SPEAKER INTERVIEW - Elias Heikari
Can you give an overview of your conference topic/session?
My topic will be covering the challenges with LCL shipment tracking in the new Silk Road.
What can attendees expect to learn and discover from your session?
Attendees can learn from our experience of how to effectively manage lead times and multimodal shipments on the new silk route.
What do you think is the biggest issue being faced / discussed in your industry at the moment?
Real time visibility of the new Silk Road shipments.
What is the biggest lesson you learned in 2017?
In 2017 the volume of Silk Route shipments almost reached the capacity of current rail tracks – therefore leading to delays at the Belarus – Poland border over summer.
What do you think the biggest challenge for the industry will be in 2018?
The bottlenecks of the New Silk Routes.
What innovative measures should the industry adopt in the next few years to ensure market sustainability and growth?
One way to avoid future delays between the Poland Belarus border would be to route via Finland and the Baltic Sea through to North Europe.
Why do you think events like Intermodal Asia are important for the industry?
Intermodal Asia is very important to the industry.