Friday 2 April 2010
Rail Freight

UIC participated to SITL – European Freight Day (Paris, 24 March 2010)

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During the 2010 SITL exhibition in Paris (“The International Week of Transport and Logistics”) a one-day conference on 24 March was organized focussing on European rail freight. Oliver Sellnick, UIC Freight Director, discussed the key developments in the sector with a special focus on Xrail and success factors for wagonload in the opening session. Jacques Dirand, CER Freight Advisor, informed participants about a new CER study showing that liberalization has only stimulated rail freight where it has been complemented by substantial investments in infrastructure. Jean-Michel Genestier, Deputy General Director of SNCF Geodis, outlined the strategy for developing intermodal traffic in France. Henry Posner III, USA, Chairman of the Railroad Development Corporation, explained how to boost wagonload traffic in France. Patrick Rousseaux, European Commission DG MOVE reported on the progress of the Corridor Regulation stressing the need to harmonize the operational rules.

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