22 Nov 2023: “Still Waters Run Deep” – the freight logistics sector faces multiple pressures including cost, resilience and sustainability. But the perception of business as usual on the surface is hiding dramatic activity below. What changes are coming with geopolitical tensions, what may shifting trading patterns mean, and how can we balance our risks and opportunities? F&L’s multi-stakeholder community met in Italy to look at our potential future through the microcosm of the Northern Adriatic region. Business leaders across Europe & the Middle East were warmly welcomed.
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F&L is independent, and the benefit for participants of discussions at F&L is built around the network present. Discussions are in confidence (we do not record, and press/media are not permitted). This is an in-person meeting.
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“Altissima quaeque flumina minimo sono labi”: as the Latin proverb reminds us, “the deepest rivers flow with the least sound…..
10:45 – 11:30 (coffee & moving across the road to Trieste Convention Centre)
12:20 – 13:30 (members’ vote & lunch)
15:15 – 16:00 (coffee & moving across the road to Sala Luttazzi)
Networking dinner in historical Caffè Tommaseo
Welcoming local and international participants to F&L’s North Adriatic meeting over the afternoon and evening, we looked at what is happening in the region and met important local businesses.
14:30 – 16:00 Choice of visits
We look at the production & packaging of pasta as well as visit the Barilla warehouse.
Special tour around the Port of Koper.
Special tour around the Port of Trieste.
16:30 – 20:00, Demo & Networking Dinner
Successfully utilised by the newbuild automotive industry for years, the R2L connector now increasing the number of crane-loadable trailers from 5 to 95%. All industry sectors can use it, and it’s suitable for all kind of rubber-wheeled vehicles. Trailers are loaded on to trains in less than 5 minutes.
Europe’s infrastructure lags behind future rail use policy scenarios. Is this a solution?
We see this tool in use at Interporto Fernetti and discuss driver shortage / congestion / environmental emissions & ESG impact / if the R2L delivers what it appears to promise, and ask questions of an expert team.
Networking dinner will be provided on site and you will be delivered to the F&L conference hotel by electric bus at approximately 20:00 so that you have time to enjoy the delights of Trieste.
F&L is independent, not-for-profit and international. We engage business leaders and decision-makers in global manufacturing, logistics (road, rail, sea, waterways, air), academia, policymakers and science. All discussions are focused around freight logistics.
Participant list for Trieste
ALIS (Italy’s sustainable intermodal logistics association)
BAT British American Tobacco
Billiet & Co
CFL Multimodal SA
Codognotto Italia Spa
Duisport-Duisburger Hafen AG
ECS European Container
EIB European Investment Bank
Francesco Parisi Group
GATX Rail France
Greenlog Intermodal Logistics
Guangzhou Port (Europe)
HHLA PLT Italy
HHLA TK Estonia
INEOS Styrolution Europe
IPCSA Port System Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea
Julius & Clark
Kühne + Nagel
MIB School of Management
Mitsubishi Electric Europe
North Sea Port
ÖBB Rail Cargo Group
Port Authority Eastern Med Sea (Trieste & Monfalcone)
Port of Barcelona
Port of Calais
Port of Trieste
Rail Force 1
Samer & Co Shipping
Samskip Multimodal BV
Smart Join Logistik
TMT Container Terminal, Trieste
VTG Rail Europe
Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato
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