Next Meeting # 70 (Sankt Peterburg)

The 70th SMDG Meeting will be hosted from 26-27-28 september 2017 in Sankt Peterburg/ Russia by SOLVO

Venue will be at:Courtyard St. Petersburg Vasilievsky

Book your room through this link  Book your group rate for Solvo


Rate are between 105 Euros to 115 Euros for standard rooms

Tuesday      26 September 2017 Subgroup meeting
Wednesday 27 September 2017 Plenary session
Thursday     28 September 2017 Intercompany communications and and process review

Agenda has been emitted.

Main Topics:

1/ Future of SMDG / Status and budget
2/ Advencement on EDI with VGM, and baplie 3,1norms
3/ Web sevices and normalisation of intercompany communications: Best practices 




 You can register for the next meeting by e-mail to the SMDG secretariat.( and with Maria Skrivitskaya ( for the invitation letters
and confirmation of the hotel room @ Courtyard St. Petersburg Vasilievsky

Please state:

  • Name of company
  • Name of person(s)
  • Job title
  • Phone
  • E-mail
  • Member Yes/No
  • Registered at the hotel Courtyard St. Petersburg Vasilievsky Yes/No numbers of nights
  • Attendance to the subgroup meetings, plenary and Intercompany communications and and process
  • Passport scan for the Visa
  • Event sponsoring request
  • Flight arrival to coordinate with proper taxi company from the airport to the hotel
  • Postal address for the mailing of the original invitation letter

Access to the SMDG meetings is free of charge for members or any person invited by SMDG.

Please register as soon as possible for Us to publish the invitation letters for your visa purpose. Beware of the necessary time for Visa obtension
For Visa please fill up the corresponding form on the web site

You will need the below documents:

  • 1 passport photo
  • 1 fill up form from the web site above
  • 1 employer letter that confirm your position, job description, monthly salary and cost provision for the travels
  • 1 travel & helath insurance contract with contract number

Visa takes between 3 to 10 business days

 Present Attendees

  SMDG Company Contact SMDG meeting 70 Subgroup SMDG meeting 70 plenary Process day 
1 Chairman APM Terminals Bruis van Driel yes yes yes
2 Secretary General ATSEA Consulting Arthur Touzot yes yes yes
3 Member SOLVO Liubov Grebenshchikova No yes yes
4 Member MSC LENAVI Stefano Ottonello yes yes yes
5 Chairman VERMAS, TPFREP, IFTSAI Hapag Lloyd AG Michael Schroeder yes yes yes
6 Member XVELA Wendy Jaramillo yes yes yes
7 Member HHLA Container Terminals GmbH Sönke Witt yes yes yes
8 Member Japan shipping representative EDI expert  Yoshi Kito yes yes yes
9 Guest Kinet Taekmin Lee yes yes yes
10 Guest  Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology Dr Daisuke Watanabe yes yes yes
11 Member Bollore terminal sebastien etcheverry yes yes yes
12 Member Bollore terminal caroline guerin yes yes yes
13 Member CMA-CGM Frederic Hebert yes yes yes
14 Guest GEFEG mbh Andreas Pelekies No yes yes
15 Member Mersin International port Cagdas Duran yes yes yes
16 Member Mersin International port Ali Akbas yes yes yes
17 Guest SEPIA Sue Probert yes yes No
18 Member Kockumation Group Henrik Monberg Carlsen yes yes yes
19 Member Kockumation Group Valery Lavrov yes yes yes
20 Member Nile Dutch Africa Line Peter van Santen No yes yes
21 Member Eurogate Container Terminal Hamburg GmbH Stephan Krause yes yes yes
22 Member ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd Ori Ben-Shimon yes yes yes
23 Member ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd Ariela Ashuri yes yes yes
24 Chairman of the container message PSA/ Cosmos Paul Wauters yes yes yes
25 Chairman of the container message web services and industry requirement for advance process tools  Hyland Software, LLC., Westlake, OH Raymond Schraff yes yes yes


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CandidatesSpring 2018 meeting and after will be decided during the 70th SMDG Meeting.

1/ candidate Paris, France, BIC, (Burean Internaational des Containeur)
Jorn Heerulff






logo mersin international port2/ candidate Mersin, Turkey, Mersin International port

Cagdas Duran




TeccLogoN2/ candidate Accra, Ghana, TECC-GH
Emmanuel Odartey


 Other canditates can apply at