partners
obg camm

 

Media Partners
leeconomiste laverite lephare
lesafriques medias24 pti
translog review Petrofinder africanbusinesscom
actualida 3plnews freightarea
economie entreprises innovation2 portarea

Delegate Information

Venue: Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche
Address:Rue Sidi Belyout 20 190 – Casablanca, Morocco
http://www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-6811-sofitel-casablanca-tour-blanche/index.shtml
Map of Venue: https://goo.gl/maps/ycVDY

Where is it taking place?
The Port Efficiency Forum Moroccoconference is being held at Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche. Located in the heart of the Sidi Belyout business district and next to Casablanca port.

For Enquiries regarding parking, please contact:
Email: H6811@sofitel.com

Accommodation:
Please contact Nawal Souky directly to arrange your accommodation at the Sofitel.
Tel: (00212) 522 456 300
Email: H6811@sofitel.com

Special Port Finance International Delegate Rate:
Rooms are subject to availability.

Classic room 2450 MAD
(Cancellation policy - Full deposit is not refundable even if the booking is cancelled or modified.
Full amount of stay is payable in advance by credit card at booking time).

Superior 2650 MAD
(No cancellation charge applies prior to 18:00 (local time), up to 3 days prior to arrival. Beyond that time, the first night will be charged. Booking must be guaranteed by providing a credit card).

Luxury 2850 MAD
(No cancellation charge applies prior to 18:00(local time) on the day of arrival. Beyond that time, the first night will be charged).
Breakfast at 250.00 MAD per person per day

Taxes 49.50 MAD per person per day.
Check in available from 14:00.
Check out the room must be vacated by 12:00 at the latest

Alternative Accommodation:

Golden Tulip Farah Casablanca
(From 23rd Feb to 26 Feb 2015)

  • Single rooms including breakfast: 1350 Dh
  • Double rooms including breakfast: 1550 Dh
  • City Tax : 39.60 Dh/person/night

For booking please send email the reservation team: info@goldentulipfarahcasablanca.com
Ortelephone: Rachida Ghozaili: 00 212. 522 458100

Agoda for other hotels nearby: http://www.agoda.com/city/casablanca-ma.html

Points of interest:

  • Hassan ii Mosque
  • La Corniche
  • Habbous District
  • Old Medina

Visitor Information:

  • Currency: Moroccan Dirham (MAD) • Climate: temperatures vary from 20°c to 30°c in summer and from 15°c to 20°c in winter
  • Visas: contact your travel agent, the Moroccan embassy or airline for up-to-date visa requirements
  • Languages: French and Arabic, English widely spoken

Directions:
Next to Casablanca port, the hotel can be accessed via Boulevard de la Corniche or Boulevard d'Anfa. From Marrakesh, the airport or Rabat, followthe N1 highway, crossing Sidi Maarouf and follow Boulevard Ghandi on the left to the end. Continue to the end of Boulevard du Lido, cross the Colline d'Anfa, turn right onto Boulevard de l'Atlantique and follow the coastline until you reach the hotel

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