Thursday 8 October 2020

RAME and UIC meet during a virtual seminar to discuss international corridor operations

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The Regional Assembly Middle East of UIC and the UIC Freight Division will discuss the opportunities and challenges of a corridor approach to boost long distance/transcontinental freight development. This is the subject of a virtual seminar which will be held on 14th October from 9.00am to 12.00pm Paris time.

The seminar is open to anyone interested and can be joined via the web meeting.

As a participant you can expect to meet high-level representatives of different Middle-East and European Rail Operators.

In the first part of the morning, UNECE and the World Customs Organisation will explore the concept and added value of a corridor structure and corridor management to foster operational interoperability and boost transcontinental freight.

An insight into EU regulation and how the European Rail Freight Corridors can contribute to driving modal shift will be provided by Joost Overdijkink from UIC, whilst a concrete business example of a carrier operating globally will be given by Rafi Papo from the Austrian company Rail Cargo Group.

The second part of the event will focus more specifically on ways to improve border crossings and how to reduce waiting times. Sven Seligmann from Deutsche Bahn Cargo will report on a topical European use case showing how the harmonisation of braking regimes across countries has a direct impact on capacity availability and quality of service, while Ekaterina Kozyreva from IEC consulting will provide additional insight on corridor development from the angle of digitalisation.

In this lively seminar, RAME and UIC Freight will leave ample opportunity for the participants to ask questions and to enter into discussion with their counterparts.

The teams are looking forward to welcoming you on 14th October and invite you to register here:



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For further information, please contact Paulo De Freitas, Senior Freight Advisor:

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