Edition 2018

Monday 14 May - Inland navigation knowledge

  • 08.30 - 09.00 - Registration
  • 09.00 - 09.15 - Welcome - Christa Sys, UAntwerp
  • 09.15 - 10.15 - Inland navigation in port: future developments - Pascale Pasmans, Port of Antwerp
  • 10.30 - 11.15 - Inland navigation fleet - Christa Sys, UAntwerp
  • 11.15 - 12.00 - Financing needs in the sector - Hester Duursema (BLN)

Departure with bus to Van Moer Group, Zwijndrecht and Lunch

  • 13.30 - 14.15 - Market analysis (dry/liquid bulk) - Edwin van Hassel (Uantwerp / TransportNET)
  • 14.30 - 15.15 - The inland waterway transport of dry bulk – a business perspective – Luc Malysse (Cargill)
  • 15.15 - 16.30 - Market analysis (container) - Van Moer Group
  • 16:30 - 17:15 - Visit of an inland ship  - (with Van Moer Group)

Tuesday 15 May - Policy and regulation

  • 09.00 - 10.15 - Safety and regulation of Inland navigation (including ADN) - Jean-Michel Chatelier (Bureau Veritas)
  • 10.30 - 12.00 - Strategic positioning of inland navigation in the European Union Daniela Rosca - Hugues Van Honacker (European Commission)

Lunch and networking break

  • 13.45 - 15.15 - Inland river ports - Cedric Virciglio (Haropa)
  • 15.30 - 16.30 - Infrastructure and territorial management: levers for increasing waterway usage - Sylvie De Craecker (Vlaamse Waterweg)

Wednesday 16 May - Financing and operations

  • 09.00 - 10.15 - Key elements of the financing of the inland waterways transport sector - Sven Vandenameele (BNP Paribas Fortis)
  • 10.30 - 12.00 - Propulsion (H) - Gernot Pauli (CCNR)

Lunch and networking break

  • 13.25 - 16.00 - inland terminal visit - BCTN Meerhout visit

Thursday 17 May - Sustainability and innovations

  • 09.00 - 10.30 - The framework of innovation in inland navigation - Edwin Verberght (Uantwerpen / TransportNET)
  • 10.45 - 11.30 - Intelligent Inland navigation (AIS, RIS, BTS, ...) - Ann-Sofie Pauwelyn & Piet Creemers (Vlaamse Waterweg)
  • 11.30 - 12.15 - The insights of inland navigation freight operations (tanker) - Gisèle Maes (Victrol)

Lunch and networking break

  • 13.45 - 15.15 - Innovative supply chain optimization - logistical solutions in the building/ construction materials industry - Bart Van Rossen (Rhenus Logistics)
  • 15.30 - 17.00 - Future IWT infrastructure - Cornelis van Dorsser (TUDelft / TransportNET)

Friday 18 May - Future of IWT

  • 09.00 - 10.30 - Inland navigation cost structure calculation model + case application - Edwin van Hassel (UAntwerp / TransportNET)
  • 10.45 - 12.30 - Inland navigation: traditional modus or innovation: overcoming challenges - Eddy Van de Voorde & Thierry Vanelslander (Uantwerp / TransportNET)

Lunch and transfer to Mechelen by public transport

  • 13.45 - 18.00 - Vlaamse Waterweg Symposium, Mechelen - Closing symposium, with speeches by: 
    • Chris Danckaerts (Managing director Vlaamse Waterweg)
    • Ben Weyts (Flemish Minister of Mobility and Public Works)
       

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Pictures

Pictures of lectures and visits during previous editions.