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EUROPEAN SHIPPERS' COUNCIL
in partnership with
MARE FORUM

organising the 2002 SHIPPER FORUM
on 10 October 2002 in ATHENS

"Customers and suppliers
 - a meeting of minds
"

to debate

Working Solutions for Short Sea Shipping and
Security in the Maritime Supply Chain

introduction 

This is the seventh ESC annual Conference, but this year we are making special efforts to turn this prestigious event into a forum. We are seeking a 'meeting of minds' from throughout the supply chain, bringing customers and suppliers in the transport business together to discuss what is at stake in their industry.

The conference is coming at the time the US and Europe are considering the most important set of issues for years facing global transport. The prospect of significant changes in business practices is very real. A common understanding of everyone's responsibilities in the supply chain is of paramount importance. We argue this should always have been the case to ensure high levels of service performance - and part of the forum will examine this in detail - but now impetus is provided by the need to ensure high security is maintained to prevent freight being used in terrorists attacks. 

For everybody wanting to getting to grips on security and to ensure that they can continue to do business with the United States this conference will be a must in the sense that it will outline the impact of their daily business. 

There is, as you would expect, a strong Mediterranean flavour to this years' debates with a session on service to shippers using short sea shipping in the wider Mediterranean region. There will ample time for debate on the key question: "Is short sea shipping working and is it meeting industry's needs?" 

On top of this the Shipper FORUM provides one of the few events where all sectors of the transport industry can meet with their customers to discuss their markets and business. 

We look forward to meeting you and debating these matters with you in Athens on 10 October. 

NICOLETTE VAN DER JAGT
Secretary General
European Shippers' Council
JANNIS KOSTOULAS
Managing Director
Mare Forum

Organisations Actively Participating 
in Shipper Forum 2002



MinistRY of Mercantile Marine, Greece
PIRAEUS PORT AUTHORITY
EUROPEAN COMMUNITY SHIPOWNERS' ASSOCIATION
EUROPEAN SEA PORT ORGANISATION
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
DUTCH MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT
NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL TRANSPORTATION LEAGUE, US
UNION OF GREEK SHIPOWNERS
UNION OF MEDITERRANEAN GREEK SHIPOWNERS
INTERMED
MARSEILLE PORT AUTHORITIES
PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY
FREIGHT TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION, UNITED KINGDOM 
GRIMALDI GROUP NAPLES, ITALY
SCA TRANSFOREST AB
AVESTAPOLARIT STAINLESS STEEL INDUSTRY, SWEDEN
BIOCHALKO, GREECE
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
MERLIN CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, UNITED KINGDOM 
KUHNE AND NAGEL

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