Prague hosted the 4th International Rail Freight Conference "Eurasian rail freight business. A dialogue between railways and their customers"

08.04.2013

Prague hosted the 4th International Rail Freight Conference "Eurasian rail freight business. A dialogue between railways and their customers"

RailService took part in the 4th International Rail Freight Conference and Exhibition dedicated to transportations from Asia to Europe "Eurasian rail freight business. A dialogue between railways and their customers", which was held in Prague on March 13-15, 2013.

Simultaneously, within the frames of the Transport Week, a number of other events were held, including the Eurasian Railway Forum, the European Managing Committee of UIC (EMC), Galileo User Forum: freight transportations and logistics (GUF) and others. Importance of the meeting was emphasized by the geographical variety of participants: the Forum attracted over 320 delegates from 31 country of Europe and Asia.

In their speeches participants noted that it is necessary to further develop freight transportations, including container and combined shipments on Eurasian routes. Only by improving the quality of service, reducing the time of cargo delivery, by providing unchecked advance of state borders, competitive rates and tariffs it will be possible to achieve success, raise the level of competitiveness and efficiency of rail transport.

To increase the value of the railway sector in the common integrated transport system of Europe and Asia it is necessary to ensure regular exchange of information relating to experience gained in the field of technology of carrying out rail freight transportations and to develop cooperation in this field.

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