Event Sponsors 2023

Gold Sponsors

BT Group is the UK’s leading provider of fixed and mobile telecommunications and related secure digital products, solutions and services. We also provide managed telecommunications, security and network and IT infrastructure services to customers across 180 countries.

Through innovation, collaboration, 5G and the latest technology, we’re partnering with Belfast Harbour to build the UK and Ireland’s first 5G private network for ports, and to deliver a series of innovations to accelerate its smart port strategic ambitions.

Smart ports represent a host of efficiency, cost saving, and sustainability benefits to every business that works across the supply chain ecosystem. Our IoT and 5G solutions and network technology help unlock these benefits, to drive operational efficiencies and accelerate digital transformation through optimising processes, as well as boosting productivity through the smooth-running of the Port’s operations.

Verizon Business serves clients in Global Enterprise, Business Markets, Wholesale and Public Sector. We deliver the promise of the digital world by enhancing the ability of humans, businesses and society to do more new and do more good. We transform how people, businesses and things connect with each other through innovative communications and technology solutions. We bring Enterprise Intelligence to action by harnessing the power of 5G and MEC, like we successfully did in 2021 by deploying a Private 5G network (P5G) with Associated British Ports (ABP) at the Port of Southampton. We also provide products and services in Security & Protection, Internet & Networks, Voice & Collaboration, Contact Center & CX and IoT – all tailored to your industry, business size and needs.

Silver Sponsors

Cargoes by DP World.

CARGOES Ports & Terminals is a part of DP World’s supply chain solutions aimed at enhancing operations in ports and terminals, developed by experts and backed by the leading enabler of trade. Our solutions, CARGOES TOS+, CARGOES GC+, CARGOES AVA+, and CARGOES IoT+ impact port efficiency through their feature-rich services. These advanced end-to-end solutions can be deployed in several ports and terminal facilities including container freight stations, general stevedoring and intermodal container depots. CARGOES Ports & Terminals constantly drives research and development in areas such as Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and IoT to provide products that are always evolving and ready to support customers in global trade and logistics. Our vision is to create and enable value in the modern global supply chain through use of applied advances in technology by providing tomorrow’s world-class solutions for today’s needs.

Cyber defences fail all the time. The new paradigm is cyber resilience. 

For maritime and logistics companies, resiliency means operational and business continuity empowered by preparations, plans, practices and technical solutions. And that’s precisely where Cyberstar consultants step in.

Cyberstar is a boutique cybersecurity consultancy for maritime and logistics companies, created as a subsidiary of ZIM (NYSE:ZIM) and in partnership with Konfidas – a leading cybersecurity outfit. 

Our mission is to empower organizations to rebound from major attacks with as little business disruption as possible.

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, has helped port customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and drive true business results. Our goal is to pioneer top tier geospatial information technology, and for over 50 years we have engineered the most innovative solutions for port data management, port operations, advanced analytics, and much more. 

GE Power Conversion, part of GE Vernova, applies the science and systems of power conversion to help drive the electric transformation of the world’s energy infrastructure. Designing and delivering advanced motor, drive and control technologies that help improve the efficiency and decarbonization of energy-intense processes and systems, helping to accelerate the energy transition across marine, energy and industrial applications. GE Power Conversion is at the heart of electrifying tomorrow’s energy.

Founded in 2003, Secure Logistics is the pioneer in the field of secure, smart and privacy proof identity and access management solutions for business use.

Privacy-by-mindset is our DNA as everything we do is dedicated to the protection of personal data, in the interest of both data subjects and users. With our XS-ID solutions, Secure Logistics offers efficient, fast, and secure services to more than 4,600 companies and 53,000 users by providing access to 110 environments in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.  In this way, Secure Logistics delivers an essential value in order to tackle identity fraud and crime within the industry, securing the safety of staff while reducing the cost of your process.

Bronze Sponsors

AllRead is a Spanish company dedicated to the development of cutting-edge computer vision solutions for ports logistics. Operational since 2019, AllRead collaborates with ports and terminals in Europe and Latin America.   

AllRead provides a reliable and cost-effective solution to capturing and extracting container handling and transit information. Helping optimise operations and security processes with automatic identification and monitoring of assets in real time, even in the most challenging environments. 

Awake.AI is a software platform company building an ecosystem for smart ports and shipping. Awake.AI’s mission is to lead the transition to sustainable and intelligent maritime logistics and reduce global shipping emissions with our ecosystem partners. The platform is the first of its kind, built from the ground up to accommodate seamless collaboration within the entire maritime logistics chain by sharing situational awareness and providing AI-supported predictions for future planning. The API’s and applications built on top of the Awake platform are available for customers and third parties using the subscription business model.

GISGRO is a pioneering Finnish SaaS company offering a new-generation Port Management Information System based on port digital twin. GISGRO is the most visual and intuitive PMIS System for all port departments and is used in 50 ports around 12 countries concentrating on business-critical operations.

Innovez-One is a leading provider of Port Management Information System (PMIS) and maritime solutions with a focus on using digital technology and AI models to optimize and solve complex port and pilotage challenges. Our team has over 15 years of experience in delivering expert maritime software solutions for the world’s busiest ports, and towage operators. With a vision to automate complex maritime operations for ports, towage and workboat operators worldwide, our marineM platform is helping users optimize critical maritime resource allocations for their operations. Our core offering, marineM, is an AI-enabled PMIS which provides users with an end-to-end view of their port’s operations – from vessel arrivals & departures to berthing & unberthing.

Portchain is the leading provider of berth alignment solutions for container terminals and carriers. Portchain works with leading container carriers and terminal operators to create sustainable win-win solutions to improve operational efficiency for container shipping. Founded in 2017 and based in Copenhagen, Portchain works on a global scale serving container terminals and carriers across Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Africa.

PortXchange is one of the leading tech startups in the maritime domain that provides digital solutions for predictable and sustainable shipping. Originating from the Port of Rotterdam, PortXchange was founded under the belief that collaboration, digitalization, and sustainability will shape the future of the shipping industry.

PortXchange solutions utilize vast amounts of data to unlock operational efficiency for ports, shipping companies, terminals, service providers and reduce their carbon footprint.

SMATS specializes in smart transportation data collection and analysis. Our technology includes next-generation IoT sensors, crowdsourced and location data, ingested by our cloud AI-powered analytic platform that brings value-add visualization and insights to end users. From wait time reduction to origin-destination studies, SMATS provides intelligent transportation solutions to a wide range of clients including transportation agencies, port authorities and terminal operators.

SMATS’ Port Traffic Management Solution enables port authorities and terminal operators to reduce landside congestion and optimize in-gate efficiency in a variety of uses cases including:

  • Monitor gate wait times and turn times
  • Identify truck travel patterns in a port’s vicinity
  • Monitor in-gate truck, and other vehicle movements
  • Monitor ship ramp utilization and detect idle time 


Foshan Mingruida Technology Co. LTD has been focusing on the research & development and application of logistics informatization, automation and intelligence. With a lean, efficient and professional information technology team, the Company has independently developed a series of core technologies, and established two major product lines: “Logistics Technologies” and “Smart Technologies & Digitalization”, for logistics information system development and logistics intelligent equipment manufacturing.

As a high-tech enterprise, the Company boasts many research results recognized by industry authorities and various clients. The Company has been serving clients in ports, shipping, warehousing, storage yards, petrochemicals, freight forwarding, customs declaration, bonded warehouse, trade and other industries, covering regional markets in South China, East China, North China and Central China.

Heyport simplifies communication around port calls. As a maritime tech start-up from the Port of Hamburg, it is backed by deep industry know-how. Its platform provides reliable planning data to operational decision-makers at terminals, vessel operators and other stakeholders within the port community — across multiple ports. This allows users to easily align on berthing windows and get real-time insights without any extra effort to keep the data in sync.

JPH LIONS is a multinational business group headquartered in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay, Colombia, Mexico, USA and Italia.

We are the leading suppliers of comprehensive end-to-end technological solutions for ports and the supply chain community in Latin America. We are growing fastly globally.

We design, develop and implement high-tech software and innovative solutions to benefit all foreign trade stakeholders.

By using world-class technology and disruptive tools, we work to obtain competitive, collaborative, sustainable foreign trade and above all, with operational transparency and traceability.

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