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Gavin chaired a roundtable discussion at the Freight Leaders Meeting in Vienna in May 2010 entitled "A Business update from key industries in the light of the economic climate". Key participants included Daimler, Alcoa, Borealis, Proctor & Gamble and Stora Enso and transport suppliers Ge-eX Logistics, LKW Walter International, SNCB Holding, AAE Holding and TIM Consult. F&L produced a press release.


Gavin Roser has been invited to present lectures on maritime topics on cruise ships. To date he has lectured on Fred Olsen's "Black Prince" and the "Saga Ruby". This year he will be talking on the "Balmoral".


Pantrak was part of the Napier University TRI Consortium operating under the Scottish Government Framework Agreement on maritime transport. Pantrak was responsible for the freight elements of the 2009 Scottish Govt Ferry Review including the Clyde, the Western Isles and the Northern Isles. Pantrak conducted 140 stakeholder interviews. The final report was submitted in early 2010.


Pantrak is a partner in the Northern Maritime University Interreg Project and participated in a meeting in Molde University, Norway in May 2009 and Bremen in November 2009, to finalise the content of the pilot programmes for maritime education teaching models run by:

  • Transport Research Institute, Napier University, Edinburgh, UK
  • Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany
  • Universty of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law, Sweden
  • University of Applied Sciences, Kiel, Germany
  • University of Applied Sciences, Lübeck, Germany
  • Unversity of Southern Denmark, Department of Maritime Research and Innovation, Denmark
  • University of Applied Sciences, Bremen, Germany
  • Swedish Environmental Institute, Sweden
  • Molde University College, Norway

As part of the NMU stakeholder consultation Pantrak interviewed the following organisations: UK P&I Club, Clarksons Research, The International Bunker Industry Association, The Chamber of Shipping, Nautical Institute, International Maritime Organisation, London Shipping Law Centre, IMareEST and PD Ports.


Gavin Roser Chaired the Coastlink Tallinn conference in June 2009 dealing with the theme “East-West-East Trade.” Hosts for the conference were the Port of Tallinn who provided tremendous support in holding a conference at this time of economic uncertainty. Presentations are available on the Coastlink website and speakers included representatives of the World Bank, Lego, the National Container Company of Russia, high officials from the Estonian Ministry of Transport and the diplomatic community represented by Ambassadors from the UK and Belgium. The conference dinner was sponsored by ISTSI, the International Container Terminal Operator. The next Coastlink conference will be held in Dunkirk on the 24th and 25th of September and will be Chaired by David Cheslin.


Gavin Roser chaired a roundtable discussion at the European Freight Leaders meeting in Hamburg in May 2009 on “How to combine green efficiency and economic efficiency.” Participants included representatives of the IRU, Clecat, European Shippers Council, the European Rail Freight Association and the Alliance for European Logistics. The general conclusion was that sustainable logistics is the key which can only be achieved through employing sensible environmental initiatives.


Gavin Roser was a keynote speaker at the recent TAIEX conference in Ankara in April 2009 on the subject of “Modal Transfer – road to water”. Delegates included high level representatives of Government and the business community.


Pantrak is a member of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) Freight Quality Partnership and has been appointed by the Scottish Transport Minister as a Member of Tactran the Tayside Regional Transport Partnership.


European Agency for Railways. Gavin is a Member of the Management Board which brings together railways strategies and structures for EU 28. Headquarters Valenciennes, France.


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