Meet the companies, port authorities and institutions that are already sponsoring the event:
Ag Growth International (AGI) is a leading manufacturer of grain handling, conditioning and storage equipment. Our growth is driven by robust global agricultural fundamentals and our brands are amongst the most recognized in global agriculture in both Commercial and Farm sectors. We believe that strong relationships and quality products are the cornerstones to success – this philosophy guides our work with farmers, grain trader processors and port facilities. Our product catalog includes augers, belt conveyors, grain storage bins, grain handling accessories, grain aeration equipment, grain drying systems, and fertilizer handling and storage systems. AGI has manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States, Brazil and Italy and distributes its products globally.
Born in the Port and Maritime sector, Aplia offers professional and personalized solutions to the industry and seeks for the generation of synergies with strategic partners through transparent and flexible agreements. Due to our knowledge and experience, Aplia has generated collaborations that allow us to distribute innovative and top quality products that complement the provision of our services. Aplia has great experience and knowledge of the Spanish-speaking market with a special interest in the Caribbean and Central America area.
BEDESCHI product range covers a wide variety of equipment for Heavy Clay Industry, Bulk Materials Handling, Marine Logistics and Mining. Its services range from feasibility studies and basic engineering to complete green field, turnkey installations. All design activities are performed in house in BEDESCHI technical centers in Italy and United States, while all manufacturing is carried out in the Company state-of-art workshop in Italy.
Berenguer Ingenieros, s.l. is an independent consulting firm dedicated to maritime engineering established in 1998, that has developed close to 1.000 projects nationally and internationally, for both private and public clients. Its main work areas are Commercial Ports, Specialized Terminals and Marinas. Its participation covers all stages of the project: planning, feasibility studies, basic and detailed engineering.
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. is a leading global maritime services company operating in the dredging and inland infra, and offshore energy sectors. Through SMIT we are active in towage and salvage. We deliver innovative one-stop solutions to major maritime challenges. Boskalis is active in projects in the energy and ports markets.
The Consorcio de Gestión del Puerto de Quequén, a public non-State entity that links the interests of the province, the municipality, port workers, and the concerned private sectors. The Consortium started its activities on March 1st, 1994, as a consequence of improvements to the state administration that were carried by the legislative authority by mid-1992. This was when the decentralized entities to operate the ports were created. The functions and objectives of the entity are to administrate and operate the Port of Quequén, granting the concessions, locations, permits or anti-crisis royalties, according to the respective legal regime, for the commercial, industrial or recreational exploitation of the port terminals or docks, either existing or to be built within its scope of action.
Dredging International is one of the primary operating companies of the DEME Group and is highly respected worldwide. With almost 175 years of experience and a versatile and extensive fleet, Dredging International and Baggerwerken Decloedt are the dredging specialists in the Group. Working on every continent, the company is specialised in the construction and development of harbours, artificial islands, estuarial dams, canals and inland waterways, dyke construction and reinforcement, beach replenishment and coastal protection, supply of dredged aggregates and salvage activities.
Empresa Portuaria Arica (EPA) is an autonomous State-owned company that started its activities on April 30th, 1998 in accordance with Law No. 19.542 of Modernization of the State Port Sector, which main objective is to promote competition in the sector, to decentralize the Chilean Ports Company and to open the state-owned ports to the private sector. The object of Empresa Portuaria Arica is the administration, exploitation, development and conservation of the Port of Arica, as well as of the assets that it possesses, including activities related to the port sector.
We are Puerto Valparaiso. The main gateway in and out of Chile to the world. A port leader in innovation, logistics, efficiency and competitiveness, that along with its concessionaires, encourage an infrastructure plan for over US $ 1,900 billion during the next 10 years. This will allow us to remain as leaders in efficiency, competitiveness, sustainability and innovation.
The Port of Rosario was transferred to the Province of Santa Fe within the framework of the port regulation that started on the 90’s, expressed particularly through the Law 24.093. Prior to that, it was part of the state-owned ports network that were administrated by the National Government through the General Administration of Ports – a state organization that was in charge of the commercial exploitation of the national ports. The Province delegated the port administration to a non-state public entity, the ENTE ADMINISTRADOR PUERTO ROSARIO (EN.A.P.RO), which function is to administrate and operate the port, keeping its commercial destination, the specific port activity and its public use. It is a genuine example of autonomous port, including the representation of all the sectors involved in the port operation and those that represent the economic and productive interest of the region in its Board of Directors.
Firefly AB is the world’s leading supplier of spark detection, fire and dust explosion protection systems for Ports. Our solutions allow a fast detection and suppression of the fire, which minimizes damage and allow a quick return to the normal operations, as well as safeguarding people and investments. Among our clients there are several ports and intermodal terminals that handle pellets, sugar, fertilizers, grains and minerals.
FORCE Technology is a leading technological consultancy company. We offer consultancy and services within energy, oil and gas, the maritime sector, manufacturing, the service sector and infrastructure. What makes our services unique is that they are supported by a range of technologies and facilities, as well as by education and training. This enables us not just to advise on particular problems, but to find solutions to those problems for our customers.
Since 1930, the Grupo Lindley is dedicated to the engineering, manufacturing, supply and installation of port and industrial equipment. Today the group consists of four companies: Ahlers Lindley, manufacturer of harbour and marina equipment; Almarin, manufacturer and distributor of marine aids to navigation; Almovi distributor and servicer of cargo handling equipment; and Salt Technologies, an engineering consultancy specialised in floating structures, moorings and jack-up vessels.
Thanks to its skilled employees and the world’s most modern fleet, Jan De Nul Group is a leading expert in dredging and marine construction activities, as well as in specialized services for the offshore industry of oil, gas and renewable energy
Port Corpus Christi sits on the Texas Gulf Coast, 150 miles north of Mexico. The warm, dry climate of South Texas and the Port’s burgeoning infrastructure provide year-round operations, making it an ideal location for cost-effectiveness and greater productivity. The port has laydown yards conveniently located near highway and rail access, perfect for heavy lift and project cargo. The port also provides a 45' deep ship channel; dockside rail; three class 1 rail carriers; a knowledgeable labor force; heavy lift capabilities; open, covered and dockside storage and fabrication sites; and state-of-the-art security and safety operations.
South Point Engineering is specialized in Bulk Material Handling Solutions in Port Terminals for Latin America. We sell premium machinery and components for the efficient and clean loading and unloading operations of dry bulk materials, working with Cleveland Cascades, Telestack, Siwertell & Hosch. We complete the range of products with Harbour Equipment; docking aid systems for ships/barges, and aid to navigation systems, with Prosertek & Tideland Signal.
Tideland Signal’s (Tideland) vision of growth is achieved by focusing on our mission to deliver innovative aids to marine navigation (AtoN) solutions, products and services, and support our customers with comprehensive technical assistance and after sales care. We continually utilise new technologies to enhance the performance of traditional AtoN products, while bridging the link in conceiving, developing and manufacturing digital aids to navigation. Our more than 60 years of innovation and proven reliability, with the support of our global network of offices and partners, gives Tideland the advantage to maintain our number one position in customer satisfaction.
Van Oord operates around the world as a leading contractor for dredging, marine engineering and offshore energy projects (oil, gas and wind), offering innovative solutions to marine challenges. The company operates worldwide in more than fifty countries. Van Oord is a private company with limited liability and its head office in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Our employees are committed, entrepreneurial professionals who are passionate about water and technology. They understand that cooperation is crucial to achieving the best possible result. By being open and honest, they build mutual trust and respect.
At Jaume & Seré, we were able to combine the diversity of services, the specialized structure and the competitiveness of a large company, with the flexibility and personalized advice of a family business.
We provide a comprehensive service in foreign trade and logistics around the world. Guided by international standards, we advise prestigious firms through a flexible style, developing effective solutions for each logistics need.
Jaume & Seré's own offices are strategically located in Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil and the USA, vital points for the commercial movements that take place from Latin America to the world.
Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity-enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment and machine tools of all makes.
The Consorcio de Gestión del Puerto de Bahía Blanca is the main deep-water port of the Argentine Republic with 45 feet depth, which underpins the country’s competitiveness in the world.
The Port of Long Beach is one of America’s premier seaports and a trailblazer in goods movement and environmental stewardship.
Nanjing Deers Industrial Co., Ltd mainly supply dredging hose/pipeline, marine rubber fender system and other marine products. Also offer OEM for international brands. We have strict quality and production management system. Professional R&D team and sales teams serve every customer.
The CENNAVE (Centro de Navegación) is a non-profit Civil Association founded in 1916 that represents the maritime, port and logistics activity of Uruguay and brings together the Maritime Agents, Port Operators, Terminals and Port Warehouses.
It has a vital and dynamic union activity, fulfilling its function of defending the highest interests of the country, its maritime & port activity and its associates' needs. It has also been a key player in recent regulatory changes in customs matters and a constant promoter of updating the maritime legislation.
SAAM is a Chilean multinational company that provides services to international trade through its three business divisions: Port Terminals, Tugboats and Logistics. With 55 years of experience, SAAM is present in 13 countries in North, Central and South America, generating more than 10 thousand employment opportunities.
It’s currently one of the main port operators in South America, leader in tugboat services in the continent and fourth in the world. In the different markets where it operates, SAAM works along local and global strategic operators. Among them, SSA Marine - the largest terminal operator in the United States; SMIT - the world's second largest tugboat operator and subsidiary of the Dutch group Boskalis and American Airlines.
PortMiami is your global gateway for commerce and tourism. PortMiami’s mission is to operate and further develop the world’s leading cruise port and the largest container port in the State of Florida; to maximize its assets and strengthen its advantage for future growth; promote international trade and commerce as a vital link between North and South America and a growing center for global trade; support sustainability and operate in an environmentally responsible manner.
The National Institute of Logistics (INALOG) was created by Law at latest 2010, as a result of an unanimously affirmative vote by all political parties.
"Defining a State Policy for the development of the logistics sector" and "making a qualitative leap through the formation of an institute that addresses the issue with a long-term vision" were some of the reasons given in during the parliamentary vote.
INALOG’s purpose is to position Uruguay as a Logistic Pole, by the public and private logistics leaders who coordinate the promotion, experience, innovation and training process.
ArcelorMittal is the largest steel company in the world, with sales of 130 million tons of steel per year. With 490.000 employees in more than 60 countries we are leaders in technology, innovations and solutions. It is also the largest manufacturer of hot rolled sheet piling, through its subsidiary ArcelorMittal Projects.
Our Foundation division purpose is to provide complete solutions on steel foundations to its customers around the world. We seek to respond to the needs of steel supply of complex civil engineering projects (eg. Ports) and has established a wide network of storage sites, manufacturing facilities, production and sales agencies worldwide.
TC2 is a port terminal, equipped with a sustainable structure that fulfills all the national and international regulations inherent to the Foreign Trade operations, providing security and efficiency within the treatment of logistics operations. We have a highly trained team that achieves excellent productivity levels in addition to investments in equipment and infrastructure.
We currently work with the most important shipping companies, such as MAERSK and MSC and we have previously operated with HAMBURG SUD and MARUBA. We cover all the destinations from Mar del Plata to the world with stops in Navegantes, Rio Grande and Santos in Brazil and Montevideo in Uruguay, developing platforms to meet our clients' requirements, from the network with Maritime Agencies and covering all the logistics chain framed within a single interlocutor.
The Port of Pascagoula, located on the southeastern coast of Mississippi is a full-service deep water port with modern facilities for handling cargo from around the world. The Port’s two harbors include a combination of public and private terminals handling in excess of 32 million tons of cargo through the channel annually. The Port is the largest seaport in Mississippi, and ranks nationally in the top 20 ports in foreign cargo volume.
Our location is naturally advantageous to importers, exporters and carriers shipping via the Gulf of Mexico. Our port is equipped with the facilities, technology and manpower to efficiently handle a wide variety of cargoes.
Located in southern Florida, Port Everglades handles approximately 15% of all Latin American trade in the United States and 37.6% of Florida’s total trade with South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Port Everglades also leads the United States in both exports and imports with Latin America.
In 1901, when the cornerstone of what was to become the Port of Montevideo was placed, Christophersen Marine Agency had already been in activity in Uruguay and Argentina for 9 years.
During the ‘70s, the company started a new chapter, with sustained growth in the marine agency business, while diversifying into bunker suppliers and ship-owners.
A new phase began with the ‘90s and the approval of the Ports Act. Christophersen expanded its focus, adding port operations and port logistics, securing warehouses and port terminals in all the commercial ports in Uruguay.
Nowadays, Christophersen is the leader in the marine and port business sectors, and has 21 companies in the areas of marine agencies, bunker suppliers, ship-owners of fluvial and marine vessels, port operators, warehouse operators, land transportation, customs clearance and investments in specialized port terminals.
WEQUIPS has been in the Latin American market for 5 years, offering a great variety of solutions, materials and equipment for all our customers’ construction projects. Our main mission is to assist our customers with the best technologies in the global market, guaranteeing efficiency and performance. Wequips has five different product groups:
1) Pile Manufacturing and Driving by impact or vibration;
2) Pipes, Grout injection and Drilling;
3) Demolition, Milling, Pipe Installation and Recycling;
4) Draining, Pumping, Dredging & Oil Spill Recovery;
5) Geotechnical Research and Data Entry.
Royal IHC is a reliable supplier of innovative and efficient equipment, vessels and services for the offshore, dredging and wet mining markets. We have a history of providing reliable solutions for the most difficult maritime challenges from sea level to ocean floor and sustainable life-cycle support from sites and offices on every continent.
Forkliftcenter is a brand-independent company and one of the leading companies for sales and service of forklift trucks & port equipment in the world. We have offices in Amsterdam, Dubai, Australia and Panamá, from where we cover all the Americas.
Our main offering in the Americas is:
- Forklifts with 1-60 ton lifting capacity.
- Reach stackers to handle full and empty containers (20-40 ft.)
- Tractor trucks and trailers for the movement of containers within the Port.
- Original spare parts for all kinds of port equipment.
- Maintenance service.
Saab Technologies Ltd. (formerly Klein Systems Group Ltd.) is an international software and services company specializing in enterprise software solutions for maritime ports and pilotages. The company’s head office is located in Vancouver, Canada and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saab AB. In addition, it now has offices in Antwerp, Belgium and Chennai, India engaged in supplying and supporting port and terminal management solutions.
Saab has over 30 years of experience delivering software solutions for maritime ports, terminals, vessel traffic and coastal surveillance organizations, pilotage authorities, tug operators and maritime community systems. We make a positive difference in the business of maritime operations by providing leading software and service solutions through customer commitment and unparalleled business understanding. Our mission is to make our customers more efficient.
Saab Technologies Ltd. and the Ports and Terminals product segment are part of the Maritime Traffic Management product area of Saab AB. Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defence and civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.
Saceem is am Uruguayan company of recognized prestige in the Engineering and Construction areas that has been operating uninterrupted since 1951.
It has developed its activities in Engineering and Construction mainly in Uruguay with participation in Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela and Paraguay.
Saceem has successfully completed more than 1600 contracts in the most diverse areas of Engineering and Construction: Transportation and Logistics Infrastructure, Architecture and Urban Renewal, Energy, Industry, Hydraulic and Environmental and Telecommunications.
In 2009, it incorporated the Real Estate Developments area and from 2014 on entered the market with the presentation of own developments that consolidate the technical and commercial leadership of the company.
Its current billing level exceeds USD 150 million, has more than 2000 employees and a large technical and professional staff of over 150 people.
It has an Integrated Management System, certified in the UNIT standards: ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems; UNIT: OHSAS 18001-Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and UNIT: ISO 14001- Environmental Management Systems.
Founded under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce in 1933 as a neutral, non-profit, international organization, the BIC today has over 2100 members in 120 countries.
The BIC has played an important role in the growth of containerization, with its long-established and active role in the development and maintenance of industry standards. Publisher of the BIC Code Register since 1970, the BIC was appointed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 1972 as the industry’s global container prefix registry, a role further endorsed by international customs conventions. Since 2013 the BIC has operated the Global ACEP Database, under the guidance of the IMO. The BIC recently launched the BoxTech Technical Characteristics Database to help improve efficiency and safety in the supply chain, and to help simplify compliance with SOLAS container weight reporting requirements.
This is Kalmar
Key points that build our story
We are our own brand ambassadors. Our people make Kalmar what it is today and what it will be in the future. We can all play an important role in ensuring that our customers know who we are, what we stand for and what we can do for them.
It is important that we, Kalmar people, speak with one voice and tell the same story, no matter what we do or where we are in the world.
Here are the key points that form the Kalmar story:
- Kalmar is the leading automation and container handling solution supplier in our industry.
- We are the forerunner in port automation and intelligent cargo handling.
- Our product offering is the most complete in the industry.
- Every fourth container in the world is moved by a Kalmar solution.
- We are a truly global business, serving customers in more than 100 countries across six continents.
- We have a long heritage in innovation. We have revolutionised container handling equipment and today are driving the industry forward through automation.
- We drive performance optimisation at all levels of our customer’s operations to help them achieve their business goals.
- Our vision is to be the preferred business partner of our customers throughout the lifetime of their operations.
TYPSA is a group of independent consulting engineering firms working as one in civil engineering,architecture, building technology, energy and the environment.
TYPSA Group has always participated in the development of all types of infrastructure and facilities across both Spanish and international markets since its inception in 1966, contributing to better living conditions the world over.
TYPSA Group is active on every continent. International contracts currently represent 90% of the Group’s workload.
Over 70% of the Group’s 2,500 professionals are engineers, architects or other university graduates who work together in highly skilled multidisciplinary teams.
RAFA S.A. is a company created from the fusion of a team of young people as well as people
with trajectory, experience for more than 30 years of active participation in
the field, offering products and services that have made us an undisputed
industrial leader in this market and has made us a reliable partner in the
engineering, manufacturing and industrial assemblies sector for the energy,
petroleum, gas, steel, port industries as well as the large industrial and
Our Industrial Plants strategically located in the cities of Capitán Bermúdez and Ricardone (Santa Fe, Argentina), we work on carbon, stainless, alloy and non-ferrous steels constructions for different uses, but we specialization in the energy, petroleum and gas industry .
Our products such as prefabricated pipes, metallic structures, containers, boilers, chimneys, ducts, skids, electrical boards and electromechanical equipment in general, etc. are built under ASME, ASTM, API, DIN, TEMA, ANSI, A.D, CIRSOC regulations, among others. This ensures each of our customers the highest quality and functionality possible, being these the key to our success. We are currently in the process of certification of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18000 and ASME standards.
WELCOME TO INNOVATION. WELCOME TO RAFA S.A.
Terminales Graneleras Uruguayas S.A was created to serve all those companies linked to the international trade of grains and by-products, both in Uruguay and in the group of countries that make up the Paraná-Paraguay Waterway. Its raison d'être is to facilitate the process that comprises the agroindustrial chain of grains: the maritime transport. That is why it has been installed in the port of Nueva Palmira, km 0 of the Waterway, with a transit and transshipment station that includes silos and warehouse-silo for storage. The same in smaller dimensions, operates in the port of Fray Bentos on the eastern bank of the Uruguay River. As a service company its location, its facilities, its processes and its people are organized to maximize the efficiency of the operation. AGILITY and RELIABILITY are at the base of this enterprise.
- Port Equipment Maintenance Service.
- Sale of Port Equipment.
- Renting of Port Equipment.
SicTransCore Latin America is a company based in Argentina, dedicated for over 20 years to the manufacture, design and installation of Identification and Control Systems for the Transport market.
Consortiums and Port Terminals, have entrusted to Sictranscore the development of solutions to improve Productivity, Transportation security in customs processes, Cargo control and Internal Circulation in the Terminal.
Some of the most outstanding projects are:
- Vehicle Access Control for Gates / Balances and Springs
- Use of Vehicle RFID tags for fleet and toll
- RFID Electronic Seals
- Automatic identification of ISO Containers (OCR)
- Enrollment Enrollment (LPR)
- Integration of automatisms with NavisN4
- Weighing Detection (VGM for Single Regulation)
CCCC Dredging (Group) Co., Ltd. (CDC) founded in May 2015, is a specialized sub-group of China Communication Construction Company Ltd. (CCCC), by injecting its three wholly-owned subsidiaries(i)Tianjin Dredging Company, (ii)Shanghai Dredging Company, and (iii) Guangzhou Dredging Company. Three of them all have a long history and have been the pioneers for Chinese dredging industry.
Globally, with six subsidiaries including Hong Kong Marine Construction Company, CDC has outstandingly reached a leading position in dredging and maritime industry. CDC is worldwide famous for its abundant strength, superb technology and outstanding performance. We offer a wide range of businesses comprising:
- dredging & land reclamation businesses
- pre- and post- dredging services
- eco-environmental protection investment business
- maritime engineering services
China Communications Construction Company Limited (“CCCC” or the “Company”), initiated and founded by China Communications Construction Group (“CCCG”), was incorporated on 8 October 2006.
The Company (including all of its subsidiaries except where the content otherwise requires) is the ﬁrst large state-owned transportation infrastructure group entering the overseas capital market.
The Group is principally engaged in the design and construction of transportation infrastructure, dredging and heavy machinery manufacturing business. It covers the following business aspects: port, terminal, road, bridge, railway, tunnel, civil work design and construction, capital dredging and reclamation dredging, container crane, heavy marine machinery, large steel structure and road machinery manufacturing, and international project contracting, import and export trading services.
CCCC Shanghai Dredging Co., Ltd. (SDC), founded in 1905 and a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company Ltd. (CCCC), is the top dredging company in China and globally a first class marine contractor. SDC operates their business in more than 20 countries and regions with more than 5,000 employees around the world.
SDC is offering a wide range of maritime services: dredging & land reclamation, survey & engineering and hydraulic, environmental, investment activities derived from our core businesses. Over the years, SDC has been successfully participating in China’s mega national key projects.
SDC stepped into the international market and has offered professional services over 20 countries and regions in South America, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. SDC has established branch offices in more than 10 countries. Adhering to the purposes of “Creating wealth, rewarding shareholders, benefiting employees and serving society”, CCCC-SDC is committed to serving the clients with complete and professional solutions and shoulders the social responsibilities with heart and soul.
The Grab Specialist B.V. designs, develops and manufactures grabs for the dry bulk cargo-, dredging- and recycling industries. Our grabs have a good reputation for their durability. We have an in-house team of engineers for the design of new types of grabs. We are therefore capable of manufacturing grabs according to your demands and tailored to the specifications of your equipment.
ICT services and proucts company that specializes in the logistics and port sector since a998. INFOPORT is used to suggesting innovative technological solutions in order to increase the competitiveness of our customers in the sector. Based in the port community of Valencia (Spain), we deploy our services to other ports and / or port communities that require our experience or products. Our value lies in the accumulated know-how of ouer teams that have been replying to the needs of a complex, changing and multi-stakeholder sector.
The Administracion General de Puertos Sociedad del Estado (AGPSE) is an administrative agency supervised by the Secretariat of Ports and Waterways with functional dependence of the Secretariat of Transport Management of the Tinistry of Transport of the Argentine Republic (Decree 08/2016).
The clear and absolute orientation of the Port of Barcelona towards the client, together with a strategy aligned with the improvement of infrastructures as well as the provision of integral and specialized services, aims to help the internationalization of our companies and to favor their competitiveness in a scenario increasingly global
PTP Group is a holding company of Argentine capital with more than 15 years of experience, specialized in the operation of port terminals and the provision of integral logistic services in South America, mainly in Argentina.
Relying on a constant investment policy and the development of the different business units, it has consolidated its presence along the Paraná-Paraguay Waterway (HPP), serving its clients from Km 0 of the HPP with its terminal located in Nueva Palmira, Uruguay, to Km 1500 of the HPP with its terminal located in Villeta, Paraguay; with three additional terminals located in Argentina (Ramallo and Lima in the province of Buenos Aires, and Villa Constitución in the province of Santa Fe).
PTP Group seeks to promote a constant modernization of port services to promote more competitive rates and generate jobs in the localities where it operates; contributing to the economic development of the countries of the region.