Sweden: RORO Offers Visitors Unique Experience

Sweden - RORO Offers Visitors Unique Experience

We all know that industry events showcase the latest innovations and offer professionals a place to exchange ideas, but this year’s RORO is set to offer even more.

The organisers of RORO – the only event dedicated to the ro-ro industry – have announced that visitors will have the chance to take part in an exclusive guided tour of the Älvsborg Ro/Ro port and APM Terminals Gothenburg – two of the most important operations in the region, at the largest port in Scandinavia.

Industry professionals will descend on Gothenburg for RORO from 22 – 24 May, where visitors will be able to source the latest solutions, hear from leading industry figures during a new free-to-attend conference and also see how two of the region’s leading terminals are operating, all in one location.

Organised by the Port of Gothenburg, on day 3, visitors will be guided through the various terminal operations, as well as its logistic centres, whilst representatives from the ports will be on hand to discuss current performance and the developments that are on the horizon.

On the exhibition floor, Alfa Laval and Wärtsilä are just two of a number of companies that will be revealing new solutions for the industry. Alfa Laval recently announced that it will be showcasing a new solution that removes sulphur oxides from the ship’s exhaust gas by scrubbing it with seawater or fresh water while Wärtsilä will present their new low-speed engine after successfully passing factory acceptance tests in Europe and China.

Meanwhile, during a free-to-attend conference, Per Westling, Managing Director of Stena RoRo, Mike Garratt, Managing Director of MDS Transmodal, Arild Iversen, CEO of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, Dr Gernot Tesch, Managing Director of Scandlines Deutschland, Åsa Wilske, Environmental Manager at the Port of Gothenburg and Mårten Carlquist, CEO of North Sea RoRo, will offer their perspectives on the future of the ro-ro industry. They are set to discuss business operations, the environment and market trends.

Sophie Ahmed, Event Director of RORO, commented: “We believe that this year’s RORO event offers visitors a unique experience. Our conference programme, sponsored by Stena RoRo, covers all of the most pertinent issues affecting the ro-ro industry, whilst the exhibition provides a perfect opportunity to source new products and services. In addition, the port tour will allow industry professionals to look behind the scenes at how two of the most successful terminals in Europe operate.

“At a time when efficiency and productivity are paramount, the Port of Gothenburg tour will provide visitors with an unrivalled opportunity to see inside the workings of a world leading port. With the event only weeks away, we’re looking forward to welcoming the industry to Gothenburg for what will be the best RORO event yet.”


Source: RoRoEx, May 15, 2012