The Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference integrates in the Cargo Innovation Conference

cargo ship

After very successful Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference editions, Jakajima as organiser of the conference has decided to integrate the conference in the Cargo Innovation Conference, which will last two days.

‘We noted that attendees of the Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference were also interested to attend other related conferences and in new topics’ stated Pieter Hermans, initiator and founder of the conference. ‘With this integration we can offer more topics and be more flexible in the programming. It will also lead to a better link with the Expo, which takes place in parallel. This offers more options for exhibitors and speakers’ Hermans added.

The subject of the topics of the Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference is: Sea freight volumes continue to increase and shipping industry is challenged with finding new ways to offer competitive and sustainable services. Still in its infancy, research and development projects into unmanned maritime cargo initiatives are aiming to bring about massive disruptions in the global transportation world throughout the complete logistics value chain.

The topics of the Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference will be integrated in the new program

  • Remote control technology
  • Security
  • Legal and liability implications
  • Autonomous operation architecture (5G / satellite)
  • Human factors
  • New value chains / business models

The website of Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference will be integrated in the Cargo Innovation Conference website.

The topics of the Cargo Innovation Conference will be:

  • Multi modal unmanned/autonomous cargo systems
    • Air
    • Water
    • Land (Train / Truck)
  • 3D Printing
    • IP / Import-Export duties
    • Liability
    • Virtual Inventory
  • Blockchain / Security
  • Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality
  • Robotics / Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV)
  • Machine2Machine, Internet of Things
    • 5G
    • Tracking & Tracing
    • Big Data / Machine Learning
  • Regulatory issues
  • Business models

Space for unmanned cargo vehicles – Interview with Laurence Duquerroy, European Space Agency

Laurence Duquerroy


Space for unmanned cargo vehicles – Interview with Laurence Duquerroy, European Space Agency

Laurence Duquerroy
 is project manager in the Telecommunications and Integrated Applications Directorate of the European Space Agency, Mrs. Duquerroy is contributing to the development of new applications and services involving Satellite Communications, Satellite Earth Observations and Satellite Navigation technologies. She is in particular leading projects related to aerial and maritime domains. Laurence Duquerroy will speak at the Cargo Innovation Conference in Venlo, The Netherlands, on June 14.

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Road and Rail transport account for 60,7 % of total goods transport in EU

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