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Explore short-sea shipping possibilities in Antwerp

[ January 22, 2020   //   ]

The Freight Transport Association is supporting the 2020 Coastlink Conference to help logistics leaders to identify new, innovative means of sea transport, which will be held on 13 and 14 May at The Port House in the Port of Antwerp, Belgium. There will be  presentations from expert speakers and panel discussions, with a focus on building connectivity between short sea shipping and intermodal networks.

FTA’s head of multimodal policy, Alex Veitch, who will be chairing the panel discussion, Joining the Dots: Connecting short sea shipping with other modes, comments: “FTA is delighted to support this event and be at the forefront of discussions to develop a truly interconnected short sea network. With Europe’s roads becoming increasingly congested, there is a growing demand among logistics businesses for sustainable alternatives when transporting goods across the continent. With lower carbon emissions and transportation costs, short sea shipping offers an ideal solution.”

Attendees will include  short sea shipping companies and their agents, intermodal operators, shipbrokers, ports and freight operators, as well as forwarding and logistics companies.

Bookings for the event are now open at a cost of £535 per delegate. Bookings made before 31 January are eligible for a 15% early bird discount and, from 1 February 2020 FTA members will receive a 10% discount on bookings with the promocode: FTA2020