CCTT participated in the Force majeure global online forum of the Swiss Chinese Law Association (SCLA), which was held on June 26, 2020 under the chairmanship of Committee Member, SCLA President Tianze Zhang via videoconference.
Basel/Moscow, xx. April 2020: While overseas traffic is struggling with problems in the face of the corona virus, there is an increasing demand for transport via the routes on the New Silk Road. The Group of European TransEurasia Operators and Forwarders (GETO) and International Coordinating Council on Trans-Eurasian Transportation (CCTT) are now intensifying their cooperation to further enhance the performance of this transcontinental rail transport.
CCTT Secretary General Gennady Bessonov took part in the XVII International Conference "Market of Transport Services: cooperation and partnership", which was held on December 10 in Moscow and made a presentation at the round table "Logistics: where do we serve the client together, and where apart?", which was dedicated to improving of the efficiency of logistics operations, interaction between participants of the transport and logistics chain and multimodal container transportation.
CCTT Secretary General Gennady Bessonov took part in the official meeting of the heads of international organizations registered in Bern (the Universal Postal Union, the Interstate Organization for International Carriage by Rail and the International Organization for Migration, the International Committee for Railway Transport, the International Coordinating Council for Trans-Eurasian Transportation), which took place on December 3 this year on behalf of the Governing Council of the Canton of Bern in the Swiss capital, Bern.
The event was attended by CCTT members, including heads of specialized divisions of JSC "Russian Railways", representatives of JSC UTLC ERA, JSC STRAZH, representatives of RUT (MIIT).
The participants of the round table discussed issues related to the development of digital technologies for railway and multimodal transportation, creation of a common information space, as well as modern IT developments to optimize the work of operators and logistics companies.
CCTT Secretary General took part in International FERRMED Conference "Eurasian Forum on Interaction and Industrial Cooperation – “From high capacity intelligent trains & terminals, digitalization, data sharing, blockchain and smart intercities links to 5G and Circular Economy in rail freight transport”, which took part on 6 November in Brussels.
CCTT Deputy General Secretary Natalia Stepanova took part in the meeting of the expert session "Strategy of formation of the National Digital Transport and Logistics Ecosystem", which was held on November 6, 2019 in the Analytical Center of the Government of the Russian Federation under the chairmanship of M.A. Akimov.
On 24-25 October 2019, in Paris, France, a joint CCTT/UIC international seminar “Security BIRC” was held at the UIC Central Office in the framework of the CCTT subgroup “Digitalization and cargo security” under the chairmanship of Natalia Stepanova, CCTT Deputy Secretary General, and Marie-Hélène Bonneau, Director of the UIC Security Department.
On September 30 - October 1, 2019, the International Forum "Transit Potential of the Eurasian Continent" was held in Yerevan, Republic of Armenia within the framework of the EAEU meeting.
The purpose of the event was to create a platform for discussing opportunities and prospects for realizing the transit potential of the Eurasian continent, voicing existing challenges and problems, and searching for mutually beneficial and relevant solutions to realize the existing potential in the region.
On 31 July, the CCTT Secretariat hosted a meeting between the President of TOYO TRANS Isao Takahashi and the CCTT Secretary General Gennady Bessonov. Within the framework of the meeting it were discussed the issues related to the development of long-term cooperation and partnership between Russia and Japan in the Far East, as well as tariffs for cargo transportation via the Transsiberian route.
On 16 July 2019, the CCTT Secretariat hosted a meeting of the CCTT Working Group on the Harmonization of International Transport Law (CCTT WG) chaired by Renne Lyudmila Alekseevna (Head of the CCTT WG, Deputy Head of the Department of Foreign Projects and International Cooperation of JSC "Russian Railways").
From 30 to 31 May 2019, the XXII International Conference "TransBaltica 2019" was held in Riga with the support of the Ministry of Transport of Latvia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, the Association of Transit Businesses of Latvia, the Mayor's Office of Riga, the ports of Latvia, JSC "Latvian Railway" and the CCTT.
The International Conference on Global Intelligent Container Monitoring System and the Symposium on Logistics Innovation were held in Changchun (PRC) on 29-31 January 2019 with the support of the Jilin Trade Department as part of the One Belt, One Road initiative and the CCTT's activities to develop transit traffic along the Trans-Siberian route through the Far East region.
CCTT Secretary General Gennady Bessonov participated in the Euro-Asian regional mid-term review Meeting of the Vienna action programme of landlocked developing countries, organized jointly by the United Nations Economic and social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Office of the High representative of the United Nations for the least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States (UN-CPPNM). The meeting was held from 11 to 12 February 2019 at UNESCAP headquarters in Bangkok (Thailand).