Alison Hall

Alison Hall has 20 years’ experience working in the port Industry, renowned for her passion for delivering unique and challenging supply chain solutions for a range of sectors in the UK. Prior to joining the Port of Dover in 2022, Alison worked for the Forth Ports Group where she ran a range of operational facilities at the Port of Tilbury, established new import/export markets in the UK, and delivered a range of visionary port developments including Tilbury2.

She’s a market Influencer who bring together key stakeholders globally to unlock new freight highways for our cities, fostering innovation, specialised consolidation hub solutions, port-centric and tri-modal solutions.

More recently as Head of Business Development, Alison has been instrumental in the diversification of the Port of Dover Cargo terminal, specialising in perishable solutions, bringing the port’s passion for net zero, digitalisation, to build the creation of a new perishable hub for UK and Europe.

Zeno D’Agostino

Zeno D’Agostino, manager with expertise on logistics and freight
transport, has been the head of the Port Authority of Trieste since 2015.
He is currently President of ESPO, the European Sea Ports Organisation
based in Brussels, and member of the Board of Regents of the Bank of
Italy – Trieste branch.

He deserves credit for having relaunched the image of the port of Trieste
and consolidated its competitiveness, allowing it to gain in recent years a
leading position at national and international level.

Massimiliano Cozzani

I am heading the joint Marketing & Sales Dept. that was formed as a result of the merger between PSA GP and PSA SECH in Genoa. My role covers both the maritime and rail contracts with a specific focus in integrating the different modalities and creating new business opportunities.

In parallel – representing the Cargo Solutions Division – I coordinate Product Management of our PSA-owned rail connection to Switzerland, liasing with our Business Development Mngr. in Basel.

These combined activities well represent how PSA envisages our industry’s future-to-come: an integrated supply chain, where the maritime terminal plays a pivotal role.

Pierluigi Curletto

Manager with 30 years of experience in International Companies (Italimpianti, Danieli, Techint) in designing and sale of High Tech Steel Plants with overall 500 MUSD contracts sold in 22 Countries worldwide.

Co-Founder of  Innovative Start-up with patented ideas now in industrialization phase with Excellent Market Perspectives.

Founder of STUDIO4.e Engineering Studio for Industrial Consultancy

Member of Federmanager National Commission of Innovation & Digitalization

Certified by RINA as Export Manager and Manager for Internationalization

Andrew Watson-Steward

Andrew has committed his career to the insurance industry for 17 years, with a particular focus on cargo insurance.

He has experience of underwriting a spectrum of cargo interests, having spent three years in the Japanese Market at Mitsui Sumitomo and six years prior to that in the International Cargo team at AIG. In 2016 Andrew stepped into the mutual insurance sector by joining TT Club where he is the Clubs Senior Cargo Underwriter responsible for the EMEA region. During his time at TT Club Andrew has continually grown the cargo portfolio by engaging with new and existing Members and been instrumental in restructuring the Clubs systems to better support the logistic industry, providing a cargo insurance solution to serve a growing and diverse customer base.

James Caldwell

James is a shipping and ports SME with 25 years of front-line industry, transport consultancy and technology experience, with an extensive background in the refrigerated trades, both leading the containerised reefer trade for a major carrier and working on multiple advisory briefs for ports in Europe and the Americas dominated by perishable cargo. Previous senior roles include leading digital commercial offerings for a major global operator, maritime transport advisory and other industry technology initiatives, with a strong background in the container shipping industry, starting country organizations’ and developing trade and market segments. With an endless fascination with this industry across the globe, coupled with a deep understanding of global trade, commodities, transport, and technology value, enhanced by an international background and broad geographical market and project experience, living, and working, across Europe, and Latin America.

Annika Kroon

Annika Kroon is leading the Maritime Transport and Logistics Unit in the Directorate General for Mobility and Transport in the European Commission. The unit deals with sustainable maritime policies, maritime markets and international maritime agreements, but also with digital and sustainable intermodal freight transport and logistics. Annika is an economist with Master’s degrees in Cybernetics in Economy and International Finance, having devoted last 15 years to transport policy.

Vincent Brunet

After almost 10 years as a maritime charterer (mainly as a short sea operator in the North West Coast Europe), I am working now for 15 years as a commercial executive within the port of Dunkirk authorities.

Frans Waals

Expertise in container liner shipping, reefer shipping, shortsea container and ferry, breakbulk/heavy lift, ports and container terminals. Frans joined Dynamar in 2006, where he is the editor of the extensive DynaLiners portfolio of liner shipping information. As such, he closely follows all aspects of the industry, analysing and commenting the main, worldwide developments. Additionally, he regularly participates in consultancy projects on port and, shortsea and deep-sea, liner shipping. Moreover, he is the author of Dynamar’s successful series of Reefer Analysis reports (markets, conventional, containers). Frans is also regularly involved in the execution of liner shipping and related consultancy projects.

Prior to his career at Dynamar, Frans had joined different sections of Erasmus University, Rotterdam (EHB Consultancy, ERBS, M.E.L.) where he participated in various consulting sections and publication activities. The latter included a study on reefer techniques, from which ultimately the Quest system (reefer container control techniques) has emerged.