Motorways of the Sea (MoS) Conference

“Optimising and integrating maritime, port and hinterland logistics infrastructure in order to maximise supply chain efficiency and international trade”

08:30 - 09:30: Registration & Coffee (NB. refreshments will be available throughout the day)

09:30 - 10:20: Introduction & Context

  • Brian Simpson OBE, MoS European Coordinator
  • Cllr. Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool
  • Bernard Molloy, Global Logistics Director, Unipart: SUPERPORT Liverpool – Gateway from the Americas & Rebalancing the UK Economy
  • Lord Prescott: UK Pan North/Northern Gateways

10.20 – 12.30: Technical Session - MoS Corridor Integration

  • Mike Garratt, MDS Transmodal: Short Sea Shipping in EU freight distribution & the ATLANTIS project
  • Federica Montaresi, La Spezia Port Authority: Project WIDERMOS
  • Dubi Gerber, Middle East Project Coordinator: MoS Solutions for Fresh Food Corridors
  • Masa Certalic, Koper Port Authority: a MoS Solution for a Fresh Food Corridor
  • Magda Bento, Port of Leixões: Logistic Single Window Concept Supporting MoS Services
  • Alexio Picco and Sture Udd: Digital Society: New Tools to Improve MoS ICT
  • Paolo Costa, President Port of Venice Authority: MoS Venice Conference & Prospective views

12:30 - 14:00: LUNCH & Networking

14:00 - 15:30: Technical Session - Ongoing Developments & Forward Prospects

  • Hellen Jansson, SSPA Sweden: MoS Gothenburg Conference Follow-up
  • Mike Collier, Carnival Corporation : Operational Safety of Large Ships with Passengers The Future for Motorways of the Sea:
  • Ulf Siwe: Sea Traffic Management
  • Mikael Lind, Viktoria Swedish ICT, Port CDM: STM Service to Integrate Shipping in the Logistics Chain
  • Kuba Szymanski, Secretary-General InterManager : The Industry View on Sea Traffic Management
  • Raoul Laurent, Director of Facilities, Brest Chamber of Commerce & Industry

15:30 - 17:00: Technical Session - the Role of ICT Infrastructure in Optimising MoS Logistics

  • Roeland Van Bockel, Project Coordinator: AnNA Project - Efficient MoS Tools
  • Roy Cahill - UK Department for Transport - UK Maritime Single Window Development
  • Peter van Dueren, Den Hollander, Dutch Customs Agency: Single Window Developments & Logistics
  • Dimitrios Paraskevadakis, Liverpool Logistics Offshore & Marine Research Institute (LOOM), Liverpool John Moores University: Sustainable Logistics for Europe – EU Interreg IV B Project Weastflows
  • Eva Perez, Valencia Port Foundation: Optimised Tools for MoS corridors (MoS4MoS & B2MoS projects)
  • Antonio Cancian, President of RAM: the MIELE Project and its Impact on Italian MoS Moderation of Conference Sessions: Brian Simpson & José Anselmo

MoS Conference in Liverpool Programme: 21 May

08:30 - 09:00: Registration & Coffee (NB. refreshments will be available throughout the day)

09:00 - 11:00: Technical Session - Project Learning & Key Issues

  • MoS Project Wadden Sea - MS Ostfriesland - Torsten Heid Symbios/AG Ems : Pilot Implementation of a LNG-Propulsion System on a MoS Test Track in the Environmental Model Region Wadden Sea”
  • TWIN-PORT – Coordinators: Eve Tuomola Port of Helsinki and Marju Zirel Port of Tallinn
  • Kvarken Multimodal Link (Midway Alignment of the Bothnian Corridor), Mr. Mathias Lindström Project leader
  • Adriatic Motorways of the Sea (ADRIAMOS, James Orlandi - Venice port Authority
  • Finish Transport Agency: Arctic Navigation
  • BRIDGE - Building the Resilience of International & Dependent Gateways in Europe - Shawn Pottage Port of Dover

11:00 - 12:30: Technical Session - Tools for Safety, Human Element & Transport Management

  • Warren Marshall, Group Head of Port Planning, Peel Ports Ltd.: Port of Liverpool & Manchester Ship Canal developments
  • Masa Certalic, Koper Port Authority: Port development in the TEN-T/MoS a Prospective view
  • Lisbon Port Authority – Artur Alves: Port development in the TEN-T/MoS a Prospective view
  • Eva Perez, Valencia Port Foundation: Port development in the TEN-T/MoS a Prospective view
  • University of Strathclyde – Prof Evangelos Boulougouris: TRAINMOS
  • Merseytravel: a UK Passenger Transport Executive Perspective

12:30- 13:30: LUNCH & Networking

13:30 - 15:30: Funding & Opportunities

  • Mathieu Bertrand , DG MOVE-European Commission: New Financing Schemes for TEN-T & MoS
  • Case Study 1 - Zero Vision tool – Carl Carlsson, Swedish Shipowners Assciation
  • Case Study 2 - Poseidon Med – Dr Panayotis Zacharioudakis OceanFinance
  • European Investment Bank - Mark CLINTWORTH : financing MoS development
  • Jarek Kotowski, INEA Project Manager: Motorways of The Sea projects
  • Max Steinberg CBE, International Festival for Business (IFB) 2016 Chair: IFB 2016 & international trade opportunities

15:30/16:30: Summary, Conclusions & Next Steps

  • Brian Simpson OBE, MoS European Coordinator
  • José Anselmo, TEN-T/MoS Policy Advisor, DG MOVE, European Commission

Moderation of Conference Sessions: Brian Simpson & José Anselmo


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