The professional railway sector represented by the International Union of Railways (UIC) is organising the Global Rail Freight Conference on 6-7 July in St Petersburg, at the kind invitation of RZD and their President Mr Vladimir Yakunin.

This event will be a key opportunity to discuss fundamental topics such as :

  • Railway transport in times of the global economic meltdown
  • Green Logistics – An opportunity for rail!
  • Railway liberalisation – How to attract private investments?
  • Rail Land bridges – Conditions for success
  • Combined Traffic – The future of the container
  • Wagonload – Thriving in North America, surviving in Europe?
  • Combined Traffic – The need to drive efficiency
  • Global logistics built on rail – Creating customer value

The conference languages will be Russian and English.


Conference feedback

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Foreword from RZD

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Foreword from UIC

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Social Programme

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