AGORA Seminar announcement

Intermodal terminal contribute decisively to the growth of this transport segment, by supplying the physical handling at the interface rail-road-inland waterway and often by moderating the interests of the stakeholders. To enlighten this important “role in the intermodal supply chain” will be subject of our seminar for terminal managers on 2.03.2010 in Wien for which we kindly invite named managers of intermodal terminals.
Partners of the AGORA-Project which are themselves deeply involved in terminal business would like to jointly discuss the items listed in the agenda:

10:00 Registration / Coffee
10:30 Welcome and Introduction: AGORA Partners and Objectives

10:45 Forum 1: „good practices“ in terminal management

Impulse statement: U. Sondermann (KombiConsult):
Panel discussion: U. Altmann (Neuss Trimodal), S. Gehenot (UIC), E. Possegger
How can we ensure a continuous improvement?
Need for structured access to information on terminals (European Terminal Portal)?
Discussion with all participants

12:00 Coffee break
12:15 Forum 2: „good practices“ in management interfaces
Impulse statement: U. Sondermann (KombiConsult) Slot allocation in a liberalized market
Presentation C. Hoenders (RSC Rotterdam): “Ketenregie” a solution in Rotterdam
Presentation R. Klein (KTL Ludwigshafen): “Lift on lift off” or value added services? What else can be offered by terminals?
Discussion with all participants

13:30 lunch

14:30 Forum 3: Intensifying cooperation between European terminal operators
Impulse statement: R. Mertel (KombiConsult)
Panel discussion: J. Gemels (Interferryboats), H. Pieper (DUSS)*, A. Aulicino (Interporto Bologna)
Discussion with all participants

15:45 Resume
16:00 End of seminar

For questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards
Uwe Sondermann
KombiConsult GmbH
for the AGORA-Partners
phone +49.69.2443293172

The AGORA Common Learning Project is partly funded under the Marco Polo Programme of the European Commission.