Getting Ukrainian agricultural produce back in motion

Transporeon calls for all logistics players in Europe to support the European Commission’s EU Ukraine Solidarity Lanes initiative  

Ulm, Germany, 28 June 2022 – “Calling all logistics players across Europe, your help is needed”, that is the rallying cry from Transporeon, ALICE and the European Commission. With 25 million tons of grain and other agricultural goods held in storage due to the supply chain disruptions as a direct result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a gargantuan effort by the collective logistics industry is needed to get these goods back on the road and rail again. 

The European Commission has adopted the action plan ‘EU Ukraine Solidarity Lanes’ aimed at facilitating the Ukraine’s agricultural export and bilateral trade with the EU. A key part of this plan is to scale up rail freight transportation capacity, unleash bottlenecks and drive engagement from the logistics community to take part, contribute transportation equipment and open up freight corridors. 

Transporeon today announces the availability of its Transportation Management Platform for all involved parties to identify live congestions and transit times across the region. “We are proud and honoured to have been invited to support this vital program. Provision of this real-time visibility capability will allow all players in the supply chain to see live congestions and current transit times to plan their transportation activity more efficiently as well as providing governmental bodies an opportunity to deploy resources as necessary to alleviate any bottlenecks, both of these activities are crucial to the release of these vital products back into circulation.”, said Stephan Sieber, CEO of Transporeon

In addition, Transporeon will offer its freight procurement platform for free and the needed consultancy services to run the project at cost to all shippers engaged in exporting Ukraine produce worldwide. This service will give suppliers in the Ukraine access to the market’s leading transportation management platform enabling logistics providers to submit prices and capacities in an efficient and cost-effective fashion. 

“With 50% of the world’s sunflower oil, 15% of the world’s corn and 12% of the world’s wheat supplied by the Ukraine. Ensuring the free flow of these goods during these trying times is integral to keeping the globe fed. It is imperative that we work fully interconnected to significantly increase the road and rail cargo activities available for Ukrainian trade”, said Fernando Liesa, Secretary General of ALICE

“As the name suggests, the EU-UA Solidarity Lanes are an exercise in solidarity; close cooperation between Member States, national, regional, local authorities and private entities that drives partnership and the interoperability needed to succeed. We have trust in companies like Transporeon to put the full force of their expertise behind the Solidarity Lanes.” said European Commissioner for Transport Adina Vălean.   

Everybody who operates within transportation logistics here in Europe has a part to play in supporting this life sustaining project from the European Commission as not one person, organization or body can tackle the problem alone. 

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About Transporeon 

At Transporeon, our mission is to bring transportation in sync with the world. We power the largest global freight network of 1,300 industrial shippers, 100 large retailers and more than 145,000 carriers and logistic service providers. They execute 120,000 transports per day on our platform and tender around €20bn in freight volume per year across land, ocean, and air. Our Transportation Management Platform is fully equipped to meet modern supply chain needs, enabling transparent supply chains and efficient processes for all participants. Our modular tools and services cover market intelligence and benchmarking, freight procurement and rate management, transport execution, dock scheduling and yard management, tracking and visibility, freight settlement, payment, and audit. All of this is fully deployable across the globe for continent-spanning multi-modal coverage that can handle any load. Transporeon is fully GDPR-compliant, including our data lake for automated decision-making support based on artificial intelligence and machine learning.  

Transporeon is headquartered in Ulm, Germany, and maintains 15 offices around the globe with more than 1,300 employees across 27 countries. For more information visit www.transporeon.com.  

About ALICE 

ALICE, the Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration in Europe is a non-for-profit industry led association based in Brussels with 160+ members reaching the full stakeholders’ groups within freight transport, logistics and supply chain. ALICE is the Alliance of European leading companies and experts in implementing logistics and supply chain innovation. 

ALICE’s vision is to achieve an affordable transition towards zero emissions logistics.  Logistics, from global to urban, will evolve. Assets and resources, including transportation means, need to be fully accessible and interoperable. By creating seamlessly interconnected logistics networks (i.e., the Physical Internet (PI), resources and assets will be used to the max while providing supply chains with improved flexibility, agility, and resilience. 


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