The FRACHT Intermodal Transport Forum—an event dedicated to the transport and logistics industry, secure supply chains, maritime transport routes, and the role of artificial intelligence in this sector—will be held in Sopot (Poland) from 20 to 21 March.

The Center for Transport Strategies (CFTS) is an information partner of the forum. The organizers of the forum are the International North-East Europe Association (ENEIA) and the Polish-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and the co-organizers are the Poland-Asia Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Association of Producers and Consumers of Legumes of Ukraine.

The theme of this year's forum is "War Reality, Global Uncertainty."

According to the organizers, the last few months have shown the importance of the versatility of transshipment terminals, which can meet various transport needs. Terminals are not only cargo transshipment points but also strategic infrastructure that can perform both supply functions and be a special link in the defense process of a country.

The program of the forum will include the following areas of debate:

The "Carriers' Debate." Disruptions in supply chains, their reconfiguration, increased competition, financial liquidity and credibility, alternative, low-emission fuels, and labor market. Challenges related to the EU's pursuit of sustainable, smart mobility and achieving climate goals. The sector's expectations towards the legislator and regulator.

The "Port Debate". Towards the ports of the future. Sea transport routes, opportunities, and threats. Three Seas ports. Cooperation with the Caspian ports of Aktau and Baku within alternative transport corridors and new communication routes.

The "Terminal Debate." Location advantages, modern technologies, point and line infrastructure. Obstacles to and opportunities for development. EU support for entrepreneurs who develop the potential and capacity of terminals. E-commerce—new challenges and incentives for the development of transport and forwarding operations. The use of artificial intelligence on a larger scale in route planning, customer service, and internal document management.

One of the key items on the program of this year's FRACHT forum will be a study visit to the port of Gdynia, during which the forum’s participants will tour the GTC Hutchison Port Gdynia container terminal. The study program of the event includes a presentation of the port's modernized railway infrastructure and acquaintance with the functioning of the maritime container terminal.

To register for the event, follow this link.

The program of the forum will be available on the website of the organizers.