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Profile of registrant

FERRMED

Identification number in the register: 91066821549-63
Registration date: 20/04/09 17:55:46

The information on this organisation was last modified on 24/03/14 13:14:14
The date of the last annual update was 24/03/14 12:38:02


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: FERRMED
Acronym: FERRMED
Legal status: A.S.B.L. (Association Sans But Lucratif)
Website address: http://www.ferrmed.com

Sections

Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Other similar organisations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Joan AMORÓS
Position: General Secretary

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Jacques BERNIS
Position: Délégue Permanent à Bruxelles

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 49 Rue de Trèves 
P.O. box: 7
BRUSSELS 1040
BELGIUM
Telephone number: (+32) 22 30 59 50
Fax number: (+32) 22 30 70 35
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: FERRMED (Promotion du Grand Axe Ferroviaire de Marchandises Scandinavie-Rhin-Rhone-Mediterranee Occidentale) is a non-profit multi-sectoral Association that was founded by the private sector in Brussels on the 5th of August 2004 in order to improve rail freight transportation and industrial competitiveness in Europe.

FERRMED is promoting the implementation, all over the European Union, of common technical railway Standards,the so-called “FERRMED Standards”, the improvement of the connections of Ports and Airports with their respective hinterlands, the Full FERRMED Corridors
achievement (for freight, considering only the most important part of the EU Railway Core Network) and the conception of a Great Rail Freight Axis Scandinavia-Rhine-Rhone-Western Mediterranean.

With 150 members from all across Europe and also from Algeria and Russia, FERRMED has turned not only into a powerful lobby but also into a forum of exchange of new ideas in order to optimize the global chain of added value, opening new lines of cooperation and business.

FERRMED is completely business-oriented and represents the first initiative in favour of a European rail freight network that is completely directed towards the needs of Market and companies.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 4.5
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Jaime BERNIS CALATAYUD 18/09/14 16/09/15
Pierre Branciard 03/10/14 01/04/15
Guillem Pujol 09/01/14 06/01/15
Cristian González 22/05/14 20/05/15
Joan AMORÓS PLA 18/09/14 16/09/15

Activities

Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


FERRMED is promoting the implementation, all over the European Union, of common technical railway Standards,the so-called “FERRMED Standards”, the improvement of the connections of Ports and Airports with their respective hinterlands, the Full FERRMED Corridors
achievement (for freight, considering only the most important part of the EU Railway Core Network) and the conception of a Great Rail Freight Axis Scandinavia-Rhine-Rhone-Western Mediterranean.

Before 2012, FERRMED has carried out 3 Studies:

•The "Supply and Demand, Technical and Socio-economic Global Study of the FERRMED Great Axis Network and its area of influence” whose overall objective is to match Supply and Demand freight transportation during the period 2007-2025 in the FERRMED Great Axis area of influence and to formulate recommendations aiming at optimising traffic between the different modes of transportation, with a view of taking up to 30-35% of the land traffic onto rail and improving management systems and railway infrastructures for freight transport.

•The "FERRMED Freight Wagon Concept Study", developed by the Royal Institute of Technology of Stockholm (KTH) and the Institute of Technology of Berlin (TUB).

•The "FERRMED Freight Locomotive Concept Study" which is developed by locomotive and parts manufacturers that are FERRMED members: Faiveley, Vossloh and Alstom, jointly with Industrial Engineers Superior Technical Schools of Barcelona and València.

During 2012 and to April 2013:

•FERRMED CONFERENCES IN SIL BARCELONA, June 2012:
“THE MEDITERRANEAN CORRIDOR: SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT IN ITS AREA OF INFLUENCE”, and
“8TH RAILWAY CONFERENCE: FERRMED EUROPEAN UNION INTERNATIONAL RAIL FREIGHT CONFERENCE”

•BERLIN DECLARATION IN INNOTRANS. September, 19th 2012:
"FULL FERRMED STANDARDS IMPLEMENTATION PROPOSAL. The key for a competitive EU Railway Core Network"

•FEASABILITY STUDY OF THE SOUTH MEDITERRANEAN CORRIDOR (Alicante-Algeciras).

•ACTION-PLAN FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN CORRIDOR IMPLEMENTATION(from Lyon to Algeciras). SHORT, MEDIUM AND LONG TERM ACTIONS

•CONFERENCE IN THE EU PARLIAMENT, BRUSSELS. March, 6th 2013:
“LONG AND HEAVY TRAINS, THE WAY TO EU RAIL COMPETITIVENESS”

•BRUSSELS DECLARATION. March, 6th 2013. "THE DEVELOPMENT OF EU FULL FERRMED CORRIDORS -the most business oriented core network lines- THE WAY TO EU RAIL FREGHT COMPETITIVENESS"

Besides, following the example of the “Supply and Demand, Technical, Socio-Economic Global Study of the FERRMED Great Axis Network and its area of influence”, FERRMED would like to carry out other two Global Studies aiming at defining key “business-oriented” axes linking Trans-European transport network to the Trans-Eurasian and Trans-Mediterranean transport networks respectively.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Competition
  • Development
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Internal Market
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport

Networking

Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.




FERRMED asbl also belongs to the followings associations/federations :

- Confederació d'Associacions Empresarials de Balears (CAEB)
- Cercle pour l'Optimodalité en Europe
- Confederación Regional de Organizaciones Empresariales de Murcia
- Europakorridoren AB
- European Rail Freight Customers Platform
- Foment del Treball
- IBS (Interessengemeinschaft der Bahnspediteure
- La Transalpine
- RAIL GRUP
- Rail Freight Group
- EIA (European Intermodal Association)
- ERFA (European Rail Freight Association)
- CCTT (Coordinating Council on Transiberian Transportation)
- ISL (Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics)
- CLECAT
- Comitato Promotore Transpadana

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 100000  € - 150000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:


Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.