/Smarter Ports with Digital Twins - A COOCK Smart Ports 2025 Session

Smarter Ports with Digital Twins - A COOCK Smart Ports 2025 Session

28 april 2022 | MCA Labs, Antwerpen

Digital Twins have caught the attention of the port and maritime sector. three experts explain what is already happening right now!

Digital Twins are a game-changer in decision making, as they provide a virtual representation of an object or system. What are the possibilities to reach the full potential of these Digital Twins within the port and logistics sector?

Many initiatives are taken to turn our ports into smart ports. In this inspiration session, three experts will discuss the myths & facts, and possibilities of digital twins within smart ports.

  • Hans Vangheluwe (Professor UA) will share the academic point of view
  • Danny Van Dessel (Chief Data Officer at Port of Antwerp) will talk about the Antwerp Port Information and Control Assistant (APICA), the world's first smart port digital twin
  • Johan Torfs (Industry Executive at Microsoft) will explain how a tech company develops and uses digital twins

Targeted audience

  • Companies active in ports or logistics, looking for digital solutions
  • Digital technology companies, interested in smart ports, logistics, and sustainability
  • Companies interested in the possibilities of Digital Twins.

Practical information

This is a free event and is open to everybody. We do charge a no-show fee of 50 EUR to registrants who don't show up unless this has been timely communicated to the organization (24h). The audience is encouraged to engage in a discussion with the panelists. The Sandwiches are included!