The European Commission has for long time recognised the economic importance of the freight transport logistics sector.
Therefore, the objective of the European policies has
been not only creating a fully integrated and multimodal freight
transport system but also establishing the right framework conditions
for shippers and the freight transport logistics sector alike to run
their business efficiently, to enable them to further grow and to
safeguard the EU competitive position in the global market.
A variety of policy measures was put down firstly in the 2007 Freight
Transport Logistics Action Plan and then continued through development
of transport modes, policy and financial support to intermodal
solutions, and initiatives aimed at creating favourable economic
environment both at the EU and international level. The Commission will
continue to do so by striving for an even more integrated policy
approach in support of the freight transport logistics industry.
The conference shall bring together the logistics industry, shippers,
transport operators and policy makers. It invites for discussions on
current trends and developments, bottlenecks and possible solutions,
and whether and which role public bodies and in particular the European
Commission can and should play.
The outcome of the Conference will feed directly into the preparation
of a follow-up to the 2007 Freight Transport Logistics Action Plan
foreseen for the first half of 2014