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MOWE-IT Workshop Road, 18.9.2013, Brussels MOWE-IT Workshop Resilient Road Transport 18. September 2013, Brussels SESSION 3: ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT ANDLOGISTICS.

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1 MOWE-IT Workshop Road, , Brussels MOWE-IT Workshop Resilient Road Transport 18. September 2013, Brussels SESSION 3: ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT ANDLOGISTICS

2 MOWE-IT Workshop Road, , Brussels Seite 2 Main impacts on freight transport and logistics Extreme weather events Heavy floods Winter events (heavy snow and rain) Wind and storms Most relevant impacts Economic losses Delays and trips rescheduling

3 MOWE-IT Workshop Road, , Brussels Seite 3 Main impacts on freight transport and logistics (2) WeatherEconomic lossesDelays and trip rescheduling Heavy Floods Loss of revenues for goods and services not provided Extra costs due to congestion, increased travel time and distances Winter weather events (e.g. heavy snow and rain) Delay and missed delivery of goods Damage of perishable goods Significant decrease of vehicle speeds Road closures and restrictions for freight traffic with heavy snow and ice conditions Wind and Storms Delay and missed delivery of goods Damage of perishable goods Large impacts in combination with precipitation Large damages to road infrastructures

4 MOWE-IT Workshop Road, , Brussels Seite 4 1.Floods in UK, 2007 short term adaptation measures 2.Extreme rainfalls in Attica, 2013, alternative truck routes 3.Katrina Hurricane in US, 2005 importance of advance preparation 4.Winter storm in Italy, 2012 promptness of meteorological notices 5.Sever European flooding in Germany, Czech Republic and Austria, 2013, learning from the past and coordination Case Studies

5 MOWE-IT Workshop Road, , Brussels Seite 5 Questions to be discussed Potential points of discussion for the workshop on road freight transport Why is information on the impact of natural hazards on freight so rare? Robustness of the sector, public interest or companies privacy considerations? Are meteorological warnings appropriate and timely for freight operations? How can SMEs get involved in the adaptation strategies? Which are the most limiting barriers to cooperation and information exchange in the freight and logistics sector? What can European and national policy do to improve road passenger transport resilience? Which open research questions should be addressed in the RTD programmes?


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