Brussels, 7 May 2018, the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission launched an evaluation process of the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (Commission Regulation 906/2009). The European Shippers’ Council is preparing an official reaction, but individual shippers are also free to participate in the questionnaire and evaluation process. ESC is receiving a number of concerns from shippers on the competition between liners and alliances. The evaluation of the BER is an opportunity to address these concerns. (more…)
More Member States are expecting the EU to come up with some sort of levy on aviation in the context of sustainability. This is, however, a very tricky subject because of the national and often chauvinistic character of the European aviation industry. But to maintain a level playing field for the EU aviation, a levy or tax on aviation should only be based on European legislation applicable in all Member States. (more…)
As we have already mentioned partly in our previous articles, the second half of April was marked by two major events – Transport Research Arena 2018 and TEN-T Days 2018 – focusing on what the future Transport System will look like or how it should look like, both for passengers and freight. ESC was asked to express its views in several panel sessions at both events. But we also commented and questioned what was said on different stages at TRA 2018 and TEN-T Days 2018. (more…)
Container terminals are trying to handle the high container exchanges generated by mega-ship calls. There are several issues that shippers are concerned about at port terminals.
First, container flows to the major deep-sea ports are increasing, partly because of the reduction of calls by mega-ships. (more…)
TEN-T Days, Ljubljana, 27 April 2018, ESC in coalition with other European associations (MFF4Transport) stressed the need for more budget for transport within the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 and handed over their declaration to the European Commission. ESC is supporting this initiative to get more investment for the industry that will also benefit supply chains. (more…)
BRUSSELS, 24 April 2018, industry stakeholders and policy makers discussed the challenges of the current and future legislation on the resting time for truck drivers in the EU. (more…)
Member of the European Parliament Wim van de Camp, rapporteur on the driving and rest time file in the Mobility Package, and General Delegate of the International Road Transport Union (IRU) Matthias Maedge spent a night in truck cabins in a safe parking to have their first-hand experience. (more…)