After pressure from Member States the Commission has decided on July 5, 2016, to use the mixed agreement to ratify the trade deal between the EU and Canada, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). This means that the approval of national parliaments is necessary.
During the TEN-T Days conference in Rotterdam on June 21, 2016, transport ministers of eight EU countries located along the Orient/East-Med Corridor have signed a declaration for an action plan on rail freight transport. They aim to remove bottlenecks and enhance the efficiency of rail transport between their countries.
On Thursday 23 June, 2016, the British population voted to leave the EU in a referendum. How does this affect European shippers?
Inland Navigation Europe (INE), an European platform of national and regional waterway managers and organizations, has published its annual report which discusses waterway transport.
ESC, together with other representatives of the rail sector, presented a declaration at the TEN-T Days in Rotterdam on June 21, 2016. In the declaration they aim to commit themselves to enhance the competitiveness of the Rail Freight Corridors and to improve the quality, reliability and efficiency of rail freight transport in Europe.
DG Move has launched a consultation on the review of regulation on access to the occupation of road transport operator and the international road haulage market (Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009 and Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009). Since this consultation is used as a start for the Road Initiative, which is expected to be launched the first quarter of next year, this consultation is highly relevant for ESC Members.
On June 15, 2016, the technical pillar of the 4th Railway Package entered into force.