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2014 - Role of freight forwarders

UNECE Workshop 

Role of freight forwarders and logistics in intermodal transport chains

Brussels, 12 and 13 June 2014

 

The Workshop was prepared by the secretariat with the cooperation of the Federal Public Service (FPS) - Mobility and Transport (Belgium) and the Belgian Institute of Transport Operators (BITO).  The workshop was open to all interested parties in order to provide WP.24 with a wide range of views on ways to effectively address this new issue and on its inclusion in the work program of WP.24.

The general objective of the workshop was to gather information about the current national situations for freight-forwarders, the direct or indirect involvement of freight forwarders in the development of intermodal transport and logistics and the utility or not of an international statute.  The outcome of this workshop served to guide WP.24 at its plenary meeting in November in deciding on future necessary steps on this topic. 

Workshop information and objectives

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UNECE background document

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Other documents

Joint position paper (CLECAT/FIATA)

Moving supply chains with higher values (EIA)

 

Jeudi 12 juin 2014  –  Thursday 12 June 2014

             Session 1

Les transitaires: Dénominations et statuts (échange de vues sur les pratiques nationales)

Freight forwarders: Terms and statutes (exchange of views on national practices)

Ms Nicolette van der Jagt

Director General

European Association for forwarding, transport, logistic and customs services (CLECAT)

 

Mr. Tommy Pilarp

Secretary General and Senior Legal Counsel

Swedish International Freight Association (SIFA)

Presentation (EN)

 

Ms Stéphanie Vandendries 

Attachée Juriste 

SPF Mobilité et Transports (Belgium)

Presentation (FR)

 

Mr. Kayıhan Turan

Board Member

Association of International Forwarding and Logistics Service Providers, Republic of Turkey (UTIKAD)

Presentation (EN)

 

Session 2

Rôle des transitaires : Acteurs de la multimodalité et du choix modal approprié

Role of freight forwarders : Actors of multimodality and appropriate modal choice

Ms Nicolette van der Jagt

Director General

European Association for forwarding, transport, logistic and customs services (CLECAT)

Presentation (EN)

 

 

Vendredi 13 juin 2014  –  Friday 13 June 2014

Remarks

Mr. Luc Van Cappellen

Director

Belgian Institute of Transport Operators (IBTO)

Presentation (FR)

 

Session 3

Rôle  des transitaires dans les services au-delà du transport : Acteurs de la chaîne d'approvisionnement ou de la logistique

Role of freight forwarders beyond transport:  Actors in the supply chain or in logistics

Mr. Marco Sorgetti

Director General

International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)

Presentation (EN)

 

 

Session 4

Pertinence d'un statut pan-européen pour les transitaires

Relevance of a pan-European status for freight forwarders

Mr. Marc Billiet

Head of EU Goods Transport

International Road Transport Union (IRU)

Presentation (EN)

 

Mr. Tommy Pilarp

Secretary General and Senior Legal Counsel

Swedish International Freight Association (SIFA)

Presentation (EN)

 

Ms Stéphanie Vandendries 

Attachée Juriste 

SPF Mobilité et Transports  (Belgium)

Session 5

Actions des Gouvernements au niveau international (WP.24) 

Government action at international level (WP.24)

Mr. Nathan Menton

Sustainable Transport Section

UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Presentation (EN)