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On Intermodal Europe

I went to Amsterdam where I attended Intermodal Europe 2012, Europe’s premier event within the container transportation and logistics industry across road, rail and sea.

Held during a three-day period at the end of November, this year’s event provided me with an opportunity to liaise with representatives of many parts of the value chain within the container transport industry. It is great to understand a continued interest in making reefer container operations more efficient and at the same time securing constant care of the cargo. – Because we have to keep remembering what it is all about and why we are in this business – providing fresh and healthy produced perishables to all us, every day all, around the world.

With more than 100 exhibitors and thousands of attendees, Intermodal Europe 2012 featured panel discussions, case studies, economic outlooks and individual presentations from thought leaders from around the globe. Though for many good reasons this industry could be perceived as conservative, we experience a lot of great discussions in regards to benefits derived from extended connectivity and more integrated system solutions. Let us take an example – The value of knowing a temperature set point of is greatly enhanced by knowing the expected set point as well!  Sounds simple, but lack of such automation still causes human errors in shipping today.

To view and download any of the information from this year’s event, including my presentation titled, “How to Monitor Goods in the Intermodal Process”, simply click on the following link: Intermodal Europe 2012.

Did you attend Intermodal Europe 2012 this year? If so, I would be interested in knowing your impressions of the event. What did you enjoy? Simply leave your comment below.

Cheers,

Robert Svensson
Product Marketing Manager
Emerson Climate Technologies—Transportation Solutions

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