27 November 2020

Freight Forwarders Forum 2020 - Logistics Put to Test at Times of Crisis - 12 November


On 12 November 2020, CLECAT held its web-organised annual Freight Forwarders’ Forum, under the theme ‘Logistics Put to Test at Times of Crisis’. Gathering around 250 experts from industry and policymakers, the event discussed resilience at times of COVID-19, the need to keep global supply chains running at time of crisis, the implications of the future economic partnership between the EU and the UK for logistics and sustainable logistics. 

The Freight Forwarders’ Forum featured 4 different thematic sessions, following an opening session to set the scene on the lessons learned. Below, you will find the presentations of the speakers.

Setting the Scene

  • Willem van der Schalk, CLECAT President
  • Maja Bakran Marcich, Deputy Director General, DG MOVE 
  • Mirko Woitzik, Manager EMEA, Risk Intelligence, Resilience360: Lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis and preparing for a recovery

Session 1: Liner shipping put to test: serving global trade at times of crisis

  • Stijn Rubens, Senior Consultant, Drewry 
  • Olaf Merk, Project Manager, Ports and Shipping, International Transport Forum  
  • Jens Roemer, Managing Director, a. hartrodt
  • Pyers Tucker, Senior Advisor Corporate Development, Hapag Lloyd AG
  • Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid, Secretary General, FEPORT 
  • Monique Negenman, Head of Unit for State Aid, DG COMP
  • Daniel Boeshertz, Head of Unit for Antitrust in Transport, Post and Other Services, DG COMP

Session 2: Future EU-UK relationship: implications for logistics and customs

Session 3: Mobilising European freight forwarders to take action to reduce emissions

Session 4: Air cargo logistics supply chains put to test at times of COVID-19

  • Christophe Dussart, Deputy Head of Unit for Aviation Policy, DG MOVE
  • Lothar Moehle, Director AVSEC & Governance Global Air Freight, DB Schenker 
  • Paul Crombach, Cool Chain Program Manager, AirFrance KLM & Martinair Cargo
  • David Bellon, President, Air Cargo Belgium 
  • Alessandro Albertini, President of ANAMA, FEDESPEDI Air Freight Institute
  • Ben Radstaak, Director Innovation and Compliance, Air Cargo Netherlands

A summary of the event is available here.