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Wilson Sons first Latin American member of TIC 4.0

Photo: Wilson Sons Terminal de Contêineres (Tecon) Rio Grande da Wilson Sons, no Estado do Rio Grande do Sul (Brasil) Divulgação[45].jpg
Wilson Sons, Brazilian maritime logistics operator Wilson Sons has become the first Latin American company to join TIC 4.0 (Terminal Industry Committee),

TIC 4.0 which brings together global terminal operators and manufacturers and suppliers of equipment and technology.

In November last year, Wilson Sons was invited through Tecon Rio Grande, due to its relevance in Brazil and Latin America, its brand's reputation and investments in automation and digitalisation of its container terminals. “With the invitation, we completed an evaluation process where the company was approved at a TIC 4.0 Board Meeting, and thus joined the Committee in July,” said Tecon Rio Grande (RS) Systems Development manager Giovanni Phonlor.

“Innovation and adoption of new technologies are part of Wilson Sons' DNA. The company's choice for TIC 4.0, as its first member in Latin America, reflects our visionary character, which makes us pursue higher standards, with increasingly efficient and sustainable operations. With new digital transition solutions, we will overcome all industry challenges while developing maritime transport and creating a better future,” said Wilson Sons COO Arnaldo Calbucci.

TIC 4.0 has taken many steps forward in technological standardisation, publishing last, the data model and standards for terminal operating systems (TOS) and container handling equipment (CHE) 

in July, Wilson Sons launched Latin America's first maritime and port innovation hub — Cubo Maritime & Port — to make operations more efficient, safe, and sustainable. The initiative is part of a whole ecosystem designed to speed up innovation and foster start-ups in the industry. The hub has 12 start-ups, developing high-impact solutions to increase the efficiency of maritime transport and help the sector to join the low-carbon economy.