Updated: 13-Jun-2002 Week of 3-9 June 2002

5 June 2002

NATO organises "Industry Day"
on transport issues

Transportation and, more specifically, information related to containers, ports and railroad transport were at the heart of the first "Industry Day" to be initiated by the NATO Planning Board for Inland Surface Transport. On 5 June, 79 participants from NATO, Partner and Mediterranean Dialogue countries gathered in York, United Kingdom, to be briefed by industrialists on transport issues.

This initiative aimed to create greater awareness within the defence world on problems regarding civilian transportation used during crisis management and civil emergency operations. Logistics are an important aspect of the Alliance's work, with issues such as standardisation and other technical points of relevance to the successful conduct of an operation. The event was organised by the Department of Transport of the United Kingdom.