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Policy Segment on Inland Water Transport

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The 2010 high-level Policy Segment of the UNECE Inland Transport Committee(*), organized at the occasion of the seventy-second session of the Committee, was dedicated to the issue of “Sustainable Transport Development: The Case of Inland Water Transport”.

The Inland Transport Committee (ITC) is the highest policy-making body of the UNECE in the field of transport. In the course of the last 60 years ITC has provided a pan-European intergovernmental forum, where 56 UNECE member countries come together to forge tools for economic cooperation and establish international legal instruments aimed at developing efficient, harmonized and integrated, safe and sustainable pan-European transport systems. The annual session of the Committee brings together around two hundred participants from UNECE Member States, European Union, international and European transport organizations and NGOs.

Programme      
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15.00 – 15.10 Opening and Welcome
Ms. Eva MOLNAR
Director, UNECE Transport Division
 
15.10 - 15.55 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Challenges and Opportunities for Inland Water Transport in a Pan-European Context
Mr. Alexey KLYAVIN
Director, Department of State Policy for Maritime and River Transport
Ministry of Transport
Russian Federation
Mr. Reinhard KLINGEN
Director General, Waterways and Shipping,
Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development
Germany
Mr. Roel GANS
Deputy Director General, Directorate-General for Civil Aviation and Maritime Affairs
Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management
Netherlands
 
15.55 – 16.35 PRESENTATIONS
Developing Inland Water Transport in and beyond the European Union

Mr. Pawel STELMASZCZYK
Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Energy and Transport, European Union
Mr. Jean-Marie WOEHRLING
Secretary General, Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (CCNR)
Mr. Istvan VALKAR
Director General, Danube Commission (DC)
Ms. Theresia HACKSTEINER
Secretary General, European Barge Union (EBU)
Ms. Karin DE SCHEPPER
General Secretary, Inland Navigation Europe (INE)

 
16.35 - 16.50 Break
 
16.50 – 17.50 PANEL DISCUSSION
Can Inland Water Transport Become Competitive and an Integral Part of Global Supply Chains?
Panelists: Government officials, European Union, River Commissions, inland port
authorities
Moderator: Mr. Reinhard VORDERWINKLER,
Head of Department, Navigation – Technical and Nautical Affairs, Ministry of Transport
Austria
 
17.50 – 18.00 CONCLUDING REMARKS
Mr. Reinhard VORDERWINKLER,
Chairman of UNECE Working Party on Inland Water Transport (SC.3)
   
Presentations    
         
  Challenges and Opportunities for Inland Water Transport in a Pan-European Context      
         
  Mr. Alexey KLYAVIN
Director, Department of State Policy for Maritime and River Transport
Ministry of Transport
Russian Federation
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  Mr. Roel GANS
Deputy Director General, Directorate-General for Civil Aviation and Maritime Affairs
Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management
Netherlands
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  Developing Inland Water Transport in and beyond the European Union      
         
  Mr. Maximilian BAUERNFEIND
Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission
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  Mr. Jean-Marie WOEHRLING
Secrétaire Général de la CCNR
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  Mr. Istvan VALKAR
Director General, Danube Commission (DC)
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  Ms. Theresia HACKSTEINER
Secretary General, European Barge Union (EBU)
PDF 509 Kb  
         
  Ms. Karin DE SCHEPPER
General Secretary, Inland Navigation Europe (INE)
PDF 913 Kb  
         
  Press Release      
         
  Can inland water transport play a larger role in global supply chains?   Back to top

 

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