The biggest event of the intermodal transport industry was held in the Małaszewicze region

2023/06/15 at 5:19 PM

The third edition of the INTERMODAL IN POLAND congress was held in Janów Podlaski, attended by a record number of 400 participants representing companies from the TSL industry, suppliers of technologies and IT tools for the logistics sector, public administration and universities.

During the Congress, debates were held on the development of the logistics industry in Poland and the future of the New Silk Road, including the Transshipment Area, seaports and other logistics hubs. In addition to debates and lectures, an exhibition of innovative solutions for transport and logistics was held during the congress, as well as a study visit to the terminals of Metrans and Adampol in Małaszewicze.

— Janów Podlaski is a good place for a debate on the situation at the most important crossing point on the Polish-Belarusian border. We observe what is happening and we wonder how transport will develop and whether investments will be implemented. The Congress is an opportunity to answer these questions – said Agnieszka Hipś, CEO of CLIP Group.

After the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, Europe is facing an energy crisis, which has particularly affected freight rail and intermodal transport. The EU has announced the REPowerEU programme, which aims to make Europe independent of imported energy raw materials. The green transformation may be an incentive for entrepreneurs to choose intermodal transport.

— Transport as one of the emitters of greenhouse gases is included in the REPowerEU programme. The main assumption of this program is to increase the use of renewable energy in all sectors of the economy. Enterprises that decide to invest in the energy transformation will be supported, and financial support for companies will be provided. One of the EU’s goals is to increase the share of railways in the transport of people and goods, said Dorota Książkiewicz, PhD, from the Department of Transport Policy, Faculty of Economics of the University of Gdańsk.

We are experiencing a breakdown in intermodal transport, which should be treated as a stage in the economic cycle and political changes in the environment. However, the economic situation will return, so we should make good use of this difficult time and prepare for future challenges. One of the key elements is the modernization of the infrastructure, which will increase the potential of this region, including the Brest-Terespol railway border crossing.

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