On November 23, 2023, a joint meeting of the Atlantic and Mediterranean Railway Freight Corridor Consultative Groups was held for the first time. The host of this Consultative Groups meeting was the Port of Seville, in coordination with the Speaker of the Atlantic Corridor Terminals Consultative Group - Luis Nuñez, from the Port of Algeciras.
The day began with a view of the Port of Seville, including the Port's CCO and the presentation of a wireless signaling system, developed by Thales for the Port of Seville.
ADIF's Deputy Director of the Atlantic Corridor, Manuel Besteiro, opened the meeting and introduced Ignacio Canela from the Spanish Ministry of Transport, who gave an overview of the two proposed regulations now under analysis, the Regulation for RET -T and the Regulation on the management of Railway Capacity.
This was followed by presentations by the Speakers of the Advisory Groups of Railway Operators of the Mediterranean Corridor, Silvia de Rocchi and Altântico, Gaelle Vantalon, who in turn informed of her departure from SNCF Fréte, having made her Spaker position available. The position was later filled by the representative of RENFE Mercancias, Maria Valdes. Point 3 of the meeting dealt with the concerns of the Terminals Consultative Groups, starting with the presentation of the Speaker of the Mediterranean Corridor Terminals, Jordi Torrent, and ending with the presentation of the Speaker of the Atlantic Corridor - Luis Nuñez.
Points 4 to 6 were presented respectively by the C-OSS and the Management Councils of the Mediterranean and Atlantic Corridors, and addressed the topics of capacity allocation in the corridors, the coordination of temporary work restrictions and the various initiatives developed by the 2 Railway Corridors of Goods, in order to respond to the concerns of the consultative groups.
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