When: Wednesday 2 May 2018 11:30 for 12:00 - 13:00 hrs
Where: Multimodal, The NEC Birmingham B40 1NT
Rooms 4.9 a & b
CLICK HERE to register for this year's Multimodal at the NEC and to find out more information
- Julian Worth CMILT, Director, Transworth Rail; Chair, CILT Rail Freight Forum
- Kenneth Russell, Commercial Director, John G Russell (Transport) Ltd
- David Turner CMILT, Director of Rail, Malcolm Logistics
- David Cross FCILT, Commercial Manager, iPort Doncaster
- Rupert Dyer, Consultant, Rail Expertise Ltd.
Consumer goods now make up the biggest part of UK railfreight, at 40% of total volume. Major players such as Tesco and the other big retailers, together with manufacturers, importers and 3PL's are using rail on a daily basis in their supply chains. However, for many in logistics, rail remains a mystery or something that 'works for others but not for me'.
With growing concerns over HGV driver shortage and motorway congestion, rail can offer an alternative to road haulage that is, operationally proven and economically attractive, as well as providing big reductions in carbon and other emissions from the supply chain.
This session will explore how you can make use of rail in the short and medium term, with multi-user as well as dedicated services and facilities. The panel consists of supply chain professionals at the forefront of using rail for trunking within the UK, as well as inbound supply chains from continental Europe and the deep sea ports. We aim to provide a lively discussion about operational aspects and longer term supply chain planning.
This session is free to both members and non-members, there is no need to book, simply turn up, we look forward to welcoming you!