LONDON, the UK: Delegates to the TOC CSC Middle East 2013 conference heard how trade patterns are changing in the light of slow growth in developed markets and rising trade within and between emerging markets. Conference editor Neil Madden reports.
Now is the time to develop and improve port infrastructure to meet the longer term trends of changing trade dynamics and larger vessels cascading into all sizes of trade lanes. This was the keynote message delivered at the 3rd TOC Container Supply Chain Middle East conference, held at the Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai, UAE, in December 2013.
For more than 30 years, TOC Worldwide has provided the market-leading conference and exhibition forums for the global port and terminal industries and their customers. Following a change of name to TOC Container Supply Chain in 2011, the TOC event portfolio has evolved fast to attract a wider audience of container supply chain professionals.
Taking place each year in the world’s four key shipping hubs – Europe, Middle East, Americas and Asia – each TOC is now a complete container supply chain event for its region, bringing together cargo owners, logistics providers, carriers, ports, terminals and other key members of the container supply chain to learn, debate, network and foster new business solutions.