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CO2 emissions in maritime

This article was posted on October 30th, 2017 by under News

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…)

Rastatt incident: way forward

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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…)

Capacity problems at big airports

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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…)

Benelux collaboration on customs

This article was posted on October 13th, 2017 by under News

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.


ESC meets Director-General for Mobility and Transport

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ESC Chairman Denis Choumert, Secretary General Nik Delmeire, and Policy Director Godfried Smit paid a visit to Mr Hololei, the European Commission Director-General for Mobility and Transport, to discuss relevant developments for shippers. The ESC delegation explained the difficult situation on the shortage of drivers and logistical personnel. (more…)

Planning international rail capacity

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ESC would like to share with you the information kindly provided by our partners in the rail transport mode, the RailNetEuope and Forum Train Europe, about the Redesign of International Timetabling Process (TTR). “Incomplete harmonisation of timetabling procedures between European countries makes it difficult to cooperate at international level.