A2: Transport - organizational trends and challenges



We live in the era abounding in technological innovations. In a short-term perspective, we may talk about horizontal and vertical demand for digitisation. The first one refers to increased demand for telematic solutions, while the other one concerns the development of services offered, including mobile solutions. It allows companies to have full control over its resources and to achieve optimum flexibility with the maximum use of transporting capacities. A dispatcher will no longer decide which vehicle to assign to a specific shipment. Companies will apply a fully automated process, which will take a number of factors into account before choosing the most suitable vehicle, route and shipment time for specific goods.

•    Mobile solutions
•    Resource sharing (car-sharing, car-pooling)
•    Optimum use of resources
•    Intermodal – CSR or the need to save time?

Chairperson: WŁODZIMIERZ RYDZKOWSKI, University of Gdansk

Long-time Manager of the Department of Transport Policy at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Gdańsk, where he gave lectures on subjects such as transport economics, transport policy and logistics. Author of numerous articles in Polish and foreign scientific journals. Speaker at many high-profile conferences. In 1986-1987, he held a scholarship granted by the Fulbright Foundation at the University of Louisville (USA). In 1991, he received a scholarship from the Kościuszko Foundation and was a Visiting Professor at the University of Tennessee (USA). He gave guest lectures at 10 universities in the USA, Germany and the United Kingdom. Professor Rydzkowski is a Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacji Trolejbusowej Sp. z o.o. in Gdynia and a member of the Supervisory Board at international road transport company PKS Gdańsk-Oliwa. He is also a member of the Steering Group at the ALICE Project (Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration in Europe).

Conditions favouring the development of intermodal transport chains

  • MIROSŁAW ANTONOWICZ, Member of the Board of PKP SA

Doctor of economic sciences in the area of management sciences, certified senior logistician at the European Logistics Association, Brussels, Chartered Fellow (FCILT) - The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK. Business Coach, Member of the Polish Logistics Association. Research worker at the ALK Kozminski University – Collegium of Finance and Management, lecturer at the Department of Marketing, Head of Postgraduate Studies Programme at ALK in the area of logistics management, procurement management, transport and forwarding management, supply chain management - dedicated to Companies. Scientific supervisor at certified MA studies on logistics and supply chain management at the ALK Kozminski University. Head of the Scientific and Business Centre in the area of logistics, transport and procurement at the ALK Kozminski University. Current Member of the Management Board of PKP S.A, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PKP LHS Sp. z o.o., and Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of listed company PKP CARGO Logistics S.A. Author and co-author of numerous expert opinions and analyses concerning transport management, logistics, business plans and company strategies, marketing and development strategies of companies, and transport market analyses. Author of consulting opinions concerning value analysis, productivity, restructuring schemes of functions, departments and entire organisations.

Intermodal bridge between East Europe and Turkey and Middle East

  • ALAA JENNANE, Director of Engineering Business Development Ekol Logistics

Responsible to creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to implement different project solution which may include Engineering study, monitoring of Project team, improve quality of the different solution. Project Manager in Multimodal: Implementation of Train project Sete-Paris & Sete-Zeebrugge, Implementation of Train project Budapest-Koln, Implementation of Train project Trieste-Kiel.

System integration in port environment

  • PIOTR FRĄCKOWIAK, Baltic Container Terminal Ltd., Gdynia

Maritime and intermodal transport specialist with two decades experience in transport industry. His professional career started in the break bulk cargo shipping and was continued in the container business in Poland and worldwide. He is currently Intermodal Manager in Baltic Container Terminal in Gdynia port and is responsible for intermodal train operations and development of rail container services, both at the national and European level. Also responsible for Research & Development at BCT. Project leader and member many project teams dedicated to intermodal transport within the pan-European transport corridors. Since 2017 also responsible for Research and Development.

Digitisation in container forwarding

  • MARCIN ZARZECKI, President of Quotiss

He worked for 13 years for Maersk, the biggest shipping line in the world. He gained professional experience in Poland, Belgium, Russia and Kenya among other countries. Marcin led many global simplification projects in sales, finance and customer service alike. In 2016 he opened his own IT company Quotiss, which automates sales process in container shipping. Quotiss got immediate attention from customers in Poland and abroad and won several awards for the innovative idea – for example from Google and the President of Poland. Vivid traveller - Marcin visited over 100 countries.

Innovations in the pallet consignment sector

  • MAREK PRÓSZYŃSKI, Managing Director of Palletways Polska sp. z o.o.

An experienced manager and a visionary of the TSL industry. He spent 25 years of his career implementing innovations in the area of transport and logistics. Together with the teams he led, he developed solutions for a number of customers, working at such companies as DB Schenker, FM Logistics, GEFCO or Rhenus Logistics. He took part in the process of implementing and developing the business of several logistics companies and companies from the container transport sector in the Polish market. His field of expertise covers creating new business models, outsourcing projects and developing sales networks. He is currently developing Europe's largest system integrating palletised load transports in Europe - Palletways, based in Poland.


  • MACIEJ ŻAK, Iternational road freight specialist at ACP Global Forwarding

He has been working at DPD Sp. z o.o. and ACP Global Forwarding Sp. z o.o. since 2003. Involved in international freight from the beginning of his career. He currently manages FTL freights (national full-truck pallet freights) on domestic and foreign routes, and coordinates Palletways groupage lines in Poland and in Europe.