Access charge for using the rail network: problems and business opportunity in the freight market
November 30 2018, h: 11:00- 16:30
Università di Milano-Bicocca , Building U6 – II floor, Room “sala tesi 2151c”
Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo 1, 20126 – Milano
The access charge for using the network is one of the most significant cost items for European freight railway companies, reaching even 35% of total operating costs.
In spite of the two important regulatory devices of the European Union that regulate the access charge, the Directive 2012/33 and the Regulation 2015/909, significant problems persist in relation to the methodology for calculating direct costs and markups in various member countries.
The conference, jointly organized by CESISP and by ERFA – European Rail Freight Association, aims to analyze the problems related to the calculation of the access charge in the European transport with a particular focus on the Italian market.
Various market players and industry experts discuss the topic
11:00-11:20 Massimo Beccarello, Director CESISP, Introduction
11:20-11:40 Silvia De Rocchi, Policy & Regulatory Advisor ERFA, Problems of the access charge for freight in Europe.
11.40-12.00 Enrico Pujia, DG for Transport and Railway Infrastructures, Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport, Incentives planned to promote modal shift in favor of rail transport
12.00-12.30 Andrea Giuricin, CESISP, Efficiency objectives: benchmarking analysis of European infrastructure managers
12.30-13.00 Giuseppe Rizzi, FerCargo, The Italian freight rail toll and current challenges
13:00-14:30 Light lunch
14:30-15.00 Gianluca Guzzon, Italian Transport Authority, Principles and criteria for determining the access fees and use of national railway infrastructure
15:00-15:30 Christian Colaneri, Francesca Ciuffini, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, Market segment and direct costs in the access charge to the railway infrastructure: the Italian case
15.30-16.15 Round table with Aldo Maietta – Mercitalia, Mauro Pessano – Captrain, Marco Terranova – SBB Cargo International, Emanuele Vender – DB Cargo
16.15-16.30: Danilo Toninelli*, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport– Conclusion
Silvia De Rocchi (ERFA): firstname.lastname@example.org