On 20 August 2019, the Joint Venture of Rail Baltica RB Rail AS had the honour to meet with the delegation of the Logistics Alliance Germany led by Steffen Bilger (MP), Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure and Federal Government Coordinator for Freight Transport and Logistics, to discuss possible modes of cooperation between both sides in terms of logistics, focusing on freight transport.
The Logistics Alliance Germany (LAG) is a public-private partnership between the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure and the German logistics industry. LAG provides access to experienced logistics service providers, logistics networks, and economic contacts in Germany. The objective of this Alliance is to connect international shippers, producers, exporters and logistics operators with German partners in order to establish and boost cross-border trade.
The composition of the delegation visiting Rail Baltica reflected the underlying public-private partnership model of the Logistics Alliance Germany. The delegation consisted of representatives from both, the German logistics industry (Am Zehnhoff-Söns Group, Bundesverband Paket & Expresslogistik e. V., European Cargo Logistics GmbH, Rostock Port GmbH, Seehafen Stralsund GmbH/LHMV e.V., LNC LogisticNetwork Consultants GmbH) as well as the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.
Kaspars Briškens, RB Rail AS Head of Business Development, presented the delegation with the status of the project while also highlighting possible ways of successful cooperation. Representative from Deutsche Bahn shared their experience in working with the Rail Baltica project and outlined future cooperation possibilities in infrastructure development, engineering and construction supervision, railway operations, maintenance, training future staff as well as offer exchange of experience.
Here are some photos of the event: