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1st BESTUFS II Conference Amsterdam 2005

"Solutions for Air Quality and Noise Problems in Urban Freight Transport"


Thematic focus:

Solutions for Air Quality and Noise Problems in Urban Freight Transport

Air quality and noise in urban areas are currently hot topics on the political agendas. European and national regulations are in force that put threshold values for noise and emission levels in urban areas. Transport is the biggest contributor to the air quality problems and urban freight transport has its share in this. Nowadays the problems have already become serious and slow down the economic development of urban agglomerations. In the city of The Hague for instance there are severe problems to meet the required air quality. This situation is a serious obstacle in the planning and construction of new residential and industrial areas. Also the maximum allowed traffic speeds on motorways nearby urban areas have recently been lowered to reduce the amount of noise and emissions in order to satisfy the threshold values.

Given these issues that are rising in several cities and countries Europe, BESTUFS decided to organise a conference on "Solutions for Air Quality and Noise Problems in Urban Freight Transport" in close co-operation with the PIEK programme and SenterNOVEM.

This conference was taken place on June 23rd and 24th in the RAI Conference Centre in Amsterdam. During this conference the problems were outlined and views and solutions of different stakeholders, such as municipalities, shippers and vehicle manufacturers were presented. Specific attention was paid to solutions that focus on improvements of vehicle technology. At the conference there was an opportunity to view the demonstration of a number of innovative clean and silent distribution vehicles.


Thursday, 23rd of June 2005
09:00 - 10:30Registration and Coffee
10:30 - 10:40Welcome and introduction
Chairman: Mr. T. Welkers, Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and
the Environment
10:40 - 11:00The policy and initatives of the European Commission
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11:00 - 11:45The problems regarding air quality and noise
"The situation in the Netherlands and the European context
by Mr. H. Brouwer, Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment
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11:45 - 12:15The BESTUFS project
"An overview of results and solutions to improve urban freight transport"
by Mr. D. Wild, project coordinator BESTUFS II
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12:15Lunch
14:00 - 14:30Volvo's environmental strategy for next generation trucks
by Mr. L. Mårtensson, Director Environmental Affairs, Volvo Truck Corporation
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14:30 - 15:00The shippers' point of view with respect to air quality and noise
by Mr. P. van Rheenen, Policy advisor EVO, the Netherlands
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15:00 - 15:30Examples of public-private co-operation in Paris for solutions to air quality and noise problems
by Mr. H. Levifve, Project manager - Freight in Paris City of Paris, Transport Department
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15:30 - 16:00Coffee break
16:00 - 16:30Stockholm
"Co-operation in food distribution with biogas vehicle"
by Mr. C. Troedson, director of Home2You, Logistic Center for Old Town
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16:30 - 17:00How air quality regulations limit economic development
by Mrs. C. Leppink-Schuitema, alderman of municipality of Venlo
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18:00 - 22:00Social program
- Canal boat trip through the old city
- Dinner in the old city

 

Friday 24th of June 2005
09:30 - 09:40Recapitulation 1st day
Chairman: Mr. T. Welkers, Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment
09:40 - 10:10 Cargo Tram Zurich
"The environmental savings of using other modes"
by Mr. G. Neuhold, General Manager ERZ Entsorgung + Recycling Zürich
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10:10 - 10:40Regulations and solutions in London
"The London lorry control scheme and night time deliveries"
by Mr. N. Lester, Director Transport and Environment Association of London Government
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10:40Coffee break
11:00 - 11:30PIEK
"Silent solutions. An overview of innovative vehicle technologies for urban freight transport"
by Mrs. E.Y. de Gooijer, Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, the Netherlands
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11:30 - 12:00The opportunities of Night distribution in Dublin
by Mr. H. Finlay, Dublin Institute of Technology
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12:00 - 13:00Demonstration vehicles
"An opportunity to explore clean and silent vehicles in reality"
by Mr. R. Goevaers, SenterNovem, the Netherlands
13:00Lunch
11:30 - 12:00The opportunities of night distribution in Dublin
by Mr. H. Finlay, Dublin Institute of Technology
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14:15 - 14:45Waste transport in Madrid using innovative IVECO vehicles
by Mr. M. Lage, IVECO
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14:45 - 15:15Air quality and noise
"The influence on truck engineering in DAF Trucks"
by Mr J. Kruithof, Supervisor advanced engineering engines, DAF
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15:15 - 15:45Panel discussion
15:45 - 16:00Closing