in partnership with
organising the 2002 SHIPPER FORUM
on 10 October 2002 in ATHENS
"Customers and suppliers
- a meeting of minds"
Solutions for Short Sea Shipping and
Security in the
Maritime Supply Chain
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.
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
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.
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?"
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.
look forward to meeting you and debating these matters with you in
Athens on 10 October.
European Shippers' Council
in Shipper Forum 2002
of Mercantile Marine, Greece
PIRAEUS PORT AUTHORITY
EUROPEAN COMMUNITY SHIPOWNERS' ASSOCIATION
EUROPEAN SEA PORT ORGANISATION
DUTCH MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT
NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL TRANSPORTATION LEAGUE, US
UNION OF GREEK SHIPOWNERS
UNION OF MEDITERRANEAN GREEK SHIPOWNERS
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
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
MERLIN CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, UNITED KINGDOM
KUHNE AND NAGEL