The B2B forum consists of a plenary session, two parallel sessions, a B2B matchmaking and a live demo.
It is organized in cooperation with the DTP Project ENERGY BARGE (co-funded by ERDF funds) and supported by: Port of Rotterdam, Sennebogen Maschinenfabrik GmbH and IHK Niederbayern (Chamber of Commerce Lower Bavaria).

20 Mar 2019
08:30 – 09:00
Registration & business breakfast
09:00 – 10:00
Conference room 1
Plenary session


9:00 Plenary kick-off and opening
Andreas Löffert, CEO Hafen Straubing-Sand

9:05 Welcome note
Markus Pannermayr, Mayor City of Straubing

9:15 Key Notes

Importance of the logistics-axis Danube for the Bavarian economy and the Danube region
Peter Sonnleitner, Head international affairs, Chamber of Commerce Lower Bavaria

Port of Straubing - targeting growing markets: Biobased and high & heavy cargo
Andreas Löffert, CEO Hafen Straubing-Sand

Brief intro to parallel sessions
Ann-Kathrin Kaufmann, project manager ENERGY BARGE

    10:00 – 12:15
    Conference room 2
    Thematic session "Biobased cargo on the Danube: Chances & Challenges"


    Session moderated by Ann-Kathrin Kaufmann

    10:00 Using the Danube for oil mill logistics: a user perspective
    Rene van der Poel, Head of ADM Spyck GmbH Straubing

    10:20 : Innovative biobased energy concepts: role of port locations and inland waterway feedstock supply
    Herbert Kowa, INACO SERVICES GmbH

    10:40 Coffee Break

    11:00 Connecting biobased logistics hubs: A vision for Europe
    Nicole van Klaveren, Business Manager Dry Bulk & Energy Port of Rotterdam Authority 

    11:30 Tailored solutions for bulk cargo like biomass
    Oliver Roth, Director freighting and disposition, Eurobevrachting Germany AG

    11:50 Discussion & comments from the audience

    10:00 – 12:15
    Conference room 1
    Thematic session "High & heavy cargo on the Danube: Chances & challenges"


    Session moderated by Andreas Löffert

    10:00 Potentials for establishing H&H liners: Market study results
    Wulfram Overmann, Senior Consultant, WAGENER & HERBST Management Consultants GmbH

    10:20 H&H cargo: Connecting sea ports and hinterland areas
    Robert Jan Timmers, Port Authority Rotterdam, Ingrid Rossmeier, Rotterdam Representative Southern Germany, Port of Rotterdam Authority
    Andreas Plank, Asisstant to the General Management, Bayernhafen GmbH & Co. KG

    10:40 Coffee Break

    11:00 H&H: Chances and challenges for shipping companies
    Martin Staats, CEO MSG eG

    11:20 Best practice: Shifting project cargo to water and rail
    homas Hoffmann, Business Development & Projects, Spedition Kübler GmbH

    11:40 H&H on the water: A cargo owner's and equipment provider's perspective
    Roland Herrmann, Head of Materials Management, Foreign Trade & Customs & Michael Ibarth, Director Marketing and Communications, Sennebogen Maschinenfabrik GmbH

    12:00 Discussion & comments from the audience

    12:15 – 12:30
    Conference room 1
    Joint wrap-up and intro to B2B matchmaking
    12:30 – 13:15
    Business lunch
    13:15 – 15:15
    Conference room 1
    B2B matchmaking

    Get in touch with new business partners

    While you are waiting for your next meeting, join us for "Bavarian Beer & Bretzels" in the foyer

    15:00 – 16:00
    Sennebogen Outdoor area & port
    Optional: outdoor demo

    For those interested, a live demo of a Sennebogen heavy duty mobile crane at the Sennebogen premises and a moderated shuttle ride through the port area incl. biomass transhipment will be organized.

    The demo starts at 15.00 o'clock.

    The shuttle starts at 15.30 o'clock.

    Please note: the outdoor demo is subject to suitable weather&context conditions; possibility of cancellation.

    Outdoor demo
    The event agenda's time zone is CEST.