The inaugural Intermodal Asia 2014, which takes place from 1-3 April at the Shanghai World Expo Center, will be the place to see high profile exhibitors showcase the latest products and services for the intermodal sector.
"Many exhibiting companies at Intermodal Asia will take the opportunity to showcase their equipment, systems, technologies and services designed to improve operations throughout the container and shipping industry" says Sophie Ahmed, Event Director.
Intermodal Asia 2014 visitors and exhibitors will include organisations that supply, manufacture, use, ship, trade or purchase containers and suppliers of container materials and components. A significant number of container manufacturers are exhibiting, including leading companies, CIMC, Singamas and CXIC.
CIMC (China International Marine Containers (Group) Co., Ltd.) is the world’s largest container manufacturer and will demonstrate various products and services at Intermodal Asia including its intelligence and logistics systems. "CIMC will be exhibiting up to 20 units of various container and vehicle products in the container park, including ISO dry and reefer containers, tank containers, special containers and other vehicles," says Mr Mai Bo Liang of CIMC and the CCIA. "Intermodal Asia gives us the opportunity to demonstrate our comprehensive abilities in providing modern equipment and services to our customers."
Many of the world’s leading container leasing companies are also exhibiting, including TAL, Triton and Cronos, alongside various companies that supply materials to the container industry.
"Intermodal Asia 2014 provides an ideal platform for exhibitors to exchange market information that will help the industry to develop" says Joe Zhou, Sales Executive of exhibiting company, M.Y.Timber Co., Ltd, which produces container plywood flooring, engineered wood veneer and plywood for concrete form. "Many companies are keen to promote products through exhibitions, so buyers can find their ideal commodities, learn and compare the goods onsite. Intermodal Asia is a professional exhibition and is ideal for a container flooring factory like us."
International manufacturer of paint and coatings, Valspar, is also exhibiting. "The drive for more sustainable products continues to gain momentum in Asia and we have a commercially viable solution available today" says Jane Balster, Marketing Communications, General Industrial, Valspar. "We look forward to using Intermodal Asia 2014 to continue expanding our presence in the industry."
Further exhibitors at Intermodal Asia 2014 will include asset tracking company, Hunter Global Tracking, which has recently launched a state-of-the art tracking system for the transport industry; and Real Asset Management (RAM).
"It is of key importance for software to provide companies with the tools to reduce costs and improve profitability," says Nicola Byers, marketing manager at Real Asset Management. "RAM will continue working with VOTG and other tank operators to ensure that its Monitor4000 solution meets the ever-changing demands of the industry."
KUKDONG Maritime Equipment Service (KDMES) is a second-hand container trading company, which is also exhibiting at Intermodal Asia 2014. The company’s special offering is OWCL (One Way Charge Lease, Drop Off Service), providing a buy-back service to its customers in CIS and Russia.
Chemical company, Jointas Chemical, Singapore-based logistics and supply chain management company, PAN OCEAN, and Gateway Container International Limited, a subsidiary of Gateway Logistics Limited specialising in ISO Shipping Container Trading, are also exhibiting.
Representing the reefer container market, exhibitors will include Shanghai CIMC Reefer Containers Co., Ltd; Taicang CIMC Reefer Logistics Equipment Co.,Ltd; Daikin Industries Ltd; Carrier Transicold Division; Qingdao CIMC Reefer Container Manufacture Co., Ltd; Emerson Climate Technologies and Qingdao Xin Sanly Reefer Container Technical Co., Ltd.
To celebrate the launch of Intermodal Asia, VIPs, CEOs and leading industry companies will be in attendance for the official opening ceremony, on Tuesday 1 April, at 10am, outside the exhibition hall.
Important container shipping topics will be addressed during free-to-attend conference sessions, taking place throughout Intermodal Asia 2014 in the Strategy Theatre and the Innovation Theatre. Key speakers will tackle important issues during the high level conference sessions, held in both Mandarin and English, and sessions include a rail freight forum, a technology forum and a shippers panel.
Intermodal Asia 2014 is organised by Informa Exhibitions in joint partnership with China’s leading container association, China Container Industry Association (CCIA). CCIA is located in Beijing and was established in 1993 with the approval from the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, is a nationwide social organization with legal person qualification. The event will also benefit from the full support of CIMC, which is the chairman member company of the CCIA.