As announced, the annual RAG-TAG meeting of the Baltic-Adriatic Rail Freight Corridor took place on 26 November 2020, as an on line event. It was structured in three sessions:
- Two morning workshops:
- A RAG workshop, whose topic was: “Integrated approach to Train Performance Management”
- A TAG workshop, whose topic was: “ Cooperation initiatives between RFC and Terminal and Ports”
- A Plenary session in the afternoon
In the Plenary session, a very important step towards a renewed cooperation with Baltic-Adriatic CNC was made with the participation of Mrs. Ann Elisabet Jensen, Baltic-Adriatic CNC Coordinator, who could attend the meeting and made an interesting introductory speech.
Mrs. Jensen briefly illustrated the content of the recently approved 4th Work Plan of the CNC Baltic-Adriatic, which was built up and in continuity with its predecessors.
Mrs. Jensen stressed the importance of the interconnection between the activities of the CNC and of the RFC, the former dealing with realizing new and more modern infrastructure, the latter looking for ways to make a better use of existing infrastructure.
The rest of the session was dedicated to the presentations of the achievements of the Baltic-Adriatic RFC in 2020 and of its plan for the following year. In addition, the RAG speaker, Mr. Manuel Kriegl (Rail Cargo Austria) presented the main accomplishments of the Railway Undertakings Advisory Group in 2020, in particular in the field of RUs International Contingency Management. The ideal XBorder section Handbook and its planned follow up were presented by Mr. Philip Van Den Bosch (UIC)
The meeting, overall, proved to be successful, as it involved stakeholders at different levels and from all over the Corridor.
The workshops were meant as preparatory for initiatives to be launched in 2021: the MB and the PMO of Baltic-Adriatic RFC hope that these promising outcomes will be put into practice in 2021 and these initiatives could be successfully launched.
Minutes of the meeting were distributed on 9 December and their approval is ongoing.
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