Contemporary challenges in Combined Transport from policy and business perspective

12 October 2023, online

Combined Transport is at the center of the political debate on greening freight transport in Europe. It is considered as part of a qualitative and effective solution to significantly reduce the environmental impact of freight transport. It is also considered as a solution for the increasing capacity constraints with which rail freight is confronted. Hence the initiative taken by the European Commission to adapt the legal basis with which Combined Transport is closely linked. Recently amendments to the trucks Weights & Dimensions directive have been proposed. Changes to the Combined Transport Directive are in the pipeline.

The combined transport group of UIC together with its members has been following evolutions on combined transport for many years and has contributed to many contemporary technical solutions.

These two elements are the basis for a seminar organized by UIC in close collaboration with CFL Multimodal. UIC and CFL Multimodal invite you to SAVE THE DATE to join a seminar in which stock is taken of the political agenda and in which a number of UIC technical solutions and future initiatives are presented.



Date : 12 October 2023 – 10.00 – 12.15

Contact : Philip Van den bosch –

Details of the programme

10.00 – 10.15 Introduction

  • Barbara Chevalier – CEO CFL Multimodal
  • Philip Van den bosch – UIC

10.15 – 11.00 Presenting the current of Combined Transport in Europe

  • Trends & evolutions on CT in Europe
    Philip Van den bosch – Deputy Director Freight - UIC
  • The Role of Combined transport in current logistics operations and how it has changed (or not)
    Eric Feyen – Technical Director - UIRR
  • The new handbook on Combined Transport
    Eric Lambert – Former chairman Combined Transport Group - UIC

11.00 – 11.30 Combined Transport in a new business context

  • Presentation of the new study on direct shipment between rail and waterborne transport
    UIC & Louis Deschamps - University of Antwerp
  • Role of combined transport from a customer perspective
    Tobia Mazzi - Transportation Purchasing Senior Manager - Arcese Trasporti

11.30 – 12.00 Combined Transport in a new legislative and political context

  • Presentation of the latest legislative initiatives
    Jacques Dirand - Head of Rail Freight Services - CER
  • Stakeholder debate on the new legislative era
  • Combined transport in the new Eastern Europe reality
    Andrius Sinkevičius - Business Development - LTG Cargo

12.00 – 12.15 Conclusions



For further information please contact Philip Van den bosch at

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