On April 27 and 28, ECTRI held its 2022 Spring Assembly at the Fraunhofer IML premises in Dortmund, Germany.
At the first day of meeting, the President, Evangelos Bekiaris made an update on the advancement of the implementation plan execution and on the activities to come in 2022. The financial situation of the association was reviewed and the annual accounts 2021 approved. Furthermore, the Assembly welcomed the University College Dublin as new ECTRI Member and elected the new ETRR journal Advisory Board, starting their 3 years mandate from July 1st, 2022.
The second day of the meeting was dedicated to the Members’ workshop organised by Fraunhofer IML with a focus on “Green Logistics and Green People Mobility”.
The Members could hear from guest speaker Alan McKinnon, KLU, presenting his research on “Net Zero Logistics” and from ECTRI Vice President & EU Policy Task Force leader Ingrid Skogsmo, presenting the “ECTRI Position Paper on Greening and Digitalization of Transport”.
This was followed by presentations from several ECTRI Members experts:
- “Standardisation & Green Transport” by Verena Ehrler, Univ. Gustave Eiffel & TG Freight and Logistics leader
- “Green Logistics Facilities” by Kerstin Dobers, Fraunhofer IML
- “Green Mobility” by Claus Doll, Fraunhofer ISI
- “The Principle of Sufficiency in the Mobility Context” by Alexandra Millonig, AIT & TG Mobility leader
ECTRI thanks all Members and invited guests for their contributions. A special thanks goes to the host, Uwe Clausen and the Fraunhofer IML team for organising remarkably the first face-to-face ECTRI Assembly of Members meeting post-pandemic.