The chemical industry is an important economic sector in central Europe with 117 billion Euro turnover and 340.000 employees. Chemical companies are important logistic stakeholders responsible for 8 percent of freight transport. The main objective of ChemMultimodal is the promotion of multimodal transport of chemical goods. The project aims to achieve this by coordinating and facilitating cooperation between chemical companies, specialised logistics service providers (LSP), terminal operators and public authorities in chemical regions in central Europe.
Based on a detailed analysis of the needs for improving multimodal transport of chemical goods, the project will develop a toolbox to support chemical companies and
logistics service providers in their strategic and operational planning for increasing the share of multimodal transport. This toolbox will be tested in 6 pilots with 30 chemical companies in the partner countries to facilitate real modal shift. In these pilots it is the objective to increase multimodal transport by 10 percent and reduce CO2 footprint by 5 percent until the end of project duration. Furthermore, 6 training seminars will be implemented to teach usage of the tool to additional 120 companies. 1 common strategy and 7 regional action plans will be developed to continue and intensify activities after the project end.
Running under the slogan “Future wagonload traffic in Europe”, the 10th international conference on railway logistics took place in Hanover from the 17th to 18th of October 2017. The conference was organized by the Federal Association Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics e. V. (BME) and the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV). More than 140 participants joined the congress.
After the ChemMultimodal partners have been welcomed in Saxony-Anhalt’s representation at Brussels, the office has published two consecutive articles about the project in its weekly newsletter “Wochenspiegel”.
The first Policy Advisory Group Meeting should give the opportunity to present first results of the ChemMultimodal Project and discuss with representatives from the European Union the opportunities and barriers for multimodal transport in the chemical sector in Europe.
We invite interested stakeholders to join this discussion and contribute to our objectives on 21st June 2017 to Brussels.
After a little more than a quarter of its lifetime has lapsed, the transnational ChemMultimodal project invited stakeholders from the chemical industry and the logistics sector to a dissemination conference to share its achieved learning and to get input for upcoming activities. The event took place in Ústí nad Labem on 19 April 2017.
We are pleased to announce that the official kick-off- meeting on the project ChemMultimodal took place in Magdeburg on 30 June 2016.
Based on a detailed analysis of the needs for improving multimodal transport of chemical goods, the project will develop a toolbox that supports chemical companies and LSP in their strategic and operational planning for increasing the share of multimodal transport. This toolbox will be tested in 7 pilots with 30 chemical companies in the partner countries to facilitate real modal shift.
In these pilots it is the objective to increase multimodal transport by 10% and reduce CO2 footprint by 5% until the end of project duration. Furthermore 6 Training Seminars will be implemented to teach usage of the tool to additional 120 companies. 7 Regional Strategy and Action Plans will be developed to continue activities after the project end.