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ESC – European Shippers’ Council

Lack of Brexit progress

The European Shippers’ Council is concerned about a lack of progress on Brexit negotiations and is supporting its member, the UK’s Freight Transport Association (FTA) in their call for EU and UK leaders to prioritise urgent mitigation measures.

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New regulation on European maritime single window

ESC joining other stakeholders welcomes the European Commission’s new proposal for a regulation on establishing a European Maritime Single Window Environment. The new regulation is set to provide a faster clearance and release of goods and a reduced administrative burden. However, the stakeholders would welcome more precision in the proposal on how different systems will interact and how the harmonisation will take place.

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EC proposal to oblige authorities to accept electronic documents

The ESC welcomes the proposal of the European Commission to oblige authorities to accept regulatory freight transport information in electronic format! ESC is the project manager of one the two working groups of the Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (DTLF) and has significantly contributed to the preparation of the legislative proposal. The proposal is a necessary step towards digitised and connected supply chains and it fits perfectly well with the EU’s digitalisation strategy.

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Hololei hopes to see progress on Mobility Package

With the next elections to the European Parliament expected to be held on 23–26 May 2019, it is uncertain whether the files of the Mobility package initiatives will move to the next stage during the current EP mandate. During the exchange of views in the European Parliament on 7 September 2018, Director-General for Transport Henrik Hololei expressed his hope that an agreement, at least on certain Mobility Package proposals that are still under the EP scrutiny can be reached. (more…)