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Final conference

Delivering logistics – better, smarter and more sustainably

From left to right Lord Berkeley – UK Rail Freight Group; Astrid Schlewing – European Commission DG MOVE

From left to right Lord Berkeley – UK Rail Freight Group; Astrid Schlewing – European Commission DG MOVE


The Weastflows final conference took place at the Thon-EU hotel in Brussels, Belgium on 12 February 2015.

Leading authorities in the logistics field discussed and debated the challenges and future opportunities to achieve a more sustainable, efficient and innovative freight network in Europe.



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Find out about the project’s findings and results, including work to help shift goods from road haulage to more sustainable modes, such as by rail, short sea shipping and river transportation from the presentations below:

Introduction – The Weastflows Project

Keynote Speaker – Astrid Schlewing – European Commission DG MOVE

Keynote Speaker – Lord Berkeley – UK Rail Freight Group

Session 1 – Delivering Sustainable Logistics

Mapping logistics and making better use of existing capacity (Juliette Duszynski – AURH)

Sustainable logistics, best practices and findings from freight demand study (Trond Haugen – SEStran)

Developing greener supply chains – a perspective from Industry (Justin Kirkhope -The Co-operative Group)

Session 2 – Developing Sustainable Freight Gateways

Overview of Sustainable Freight Gateway concept and Limerick – Shannon Gateway example (Lisa Ruttle – Limerick City & County Council)

Session 3 – Implementing Intelligent Freight Solutions

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) product development (Tom van de Ven – Traxpert)

Weastflows Intermodal Route Planner (Jacky Lodewijks – Mobycon)

ICT for Freight – Portsmouth Pilot (Mark Webb – Portsmouth International Port)

Session 4 – Capitalising on Weastflows and developing a strategic approach

Weastflows Strategic Initiative – The legacy and afterlife (Detlef Golletz – Institute for Sustainability)

EU Freight Transport Policy – Reality check (Howard Knott – IEA)

Project capitalisation – a perspective from the Interreg NWE Programme (Ruut Louwers – Interreg IVB NWE)



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