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Programme

RAIL CROSSROADS

24 September - Day 1

13:00 – 13:30 Registration

13:30 – 14:00 Welcome Speeches

  • Port of Antwerp - Mr. Luc Arnouts, Chief Commercial Officer
  • UIC - Mr. Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, General Director
  • FIATA - Mr. Francesco Parisi, Past-President

14:00-15:30

Session 1. Conjunction between sea and rail


Chairman – Ivan Petrov

  • Port of Antwerp – Koen Cuypers
  • Infrabel – Michel Geubelle
  • IFB - Tom Paeshuys
  • RCA – Karl Zöchmeister

15:30 – 16:30 - Networking break

16:30-18:00

Session 2. Terminal operations – Moving forward


Chairman – Marc Huybrechts

  • Rail & Sea, Edwin Moehlig
  • PSA Antwerp – Mr. Filip Merckx
  • NHS (Port of Antwerp) – Maarten Geerardyn
  • UIRR - Ralf-Charley Schultze

18h30 Welcome Reception Antwerp City Hall
Grote Markt 1, 2000 Antwerpen

20h00 Dinner at Restaurant Pelgrom
Pelgrimsstraat 15
2000 Antwerpen

The dinner and welcome reception at the Antwerp City Hall will be sponsored by the Port of Antwerp, VEA (Antwerp Forwarders association) and CEB (Belgian Forwarders Association).

25 September Day 2

9:00-10:30

Session 3. Railway connections - green light for hinterland traffic


Chairman – Jakab Laszlo

  • SNCF Captrain Netherlands – Andreas Pietsch
  • HUPAC – Alberto Grisone
  • B-Logistics – Geert Pauwels
  • LTE – Markus Bertram
  • VTG – Mr. Frank Bensaid

10:30 – 11:30 - Networking break

11:30 - 13:00

Session 4. Effects of digitalization on Logistics


Chairman – Tom Paeshuys

  • CEB - Marc Huybrechts - Central Booking Platform
  • Customs agent. Portmade – Jef Hermans
  • GEFCO - Johannes Nanninga
  • DOT-Telematik – Philipp Tarter
  • Fretless Idea srl - Paolo Righetti

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 17:00 port tour by bus