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Logistics UK addresses Amsterdam Coastlink Conference

Logistics UK Senior Policy Manager, Alexandra Herdman joined industry experts from across the sector including Port of Aberdeen, Associated British Ports, Port of Bilbao and DFDS, amongst many others, for the Coastlink Conference 2024, hosted by the Port of Amsterdam, on 24-25 April.

Coastlink is a neutral pan-European network dedicated to the promotion of short-sea feeder shipping and intermodal networks through the ports that support a competitive supply chain.

Key takeaways from the discussion include the desire for collaboration across the sector to decarbonise and increase short-sea shipping.

Alexandra Herdman, who addressed the conference, said: “Modal shift is one piece of the jigsaw for safe and efficient logistics. I spoke to Coastlink delegates about the opportunities and challenges of modal shift, including infrastructure constraints, ease of access and cost.

“I was enthused to hear from other speakers about the amazing work being done here and in Europe to increase intermodal solutions, allowing more freight to move on rail and water. I look forward to collaborating with colleagues to build on this momentum and work towards decarbonising logistics.”

Published On: 02/05/2024 14:00:00


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