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US vs European RailFreight: Synergies & differences

On 25th May we organised a hybrid event on: US vs European RailFreight: Synergies & differences. There were only a limited number of physical tickets available. A high-level delegation from the US has confirmed physical attendance. The event took place on Thursday 25 May from 10:00-13:00 CEST and was broadcasted from Rotterdam.

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Europe and the United States have a significantly different approach when it comes to rail infrastructure and rail freight. The US were among the first to launch a large-scale liberalisation of the sector, whereas in Europe small companies are competing with bigger state-owned entities. During this webinar we highlighted and discussed these differences and what they mean for the respective industries.

Session 1: US and EU: different approaches to rail freight

In this session, we explored the similarities and differences between the railway networks in the United States and Europe. This session revolved around infrastructure management and the transportation of goods via rail in the two areas.

Speakers include:

Session 2: Rail freight operations in US and European rail freight

In this session, we analysed the similarities and differences between the US and Dutch railway networks in terms of intermodality, infrastructure, and technology.

Speakers include:

Moderation by:
Marco Raimondi, Editor RailFreight.com


Members of RailFreight Premium had free access to this event. You can become a RailFreight Premium member here. It was also possible to buy a ticket separately. Physical participation was € 195,- and digital participation was € 95,-.

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Confirmed participants:


Date:  25 May 2023

Location: ProMedia Studio’s, Weena 505, Rotterdam (the Netherlands).

Time: 10:00 – 13:00
10:00 – 12:00: Presentations & Discussion Panel
12:00 – 13:00  Lunch (only for physical participation)


Do you have any questions about our hybrid event? Do not hesitate to contact us!

Rob Vos
Division Director

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