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01.07.2018
KombiConsult again involved in two Corridor Studies on the TEN-T Core Network Corridors and Support of the European CoordinatorsDetails
12.06.2018
2018 CEF Transport call for proposalsDetails
30.04.2018
TEN-T Scandinavian-Mediterranean Core Network Corridor - Third Work Plan of the European Coordinator publishedDetails
09.02.2017
Trade fair transport logistic 2017 in MunichDetails
30.11.2016
Terminal Interest Group AGORA celebrates 10 years in business
End of November 2016 the meeting of the European Terminal Interest Group AGROA took place in Frankfurt am Main in a much focused working atmosphere. It was also in Frankfurt, where, ten years ago, on 30 November 2006 the very first meeting of a total of 40 meetings so far took place. Actually the meeting was planned as a single event in the first place. On invitation of the consulting company KombiConsult, operators of intermodal terminals discussed with which "soft" and organizational measures the handling capacity of the terminals could be increased. The discussion showed that the individual companies were not alone with their tasks and problems. Basically all terminals face the same challenges, though they may be located and active in different countries and thus dealing with different infrastructures. As a result of the meeting, it was decided to continue with such an exchange of experiences.

 

At the beginning the group met on the venues of its members without any organizational framework. But to increase the productivity of the group, the members established the Terminal Interest Group AGORA as a permanent working group to meet on a regularly basis. The group is supported by a secretary, which is run by KombiConsult.

 

Over the years the terminal operators developed and exchanged intensively a variety of so-called "good practices" (applied "sharing economy), e.g. how to improve the productivity and efficiency of intermodal terminals. Amongst others, there is to name the implementation of OCR-gates, the establishment of standardized procedures, the coordination and disposition of the "last mile", the implementation of the ILU-code for the identification of continental loading units, the data exchange with intermodal operators and railway undertakings ("digitalization"), the implementation of key factors, common trainings of employees, the exchange of innovations as well as the development of supplementary services.

 

AGORA Group in Frankfurt, 28./29. November 2016

(from left to right: Hansjörg Halter, Ralf Dahlinger, Antje Falk, Hans Pieper, Erich Possegger, Robert Groiss, Georg Wurz, Pieter Förrer, Franz Frisch, Berthold Jesse, Ulrich Altmann, Christina Wölfert, Klaus-Uwe Sondermann)

 

Over the time the group could be increased constantly by more and more members, now the group presenting about 60 individual terminals in Europe, including core network terminals with the highest significant volumes. Gernally all operators of intermodal terminals can be members in AGORA. The name AGORA is based on the historical Greek market. Just like in the ancient Greece, where news and innovative ideas were exchanged and developed on the market, the AGORA group works the same.

 

More information can be found on the common webpage www.intermodal-terminals.eu.

 

Contact: AGORA Secretary
c/o Kombiconsult GmbH, Klaus-Uwe Sondermann
Zum Laurenburger Hof 76, 60594 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49.69.244 32 93 172;
Mail agora@intermodal-terminals.eu

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21.07.2015
Intermodal Terminal Eco-Efficiency Calculator (ITEC) - now also audit compliantDetails
15.05.2015
AGORA online-database on European intermodal terminals extended – over 300 intermodal terminals onlineDetails
23.04.2015
Spider Plus project - Final ConferenceDetails
17.04.2015
Intermodal Terminal Eco-Efficiency Calculator (ITEC)Details
03.07.2014
COSMOS project successfully concluded – Final conference documentation availableDetails
01.03.2014
Study DEVELOPING MULTIMODAL FREIGHT TRANSPORT (MFT) AMONG THE OIC MEMBER COUNTRIES publishedDetails
19.10.2013
2nd Round Table Meeting of the COSMOS Project conducted in Praha on September 19, 2013, and 2nd Intermodal Road Map completedDetails
23.04.2013
First Round Table Meeting of the COSMOS Project conducted in Ljubljana on April 23, 2013, first Intermodal Road Map completedDetails
28.02.2013
Joint meeting of the Bulgarian Cluster Green Freight Transport and the COSMOS Partners in SofiaDetails
15.01.2013
2012 Report on Combined Transport in EuropeDetails
19.09.2012
Successful start of Marco Polo Project “COSMOS”Details
28.09.2011
AGORA online-database on European intermodal terminals extended – over 140 intermodal terminals onlineDetails
14.09.2011
Marco Polo Information Day 2011Details
15.02.2011
Trade fair transport logistic 2011 in MunichDetails
01.12.2010
2010 Report on Combined Transport in EuropeDetails
01.11.2010
Terminal Interest Group AGORA continues its workDetails
01.11.2010
CREAM concluded with numerous organizational and technical innovations for the South-Eastern European Rail CorridorDetails
01.09.2010
European Commission impressed by the technological developments of CREAMDetails
01.09.2010
AGORA Intermodal database launchedDetails
01.07.2010
CREAM preannouncement to InnoTrans trade fair & final CREAM ConferenceDetails
27.02.2009
Trade fair transport logistic 2009 in MünchenDetails
01.01.2009
2007 Report on Intermodal Rail/Road Transport in EuropeDetails
18.04.2008
UIC presents Agenda 2015 for Combined Transport in EuropeDetails
27.02.2007
Event note: BRAVO final conference on 17 and 18 of April 2007 in MunichDetails
15.01.2007
Start of the EU project CREAMDetails