RORO 2014 – conference topics exclusive


Over the course of three days, RORO 2014 hopes to shed light on a number of topics regarding the movement of cargo using roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) shipping.

Held at Excel London, from the 24-26 June, RORO 2014 is the only exhibition dedicated to the RoRo industry.

“The themes, topics and discussions covered during the conference sessions will attract key senior level professionals from the market who are looking to learn and make decisions,” says Sophie Ahmed, event director.

“All the sessions will provide a comprehensive understanding of the RoRo transport issues that are being faced today.”

Day one will focus on ‘Markets under pressure’ with an opening talk by Mike Garratt, managing director of MDS Transmodal, focusing on the global outlook for the RoRo Market.

In the second session, Martin Crawford-Brunt, Manager of DNV GL UK & Ireland will discuss his paper titled ‘Alternative fuels including LNG vs. Scrubber Technology.’

This talk hopes to look at alternatives to heavy fuel oil and marine gas oil in RoRo trades; including batteries, methanol, bio-fuels and LNG, as well as looking at recent trends and examples of vessels ordered, such as NORLED, a 100 percent battery powered ferry.

Finally, Piotr Trusiewicz, publishing director of the Baltic Transport Journal will run a focus on the North Sea and Baltic region, including comparisons of RoRo, ferry and freight traffic, opportunities for investment and development, and the future of rail ferries, roll-trailers, kombi trains and port-to-port rail connections.

Ahmed went on to say “RORO 2014 is a free-to-attend three day exhibition and conference that provides logistics professionals involved in roll-on/roll-off shipping with the opportunity to meet, network and do business.

“Visitors will include decision makers from various sectors such as car and vehicle manufacturers / OEMs, cargo logistics companies, freight forwarders, ship builders and port and terminal operators, with buying power.”

Logistics and shipping professions will further benefit from the event which is co-located with TOC Europe and the recently launched Port Centric Logistics exhibition.

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