FIATA and UIC, jointly organising the 6th Market Plae Seminar in Triest/Italy frm 2-3 April 2014

The International Federation of Freight Forwarders, FIATA, and the International Union of Railways, UIC, are jointly organising the 6th Market Place Seminar in Trieste, Italy from 2-3 April 2014. The Market Place Seminar aims to create opportunities for increased cooperation and business development within the rail sector by offering a common platform for railway undertakings, freight forwarders, and customers.

The previous editions themes focused on: Rail Transport in Eastern Europe in Prague, French-Iberian Rail Link in Barcelona, Rail Transport connecting South Eastern Europe and the Middle-East in Istanbul, Challenges of Intermodal Hinterland Traffic in Hamburg, and Intercontinental corridors – New opportunities for Rail Freight? in Vienna.

The overall topic of this event is:

"Strategic interchange between sea and rail freight: what’s new?"

Following significant topics will be discussed:
Trends and developments when connecting sea and rail modes;
New Central European Projects and innovative loading technologies;
Rail connectivity between hinterland and ports: Corridors;
Best practice in rail shunting and IT terminal technologies

A large number of high level speakers have confirmed their participation, such as: Dr. Alberto Grisone, Director Network Development at Hupac Chiasso; Mr Alessandro Ricci, President of Interporto Bologna; Mr Ivan Liptuga, Vice President of Plaske, Odessa; among others. The event will be concluded with a technical visit to the Port of Trieste.
Our co-hosts, Port of Trieste and FEDESPEDI, and our co-operation partners CLECAT, CCTT, and IBS would like to welcome you to our event and we look forward to meeting you!

Contact: René Zimmermann, Manager Working Group Rail: zimmermann(at)

Further information available at

For further information please contact:
Hans Günther Kersten, Director General
E-mail: kersten(at)

FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations was founded in Vienna, Austria on May 31, 1926. It is a non-governmental organization that today represents an industry covering approximately 40,000 forwarding and logistics firms, employing around 8-10 million people in some 160 countries. FIATA has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (inter alia ECE, ESCAP, ESCWA), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). It is recognized as representing the freight forwarding industry by many other governmental organizations, governmental authorities, private international organizations in the field of transport such as the European Commission (through CLECAT), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Union of Railways (UIC), the International Road Transport Union (IRU), the World Customs Organization (WCO), the World Trade Organization (WTO), etc.

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