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MoS & CNC Workshop 22 – 23 April

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Dear stakeholders,

on the behalf of the four European Coordinators for the North Sea – Mediterranean Corridor, the Atlantic Corridor, the North-Sea Baltic Corridor and Motorways of the Sea,  we sincerely thank you for your participation in our two online half-day events “MoS & CNC Workshop: Smart and Sustainable Maritime Transport in the Atlantic and North Sea Region Post-Brexit”  related to ports and maritime transport.  

We hope that it was fruitful for you as it was for us. We are very grateful for your numerous participation and the interesting two days discussion which gave us  important indications concerning your topics of interest and investment needs to be taken up in future discussions
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Please find below the final agenda and the speakers presentations.

We look forward to our continuous cooperation,

Prof. Kurt Bodewig (European Coordinator Motorways of the Sea)
Prof. Péter Balázs (European Coordinator North Sea – Mediterranean Corridor)
Prof. Carlo Secchi (European Coordinator Atlantic Corridor)
Ms. Catherine Trautmann (European Coordinator for the North Sea Baltic Corridor)
 
Smart and Sustainable Maritime Transport in the Atlantic and North Sea Region Post-Brexit
Workshop organised by the European TEN-T Coordinators
For the Motorways of the Sea and the Atlantic and North Sea-Mediterranean Corridors
– FINAL AGENDA AND PRESENTATIONS –
Thursday, 22 April 2021
Ensuring connectivity between Ireland and
 continental EU post-Brexit: the role of maritime links

10:00  Opening

  • Prof. Bodewig, European Coordinator for Motorways of the Sea
  • Hildegarde Naughton T.D., Minister of State for International and Road Transport and Logistics
  • Prof. Péter Balázs, European Coordinator for the North Sea – Mediterranean Corridor
  • Prof. Carlo Secchi, European Coordinator for the Atlantic Corridor

10:30  What has been the impact of Brexit on Ireland’s maritime links?
Chair: Prof. Kurt Bodewig, European Coordinator for Motorways of the Sea

  • Kick-off presentation: Ms. Deirdre O’Keeffe, Assistant Secretary, Department of Transport
    Panel:
  • Port of Dublin, Eamon O’Reilly, CEO
  • Ports of Normandy, Philippe Deiss, CEO
  • Irish Ferries, Andrew Sheen, Managing Director
  • Keelings, Niall Tutty, Head of Commercial Finance
  • Kuehne + Nagel Ireland, Graham O’Reilly, National Road Logistics Director

11:45  Reasons and perspectives: what does the future hold for maritime links between Ireland and the Continent?
Chair: Prof. Péter Balázs, European Coordinator for the North Sea – Mediterranean Corridor

  • Kick-off presentation: Chris Rowland, MDS Transmodal, Managing Director
    Panel:
  • Rosslare Europort, Glen Carr, General Manager
  • Port of Zeebrugge, Patrick Van Cauwenberghe, UK Trade Development Director
  • DFDS Shipping, Aidan Coffey, Route Director, Rosslare – Dunkerque
  • Wells Cargo, Tom Thornton, Managing Director
  • Irish Maritime Development Office, Liam Lacey, Director

12:45  Conclusions by Prof. Carlo Secchi, European Coordinator for the Atlantic Corridor
13:00  End of meeting

Friday, 23 April 2021
Joint Working Group meeting on Ports
10:00  Session 1: Hinterland connections to Ports by rail and inland waterway
Chair: Prof. Péter Balázs, European Coordinator for the North Sea – Mediterranean Corridor
           Panel and presentations:
11:00  Session 2: Greening of Ports and of maritime transport
Chair: Prof. Kurt Bodewig, European Coordinator for Motorways of the Sea
Presentations:
  • Ports of Antwerp, Lieselot Marinus, EU Public Affairs Advisor
  • Port of Bordeaux, Jean-Frédéric Laurent, Managing Director
  • Port of Dunkerque, Guy Bourbonnaud Marketing and Transport Manager, Gwenaëlle Cotonnec, Prospective Development and Environment Manager
  • Port of Aveiro, Isabel Moura Ramos, Executive Board Member
12:15  Session 3: Digitalisation of Ports and of maritime transport
Chair: Prof. Carlo Secchi, European Coordinator for the Atlantic Corridor
Presentations:
13:15  Conclusions by Ms. Catherine Trautmann, European Coordinator for the North Sea Baltic Corridor
13:30  End of meeting

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