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The logistics sector – fit for 55 and the global climate challenge

An online debate on the future of the logistics sector in line with the upcoming EU "Fit for 55" package.

The year 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic reshaped our lives, global dynamics and political and economic priorities. It underlined the key role played by the logistics sector, ensuring the functioning of the EU single market while maintaining a constant flow of essential goods across Europe. With e-commerce purchases booming and the logistics sector enabling vaccine distribution across the world, the industry has become ever more ;

In parallel, the EU reinforced its ambition under the Green Deal to become climate neutral by 2050, epitomised by the upcoming publication of its ‘Fit for 55’ package. Emissions reductions, renewable and low carbon fuels integration, digitalisation and sustainable infrastructures are just a few of the hot topics that will grasp policy-makers’ and stakeholders’ attention in the coming months and year.  

Last but not least, the UK left the EU on 31 December 2020. The many uncertainties surrounding London’s departure have left a wide legislative gap for policy-makers to fill – and logistics is the first industry that is impacted.  

Join us for an online panel debate on 10 May between 12:30-14:00.​


Welcome & introduction by Torsten Albig, Chair of Alliance for European Logistics

Keynote speeches:  

  • EU logistics industry outlook by Volker Ratzmann, Head of Corporate Public Affairs, EVP DPDHL  
  • EU priorities for the logistics sector by high-level speaker from the European Commission 

Panel discussion moderated by Torsten Albig, Chair of Alliance for European Logistics

  • Clara de la Torre, Deputy Director-General for Climate Action, European Commission  
  • Clemence Cheng, Executive Director, Hutchison Ports 
  • Bénédicte de Bonnechose, Member of the Group Executive Committee for Long-Distance and Urban Transportation, Michelin 
  • Sascha Treppte, Head of Corporate Development and Strategy, duisport – Duisburger Hafen AG 
  • Patrick Sluga, Managing Director, SWS PS Power Solutions

Q&A with the audience 

Concluding remarks by Torsten Albig, Chair of Alliance for European Logistics


10 May 2021 @ 12:30 pm

10 May 2021 @ 02:00 pm

Duration: 1 hours, 30 minutes

Timezone: GMT +1:00


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Organised by

Alliance for European Logistics (AEL)

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