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About Port Technology International

Port Technology International’s mission is to be the leading multi-channel media company providing timely, insightful content to the ports and terminals industry.  Our in-house expertise and leading-edge products and services help to inform, educate and connect industry professionals enabling them to address challenges, discuss solutions and explore the adoption of new, innovative technologies that are shaping the way the industry operates.


Founded in 1995 the company has grown from publishing a world leading Journal to now producing events, webinars, and other multimedia content.  Our community is made up of over 40,000 senior executives and key decision makers across the ports and terminals industry. 


Through our Journal, events and digital media offerings PTI covers the latest technologies and innovations being adopted across the industry including terminals, digitalization, automation, shipping, global trade, sustainability and the energy transition, among others.

Event Series

Next Edition

24 – 25 September 2024 | Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The 8th Edition of the Smart Digital Ports of the Future Conference is arriving at the Hilton Rotterdam, The Netherlands on 24 – 25 September 2024. 

The two-day conference will feature keynote presentations and panel discussions focusing on the challenges and opportunities that arise in the quest for full port digitalisation. Solution providers and end users will have numerous networking opportunities to connect and build great business partnerships, which will help the maritime industry thrive in a world where technology is constantly developing to enable an increase in efficiency, sustainability and profitability.

Next Edition

19 – 21 November 2024 | Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Join us in Virginia, USA, in November 2024, where we will have the honour of presenting the first-ever Port Technology Summit!


This event will bring together our global community of C-Level industry professionals across ports, terminals and technology solution providers for three days of exclusive keynotes and insightful panel discussions on the key challenges and developments within the industry. A variety of networking opportunities, including an Opening Ceremony and Gala Dinners, will also be available, designed to enhance your event experience and connect you with the people who are vital to the development of your business and increasing industry awareness. 


Next Edition

March 2025 | Valencia, Spain  

CTAC is the premier content-first conference for container terminal operators in Europe, attracting 250+ delegates each year for 2 full days of knowledge-sharing and collaboration, to help the industry to become more efficient, sustainable and profitable. Next year’s event will feature our essential CTAC themes, along with the exciting projects, technologies and business practices that have emerged since our previous edition.


Next Edition

Spring 2025 | Western Europe

Arriving in Spring 2025, PTI’s Intermodal Container Terminal Conference will cover the pressing challenges and trends in intermodal freight transport- from data standardisation, addressing the lack of capacity in ports and rail as well as digitalisation and interconnectivity in the supply chain.

The event will bring together senior decision makers from the intermodal transport network across road, rail and sea, to connect with freight forwarders, transport & logistics and technology providers to help them navigate the increasing challenges faced by the sector.

Next Edition

Spring 2025 | Southern Europe

GreenTech for Ports and Terminals focuses on key topics such as electrification and alternative fuels, sustainable port infrastructure, the emergence of green shipping corridors, emerging technology/AI, digitalisation and decarbonisation.

Our two-day agenda includes case studies and presentations by major stakeholders, as well as panel discussions featuring the latest strategies from the world’s leading ports. GreenTech for Ports and Terminals is not to be missed!

Webinar Series

Progress in the maritime technology sphere never stops and at PTI we offer webinars as an outlet for those who want to share, discuss and debate the latest developments in the ports and terminals industry.


PTI’s webinars bring you the newest emerging trends, debates and case studies from the world’s leading ports and terminals that focus on how they are keeping goods moving using new innovations and technologies.  Previous hot topics included 5G, automation, digitalization, port-centric logistics and supply chain optimisation. 

PTI’s webinar series have been attended by leading international ports and terminals and have enabled key figures in the industry to discuss important issues. 

Wednesday 29th May 2024 

In order to become more efficient, sustainable, and safer, today’s ports increasingly turning to digital technologies to optimize their operations. With more processes being digitalized, seamless connectivity is now a basic functional requirement for ports, as well as an enabler of innovation in smart applications such as remotely managed equipment, predictive maintenance, and intelligent video monitoring. Consequently, maintaining robust, end-to-end cybersecurity to protect a port’s data, systems, equipment and people has never been more important. In this webinar, our industry experts demonstrate how the built-in security protocols and zero trust architecture of private 5G networks, enhanced with the capabilities of Onelayer’s cellular network security platform (including detailed digital fingerprinting and asset visibility), combined with SSH’s remote access management solution all offer an optimized approach to securing digital assets and operations across connected ports.

Wednesday 5th June 2024 

The telecoms and IT industry paints a rosy picture of what can be accomplished with private 5G (or 4G) networks. Three Group Solutions has hands on experience in designing, building and managing industrial wireless networks in complex port environments and will be sharing technical and strategic tips with honest insight into lessons learned – both good and bad.

During this session, we’ll dive into detail on how to connect port operations, identifying the applications that make most sense to focus on now with the technology that’s available.

As part of CK Hutchison Holdings, Three Group Solutions offers a unique perspective from working closely with Hutchison Ports, CK Hutchison’s 11 mobile operators, and additional port clients. Don’t miss this opportunity to put your questions about connectivity and automation to the team.

Available On Demand

Berth planning for container terminals has become more dynamic and complex due to frequent disruptions and constant schedule changes. Berth planning is a crucial function to optimize operational performance, yet many terminals still use rudimentary, outdated tools not geared for today’s dynamic planning needs. Portchain Quay is a modern berth planning solution for terminals and ports to optimize quayside operations.

Join the webinar to learn how more accurate berth planning can improve operations and build trust with your customers and internal stakeholders. Learn how other terminal operators make berth planning more dynamic and proactive to optimize their quayside operations. For terminals already using Portchain Connect for berth alignment with shipping lines, this webinar will highlight how you can leverage both products to take your planning to the next level.

Available On Demand

How can container terminal operators stay ahead in a rapidly evolving industry? The key lies in balancing efficiency with 24/7 operations while remaining costs low. Automated systems are the crucial piece of the puzzle, enabling operators to streamline container handling with precision and reliability at the scale required to meet growing trade volumes. Along with this shift, improved data visibility is seeing terminals make data-driven decisions to increase their ability to adapt to market demand and strengthen their market position over the long term.


Join our expert panel, featuring industry leaders Oliver Risse, Investment Partner at HHLA Next, Peter Szelei, Senior Director Business Development at FFERNRIDE and Zack Lu, Senior Project Manager and Principal Consultant at Portwise. The speakers delve into the current state challenges, and prospects of port automation. We discuss the influence of geographical location, explore the advantages that terminal operators are already gaining through automation and learn how operators can maximise the benefits of automation in the near-term.