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Multimodal gets to grips with shipping issues of the day

[ February 8, 2016   //   ]

Innovation – particularly ‘disruptive’ innovation that creates new markets and displaces established market leaders will be among the topics in the Multimodal Seminar line-up. Other subjects that will be discussed are warehouses of the future, the impact of mega vessels, and the future of UK airports.

Best practice for new legislation, including container weights and the new EU Customs rules, will also be examined as part of three days of panel debates and practical workshops at the free-to-attend event on 10-12 May at the Birmingham NEC.

Multimodal Seminar Director, Emma Murray, said: This year sees the implementation of important new legislation affecting all sectors of the supply chain, and keeping up to speed on best practice is vital.    

We have put together a programme of practical sessions to help visitors better understand the impact of the new rules on their business.

We will also be hosting panel debates looking at innovative ideas to help logistics companies respond to the changing face of retail in the wake of the e-business revolution.”

Multimodal 2016 has teamed up with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and the Freight Transport Association (FTA) to put together three days of information sessions

World Shipping Council senior vice president Lars Kjaer, Senior VP, will be explaining best practice for container weights in light of the new legislation, and The Co-operative’s National Transport Manager Justin Kirkhope will join Kevin Greenaway, National Planning Manager, Sainsbury’s, for an update on The Agenda for More Rail Freight.

This week also sees the launch of on-line voting for the FTA Multimodal 2016 Awards, which take place at the Vox Conference Centre on the evening of May 10th.

Voting is open for air cargo, road freight, sea freight, and rail freight operator of the year, as well as freight forwarder of the year on-line via the awards portal at