Freight News, Sea

Motorways of the Sea comes to Liverpool

[ May 7, 2015   //   ]

Liverpool is to host a conference on logistics infrastructure and the European Commission’s Motorways of the Sea initiative to streamline and promote intermodal maritime-based logistics chains.
The free-to-attend conference is being held at No 1 Mann Island on 20-21 May, during UKTI’s Export Week, also being held in the city.
Keynote addresses will include former Deputy Prime Minister and Ship’s Steward, Lord Prescott. Technical sessions will showcase learning and solutions from 20 EU-funded projects, and highlight key issues to be addressed via future EU policy and funding.  The conference will be moderated by former North West MEP and European Parliament Transport Committee chair Brian Simpson, who is now the Motorways of the Sea project coordinator.
Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership executive director Mark Basnett said: “Do not be mistaken that this event is just a talking shop: it has real purpose, not least during UK Export Week. The chance to get the latest information and influence policy and funding decisions, combined with the opportunity for a face-to face session with key officials, makes this is a must-attend event for anyone interested in trying to secure funding from the Motorways of the Sea and wider Connecting Europe Facility programmes.”
To attend the free event, delegates should register at
In advance of the event, on the afternoon of 19 May, 30-minute surgery sessions are available with EU Commission and UK Department of Transport officials in order to discuss potential projects. Contact to arrange.