UIRR-IBS PLANET Webinar follow-up


Online Webinar on
the Eurasian corridors for
Combined Transport

Wednesday 03 May 2023 - 09:30 – 11:30


The session was structured around two main outputs:

  1. A manifesto on the New Silk Road Development, which includes clear and comprehensive recommendations for overcoming critical hurdles to Combined Transport service
  2. A feasibility study on the opportunities to transport green hydrogen by rail along the Eurasian corridors


  • 09:30-09:40 : Welcome & Introduction to ICP - Ralf-Charley Schultze (UIRR)
  • 09:40-09:50 : The EU-China connectivity platform & the Global Gateway concept -  Mona Björklund (DG MOVE.A)
  • 09:50-09:55 : PLANET project: main scope of Living Lab 2 -  Eric Feyen (UIRR)
  • 09:55-10:15 : Intercontinental Document Management Demonstrator for Combined Transport -  Dr. Roland Klüber (Consilis) /Aljosja Beije (Docklab)
  • 10:15-11:00 : ICP Manifesto Overview and Improvement Measures (incl. Q+A) -  UIRR/IBS + ICP members (min. 3)
  • 11:00-11:20 : Green Hydrogen as Future Business Potential for Combined Transport on the New Silk Roads   -  Dr. Roland Klüber (Consilis)
  • 11:20-11:30 : Closing remarks -  Ralf-Charley Schultze (UIRR) & IBS


The development of Eurasian rail freight corridors opens extremely promising perspectives for the growth of long-distance rail transportation, as an alternative to other modes - maritime or road transport - or as an effective partner in the global logistics chain. Improving complex systems such as the New Silk Roads linking all European and Asian stakeholders requires to focus on key bottlenecks impacting the interoperability and efficiency of Combined Transport (CT) services.

Within the PLANET project (www.planetproject.eu), the industry association for Combined Transport, UIRR with the support of IBS, have set up an Intercontinental Collaborative Platform (ICP). The core focus of this ICP is twofold: (1) to foster the standardisation and harmonisation of existing standards within and across the European borders with regard to regulatory rules, documents and IT standards and services, and (2) to explore future growth opportunities for Combined Transport. The ICP consists of key CT actors representing about 85% of the Silk Road business.

Related documents
Webinar slides EN
Planet Manifesto EN
Consilis - Planet Study EN