As technology further develops and globalization intensifies, it is important for shippers to discuss the effect of these developments on the air cargo industry. The 2016 Freight Forwarders Forum “Air Cargo Logistics: Ground for Change?” grants shippers the chance to discuss important issues with prominent experts of the industry. On behalf of CLECLAT, ESC is looking for a shipper among its members to actively participate in the sessions of the Forum.
Terminals that currently hold containers because of the financial troubles of container liner Hanjin Shipping, should release those containers immediately. The European Shippers’ Council today calls on terminals to do so because the stationary containers now hinder the global flow of goods.The ESC will work with the Global Shippers Alliance (GSA) in order to find a swift solution.
Last month the European Commission decided to sue its Member State Romania before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for failure to implement the European Directive establishing a single European railway area into its national law. The deadline for the implementation was mid-June 2015. (more…)
On April 7, 2016, the German federal government decided to develop a new badge for trucks with a limited amount of nitrogen oxides emissions. The German ministry for Environment is working to update existing environment regulations for the badges. This would enable municipalities to decide whether only vehicles with limited emissions are allowed in their area.
On May 30, 2016, the EU announced its plan to launch negotiations with Mexico to renew a trade deal from 1997. The first round of negotiations took place in Brussels on the 13th and 14th of June.
Norway’s European Affairs Minister stated on August 9, 2016, that the accession of the United Kingdom to the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) may not be in the Norwegian interest. Therefore, Norway could block British access to the European single market. (more…)
Due to the stagnant state of the Chinese economy and overcapacity in the maritime freight transport sector the profits of the Danish A.P. Möller-Maersk fell with more than 80 percent. (more…)