02 Jan 2019

Terminal Industry Committee 4.0 (TIC 4.0) members agree on roadmap and appoint Chairs and Vice Chairs for the working groups

Terminal Industry Committee 4.0 (TIC 4.0) members agree on roadmap and appoint Chairs and Vice Chairs for the working groups 

Representatives of more than 17 companies regrouping global container terminal operators and their equipment and solutions suppliers held the second plenary meeting at FEPORT offices in Brussels on December 7th, 2018. 

The first plenary meeting, adopted an initial set of governance rules and a roadmap for the Committee. Fundación ValenciaPort has been retained to provide back office support in the organization and documentation of Committee’s meetings and activities. 

Mr Boris Wenzel, Terminal Link was elected as Chairman, Mr Frank Kho was appointed as the Coordinator of TIC 4.0, and a steering committee has been formed to also include FEPORT (The Federation of European Private Port Companies and Terminals) and PEMA (The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association). 

The second plenary meeting allowed participants reiterate their support to TIC 4.0’s objectives which are far beyond than agreeing on standards for communication between ships and terminals. 

TIC 4.0 has been established to allow a closer technical interaction between terminals and manufacturers with the objective on the elaboration of industry standards that will favor the development of Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and further technological innovations for the whole sector”. 

The first objective of TIC 4.0 (Terminal Industry Committee 4.0) will be to delineate a corpus of definitions regarding concepts and technical terminology that are specific to the container handling industry to facilitate comparatives about technical specifications for equipment, bring about objective measures of performance of equipment and constitute an important milestone towards the elaboration of standards for the industry to achieve further efficiencies. Those efficiencies will have positive cascading effects on the whole logistics chain. 

A large part of the plenary meeting has been allocated to the split of work between different working groups which will start the work in December 2018. 

The 5 work streams with proposed chair are: 

1. STS – SC: Chair: Eurogate – Vice Chair: Liebherr 2. Rail CRMG – TT: Chair: DP World – Vice Chair: Konecranes 3. RTG – TT: Chair: Terminal Link – Vice Chair: RBS 4. SC– SC: Chair : APMT – Vice Chair: Kalmar 5. TT- Chair: ECT –Hutchison – Vice Chair: Konecranes 

The different working groups will: 

• Outline generic description of operational process for given module within its boundaries 

• Define topics/needs/KPIs for module as per process description, with focus on: • Performance & efficiencies 

• Energy consumption 

• Safety 

• Data 

• Structure the output of the exercise as per following hierarchy • Basic (Business) needs 

• Operational processes 

• Technical assets 

• Technological tools 

The outcome and progress report of the work of the working groups will be made during the next Plenary Meeting which will take place in Marseille in February 8th 2019 at the CMA CGM Headquarters. 


For more information, please contact: 

Mr. Frank Kho: 


Mr. Boris Wenzel, Managing Director of Terminal Link 


Ms. Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid, Secretary General of FEPORT: 


Mr. Ottonel Popesco, President and Chairman of the Board of PEMA: ottonel.popesco@pema.org