The significance of inland ports as multimodal logistics interfaces
How inland ports can develop from transhipment points to high-performance logistics centres
Chaired by: Markus Nölke
Managing Director, ShortSeaShipping Inland Waterway Promotion Center (SPC)
The total volume of goods transported will rise strongly in the coming years. This will exert further pressure on transport infrastructure. European and national transport policy is therefore aiming at shifting a greater portion of these transports onto the waterways and rail networks, in order to both relieve pressure on the roads and to support the achievement of environmental and climate goals. In this context inland ports have a key role to play in sensibly linking up the various transport carriers (co-modality). Experts engaged in day-to-day operations in this area will be coming together at this forum to review the issues involved and the challenges to come.