Freight Logistics Industry Partners & Customers Discuss Solutions to the Effects of the Migrant Crisis

Mar 23, 2016, 08:28 ET from LBCG

LONDON, March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

The commercial impacts of clandestine activity on road haulage and rail freight continue to be felt not only by them, but manufacturing and retail businesses. With the migrant crisis continuing to escalate in Europe, businesses and industry partners across the continent are starting to share valuable intelligence to mitigate disruption and lower the risk of vehicle security, driver safety and loss of goods, which have been adding huge costs to the supply chain and loss of revenues.

However, the sharing of information today has been somewhat disjointed.  To help with this initiative, LBCG has organised the Pan European Freight Security And The Migrant Crisis Conference (27-28 April 2016, London), an industry and government backed initiative designed to provide practical, timely solutions to the most urgent freight security issues being faced.

With a high-level influential panel of speakers, including Immigration Minister at the UK Home Office James Brokenshire, MP, Christopher Chope, MP, Keith Vaz, MP, and UK Director of Public Affairs at Eurotunnel Group John Keefe, the event will answer the industry's immediate need to know questions including:

  • What is the plan of action to further mitigate disruption and improve security at ports and terminals?
  • How are policy makers planning to improve secure parking & terminal fencing throughout the UK, France and across Europe?
  • What multi-purpose technologies are available to detect migrants and improve security of vehicles?

Pan-European Freight Security And The Migrant Crisis has been put together after several weeks of in-depth research with organisations in the field. You will hear the very latest multi-stakeholder strategies from government agencies including the Home Office, UK Parliament, as well as prominent speakers from Eurotunnel, SGP Police Unit Force, Surrey Police, Port de Calais, Port of Dunkirk, Port of Zeebrugge, Road Haulage and Rail Freight carriers, RHA, FTA, European Government spokesmen and specialist technology providers to uphold the security of all transport systems, guarantee driver security and increase safe movement of goods across borders, delivered at one conference.

"Transport networks have never been more vulnerable to human migration, terrorism and organised crime, as criminals increasingly exploit security weakness within the supply chain," says conference speaker, Andy Griffiths, Regional Security Director, CEVA Logistics.

"To date the response to the migrant crisis has been both reactionary and fragmented. This conference provides an opportunity for industry partners, law enforcement and government agencies to adopt a partnership approach to the migrant crisis. "

For more information about the event visit