Institute of Business Logistics and General Management

Institute of Business Logistics and General Management

Hamburg's Senator of the Interior opened 2nd Open C.A.S.H. Conference

The Institute of Business Logistics and General Management hosted in cooperation with the Hamburg Waterways Police the 2nd Open C.A.S.H. Conference at the Steigenberger Hotel Hamburg on the 15th of September 2011. The Senator of the Interior Michael Neumann (SPD) opened the conference with welcoming remarks to the 60 participants from eight countries.

The conference of the EU-project C.A.S.H. (Connecting Authorities for Safer Heavy Goods Traffic in the Baltic Sea Region) was under the theme "Challenges for companies and authorities making international road transport safer – Practical solutions for the Baltic Sea Region" and was moderated of the director of the Institute Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Wolfgang Kersten from the Hamburg University of Technology. Together with representatives from policy, companies, police authorities and universities first results were discussed how heavy goods traffic and dangerous goods transports can be made safer in the Baltic Sea Region. The results have been achieved by the C.A.S.H. project partners from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden.

The head of the Hamburg Waterways Police, Frank-Martin Heise, highlighted the challenges which police authorities have to cope with by checking international heavy goods vehicles. Tim Kurth as representative of the German Logistics Association talked about the importance of logistics for Germany and the Baltic Sea Region. The owner of Kube & Kubenz Internationale Speditions- und Logistikgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, Dr. h. c. Michael Kubenz gave an insight into the international transport of dangerous goods and emphasized the difficulties which truck drivers with a relatively low wage for a job that has a high time pressure are faced with in Germany. Afterwards, Prof. Dr. Lauri Ojala from the Finnish Turku School of Economics presented as C.A.S.H.-project director first publications on the impact of market structure on international road freight safety. The head of the central office for dangerous goods in the Hamburg Waterways Police, Roland Gildemeister, gave together with Karin Mannerstedt Berg from the Swedish Police an overview of the joint police activities within the C.A.S.H.-project. Finally, Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Wolfgang Kersten discussed in cooperation with Pasi Kemppainen from the Finnish Police first results about risk management in road freight transport. A classification of transport risks was presented, that will be the basis for deriving recommendations for logistics companies during the next project milestones.

The presentations of the conference are available for download on the C.A.S.H. webpage:

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