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ESC is calling for European Parliament to agree on Mobility package proposals

European Shippers’ Council is pushing for a harmonised approach on issues related to drivers’ rest periods, posting of drivers, and access to the market covered by the first Mobility Package. Therefore, ESC is calling for the Members of the European Parliament to come to an agreement on the proposals that were adopted by the Transport Committee of the European Parliament (more…)

LEARN survey: barriers and companies’ needs in calculating emissions

European Shippers’ Council together with CLECAT and IRU representing freight forwarders and road transport operators respectively have started a survey of their members in the framework of the LEARN project. Energy efficiency and climate change are rising on the government and industry agenda, and companies are increasingly looking at how to calculate and reduce carbon emissions from freight and logistics. The survey aims to collect views on barriers, needs, (more…)

France and Sweden agreed on measures for autonomous trucks

Gothenburg, Sweden, 18-19 June 2018, the ministers from the 28 EU Member States agreed on a series of important steps to facilitate the timely deployment of connected and automated vehicles. The French and Swedish transport ministers have determined a partnership roadmap to deepen bilateral exchanges on the cross-use of test sites for projects related to autonomous and connected driving of trucks and electric roads. (more…)

Austrian Presidency to focus on active climate protection

Austria will begin its Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1 July 2018. Active climate protection is a priority for the Austrian Presidency. For the road transport, the Presidency wants to reach an agreement on CO2 fleet targets and standards for passenger cars and vans for 2025 and 2030. (more…)

ESC urges European Parliament to support the mandate

The European Shippers’ Council urges the European Parliament to support the mandate which was given to the Transport & Tourism Committee (TRAN) Committee on the 4th June on the various market and social related proposals which are part of the first Mobility Package of the European Commission. (more…)

Shippers are concerned about Emergency Bunker Surcharge

The European Shippers’ Council is concerned about the introduction of the Emergency Bunker Surcharge by carriers that took effect 1 June 2018. The surcharge is an additional fee charged to the shipper. Carriers explain the introduction of this surcharge by the rise of the bunker oil price. ESC together with its members are worrying that this new surcharge is going against the GRIs commitment placed by 14 carriers two years ago.


Results of the Transport Council meeting

During the meeting of the Transport Council on 7 and 8 June 2018, the Council adopted general approaches on updated electronic road tolling, updated rules on port reception facilities, and the proposed rules for safeguarding competition in air transport. (more…)