Monday, June 21, 2010

Russian Rail Freight Conference Covers All The Bases

Saint Petersburg is Venue for Major Event
Shipping News Feature

RUSSIA - Russian Railways and the International Union of Railways (UIC)have organised a rail freight conference to include many senior contributors to the logistics market which will take place on the 6th and 7th July. Full details appear on the Events page of the Handy Shipping Guide site. The main topics under discussion will be:

- Rail transport in the global economic and financial crisis

- "Green" logistics - new opportunities for railways

- Liberalisation of the railways - how to attract private investment?

- Railway land bridges - conditions for success

- Combined transport - the future of containers

- Carload shipments - flourishing in North America, surviving in Europe?

- Combined transport - the need to increase efficiency

- Rail-based global logistics - creating customer value.

The conference will be opened by Vladimir Yakunin, Russian Railways president and Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, General Director, UIC and will include several other big hitting speakers from the world of railfreight and supply chain logistics including Dr. Karl-Friedrich Rausch of Deutsche Bahn, Pierre Blayau, CEO, SNCF Geodis, Dr. Sebastian Jürgens ,Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), Lance Hockridge, CEO, Queensland Rail and many more.

The Conference will be held at the Astoria and Angleterre hotelsmand the official conference languages will be English and Russian.