The collaboration between the CeMAT and transport logistic trade fairs will be continued in Hanover once again this year. After all, digitalisation links internal and external logistics and is posing entirely new challenges for both sectors. In keeping with the main theme "Smart Supply Chain Solutions", CeMAT is tackling this and steering attention towards the digitalised and networked value creation chain. For example, the exhibition area for "transport logistic@CeMAT" will also be at the north end of hall 27, directly next to the Logistics IT section, which – with an extended area and its own forum – will be one of the anchor points of the hall. There, topics such as cloud computing, mobile devices, interfaces, intelligent tracking and tracing, network planning, big data, WMS, image processing and virtualisation will be discussed.
Another focus point of the trade fair relating to transport logistics will be the international CeMAT Port Forum, which will take place from 9 am to 5.30 pm at the CeMAT Forum in hall 25 on 2 June. The speakers will be discussing current challenges in the port sector, such as the growing requirements of the shipping sector in terms of quality and punctuality of international and intermodal logistics chains, or the growing bottlenecks in hinterland infrastructure. Intralogistics topics will also have a role to play.
After all, the ports are combatting these challenges through continual investment in modern handling and storage technology – as well as constant further development of software and control technology. Lower Saxony’s Ministry for Economics, Labour and Transport has overall leadership of the CeMAT Port Forum.