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Transport Logistic 2023: A Four-Day Journey Through Global Innovation and Collaboration

Transport Logistic 2023: A Four-Day Journey Through Global Innovation and Collaboration
photo: RAILTARGET/Transport Logistic 2023: A Four-Day Journey Through Global Innovation and Collaboration
12 / 05 / 2023

As the curtains draw on the final day of transport logistic 2023, a review of the past four days unveils a tapestry of innovation, collaboration, and forward-thinking strategies that have shaped this globally recognized event. This year, the trade fair has garnered significant international participation with approximately 2,300 exhibitors from 67 countries showcasing their pioneering concepts and breakthroughs across a sprawling 127,000-square-meter expanse.

The first day of the fair was marked by an insightful opening ceremony led by Dr. Volker Wissing, the Federal Minister of Transport. The minister emphasized the critical need for the rapid modernization of the German rail network, setting the tone for the rest of the event.

On the second day, Dr. Sigrid Nikutta emerged into the spotlight as she embraced her new leadership position at Rail Freight Forward. In her follow-up speech, she underscored the attainability of a 30% share for freight trains in the continental transport mix through digitalization and automation.

Additionally, the launch of DB Schenker's Circular Economy Logistics product line resonated with the industry's commitment to sustainability, providing comprehensive, eco-friendly solutions for customers.

The third day continued the momentum with the announcement of two significant partnerships. Siemens Mobility and FS Italiane Group, along with TX Logistik AG, signed a €300 million contract for the supply and 15-year service of 40 Vectron locomotives. These digitally connected locomotives, set to operate across five countries on the Rhine-Alps corridor, promise high reliability and optimal vehicle availability, thanks to the predictive maintenance capabilities of the Railigent X application.

In another exciting development, Innofreight and K+S confirmed their continued collaboration with a contract for an additional 60 2×40 ft InnoWaggons and 120 SurfaceWaterTanks. This agreement echoes the industry's ongoing shift towards efficient, customized logistics solutions.

On the final day, attendees had the opportunity to explore the vast array of offerings one last time. Amid the whirlwind of activity, RAILTARGET, in partnership with the Czech Chamber of Commerce, set up an interview studio at Stand 124 in Hall B5, promising an engaging series of dialogues with top managers of the sector.

This year's transport logistic has been a testament to the industry's resilience, ingenuity, and commitment to sustainable growth. As we navigate through the final day of the event, the excitement is palpable, and the anticipation for next year's edition is already building.