SPEAKER INTERVIEW - Andreas Bullwinkel
Can you give an overview of your conference topic/session?
We would like to introduce our ideas, how the port of Wilhelmshaven can be part of the One Belt One Road (OBOR) concept.
Why is this an important topic to discuss?
We believe that it is of importance for OBOR that also the partner Germany is making an offer for ultra large container ships, which are used in the Asia – Europe trade.
What do you think is the biggest issue being faced / discussed in your industry at the moment?
The continuously growth of the vessels and the digitization and the concentration on very few consortia
What is the biggest lesson you learned in 2017?
Digitization is getting more and more into our business.
What do you think the biggest challenge for the industry will be in 2018?
To prepare for more ultra large container vessels coming into service and the integration of the recent mergers of shipping lines.
What innovative measures should the industry adopt in the next few years to ensure market sustainability and growth?
We believe that the block chain is a measure someone should look at.
Why do you think events like Intermodal Asia are important for the industry?
Because it is a huge market place offering excellent possibilities meeting and talking with other decision makers.