Monday, May 20, 2019

As Road Haulage Emissions, and Costs, Need Cutting, Rail Freight Group Opens Discussions

Multimodal 2019 to Host Summer Meeting of Track Borne Cargo Interests
Shipping News Feature
UK – The ever expanding drive to reduce emissions produced by the logistics industry has touched every sector, none more so than road haulage which has seen track borne cargo levels steadily rise with an increased number of trains double stacking containers, whilst bulk goods favour the method. Now, at next month's Multimodal Exhibition, the Rail Freight Group will hold its RFG Summer Meeting.

As well as the drive to cut pollution, and how this can save companies money, other subjects to be covered will include artificial intelligence and high-speed freight trains when the meeting happens at the NEC Birmingham expo on the afternoon of Tuesday 18 June the Piazza Suites 1-3, just outside the exhibition hall.

The session kicks off at 12.30 with a networking lunch, with the meeting itself starting at 13.30 and with rail freight, ports and terminals being inextricably linked, the RFG believes Multimodal 2019 presents the perfect opportunity for stakeholders from across the sector to come together and tackle the latest opportunities and challenges impacting intermodal freight.

The speakers announced come from businesses which the RFG says are united by a desire to ‘do things differently’ and so far include:

  • The Rail Operations Group will introduce its new business, Orion, which aims to move rail freight into high speed retail logistics with significant investment in rolling stock and services.
  • Gary Hunter from Elastacloud will explore how data analytics is already helping some companies in rail move ahead with predictive assessments, and will describe how this could benefit freight.
  • iPort Rail looks at how new facilities are already driving new services and will discuss future opportunities.
  • Andy Cotton of BG Products GB and Powerflow Ltd will discuss how rail can reduce its fuel use and carbon emissions, increasingly vital in today’s political environment.
  • Further speakers will be announced in due course and anyone interested in attending the event can download a booking form here and email it to

    The RFG Pavilion will be located in the heart of the exhibition hall and will be its focal hub for networking and meeting other RFG members.