How To Improve Multimodal Environmentally-Friendly Freight Solutions in Central Europe?

transport logistic Munich - 6th June

To answer some of the most important questions related to the challenges faced by TalkNET, the partners organized “How To Improve Multimodal Environmentally-Friendly Freight Solutions in Central Europe?", which took place the 6th June 2019 on occasion of the fair Transport Logistic. 

The conference was included in the official program of the renowned fair Transport Logistic in Munich and had a great success among the public that gathered in front of the stage. The international atmosphere offered by the fair, by the speakers as well as by the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE project, ensured the success of the workshop and gave some of the major players in the field of logistics the opportunity to discuss the need to adopt sustainable solutions that at the same time do not compromise the market and freight transport in Europe.

The event was structured in two panels: the first panel focused on “Eco-innovative solutions for freight transport", whereas the second had “Multimodal transport solutions" as central theme.

Antonio Revedin (Director Strategic Planning and Development Department - North Adriatic Sea Port Authority) and Alessandro Marino (CEO - Italian-German Chamber of Commerce in Munich) opened the conference by illustrating some of the main achievements already collected by TalkNET.

Sebastian Reimann (editor-in-chief of DVZ, Deutsche-Verkehrszeitung) moderated a stimulating debate between Lajos Veer (Sales Manager Hungary - Shell Fleet Solutions) and Stanislaw Iwan (Associate professor at the Maritime University of Szczecin - Department of Transport Systems) during the first panel and finally gave space to the second round of speakers: Armin Riedl (CEO - Kombiverkehr and Lokomotion), Agnes Hernad (Managing Director - Rail Cargo Operator - Hungaria Kft.) and Nunzio Savarese (Commercial Executive Short Sea Lines - Grimaldi Group).

These leading personalities from the logistic sector discussed sustainable ways of shifting freight transport from road to rail or waterborne transport. Other points of discussion were the promotion of eco-innovation in freight logistics, the development of multimodal corridors, the optimization of the performance of multimodal logistics networks and the need to consolidate efficient methods to maintain a seamless information flow in the logistics chain.

At the end of the conference Harald Leupold (HL Consulting und Wagener & Herbst Management Consultants GmbH, Büro Nürnberg) held a speech, where he briefly summarized the various topics discussed during the event.