Exhibitions can play a key part in a company’s sales and marketing strategy by raising brand awareness, showcasing new innovations and creating new enquiries. It also provides a central hub allowing existing customers to meet key sales personnel to discuss new projects, formulate new enquiries and create new business relationships.
TOC CSC exhibitions
The TOC CSC Exhibitions are stamped in the RAM Spreaders calendar as a particular favourite as the exhibition attracts over 300 industry professionals from more than 30 countries with in excess of 3,500 people visiting the exhibition. RAM have been attending the TOC exhibitions for over 15 years with continued success in generating new business.
The location of this years 3 day TOC CSC Europe Exhibition was for the first time since it began back in 1976 in London UK at the ExCel Conference Centre and took place between the 24th and 26th June 2014.
Known as the global event for the containerised cargo industry, this particular exhibition co-insides with the recent opening of the new DP World London Gateway shipping container terminal where RAM Spreaders have supplied a number of container lifting spreaders and Twin40 Headblock connection known as “SingFlex” allowing for multiple container lifts specifically designed for mega ship container terminals.
TOC CSC exhibition history
Europe is of historical importance to TOC CSC as the location of their very first exhibition back in 1976. From continued successes on the back of TOC Europe, the organisers decided to expand the exhibitions by strategic location at the world’s key shipping hubs with the beginning of TOC Asia launched back in 1999, TOC Americas in 2000 and TOC Middle East in 2008.
Since 1976 TOC CSC exhibitions have grown in popularity and are now established as one of the most important key events for the container supply chain industry. These exhibitions provide a global forum for Ports, Terminal Operators, Shipping Lines, 3PL’s and BC’S giving the chance for people to meet who own, move and handle large volumes of containers. It also provides exhibitors an opportunity to look for business solutions and networking whilst showcasing products and services. A greater number of logistics providers and Cargo Owners/BCO’s now attend TOC CSC looking for business solutions and networking.
As part of the TOC CSC exhibition events, technical seminars and high-level conferences are run over the duration of the exhibition. Attended by more than 500 delegates and speakers these conferences provided a useful opportunity for debates between shipping company senior executives, logistics service providers, ocean carriers, ports authorities and terminal operators.
Topics of debate and discussions included port development and finance, terminal efficiency with new expectations and planning, emerging economies and fluctuations in freight rates and service changes.
TOC Bulk Conference
Introduced in 2013, the “Bulk Ports and Technology” conference was this year back by popular demand, designed for the bulk handling industry and shipping professionals providing the latest advances in cargo handling and recent trends in dry bulk shipping.
RAM Spreaders stand
Celebrating over 40 years in the container lifting industry, the UK is a special place for RAM Spreaders where the company’s engineering roots began. Having the exhibition in the UK is a nostalgic occasion and would have a celebratory feel for RAM Spreaders.
This years theme for RAM Spreaders was to promote “SingFlex” Twin40 Headblock which already have been supplied to DPW London Gateway. The stand was designed specifically to be minimalistic and relaxed with soft seating. Large graphic boards formed the stand displaying the RAM “SingFlex” in docking station mode and full twin 40ft container mode.
Over the 3 day event, joining the RAM Spreaders stand included Senior and Regional Managers and Sales Agents representing Europe, Americas, Asia and the Middle East and also Africa and ANZ. As with the most exhibitions, visitors and customers come from all areas of the globe to discuss new projects, make enquiries and create sales leads. At this years exhibition there was no exception with the RAM Sales Team providing the steady flow of visitors with help and support on a global scale.
A number of RAM’s existing customers also used the exhibition as the ideal opportunity to discuss current and future projects and development opportunities. Whilst a number of port developers and terminal operators showed a keen interested in learning more about the “SingFlex” functionality and flexibility. A steady flow of product manufacturers including fellow exhibitors also came onto the stand promoting their products.
RAM still remains one of the main key suppliers
With new innovations such as the “SingFlex“, RAM have the ability to still remain one of the world’s key suppliers of container handling equipment with a continuous product development program based on anticipating and meeting the practical needs of port and terminal operators. The development of spreaders especially SingFlex have always been about providing a cost effective machines suitable for the demands of ports and terminal operators.
Through the years product developments and innovations include the Twinlift Spreader, Electric Spreader, ‘CentreSpread’ Twinlift Spreader, the ShockAbsorb impact and noise reduction system, ‘PinSmart’ automatic twistlock handling machine and most recently the Revolver® bulk handling machine.
RAM Spreaders TOC exhibition schedule for the western hemisphere continues at TOC Americas in Cartagena Columbia between the 7th to the 9th October 2014.
About RAM Spreaders and NSL Engineering Pte Ltd
Since the company’s earliest designs saw the light of day almost 40 years ago in England, RAM Spreaders has grown to become the world’s clear No2 in container handling spreaders and the No1 independent supplier. Now part of NSL Engineering Pte Ltd, a major industrial group with construction, chemical, property, technology and investment interests, RAM Spreaders has manufacturing and development facilities in Singapore, a manufacturing plant in China and an assembly and servicing facility in Lancashire, England.
Recent developments include the new All-electric separating twinlift design, and a telescopic spreader designed for mobile harbour cranes. These new series join the existing RAM range of telescopic, fixed and separating twinlift spreaders, offering the finest choice for Ship-to-Shore Cranes, RTGs/RMGs, Mobile Harbour Cranes and Fork Lifts.
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