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ESC – European Shippers' Council

Final CORE event

Brussels, 11 April 2018, the European Shippers’ Council together with CLECAT held the Final CORE Event ‘The Supply Chain Unchained’. Fostering the data pipeline has been at the centre of the CORE project. (more…)

IMO agrees to cut 50% emissions by 2050

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has adopted a highly anticipated climate change strategy for shipping. The strategy focuses on the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships, setting out a vision to reduce GHG emissions from international shipping and phase them out as soon as possible in this century. (more…)

ITF on decarbonising shipping

Ahead of the IMO meetings last week, the International Transport Forum of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development issued a report ‘Decarbonising Maritime Transport. Pathways to zero-carbon shipping by 2035’. (more…)

Multiannual Financial Framework

Negotiations are progressing on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) post 2020. This framework will provide the budget for the eight years to come as from 2021. The process is extremely complicated as all Member States must agree on this framework.


ESC annual report 2017

ESC is delighted to share its 2017 annual report underlining the achievements and new priorities of the European Shippers’ Council. Please read the report here.

Legal customs developments in China

China is pushing forward Free Trade Agreements talks with more than 20 economies along the Belt and Road Initiative. During the last years, the country has been improving its customs legislation.

In 2016, China introduced new measures in the customs audit. (more…)