In France, a joint decision has been taken by shippers, distributors, road hauliers, and logistics representatives to continue exchanging EPAL Euro pallets and UIC/EUR pallets. EPAL and UIC are called to sustain the interchangeability of pallets that meet the quality and safety standards set by the two organisations. Please see here the Joint position on Exchangeability of EPAL Euro pallets and UIC-EUR pallets.
Transport services will be excluded from the scope of the Posting of Workers Directive. They will be dealt with in the Mobility Package legislation. However, ESC is not satisfied with the proposals included in the package.
Shipping emissions are predicted to increase between 50% and 250% by 2050 . The European Shipper’s Council has been always favouring a global approach to this global problem. Regional regulations should not be put in place as they bring a risk of distortion of competition and traffic avoidance. But transparency and real energy efficiency of ships (more…)
Following the Rastatt incident, the meeting of experts organised by the Commission Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) and chaired by Deputy Director General Matthew Baldwin agreed on the way forward. (more…)
“Breakthroughs in air cargo quality assessment will help cargo users better select the best suppliers”, said ESC Chairman Denis Choumert earlier this month. (more…)
In recent weeks there has been a lot of attention to full freighter operations being pushed from Schiphol Amsterdam airport. There will be a drop of 20% full freighter flights from Schiphol during this winter season, starting from November the 1st. Already Frankfurt, Beijing, Mexico, and Hong Kong are facing the same issues where the growth of low-cost/leisure segment at these airports is threatening full freighter operations. (more…)
6 October 2017, Brussels, the Benelux Union organised a conference for the customs authorities and representatives of the organised trade. The aim of the meeting was to discuss how the participants could benefit from the Benelux project to develop more innovative and harmonized customs solutions in the Benelux Union countries. This meeting was the first one in a series planned.