The 1 Oth International Conference and Exhibition on Through Transport using Roll-on/Roll-off Methods STAZIONE MARITTIMA TRIESTE 15-17 MAY 1990 First held in 1976, the 1990 edition of R0R0, the biennial international conference and exhibition focusing on through transport using Roll-On/Roll-Off methods, will take place at the Congress Center Stazione Marittima in Trieste, Italy, May 15-17, 1990.

Being held for the 10th time, RORO has been firmly established as a leading international event for those involved in the Roll-On/Roll- Off industry.

The conference program will bring together the views of some of the leading executives from the various sectors of through-transport— shipping, port operations, hauliers and regulators. They will focus on the current and future issues affecting business, ranging from new techniques for new cargo units to the latest design concepts for the ships themselves.

The host for the main social events of RORO 90 will be the Regione Autonoma Friuli-Venezia Giulia and the Trieste Authorities.

The social highlight will be the RORO gala dinner held at the La Villa Manin di Passariano, the former country estate of the last of the Doges.

As the only international free port in the Mediterranean, Trieste has seen a rapid increase in RO/RO and ferry traffic. In particular, Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria have increased their utilization of the port as their means of entry into Western Europe. RO/RO and ferry cargoes have increased dramatically from 397,000 tons in 1986 to 960,000 tons in 1987. The continued growth of Trieste, as well as other Mediterranean ports provides a lively market in which to promote services and equipment.

In a cosmopolitan commercial center strategically situated for the through transport of freight to the major cities of Europe, RORO 90 will again be a unique marketing opportunity for companies to promote their specialist capabilities.

As visitors to their stands, exhibiting companies will not only have more than 800 participants who regularly attend the RORO meeting from 40 nations, but can also exploit a venue recognized throughout the world as a center for international trading and a major Mediterranean doorway for the Eastern Bloc countries.

Shipping companies, shipbuilders, suppliers of onboard equipment and specialist services, port authorities and companies providing the whole range of sophisticated techniques and products for cargo handling operations have found RORO an excellent business environment in which to promote their capabilities.

The Congress Center Stazione Marittima is a fully integrated conference and exhibition facility.

Modern display halls provide exhibitors with an excellent forum to promote their operations, services and technology and manufacturers of heavy equipment can also make use of this opportunity to demonstrate their products to full advantage.

The exhibition will be a major international showcase for developments in the RO/RO concept and through transport operations and will provide an effective means for companies to develop business in an expanding market. Some of the products and services on display will include: RO/RO terminal tractors; computer-based stevedoring and port systems; standard design RO/RO ships; car/passenger ferries; location and layout of ports; auxiliary engines; container-handling equipment; container cranes; ship management services; and container manufacture.

For further information on RORO 90, contact: RoRo Secretariat, 2 Station Road, Rickmansworth, Herts WD3 1QP, England; telephone: (0923) 776363; fax: (0923) 777206; telex: 924312.

EVENT PROGRAM AT A GLANCE MAY 15 9 a.m.—RORO exhibition opens.

2 p.m.—RORO conference opens.

SESSION 1: Markets And Trends "RO/RO Markets of the North Sea/ Intra-Europe/lntra-Mediterranean," by M.

Garratt, MDS Transmodal.

"The Development of RO/RO in the West African Trades and Its Future Prospects," by S.M. Gay, managing director, African RO/RO Ltd. and director, OT Africa Line.

"New Trends in the Fast Developing Baltic RO/RO Market," by K. Levander, vice president, research and development, Masa- Yards.

"Australia—New RO/RO Age Dawning," by A.R. Clarke, director, Thompson Clarke Shipping.

"New Ships for the Brazil-Europe Trade," by R. Klien, director, Transroll Navegacao S.A.

"Developments in Vehicle Transportation.

Integrated Services—The Solution for the Future?" by C. Olsson, executive vice president, marketing, Wallenius Lines.

Official welcome reception at the Fiera di Trieste.

MAY 16 SESSION 2: The Ports Build For Tomorrow "Cost Effective Design of Terminals for the Import of RO/RO Forest Products—By Cassette and in Bulk," by N. Nixon, chairman, and G. Bell, director, Nigel Nixon & Partners.

"RO/RO Interface for the 21st Century," by R.S. Cork and P.W. Wright, Associates Port Division, Posford Duvivier.

SESSION 3: The Trieste Connection Panel Session Speakers: F.A. Querci, president of the Superior Council, Ministry of Merchant Marine; R. Prioglio, chairman, Forwarding Agents Association, Port of Trieste; E. Bevilacqua, president, Port of Monfalcone; G. Bravo, president, Port of Nogoaro; G. Di Benedetto, regional minister for transport and Ports of Friuli Venezia Giulia; and L. Rovelli, director general, Port of Trieste.

SESSION 4: Ship Design "New Passenger Trailer Ferry Concepts to Meet Increasing Transport and Safety Requirements," by M. Kanerva, development director, Oy Elomatic Group Ltd.

"Seahorse Shipping Follow Their Advanced Design of Inland RO/RO Shuttles for Stora with More Innovative Thinking," by SA Svensson, naval architect, Seahorse Shipping Lines AB.

"Transfennica—Looks Ahead with New Ships and Handling for Forest Products," by T. Grandell, technical group, Transfennica Corporation.

"Converting to the Market," by K.J. Taylor, marine services manager, MacGregor- Navire (GBR) Ltd.

"New RO/RO's and Services," by B. Soderholm, marketing director, Bore Line Ab.

Lunch for registered delegates.

SESSION 5: RO/RO Survivability "Compliance with New IMO Subdivision and Stability Requirements for RO/RO and other Dry Cargo Ships," by C.M. Magill, principal surveyor, Statutory Computational Services Group, Lloyd's Register of Shipping.

"The 'Stat-90 Rules' Influence on RO/RO Newbuildings and Conversions," by J. Dalgaard, N. Fisker-Andersen and E. Schilder, Knud E. Hansen.

"RO/RO Safety—A Need for a Total Approach," by T-C Mathiesen. senior executive vice president, Det norske Veritas Classification A/S.

"Enhancing the Stability/Survivability of RO/RO Vessels," by J.G. Brown, Seaform Design, SESSION 6: RO/RO Stevedoring And Swapbodies "Securing for Rolltrailers and Rolux— New Top Lashings the Answer," by B. Wiking, Wiking Leasing AB.

"New IMO Code of Safe Practice for Stowage and Securing Cargo, Cargo Units and Vehicles (includes guidelines for securing arrangements for road vehicles on RO/RO ships)" by Captain S. Felding, senior technical officer, cargoes section, International Maritime Organization.

"The Advantages of Swapbodies Vis-A-Vis Trailers for International Traffic," to be announced.

Other papers to be added.

Gala dinner—in the evening.

MAY 17 SESSION 7: RO/RO Operational Safety "The Carriage of Dangerous Goods on Roll-On/Roll-Off Ships (Revision of Section 17) in the 1990 ofthelMDG Code," by Captain S. Felding, senior technical officer, cargoes section, International Maritime Organization.

"Dangerous Goods at Sea." "Is the Baltic Sea Memorandum of Understanding a Suitable Instrument for the Transportation of Hazardous Cargoes in Other Protected Areas," by H. Busch, dangerous goods section, Federal Ministry of Transport, Bonn.

Coffee break—Video on MARPOL Annex 5 will be shown during the break.

"Handling of RO/RO Ships and Ferries in Ports—Single Screw and Twin Screw," by U. Nienhuis, MARIN.

"Fire Safety on RO/RO Ships and Passenger Car Ferries," speaker to be announced.

SESSION 8: Environmental Issues of RO/RO Ferry Operations "Ecological Aspects of Ferry Operation," by A. Flising, Stena Marine Management.

SESSION 9: Through Transport— New Markets And New Links "North-South Through Transport—Transit Problems Overshadow 1992," speaker to be announced.

"1992 and Eastwards," by N.R.S. Baker, underwriter, Through Transport Club.

"Eurotunnel—The New Link for Road and Rail Freight," by J. Chapman, freighting markets development manager, Eurotunnel.

"Trade Structure and Network Development in UK/Europe Unit Routes," by S. Gilman, maritime consultant.

12:30 p.m.—Conference sessions end.

Lunch for delegates. Afternoon visit to the Port of Trieste for delegates

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