Tue 2 March
The European Conference on the future of inland transport, terminals and ports

Ports & Hinterland Europe 2018: the way to smart logistics

Together with the Port of Brussels we welcomed over 90 logistic and port professionals on the 4 and 5 October to join the 13th edition of Ports & Hinterland Europe. During this conference we addressed the future challenges on hinterland connections in Europe, as 2018 being the European Year of multi-modality. How can we boost multi-modality in order to achieve smarter, greener and congestion free transport? Moderator Alex Van Breedam, professor in Antwerp and CEO TRI-VIZOR concluded that we still miss a sense of urgency of how logistics is organized and that we need disruption to change on a large scale. We heard a number of experts sharing their expertise on how the future of logistics will evolve. The future of logistics starts now! We hope to see you next year. Participants can download the presentations.

Host Port: Port of Brussels

Port of Brussel celebrates its 25th anniversary, that is why this 13th edition of the conference took place in Brussels. The Port of Brussels arranged a guided boat tour with lunch through the port on the second day of the conference. We thank the port for their hospitality and for being our host.



Curious about the previous editions of this event?

Speakers 2018:
'Can ports be the hub for the physical internet? We need to establish a compensation system for the private companies to have them on board'
- Vicente del Rio, GM Valenciaport Foundation

'It is not my job to make money with shipping. We need partners to make the shift to inland waterway transport possible.'
- Patrick Renard, CEO Knauf Belgium

'I cannot predict 20 years from now, but for the next 5 years people matter most in the migration to industrie and logistics 4.0.'
- Prof. dr. Michael Henke, Fraunhofer IML