Welcome to participate in the First International “FREIGHT.DIGITAL 2019: DIGITALIZATION in INTERNSTIONAL CONTAINER TRANSPORTATION” Conference

    September 19-20, 2019, St. Petersburg

    Register to participate

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    03.07.2019 – Registration opened.

    SeaNews Information&Consulting invites you to take part in the international “FREIGHT.DIGITAL 2019: Digitalization in Inetrnational Container Transportation” conference on September 19-20, 2019 in St. Petersburg.  

    The conterence is supported by the Eurasian Economic Commission.

    The key topic of the conference is legal, organization and technical apspects of digitalization of the container industry, and the impact of new digitalization technologies on the container shipping market.


    FREIGHT.DIGITAL 2019 CONFERENCEDay 1, September 19,  2019

    CONFERENCE in “Crowne Plaza Ligovsky” hotel (61 Ligovsky Prospect, Lomosov-Petrerhof Hall, floor 2)

    09.00-10.00 Venue: “Crowne Plaza Ligovsky” (61 Ligovsky Prospecy), “Lomonosov-Peterhof” Hall (floor 2) see the map
    09.00-10.00 Registration, coffee
    10.00-12.00 – session 1
      Welcome speech, SeaNews
      Eurasian Economic Commission
    Developing electronic document exchange in maritime checkpoints of the member countries of the Eurasian Economic Union 
    Maxim Asaul, Transport and Infrastructure Department, Deputy Director
      National Association of Shipping Agencies
    Single Window mechanism in maritime checkpoints: status quo, problems, prospects
    Vladimir Korostelev, Representative, North-West Association of shipping agencies, South Russia Association of shipping agencies
      International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA)
    Values and benefits of a Port Community System, links to Single Window and WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
    Hans Rook, Chairman
      International Port Community System Association (IPCSA)
    Interaction between Maritime Single Window (MSW) and Port Community System (PCS)
    Richard Morton, CEO, IPCSA
      Federation of National Associations of Shipbrokers and Agents (FONASBA)
    The Ship Agent as Port Single Window (PSW)
    Jonathan C. Williams, General Manager
      The United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT)
    Data harmonization and simplification of administrative procedures based on UN/CEFACT recommendations and electronic data interchange standards
    Maria Ceccarelli, Secretariat Director, UN/CEFACT
      Embassy of Belgium in Russia
    Customs innovations for developing online commerce
    Robin Machils, Customs attache
      Coffe break
    12.20-14.30 – session 2
      Port of Rotterdam
    Innovating towards integral planning in the Dutch Ports using the Port Community System of Portbase
    Mees van der Wiel, business consultant, Portbase
      Port of Hamburg
    Electronic documents exchange in Port of Hamburg based on DAKOSY system – status and prospects
    Speaker to be confirmed
      Finnish Transport and Communications Agency
    Electronic Data Interchange implementation in Finnish sea ports based on Portnet – Status and prospects
    Speaker to be confirmed
      Implementing blockchain technology in container shipping. Status and prospects
    Speaker to be confirmed
      Arbitration Center under Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
    Smart contracts in shipping: implementation and legal assistance
    Dr. Elina Sidorenko, Ph.D., Chair of the Board for disputes in digital economy of the Arbitration Center, Director of the Digital economy and financial innovation center of the MGIMO University
      Marine Legal Bureau (Riga, Latvia)
    Ciber fraud in shipping
    Eduard Kuznetsov, Partner
      Narva Gate insurance brokerage agency
    Cyber risks insurance
    Olga Yoksha, Legal advisor
      Lunch in “Olivetto” restaurant
    15.30-18.00 – session 3
      Federal Customs Service
    Developing electronic documents exchange in the Customs’ Unified automated Information system. Implementing obligatory preliminary information
    Sergey Senko, Head of the Baltic Customs
      Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg
    Electronic documents exchange in the Big port of St. Petersburg terminals. Status and problems
    Sergey Fedorov, Head, Customer service department
      Unifeeder SPb
    Submitting obligatory preliminary information using the customs Sea Port Portal software
    Andreay Andreev, Unifeeder SPb, Managing Director
      Ecomomou International Shipping Agency Limited
    Using electronic documents for submitting preliminary information to customs in Russian Southern and Baltic sea ports
    Igor Murzaev, Director, Development
      Association of importers of fruits and vegetables
    Impact of the customs’ requirement of preliminary information on shipping vegetables and fruits by sea
    Irina Kapitanova, President
      Panel discussion
    Alexander Vinogradov, National Association of shipping agencies, President
    18.00-20.00 – Networking reception in “Olivetto” restaurant lobby

    FREIGHT.DIGITAL 2019 CONFERENCEDay 2, September 20, 2019


    Visiting Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg
    09.00-09.20 Meeting at Crowne Plaza Ligovsky hotel at 61 Ligovsky Prospect (see the map) for bus transfer to the terminal
    09.20-10.30 Bus transfer to the Big port of St. Petersburg
    10.30-12.00 Visiting Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg
    12.00-13.00 Transfer to Neva river embankment
    Boat tour of St. Petersburg
    13.00 Boarding the boat
    13.00-14.30 Networking on board the boat, river excursion
    14.30-15.30 Lunch in Petrusha Restaurant, 4 Konnogvardeisky Boulevard
    15.30-16.00 Back to Crowne Plaza Hotel

    If you wish to participate:

    • Delegates’ fee is 700 euro per person. 
    • By paying the delegate’s fee, you agree with the terms and conditions of the public offer.
    • Every delegate should fill in the form below.
    • Delegates book and pay for their hotel and make their travel arrangements themselves at their own expense.
    • The delegate’s fee is subject to refund in case the event is cancelled by the Organizers. Should the delegate cancel his or her participation in the event, the fee paid is not refunded.  

    Apply to participate by filling in the registration form

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