11 September 2014

Press release: FFF2014 "Envisioning the Future of Logistics: Challenges & Solutions Explored"

CLECAT's Annual Freight Forwarders Forum addressing 'the Future of Logistics; challenges and solutions explored' will take place at the World Customs Organisation headquarters on the 6th November 2014.

The Forum will include key note speeches from policy makers in the EC and EP (including Fotis Karamitsos, Deputy Director-General of DG MOVE, Gesine Meissner MEP and Jeroen Eijsink CEO DHL Freight Germany) and two round table discussions.

Topics to be addressed in the first round table will include the challenges that users and operators face through partnerships within the supply chain, as well as looking at some of the developments within the industry. "There is a lot of innovation in this industry, which will be discussed, such as the development of intelligent cargo to improve efficiency and sustainability and the management of complex supply chains through intelligent IT systems" explains Nicolette van der Jagt. "This means that the role of freight forwarders is moving increasingly in the direction of that of data and compliance integrators. New technologies driven by greater data volumes will clearly affect operations in the future. But new regulation and standardisation will equally impact on business and CLECAT continues to make sure that facilitation remains high on the agenda."

The second panel will debate digitalisation and supply chain visibility to improve efficiencies in the supply chain. Today, the complexity of the supply chain translates into information deficiencies and gaps where data is not managed effectively. Seamless electronic communication between customs and business will in the future seek to facilitate trade. A panel with a shipper, a freight forwarder, national customs representative and the WCO will ensure a lively and instructive debate.

Established in 1958, CLECAT represents the interests of more than 19,000 companies in logistics, freight forwarding and customer services.


The FINAL PROGRAMME is now online. To register please fill the form HERE (free for press)

The PDF version of the Press release is available HERE.


For more information contact:
Nicolette van der Jagt
Director General
CLECAT – The European Voice of Freight Forwarders and Logistics
Rue du Commerce 77
tel + 32 2 503 4705


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