Trelleborg’s marine systems operation is sponsoring the 9th PIANC-COPEDEC conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on the 16 to 21 October 2016.
Held once every four years, the International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (COPEDEC) is a forum for coast and port engineers from all over the world to exchange best practice and experiences.
Trelleborg will be exhibiting on booth 21, discussing its new Port of the Future initiative and the results of a new piece of research the company has carried out. ‘Preparing for the Port of the Future’ examines marine industry maturity in terms of digitization and automation, and will launch in full in November. The PIANC COPEDEC – a forum for exchanging best practice and new ideas – offers a perfect platform for us to discuss initial results and hear the experiences of our peers.
Marco Gaal, Regional Director for Trelleborg’s marine systems operation will also present the company’s latest thinking on materials science and equipment engineering, with a presentation about best practice in fender manufacture. The content for the presentation is based on comprehensive research by Trelleborg into the impact of formulation and the mixing process on fender performance.