5th Edition Global Rail Freight Conference

RotterdamThe Netherlands

Opportunities for Rail Freight between Europe and Asia

‘All major stakeholders from the transport and logistics industry will come together to discuss the future of rail freight’

Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, General Director UIC

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Almost half a million TEU or standard containers could already be transported on the railways between Europe and Asia. How is rail positioning itself in that market? How can the corridor concept boost business initiatives? Come and engage in discussions with high level panellists from the entire transport chain at UIC’s Global Rail Freight Conference in Rotterdam on 22&23 June.

Under the heading  ‘Shaping together the business of the future’, the Global Rail Freight Conference will review the challenges facing rail freight at global and European level through 4 thematic sessions:

  1. From Shanghai to Rotterdam: the landbridge concept 10 years on
  2. Strategies to deliver opportunities and enhance effectiveness
  3. Rail Freight 4.0: innovation and digitalization for global solutions
  4. The workforce of the future: digital skills and human capital

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