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Group of Experts on Hinterland Connections of Seaports
Seaports Conference Piraeus 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Hinterland Connection of Seaports

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe organized a conference on the important role seaports serve as a link between maritime and inland transport. The event, which took place on 17-18 September 2008 in Piraeus, Greece, was kindly hosted by the Government of Greece.

Below you will find a set of links to presentations, background material and, press release and photos. If you have any queries about the conference, please email us at: infotransport@unece.org.

 

  

 

 




  

 

Main Documents

Programme

 

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List of Participants

 

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Report

 

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Official Opening

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Statement
Speech by Mr. Anastassis PAPALIGOURAS, Minister, Ministry of Mercantile Marine, The Aegean and Island Policy, Greece

 

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Opening Statement
Speech by Ms. Eva MOLNAR, Director, Transport Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

 

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Policy and Practice: The Development of China’s Port Industry
Presentation by Mr. Zuyuan XU, Vice Minister, Ministry of Transport, China

 

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Speech by Ms. Anna WYPICH-NAMIOTKO, Vice Minister, Ministry of Infrastructure, Poland

 

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Speech by Mr. Ernest NOKA, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Telecommunications, Albania

 

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Speech by Mr. David COCKROFT, Secretary General, International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

 

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Role of seaports as a link between inland and maritime transport: EU policy context
Presentation by Ms. Lieselot MARINUS, Policy Advisor, European Sea Ports Organization (ESPO)

 

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IMO: The facilitation and security of maritime transport
Presentation by Mr. Graham MAPPLEBECK, Head Facilitation Section, International Martitime Organization (IMO)

 

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OSCE: Opening Statement
Presentation by Mr. Bernard SNOY, Co-ordinator of Economic and Environmental Activities, Organization for Co-operation and Security in Europe (OSCE)

 

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Item 1 - Seaports Best Practices: the interface between maritime and inland transport

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction of the subject and main questions posed
Introduction by Mr. Georgios VLACHOS, General Secretary, Ministry of Mercantile Marine, The Aegean and Island Policy, Greece

 

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Speech by Mr. Dexing SONG, Director, Ministry of Transport, China

 

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« Ο ρόλος των θαλάσσιων λιμανιών ως σύνδεση μεταξύ χερσαίων και θαλάσσιων μεταφορών – Η περίπτωση της Κύπρου »
Presentation by Mr. Yiannakis KOKKINOS , General Manager, Cyprus Port Authority, Cyprus

 

 

 

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Discours en Français
Speech by Mr. Gildas BRANELLEC, Deputy Head of the Intermodality Unit, Transport Services Directorate, Ministry for Ecology, Energy and Sustainable Development, France

 

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Developing ports and their hinterland connections in the 21st Century: Innovations following the UK Eddington Report
Presentation by Mr. John FAULKNER, Head of International Networks, Department for Transport, United Kingdom

 

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Speech by Mr. Elmar FARAJOV, Head of TRACEA & International Projects Unit, Internal Relations Department, Ministry of Transport, Azerbaijan

 

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Item 2 - Hinterland connections of seaports: Bottlenecks or seamless links with roads, railroads and inland waterways

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction of the subject and main questions posed
Presentation by Ms. Eva MOLNAR, Director, Transport Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

 

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Ensuring hinterland access; the role of port authorities
Presentation by Dr. Peter W. DE LANGEN, Erasmus University Rotterdam & Port of Rotterdam Authority, The Netherlands

 

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Efficiency and Organization of Port-Oriented International Supply Chains
Presentation by Dr. Tengfei WANG, Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asian and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

 

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The Hinterland Connections of the Baltic Seaports – Competition, Bottlenecks, Trends: The Example of the Polish Ports
Presentation by Prof. Wlodzimierz RYDZKOWSKI, University of Gdansk, Poland

 

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The relation between port competition and hinterland connections: The case of the ‘Iron Rhine’ and the ‘Betuweline’
Presentation by Prof. Eddy VAN DE VOORDE, University of Antwerp, Belgium

 

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Role of Seaports
Presentation by Prof. Dimitrios TSAMBOULAS, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

 

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Container Train Operations between Ports and their Hinterlands: a UK Case Study
Presentation by Dr. Allan WOODBURN, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

 

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The Role of Ports as Potential Bottlenecks in Global Supply Chains
Presentation by Prof. Hercules HARALAMBIDES, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

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Development of European hinterland traffics from the perspective of a leading player in the combined traffic
Presentation by Mr. Uwe BAKOSCH, Executive Vice President, Network Management of Corridors, DB Schenker, Berlin, Germany

 

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Sustainable port hinterland connections depend on multimodal concepts
Presentation by Mr. Ad J. TOET, Director, Koninklijk Nederlands Vervoer, The Hague, The Netherlands

 

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Item 3 - Port operations and management: a key factor in the supply chain management

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction of the subject and main questions posed
Introduction by Mr. Emre DINCER, Maritime Expert, Undersecretariat of Maritime Affairs, Prime Ministry, Turkey

 

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The short term future of hinterland connections
Presentation by Mr. Ronnie DAELMAN, Freight Director, P&O Ferries, Dover, United Kingdom

 

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ICT systems and services for port operation and management: The contribution of recent and on-going R&D
Presentation by Prof. Georgios GIANNOPOULOS, Director, Hellenic Institute of Transport, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece

 

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Port Paradoxes
Presentation by Mr. Arif DAVRAN, Deputy Chairman, International Freight Forwarders Association Turkey (UTIKAD), Istanbul, Turkey

 

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Constantza Port: A future alternative to the Northern European seaports by using inland waterways transport
Presentation by Ms. Cristiana RACAUTANU, Maritime Port Administration, Constanta, Romania

 

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Southern ports of Russia: Growth Development & Strengthening of Dangerous Goods and Environment Pollution Control
Presentation by Mr. Vladimir ERYGIN, Harbour Master, Maritime Port Administration, Novorossiysk, Russian Federation

 

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The Role of Seaports as a link between Inland and Maritime Transport
Presentation by Mr. Björn NECKMAN, Head of Public Affairs, Ports of Stockholm and representative of the Baltic Sea Organization, Sweden

 

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Antwerp: from‘mainport’ to ‘chainport’
Presentation by Ms. Goedele SANNEN, Consultant, Strategy and Development, Port of Antwerp, Belgium

 

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Port authorities & hinterlands; The need for partnerships
Presentation by Dr. Peter W. DE LANGEN, Economist, Corporate Development, Port of Rotterdam and Assistant Professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

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Ningbo Port - A Bridge Serving the Economy of Its Hinterland
Presentation by Mr. Jinkun WU, President, Ningbo Port Limited Company, China

 

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Container Ports of Turkey
Presentation by Mr. Hakan ERDOGAN, Expert, Turkish State Railways, Ankara, Turkey

 

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Prospects for the development of ports in the Black Sea region
Presentation [submitted after the session] by Mr. Gennadiy P. SKVORTSOV, General Director of the Ilyichevsk Port, Ukraine, and President of the Association of Black and Azov Sea Ports

 

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(English - Unofficial Translation)

 

 

 

 

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Item 4 - Challenges to the development of seaports in the globalized world

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction of the subject and main questions posed
Introduction and Presentation by Mr. Bert KRUK, Lead Port Specialist, The World Bank

 

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Challenges to the development of seaports in a globalised world
Presentation by Mr. Stephen PERKINS, Director, Joint Transport Research Centre, International Transport Forum (ITF)

 

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Challenges to the development of Seaports and Rail freight related Corridors and Nodes
Presentation by Mr. Gerard DALTON, Department Director, International Union of Railways (UIC)

 

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Recent development in Maritime transport and challenges ahead for ports
Presentation by Mr. Vincent VALENTINE, Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

 

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Challenges to the Development of Seaports in the Globalized World - The Role of the ILO
Presentation by Mr. Marios MELETIOU, Technical Specialist (Ports and Transport), International Labour Office (ILO)

 

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Access to sea ports for landlocked developing countries: OSCE efforts
Presentation by Mr. Roel JANSSENS, Economic and Environmental Adviser, Organization for Co-operation and Security in Europe (OSCE)

 

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UNESCWA Perspective on Global Challenges to the Future Development of Seaports as Interface with Inland Transport and Emerging Policy Recommendations
Presentation by Mr. Nabil SAFWAT, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA)

 

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Main Challenges for Seaport Development in Asia and the Pacific
Presentation by Mr. Tengfei WANG, Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asian and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

 

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UNECE and hinterland connection of seaports
Presentation by Mr. Michalis ADAMANTIADIS, Chief of Section, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

 

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Conclusions and Recommendations

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moderators summary of the conclusions and recommendations reached during their sessions
Moderated by Mr. Ioannis PROTOPAPAS, Director of Ports and Ports Policy, Ministry of Mercantile Marine, The Aegean and Island Policy, Greece,
with the participation of the session moderators: Mr. Giorgios VLACHOS, Ms. Eva MOLNAR, Mr. Emre DINCER and Mr. Bert KRUK.

 

 

 

Summary of Item 3 (Mr. Emre Dincer)

 

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Background Papers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis of European Rail Infrastructure Masterplan (ERIM); Executive Summary of European rail Infrastructure Masterplan; Executive Summary of Terminal Management (TEMA)
Background paper by Mr. Gerard DALTON, Department Director, International Union of Railways (UIC)

 

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The relation between port competition and hinterland connections: The case of the ‘Iron Rhine’ and the ‘Betuweline’
Background paper by Hilde MEERSMAN, Tom PAUWELS, Eddy VEN DE VOORDE, Thierry VANELSLANDER, Department of Transport and Regional Economics, University of Antwerp, Belgium

 

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Container Train Operations between Ports and their Hinterlands: a UK Case Study
Background paper by Dr. Allan WOODBURN, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

 

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