12 September 2017

Freight Forwarders Forum 2017 – 24 November - Barcelona

Smart and Sustainable Logistics Solutions through Multimodal Transport


CLECAT, the voice of freight forwarders in Europe, is inviting its members, policy makers and stakeholders to join its annual Forum, which is being organised with the support of the Port of Barcelona, on the 24th November at the WTC in Barcelona.

SMART AND SUSTAINABLE LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS THROUGH MULTIMODAL TRANSPORT is the theme of the 2017 Freight Forwarders’ Forum.

Effective multimodality permits forwarders to offer a tailor-made service to their customers, thus improving the flow of goods throughout the European economy and boosting growth. An efficient multimodal transport chain allows goods to bypass congestion, achieving value pricing through economies of scale and a flexibility which serves customer needs first. This furthermore brings important environmental benefits to the supply chain, and achieving seamless multimodality and synchromodality in the transport system will be crucial in meeting Europe’s climate commitments.

Innovation for multimodality also enables supply chain resilience, by leveraging the supply chain’s high-tech information flows to give customs greater accuracy and information on what is being transported and where. This information sharing also enables collaboration between supply chain parties in order to optimise load factors, bring greater efficiency to terminal operations, and to reduce the overall emissions of the supply chain.

The FFF will hear from several multimodal logistics service providers and operators about what makes their business successful, how they deliver value for their customers. What are the needs in terms of a business environment, regulatory framework and infrastructure connections in order to build a multimodal system. How can innovation drive efficiency, resilience and emissions reduction at the same time? What is needed to boost these developments?

These are the themes and the questions that will be addressed during the Forum gathering different high-level experts speakers, who will set the scene for lively debates with different industry representatives and policy makers.

The event take place in the World Trade Center, nicely located at the seafront with great views on the city. We have a special rate at the 5-star Grand Marina hotel located next to the venue.  Please note that rates are available until 27/10/2017 (Reservation form).

The preliminary programme is available here

Save the date and register now online for the Freight Forwarders Forum!

Please note that the Escola Europea de Short Sea Shipping (2E3S.eu) organises a new edition of MOST FRANCE, a professional training on logistics and intermodal transport right after the Freight Forwarders Forum. More information available here.


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