New Silk Road and North-Sea-Baltic - Topics at InterLog
In recent years the trans-European transport corridor North Sea-Baltic has developed into an important engine of the cross-border economy. Political reforms, interlinked value chains beyond national borders and increasingly globalised trade are leading to a steady increase in transport volumes along this transport axis.
New, often global infrastructure projects - such as the "Rail Baltica" or the "New Silk Road" - are trying to meet these challenges and improve the frameworks for efficient, sustainable and continuous intermodal transport on this important west-east axis. These were the topics addressed at the conference "InterLog 2018 - Intermodal Logistics between East & West" held on May 30th 2018 in Frankfurt (Oder) under the patronage of Kathrin Schneider, Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Planning of the State Brandenburg.
In order to illustrate the breadth of possible developments to the approximately 100 participants from nine different countries, Dr. Alexander Fink, member of the ScMI board, held a keynote speech on the topic "Do not leave your future unattended - think ahead possible futures and develop robust location strategies". Examples from logistics were discussed as well as the results of the "Germany 2030" project.
The positive response in the press and social networks showed that the InterLog 2018 with its programme and the location Frankfurt (Oder) has attracted sustained interest. The well-attended get-together on the evening before and the joint visit to the KV terminal in Frankfurt (Oder) were proof of the high demand for a direct exchange between the various actors in order to think ahead and advance the common themes.