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Mahdi Allawatia

Assets Development Manager
SOHAR Port and Freezone


8:55 AM Introductory remarks by the Chairperson

1:00 PM Talk Show: Maximising port operations to beat the competition

This panel discussion will provide an overview of the following points:
  • Maximising points of efficiency in your port such as innerport transport, operations and communications to create a competitive and attractive choice to the shipping community
  • Leveraging advanced technologies to maximise resource utilisation and capacity handling in the quay side, yard, and warehouse while achieving the shortest possible total transit time
  • How to balance security requirements and operational efficiency?

2:00 PM INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: Multi-stakeholder collaboration

Successful port development and expansion in the region depends on on-going collaboration between many different stakeholders. Regulators, operators, shipping lines, cargo owners and maritime services need to find ways to align their interests to ensure continued port competitiveness and contribute to raising the standards of the maritime system.

This panel discussion will provide an overview of the following points:
  • Challenges and opportunities of a collaborative model
  • Globalisation of shipping lines and port operators
  • Impact of shipping line mega-alliances on ports and terminals