April 27 - Transhipment volumes and initiatives to improve supply chain relay services between the Baltic region and northern Europe will be a key point of discussion during the 4th Annual Breakbulk Europe Conference and Exhibition from 26-28 May, in Antw

As part of the conference theme of "Working Toward Recovery" a special regional panel will canvass what cargo opportunities and transportation challenges exist at Baltic ports.

The session will be moderated by Siddique Khan, president and CEO, of Globalink Logistics Group which has a comprehensive network within and servicing Central Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Mr Khan said: "The Baltic trade routes are historically important and continue to be a vital link offering reliable access to markets in northern Europe and Russia," Mr Khan said.

"The panel has the opportunity to discuss transport infrastructure capabilities and how this meets the demand for services."

Mr Khan said major projects that represented opportunities included providing supply chain management services to the Russian city of Sochi in preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, and supporting the modernisation of transport and utilities infrastructure particularly growing demand for renewable energy such as wind power.

Additionally, the continuing exploration of the Arctic's mineral wealth, particularly by Russia which has estimated the area has billions of tonnes of oil and gas, are becoming increasingly accessible.

The Regional Panel chaired by Mr Khan includes Jan Otto, senior project manager of Transgroup Worldwide Logistics, Mogens Ellerbaek, vice president Sea, Air & Projects, DSV, Bjarne Mathiesen, director, Port of Aarhus and Henrik Alsing, logistics manager, FL Smidth A/S Cement.

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