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Exclusive look at RORO 2014 conference topics

Roll-on/roll-off shipping event, RORO 2014, in London, will include conference sessions that address alternative fuels, the global outlook for the RORO market and the outlook for the North Sea and Baltic region.

The RORO conference takes place within the exhibition hall and will feature high level and topical content regarding the movement of cargo using roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) shipping. The event will take place at ExCel in London, from 24-26 June and is the only exhibition dedicated to the roll-on/roll-off industry.

"The themes, topics and discussions covered during the conference sessions will attract key senior level professionals from the market who are looking to learn and make decisions" says Sophie Ahmed, Event Director. "All the sessions will provide a comprehensive understanding of the RoRo transport issues that are being faced today."

Day one of the RORO Conference will focus on ‘Markets under Pressure’ and will commence with Mike Garratt, Managing Director of MDS Transmodal, looking at the global outlook for the RoRo Market.

A paper tiled ‘Alternative fuels including LNG vs. Scrubber Technology’ will be presented by Martin Crawford-Brunt, Manager, UK & Ireland of DNV GL. The conference session will look at alternatives to HFO (Heavy Fuel Oil) and MGO (Marine Gas Oil), including batteries, methanol, bio-fuels and LNG in RoRo trades, as well as recent trends and examples of vessels ordered with these technologies, including NORLED, the 100% battery powered ferry.

The current outlook for the North Sea and Baltic region will be the topic of a conference session presented by Piotr Trusiewicz, Publishing Director of Baltic Transport Journal. Focuses will include a comparison of RoRo and ferry links and freight traffic in the region; opportunities for investments and network development; and the future of rail ferries; roll-trailers, kombi trains and port-port rail connections.

"RORO 2014 is a free-to-attend three day exhibition and conference that provides logistics professionals involved in roll-on/roll-off shipping with the opportunity to meet, network and do business" adds Sophie Ahmed. "Visitors will include decision makers from various sectors such as car and vehicle manufacturers / OEMs, cargo logistics companies, freight forwarders, ship builders and port and terminal operators, with buying power."

Logistics and shipping professionals at RORO 2014 will further benefit as the event will be co-located with TOC Europe and the recently launched Port Centric Logistics (PCL) exhibition.

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