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SITL Europe 2016 promises a content-rich programme serving transport, freight forwarding and the logistics chain, Paris 22-25 March

Alice Faure - 18-févr.-2016 17:53:38
The only exhibition in France and internationally to cover all the links in transport, freight forwarding and the logistics chain is SITL Europe 2016, taking place on 22-25 March in Hall 6 of the Parc des Expositions, Paris Nord Villepinte. It is a hub for discussion and discovery on the challenges, trends and innovations in the sector. More than 100 conferences will take place during the exhibition The 2016 conference programme consists of 10 highlighted themes which have been designed and will be chaired by the members of the Strategic Committee, all of whom are logistics, transport and/or supply chain directors of major companies in manufacturing and retail. They will focus on new consumer expectations, sustainable development, the link between industrial logistics and e-commerce, urban logistics, tracking the cold chain, the spare parts supply chain, distribution networks evolution, the digital revolution and the new business of operational excellence. For several years now, an increasing number of special programmes have been developed for SITL Europe: A series of conferences will be opened on 22 March, with the World Transport & Logistics Forum and the bi-annual presentation by the World Bank of their study into logistics competitiveness. This will be followed by the Overseas Day (22 March), the Waterways Programme (22 March), Maritime Day (23 March), European Rail Freight Day (24 March), and a further series of conferences focusing on dangerous goods logistics (22-25 March).   The programme is concluded with a series of conferences dedicated to Intralogistics (22‑25 March) and a further one on new generation transport equipment (22-25 March). New to the agenda is the first African Logistics Conference , “ Gearing up Africa!”, which explores establishing a logistics chain in Africa. Finally, the first “ Start-up Contest ” has been introduced to the sixteenth edition of the Logistics Innovation Awards this year. Attendees such as Coca-Cola Enterprise, Bolloré Logistics and the start-up Shippeo are representative of the rich variety of the programmes taking place at SITL Europe 2016.   Promoting sustainable logistics Following COP21 in Paris in 2015, sustainable supply chains will be subject to a special focus on the opening day of the exhibition on 22 March, with a conference dedicated to Green Logistics. The conference will feature several programmes aimed at reducing greenhouse gases in transport together with the Fret 21 charter supported by shippers. “With the initiatives of the AUTF, the ADEME and the Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, this process is in complete synchronisation with our policy of social and environmental responsibility which aims to achieve a reduction by one third of the carbon footprint of our products by 2020. On the basis of voluntary commitments, Fret 21 helps us establish our objectives and provides technical support to measure its impact.”   – Eric   Desbonnets, Logistics and Client Services Director at Coca-Cola Enterprise (where transport represents 6% of the total emissions)   By following a structured process comprising three courses of action, Coca-Cola Enterprise is therefore committed to reducing its transport CO2 emissions by 30%: 1.   The first course of action is to reduce the number of kilometres travelled by moving production closer to demand, knowing that 90% of soft drinks sold in France by Coca-Cola Enterprise are produced within the country.   “ Since 2009, an investment of €265 million to increase production and reduce carbon footprint has resulted in our five national factories producing almost all our packaging. With rigorous stock management, these measures have reduced our average delivery kilometres to 273km. Over half of the journeys are for less than 150km.” 2.    With collaborative approaches developed with clients and suppliers, the second course of action involves optimisation of the lorries used on the road by using techniques such as “back hauling” and “front hauling”, direct delivery and shared services so as to reduce empty kilometres. 3.   Thirdly, an increase in use of alternative transport and fuel such as using LNG vehicles and combined rail-road transport. Gearing up Africa Responding to an increased interest in Africa, on 22-24 March, SITL Europe 2016 is offering a series of conferences dedicated to the logistics challenges on this continent. “With more than a billion inhabitants and a rapidly developing middle class comprising 130 million consumers, Africa offers an exceptional opportunity supported by multi-billion euro investment programmes in all areas of industry and distribution. In the last five years, economic growth has exceeded 5%.” – Edouard de Vergeron, Managing Director for Africa at Bolloré Logistics Large-scale e-commerce projects With a continuous presence in Africa for over 50 years, Bolloré Logistics is one of the key participants in this series of conferences. Employing 23,100 people, its integrated network covers 46 countries and is complemented with local partners. This gives Bolloré Logistics unequalled expertise in administrative and customs procedures, port and airport transit and management of overland road and rail corridors which provide secure access to landlocked countries. "To control, trace and track in real time across the whole continent, Bolloré Logistics has created an exclusive solution called LINK. It allows our clients to follow their operations with a single interface and a mobile application used by our teams and partners on the ground. From the order through to proof of delivery and reporting, analyses and KPI’s, LINK delivers unique value-added services in the market.” Designed to respond to the logistics requirements of all industries and also of large-scale projects, Bolloré Logistics’ current African network of 300 warehouses is able to support the development of e-commerce businesses such as C-Discount.   Start-up Contest SITL Europe 2016 is also organising the first edition of the Start-up Contest. “This initiative recognises the most innovative start-up in the transport and logistics sector,” explains Alain Bagnaud, Reed Exhibitions Transport & Logistics Director. Shippeo has developed an innovative solution to manage road chartering allowing the connection in real time of the order givers and their transporters in order to facilitate sharing information and carry out real time tracking of transport services. “The Start-up Contest is a unique opportunity in terms of visibility and awareness for our product. It is an occasion for start-ups to present their innovations to professionals in the sector and to find future partners for large scale development.” – Jean-Bastien Dussart , Co-founder of Shippeo The contest is split into two phases. Having sent their entry between 1 and 26 February, the start-ups go through a first selection process. On 8 March, eight pre-selected entrants are chosen. They are then invited to give a five minute presentation in front of a jury on Friday 25 March at 9:30am. The winner will be announced on 25 March during the sixteenth edition of the Logistics Innovation Awards, taking place at 12pm in Hall 6/Plenary Hall at the Parc des Expositions, Paris Nord Villepinte. The wi nning start-up will also be awarded with the use of a 9m² exhibitor stand at SITL 2017 in Paris. For further information regarding any of the special programmes and conferences taking place at SITL Europe 2016 or the Start-up Contest, visit www.sitl.eu/en/Home/ or contact: Silviane Dubail, Press Relations Adviser SD Com Tel: +33 (0)6 07 53 53 43 Email: sdubail@sdcom.fr For more information on this press release, contact: Fran Lambert, Communications & Marketing Adviser Business France – The French Trade Commission in the UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 Email:  fran.lambert@businessfrance.fr

Experts in dangerous goods transportation showcase complete value chain on the Dangerous Goods Logistics pavilion at SITL Europe 2016

Fran Lambert - 18-janv.-2016 15:31:11
For the first time, SITL Europe 2016, taking place on 22-25 March 2016 in Hall 6 of the Parc des Expositions, Paris Nord Villepinte, France, will feature the new Dangerous Goods Logistics pavilion.  With an exhibition zone and a programme of dedicated conferences and workshops, there will be a complete value chain of experts in dangerous goods transportation, such as accreditation and training organisations, logistics service providers, transport operators, logistics hubs, warehouse and transport equipment (tanks, industrial coachwork, storage) and packaging. Dangerous goods regulations affect everybody. The majority of manufacturers and distributors must ensure security across logistics operations involving dangerous goods. But regulations are frequently misunderstood and the solutions are not immediately obvious.  Regulations applicable to the transportation of dangerous goods, such as the SEVESO III directive, new environmental protection classifications (ICPE), Classification-Labelling-Packaging (CLP) and ADR, IATA, IMDG, RID and ADN codes, have become increasingly strict and are constantly evolving. In the fields of transport, logistics and packaging, risk prevention, safety and security are at the heart of supply chain excellence.  A sector of excellence Taking into account all transport modes, 15% of global goods traffic involves dangerous materials. From the point of origin to the final client, their management depends on a value chain of experts conforming to strict guidelines. The regulations are updated every two years through ADR, IATA, IMDG, RID and AND codes. Along with hydrocarbons, chemical and gaseous goods, many everyday goods have been classified as ‘sensitive products’ requiring specific logistics procedures. This is the case with perfumes, certain beauty products, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, most household detergents, and an increasing number of waste products. ‘In order to respond to a multitude of challenges, SITL Europe 2016 along with the ANCS (National Association of Safety Advisers), is bringing together all experts in the sector,’ says Alan Bagnaud, Director of Reed Exhibitions Transport & Logistics. ‘Thanks to its exhibitors and programme of dedicated conferences and workshops, the Dangerous Goods Logistics pavilion offers shippers up-to-date information on the regulatory environment, which will offer a real advantage to an increasingly complex sector.’   According to Olivier Bicanic, Customs and International Trade Manager at GMJ Phoenix and Editor of the Solutions TMD guide surveying 600 specialist suppliers in dangerous supply chains, ‘Whether in-house or external, the security adviser is at the centre of the value chain and the daily challenge  they face depends on the diversity of products, the risks associated in their handling and their quantities.’ A 100% ADR network In terms of dangerous supply chains, shippers have high expectations. ‘Given the expertise required for the secure treatment of chemical products, procurement managers are increasingly alert to the capacities  of national, European and international transport and logistics supplier networks. They expect total control over ADR and flexibility in the organisation and management of movement,’ explains Bruno Guillard, Business Development Manager for Chem-Logistics Europe (Dachser France) and member of the Steering Committee for Dangerous Goods Logistics. The expectations of the chemical industry are at the heart of the creation of the Dachser Group’s Chem-Logistics solution. With an integrated network of 333 agencies in Europe, 100% ADR, partly SQAS (Safety & Quality Assessment System) evaluated, the Dachser Group has developed a dedicated service based on secure processes, scheduling and packaging equipment specifically for handling, storage, and the transport of pallets.  ‘The Chem-Logistics solution is supported by a team of 164 European security advisers for the transportation of dangerous goods (CSTMD). At the same time, training on classed products and their procedures form part of annual information updates provided to our associates,’ adds Guillard. SEVESO III directive  Based on the quantities of dangerous materials stored, new warehouse standards entered into force on 1st June 2015. ‘Under the title SEVESO III in a European directive transposed into French law, this establishes stricter rules on safety and security. Where an existing building is modified or enlarged, applying the law requires changes to be made to existing installations or – more frequently – new ones to be created,’ says Pascal Robat, a consultant specialising in logistics and transportation to different urban areas. A member of the Steering Committee for Dangerous Goods Logistics, he worked on the planning for the LOGIPARC 03 multimodal hub in Moulins, a town in the Allier department of France.  Conceived under the framework of standard ISO 14001, the logistics park will open in early 2017 as the first SEVESO III certified building.  Following an agreement signed in February 2014 with the Moulins urban area on the initiative of the company Eiffage Construction, the building will be operated by Transports Bourrat and will offer a storage capacity of 18,000m². This multipurpose storage capability, the only of its kind, is designed to handle most products included in the new nomenclature for ICPE-classified installations. With access to road and rail connections and combined rail-road, the space can be sub-divided into several units of up to 500m². Regulatory monitoring Regulations that aim to facilitate data sharing between dangerous goods actors could enter into force in 2017-2019 by converting to the digitisation of transport documents using telematics systems. To this effect the presence of MD Service will allow for the presentation of the GEOTRANS MD project. ‘GéoTransMD is an ambitious joint project on the Geolocation of Dangerous Goods presented at the fifteenth call for projects by the Fonds Unique Interministériel (Single Interministerial Fund – FUI15). It aims to define European telematics architecture which ensures the delivery of secure data on the quality and quantity of dangerous goods transported by road, rail or inland waterways,’ explains Matthieu Bernadet, Director of MD Service. Research laboratories (CEREMA, LNE and CEA), private-sector companies (NOVACOM, GLS and ERECA) and MD Service, a consultant member of the GEOTRANS MD consortium, will come together for the first time at SITL Europe 2016, to exhibit the potential applications and their expected advantages. For further information regarding the Dangerous Goods Logistics pavilion at SITL Europe 2016, visit www.sitl.eu/en/Home/  or contact: Silviane Dubail Press Relations Adviser SD Com Tel: +33 (0)6 07 53 53 43 Email: sdubail@sdcom.fr For further information regarding this press release, contact: Fran Lambert, Communications & Marketing Adviser Business France (The French Trade Commission in the UK) Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 Email: fran.lambert@businessfrance.fr View other press releases at:  www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/
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