Together with Lineas and the other project partners, essenscia, the Belgian federation for the chemical and life sciences industry, is proud to present the pioneering railroad solutions of the European LessThanWagonLoad–project, funded by the European Commission.
We gladly invite you to a dedicated online seminar ‘Accelerating Railroad Transport in the Chemical Industry’ on September 15 between 10h00 and 11h30.
The objective of the LessThanWagonLoad-project was to develop a rail transport solution for ‘less than wagon load’ volumes and to study the feasibility and the added value of specialised railroad hubs around chemical industry clusters in order to shift transport volumes from road to rail freight.
The participating organisations of the European Commission funded project on ‘LessThanWagonLoad’ gladly invite you to the project’s closing event during which the key findings of the research will be presented. A prototype of the Automated Wagon Load System (AWLS) will be launched and interesting insights from the project partners, the industry and political stakeholders will be shared.
10.05: Key findings and results of the LessThanWagonLoad-study Philip Van Den Bosch, Thought Leader & Project Manager, Lineas
10.15: Video of the Automated Wagon Loading System (AWLS) prototype by Ancra
10.20: Panel debate: An industrial vision on the future of railroad transport
Annick De Ridder, Alderman for the Port of Antwerp
William Moyerson, CEO, ArcelorMittal Logistics
Tom Van Puijm, Senior Manager Surface Distribution, BASF Antwerpen
Nils van Vliet, CEO, Railport Antwerp
10.45: A political view on accelerating railroad transport
François Bellot, Minister of Mobility, in charge of the National Railway Company of Belgium
Philippe Henry, Vice-President of the Walloon government, Minister of Climate, Energy and Mobility
Lydia Peeters, Flemish Minister for Mobility and Public Works
10.50 A logistics view on multimodal transport solutions
Philippe Degraef, General manager, Febetra
11.00 Future vision on rail freight
Clemens Först, Chairman of RailFreightForward, CEO, RailCargo Group
11.10 Innovation & digitisation of the rail industry in Europe
Carlo Borghini, Executive Director, Shift2Rail
11.20 Closing remarks
Yves Verschueren, Managing Director, essenscia
Geert Pauwels, CEO, Lineas