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RoRo ' 94

Svenska Massan Gothenburg, April 26-28 RoRo '94 returns to Gothenburg, Sweden as the major meeting for all those involved in the business of marine transport using roll-on/rolloff methods. Since 1976 the RoRo series of conferences and exhibitions have evolved and grown to become a leading international meeting, covering every aspect of marine transport using roll-on/rolloff methods. A special feature of every RoRo exhibition is the high profile participation of leading ports and shipping lines, and RoRo '94 will be no exception.

Stena Rederi, Tor Line, Wallenius and the ports of Cuxhaven, Gothenburg, Hamburg, and London will be present, among many other shipowners, operators and port authorities, and there will be displays by companies providing the whole range of techniques and equipment for RoRo cargo handling operations.

Many RoRo shipowners are planning and pursuing substantial newbuilding programs which will take them into the next century, according to show management. There are currently 27 RoRo ships on order with the prospect of up to 10 further new orders within the next three months.

There is also a great potential for the high speed freight ferry, now regarded by major operators as a serious alternative to the traditional ferry, with a demonstration of future conviction in the concept shown by the 40-knot, 1,500-passenger, 375-car Stena HSS capable of carrying freight vehicles as well as cars.

The accelerating demand for ships and the expected boost in traffic is also encouraging more port investment in new terminal and linkspan construction leading to renewed purchasing of cargo handling equipment.

The RoRo '94 Exhibition is a way for companies to develop future business in one of the strongest growth periods ever experienced in the RoRo industry. For more information contact: RoRo Conference Secretariat, BML Business Meetings Ltd., 2 Station Road, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 1GP, England; tel: +44 923 776 363; fax: +44 923 777 206 Tuesday, April 26 Session 1: Where is the RoRo Mode Going? • "EU Combined Transport - Will RoRo Shipping Be Able To Take Full Advantage Of EC Policy?" • "Coastal Potential" • "Are RoRos/Ferries Subsidizing Lo/Los?" • "A Restructured Automotive Industry - And Its Impact On Vehicle Transportation?" • "The Inevitable Move Towards Very Fast RoRos" • "The Reality Of Just-In-Time" • "The Birth Of The HSS" • "Customer Service Through Reliability And Speed" Session 3: EU Competition Law And Its Effect On EFTA Shipowners/ Shipbuilders/Ports • "Control Of State Aids And Subsidies Under The EU And EEA Competition Rates: Recent Developments Affecting RoRo And Shortsea Operators" • "The Extension Of EU Competition Law Related To Maritime Transport And RoRo To EFTA Countries" Wednesday, April 27 Session 4: Deepsea RoRo - A Commercial/ Military Commitment • "The U.S. Navy's Strategic Sealift Ships - Using Simulation To Evaluate Design Alternatives" • "RoRo - The Key To Rapid Military Deployment - Aspects Of The Sealift Program" • "A Cargo Handling Evaluation Of Larger RoRo Ship Designs For Commercial Or Military Use" Session 5: Advanced Design - Shortsea RoRos • "The 22-Knot Super Freights Norbay And Norbank" • "A Revolution In RoRo Shipping" Session 6: RoRo Cassettes - Intermodal And Forest Products • "Functional And System Requirements For RoRo Cassettes In Multimodal Transport" • "New Design Of RoRo Cassette, With Integral Container-Locking And Cargo-Securing/Lashing Featurcs" • "The Trolley-Winch System Is Updated For Casette Operations" Session 7: RoRo Port Developments • "Port Developments At Dublin" • "New 'Fast-RoRo' Facilities" • "Shorter Turnaround Time In Port, A Key Element In Fast Transport Systems" Session 8: Stowage And Lashing • "Advanced Cargo Stowage System For Vehicle Carriers" • "Safe Securing Of Trailers And Deck Cargo" • "Cargo Secure - A New Solution To An Old Problem" Session 9: RoRo Movements • "Overcoming The Balkan Problem - What Truckers Are Looking For In New RoRo Services" • "Finland - The Logistics Center Between East And West" • "Scandinavian Overseas Trade Via Continental Ports" Session 10: New Ship And Stowage Concepts • "The Euro Combi Carrier" • "A New Generation Of "Standard" Diesel-Electric RoRo Ferry" • "Design And Logistics Of A Fast SelfloadingUnitload Ship-Terminal System For Shortsea Shipping" Thursday, April 28 Session 11: Terminals • "Three Innovative State-Of-The- Art Terminals For Very Different RoRo Handling" • "Automatic Video Inspection Introduced At Terminal Gate" Session 12: Forest Product Facilities • "Door-To-Door Distribution Of Forest Products" • "Storage Minimization And Planned Delivery Of Paper By Ship, Rail And Road" Session 13: RoRo Ship Stability • "The Practical Implication Of SOLAS 90 On Existing RoRo Vessels" • "The Impact Of SOLAS 90 On The Design And Safety Of RoRo Vessels" • "RoRo Passenger Ferry Damage Stability Studies - Continuation Of Model Tests Of A Typical Ferry" • "Application Of The Safety Case Approach To RoRo Ships" • "A New Concept Of RoRo Ships Subdivision For Enhanced Safety In The Damaged Condition"

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