Introduction

Welcome to the market place seminar’s website which UIC, the International Union of Railways, and FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, jointly organize!

The market place seminar is a platform which aims to create opportunities for increased cooperation and business development within the rail sector by offering a common platform for railway undertakings, freight forwarders and customers.

This year the seminar will be organized in Barcelona and it will focus on French-Iberian rail link – Fostering European Connectivity:

  • Development of the hinterland of the harbor of Barcelona
  • Consequences of the new UIC line and the French/Spanish border issue
  • Short Sea Shipping: competition or a complementary solution for rail freight business
  • Relationship of freight forwarders to harbours: examples of best practices

RENFE, the Spanish state railway, Fret SNCF, the French state railway and Port of Barcelona will co-organize the seminar together with FIATA and UIC. The conferences will take place on 2-3 November 2010 at the World Trade Center (seminar venue).

We would like to wish you welcome to our event and we look forward to meeting you!