ESL to Speak at TOC Americas 2015

ESL’s President, Michael Hellmers, is proud to be speaking at 2015 TOC Americas in Panama. On Tuesday, October 13th, Hellmers will be presenting during the Tech TOC seminar that focuses on Managing New Terminal Power & Data Requirements. “As port equipment gets faster, larger, more automated and more connected, power and data transmission needs are changing. The trend to electrify cranes and mobile equipment continues to gain momentum, alongside hybrid power solutions, alternative ‘clean’ fuels and electrical shore power for vessels, driven both by environmental legislation and corporate social responsibility. At the same time, the ability to transmit large quantities of real-time data and video is increasingly becoming a standard requirement. Speakers will explore new concepts being developed and new solutions being implemented today.” –

Over the course of the conference, speakers from the industry will be discussing container shipping in the Americas, the changes on the horizon for the Caribbean, transshipment trends and hubs, and Americas reefer shipping and trade outlook. Between discussions, attendees can visit key business leaders on the exhibition floor.

This year’s conference coincides with a $5.2 billion project: Panama Canal’s expansion. This historic project is in response to the rapid global escalation in container ship size. TOC Americas is attended by industry leaders, and a variety of decision makers in the business of moving and handling containerized cargo.


Panama Canal Expansion TOC Americas 2015

The project to widen the Panama Canal is nearing completion, and from next April, container carrying vessels of up to 13,200 TEUs will be able to navigate the Canal, more than doubling the current 4,400 TEUs limit.

To date, ESL has over 180,000 safety interlocked modules installed worldwide. To learn more about our products, please visit us online, or reach out to a member of our sales team to request a brochure.

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