June, 29th 2022

Description

The war in Ukraine and the COVID-19 pandemic have a significant impact on global and European logistic chains. Clusters, business associations, and companies report disrupted routes, export and import limitations, increase of transport costs, and delivery delays for a range of products and supplies. For example, we experience delivery delays on imports from Asia because of ongoing lockdowns. Truck drivers are missing to cover disrupted chains on the road. Railways and ports in Ukraine are partially or fully unavailable and affect the functioning of logistic chains.  

In this context, the European Cluster Collaboration Platform, on behalf of the European Commission, DG GROW, organised the next EU Clusters Talk “Global transport & EU logistics. What are the alternatives and sustainable solutions?” on 11th May 2022, 8:30 – 10:00 CEST, to speak about:

  • the current challenges in logistics in Europe and beyond,
  • the disruptions in the supply chains because of the war in Ukraine and the pandemic,
  • and possible transport alternatives and investments for the future.

 

 

Agenda

The Talk began with perspectives from the European Commission, represented on this occasion by:

  • Ulla Engelmann, Head of Unit Industrial Forum at Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (GROW) 
  • Ricardo Varanda Ribeiro, Policy Officer for Industry, Goods, Energy, Customs and Origin at Directorate-General for Trade (TRADE), 
  • Gabor Nagy, Policy Offer for Road Transport at Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (MOVE)

Next, a panel debate discussed ‘what are the alternatives and sustainable solutions for the current disruptions in transport and logistics?’. The panel included expert insights from:

  • Gabor Nagy, Policy Offer for Road Transport at Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (MOVE)
  • Ricardo Varanda Ribeiro, Policy Officer for Industry, Goods, Energy, Customs and Origin at Directorate-General for Trade (TRADE)
  • Uwe Pfeil, Cluster Manager, Cluster Mobility & Logistics, & European Cluster Manager of the Year, 2020
  • Luk Palmen, Innovation & Cooperation Manager, Silesia Automotive & Advanced Manufacturing
  • Ramón García, General Director, CITET (Centro de Innovación para la Logística y el Transporte de Mercancías)

 

 

Watch again

If you could not join us for this event or if you would like to watch it again, the recording is available here: