Focus on ports and terminals at Intermodal Europe in Hamburg

  • Port-focussed conference sessions added to this year’s conference programme

Intermodal Europe, to be held in Hamburg from 8-10 October, will host a number of port-focussed conference sessions this year.

Key speakers from the ports and terminals sector will be discussing port related challenges and sharing solutions during some of the conference sessions at the three day event.

Port issues for intermodal transport will be a focus on day one, during a session led by Peter Ward, supply chain commercial manager at DP World London Gateway.
Intermodal Europe 2013 will precede the opening of London Gateway, which is the UK’s first 21st Century major deep-sea container port and Europe’s largest logistics park, due to open towards the end of 2013.

“The main focus of this case study conference session will be to look at what is currently going on within the ports and terminals sector around the world, such as economic drivers as the supply chain gets longer” says Peter Ward.

On the same day, Alexandra Tornow, associate director – EMEA Research, for Jones Lang LaSalle, will lead a conference session looking at the increasing importance of logistics real estate to long-term port success, as well as the development of distribution centres at, or near, ports.

A conference session looking at innovative short sea and rail network opportunities for North West Germany and North Holland will be led by Rüdiger Beckmann, sales director, JadeWeserPort Logistics Zone. Managing director of GoMultimodal GmbH, Gerhard Oswald, and a representative of Nosta-Transport GmbH will also be on the panel.

An innovative ports and hinterland operations demonstration will be led by Benjamin Bruegelmann and Stefan Breitenbach, iPort Demonstrator Coordinator, Eurogate/HHM, while Drazen Zgaljic from MEDNET will present ways to simplify and harmonise maritime and port procedures within the Mediterranean region.

“These sessions will help people to gain a better understanding of current trends and developments within the ports and terminals sector” says Sophie Ahmed, event director for Intermodal Europe.

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