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Inland waterways: strategic potential for growth

Conference topics:

“Bottlenecks” and growth factors for inland waterway transportation; strategic initiatives in the field of river transportation development: Russian and foreign experience; new technologies for extending the navigation period on northern rivers; the role of river ports and transport and logistics centers in the formation of logistics chains for the delivery of goods with the participation of inland waterway transport; navigation and hydrographic support of river navigation; digital transformation in river transport; government regulation and support mechanisms for the river industry; topical issues of design and construction of new river vessels; international cooperation in river navigation, professional education and training.

Under the Russia – South-East Finland – EU Cross-Border Cooperation Program 2014-2020 and project “Future potential of inland waterways, INFUTURE”

Project Partners of INFUTURE: Marine research association of Kotka city (Kotka Maritime Research Association (Merikotka), Finland Waterway Association (FWA), XAMK University, Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping (AMSUMIS), Aalto University, «Ilot», «Arctia Seahow Meritaito».

Conference Format: full-time and remote participation in the videoconference mode is provided.

Conference program:

Working language: Russian, English.

11-00 Registration, Coffee

12-00 Conference opening: greetings from the project partners from the Russian and Finnish sides.

12-15:13-30 Growth of traffic on inland waterways as one of the priority areas for the development of transport systems in Russia and the EU

13-30:14-30 Innovative technologies and strategic initiatives in river navigation

14-30:15-30 Business lunch

15-30:16-30 New Ship Design: Meeting Challenges and Creating Opportunities

16-30 Coffee

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