Sponsors 2023

Host Partners

The Port of Virginia is proudly recognized as CPPI’s top-performing port (with more than 1K vessel calls) and is located in Site Selection’s 2022 Top State for Business Climate. The port exclusively owns and operates its terminals and the nation’s leading chassis pool. At The Port of Virginia, customers and partners experience the efficiency and service excellence only offered through the most modern and technologically advanced container terminal operations on the coast. Currently underway, the port’s $1.4 billion Gateway Investment Program is building even greater port efficiency through additional semi-automation, expansion, and industry-leading sustainability commitments.

With the support and reinforcement of the Commonwealth, the port boasts convenient roadway routes to and from business-ready sites with six major roadway investments supporting the fluidity of port-related freight, and a dredging project allowing for safe passage of two-way ULCV traffic by the end of next year.

Headline Sponsor & Digitalization Partner

At Nokia, we create technology that helps the world act together.

As a B2B technology innovation leader, we are pioneering networks that sense, think and act by leveraging our work across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. In addition, we create value with intellectual property and long-term research, led by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs.

Service providers, enterprises and partners worldwide trust Nokia to deliver secure, reliable and sustainable networks today – and work with us to create the digital services and applications of the future.

Official AI Partners

INFORM specializes in AI and optimization software to improve operational decision making. Based in Aachen, Germany, the company has been in the optimization business for 50 years and serves a wide span of logistics industries including ports, maritime, and intermodal terminals. With a broad range of standalone and add-on software modules, INFORM’s unique blend of algorithmic based software expertise, rich industry experience, and big world thinking delivers huge value for their customers. 

For over 25 years INFORM’s industry proven optimization algorithms have been delivering real world results at the world’s most complex ports and terminals improving everything from yard stacks, vehicle utilization, crane productivity, through to rail processes. When it comes to optimization, experience and results count and you should count on the experts. 

Gold Sponsors

TMEIC has a long, proud history in the crane industry, supplying equipment and systems throughout the world. Our control systems are designed to meet the most demanding applications and environmental conditions, including the latest in automation for both manned and unmanned operation to maximize crane productivity. At TMEIC, we drive industry.

Silver Sponsor

Avlino is a US-based Artificial Intelligence company specializing in delivering solutions to enhance the efficiency of Container Terminal Operations. The company aims to transform the supply chain by providing terminal operators with solutions to overcome common pain points and challenges that undercut their business objectives.

With this mission, the company developed AICON, a Suite of solutions designed to dynamically solve the challenges of demand fluctuations. Combining AI/ML and Operations Research, AICON delivers actionable insights, real-time work instructions, and autonomous workflows in a cutting-edge approach that significantly reduces manual processes, increases throughput, optimizes resource allocation, and improves customer service.

SSH Communications Security is a defensive cybersecurity company with the mission to secure critical data and communications between systems, automated applications, and people. Our products are developed to defend your business secrets and the access to them – now and in the future.

Our company started in 1995 when our founder Tatu Ylönen developed the original SSH protocol, a revolutionary concept that had an immeasurable impact on the adoption of electronic transactions over the internet.

SSH’s portfolio is focused on data protection, such as PrivX OT, our solution for Access Control between users or applications and industrial automation devices.

DMS Logistics.ai uses terminal data to provide decision support and automation tools, and transform a port into a smart-port by tackling 3 main challenges : yard management, truckflow anticipation and resources optimization. DMSLOG.Ai main products are stacking strategy, resource planner and truck appointment system – all A.i. based. They are for non automated and automated terminals, reduce non-productive moves and excess recruitment – and thus reduce truck turnaround time and handling costs.

DMSLOG.Ai is deployed on several ports of major groups, in 3 different continents, from East-Africa to North America, and our team in the US is waiting for you !

Kalmar is the global leader in sustainable cargo and material handling for ports, terminals, distribution centres and heavy industry. With our extensive electric portfolio and global service network, we help our customers move towards safer, more eco-efficient and productive operations. Together, we develop innovative solutions that shape the future of our industry, improving our customers’ every move.

Moffatt & Nichol is one of the largest specialized maritime planning and engineering companies in the world, Moffatt & Nichol has played a major role in the evolution of the modern marine terminal, being one of the first to revolutionize port planning and design with a focus on efficient goods movement, from containerization to automation. Today, we are committed to providing our port clients with innovative solutions to the complex challenges associated with achieving net zero. We have been at the forefront of this global imperative for decades, providing clients with strategies for achieving dockside power, equipment electrification, eco-friendly terminal transport, and local and regional emissions compliance.

Moffatt & Nichol provides engineering and consulting services to clients in the marine terminal, transportation, energy, environmental, federal, and urban development markets around the world.

Bronze Sponsors

BOXBAY gives the answer to the growing volume of goods traffic in sea ports and presents an opportunity to significantly increase supply chain decarbonization. Its high-bay storage system offers an eco-friendly solution and will set new standards in storage capacity, performance, and the digitalization of ports.

  • Higher storage capacity per ground space
  • Higher handling rate per equivalent storage space
  • Smart operation with no reshuffling required
  • Lower operating and maintenance costs
  • Excellent eco-balance


Instead of stacking containers directly on top of each other BOXBAY places each container in an individual rack. The storage capability of the terminals is enhanced by stacking containers as high as 11 tiers.

In conclusion, BOXBAY solves the fundamental conflicting goals of storage space utilization and operational efficiency while promoting decarbonization at the same time.

Camco Technologies is a pioneer and market leader in container terminal automation. The Camco Technologies image recognition and location tracking solutions register all moves during the container hand-over processes at the gate, in the yard, under cranes and during rail operations. The captured data allows optimization of the terminal processes while the Camco software solutions empower the terminal reaching their digitalization objectives. Our solutions contribute significantly to efficient operations, customer satisfaction and profitability.

All hardware and software are being developed at our headquarters in Belgium. Camco Technologies solutions have been implemented in +250 terminals across the globe. With a global network of subsidiaries and partnerships, our clients are always within reach.

DSP Data and System Planning – DSP – is a technological company in the Ports & Terminals industry since 1986. DSP offers a large portfolio of professional services and products to assist ports and terminals throughout the entire process of optimisation and digitalisation.

DSP offers worldwide consulting and support services and products around TOS and automation. DSP is qualified to deliver complete N4 implementations including project management, business process mapping, configuration, integrations, training, testing, go live and post go live assistance. 

Ericsson enables communications service providers and enterprises to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans the following business areas: Networks, Cloud Software and Services, Enterprise Wireless Solutions, Global Communications Platform, and Technologies and New Businesses. It is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams. Ericsson’s innovation investments have delivered the benefits of mobility and mobile broadband to billions of people globally.

Kaleris is a leading provider of cloud-based supply chain execution and visibility technology solutions. Many of the world’s largest brands rely on Kaleris to provide mission-critical technology for yard management, transportation management, maintenance and repair operations, terminal operating systems, and ocean carrier and vessel solutions. By consolidating supply chain execution software assets across major nodes and modes, we address the dark spots and data gaps that cause friction and inefficiency in the global supply chain.


Rajant Kinetic Mesh® delivers robust, mobile-enabled wireless networks in ports that enable them to fully capitalize on the opportunities of industrial IoT, because the network is the assets – enabling full mobility and autonomy.

Refrigerated Transport Electronics (RTE)

At RTE, we help reefer terminal operators efficiently collect, manage, and store reefer data using our industry-leading software and hardware technologies. Our customizable systems meet the needs of discerning terminal operators that require instant access to reefer conditions and the ability to manage temperature settings remotely. These site-based terminal reefer monitoring solutions have been installed in over 80 locations across the globe, ensuring reliability and efficiency for all our clients.

Contact us to learn more about our networked and wireless reefer monitoring solutions.

Networking Sponsor

Founded in 1982 by a small group of entrepreneurs, Softtek started out in Mexico providing local IT services, and today is a global leader in next-generation digital solutions. The first company to introduce the Nearshore model, Softtek helps Global 2000 organizations build their digital capabilities constantly and seamlessly, from ideation and development to execution and evolution. Its entrepreneurial drive spans 20+ countries and more than 15,000 talented professionals.

Breakfast Sponsor

Portchain is the leading provider of berth alignment solutions for container terminals and carriers. Portchain works with leading container carriers and terminal operators to create sustainable win-win solutions to improve operational efficiency for container shipping. Founded in 2017 and based in Copenhagen, Portchain works on a global scale serving container terminals and carriers across Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Africa.

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