Container liners are fighting against overcapacity in the market. Alliances are one of the instruments they use facing this challenge.

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ESC and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) are working together in piloting electronic documents. IATA started a project focused on the Airway Bill.

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AIR

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Environmental policies (CO2 reduction and emissions) are an important issue in European policymaking for years to come.

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Many shippers use rail freight as part of their logistics mix, but more could do so if the conditions were right. Unfortunately, rail freight’s performance does not always match the performance of alternatives such as road freight.

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European Shippers Council

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Coronavirus impacts shippers

The whole world is following the news on coronavirus and hoping for the quickest development of proper preventive measures and for the cure for the infected...

Commissioner Hogan on WTO reform, Green Deal, and EU, US, China relations

EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan set out his vision for trade policy under the Von Der Leyen Commission at the Centre for European Reform’s third annual...

Shippers together with other stakeholders call for a bold and realistic European Green Deal

The European associations representing logistics service providers, seaport and inland port authorities, shippers, inland waterways, combined transport operators, rail freight operators, port operators and terminal operators,...

Objection to include CBER prolongation in Commission’s programme

Shippers, freight forwarders and port service providers strongly object to the inclusion of the prolongation of the CBER in the Commission’s Work Programme Brussels, 10th of...

Postponed to 11th of June 2020

The conference 'The EU, US, and China in the Age of Disruption: Impacts and Solutions' will take place in Brussels on the 11th of June 2020....

Stakeholders in the Maritime Logistic Supply urge the Commission to proceed to a proper objective evaluation of the Consortia BER.

JOINT PRESS RELEASE Stakeholders in the Maritime Logistics Supply Chain urge EC to proceed to a proper objective evaluation of the Consortia BER.   Brussels, Belgium, 17...

3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety

Stockholm, 19-20 February 2020,  ESC will take part in the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety hosted by Sweden. The theme of the conference is...

Transport as a priority of the Croatian Presidency

A European transport area, high-quality and secure data infrastructure, and an integrated energy market are keys to make the European Union more connected. A Europe that...

Mobility Package 1 on the way to adoption

On the 20th of December 2019, the Council’s Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER 2) approved a set of proposals – known as the Mobility Package –...

Trade: tariffs suspension and REX

Autonomous common customs tariff duties on certain agricultural and industrial products are suspended as from the 1st of January 2020 following the publication in the Official...

ICONET: reduced costs, diminished congestion, increased efficiency

Antwerp, 2-3 December 2019, ICONET project partners demonstrated technical developments of the project and the outputs of the living labs at the ICONET workshop. The ICONET...

Official Controls Regulation

The new Official Controls Regulation regarding safer food and plant health entered into application on the 14th of December 2019. All business operators are subject to...

eFTI progress continues

The process of turning the Electronic Freight Transport Information (eFTI) Regulation from a mere proposal into an EU law has entered its final stage – formal...

ALICE launches a roadmap towards zero emissions

ESC, as a member of the Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration in Europe (ALICE) is supporting the “ALICE roadmap towards zero emissions logistics 2050”. The...

European shippers reject BER extension

The current Consortia Block Exemption Regulation, in place since 2009, doesn’t provide any instruments to deal with the current market drivers and has serious consequences that...

Irish road hauliers affected by a no-deal Brexit

Should the United Kingdom leave the Union without an agreement, contingency measures adopted by the co-legislators — Regulation (EU) 2019/501 (1) — provide for basic connectivity...

Striving to be a dangerous goods compliant gateway

The Belgian Shippers’ Council joined the dangerous goods campaign of Air Cargo Belgium and the two organisations together with the Belgian Civil Aviation Authority produced a...

Cecilia Malmström on the situation of the WTO Appellate Body

Brussels, 6 November, at the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament, Cecilia Malmström, Commissioner for trade, spoke about the outcome of the WTO Ministerial (Shanghai,...

ESC on current trends and challenges facing transport modes

Madrid, 30 October 2019, ESC presented its position on current trends in shipping at the Connecting TEN-T corridors and sustainable MoS in the West Med sea...

Smarter rules for safer food and plant health

With the support of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, DG SANTE is organising the conference “Smarter rules for safer food and plant...

Invitation to FERRMED Brussels Conference, November 6th, 2019

FERRMED is pleased to announce a new FERRMED Conference entitled: “The second Eurasian Connectivity and Industrial Cooperation Forum (Europe)”, on November 6th, 2019, in the Residence Palace...

Brexit grace period

Several European organisations have asked for a so-called grace period for consignments that start their journey before a hard Brexit and arrive after the Brexit date....

Shippers’ rail freight memorandum

Shippers would like to see rail transport as a real alternative to road transport. Collaboration and harmonisation are required to increase reliability and flexibility of this...

Smart Transport Manager Training

To upskill operational transport managers, Smart Freight Centre is organising the Smart Transport Manager Training (STMT). The content of the programme as well as the approach...

Smart freight procurement guidelines

Smart Freight Centre issued a report with smart freight procurement guidelines on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants from freight transport and logistics...

The EU and Norway agree on an interim appeal system

On the 21st of October 2019, the EU and Norway notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) about their interim appeal arbitration arrangement. Through this agreement, the...

Provisional Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

The provisional brexit agreement is a first good step. Despite optimism however, a no deal-brexit is still possible at the end of this month. The provisional...

EC Event – Connecting TEN-T corridors and sustainable MoS

On 30 October, the EC invites to a full-day joint seminar organised by the European TEN-T Coordinators for Motorways of the Sea, the Mediterranean and the...

Smart Ports 2019 – Policy & Sustainability ahead

As part of the 'Smart City Expo World Congress 2019', ESC and Transprime are organising the 'Smart Ports - Policy & sustainability ahead: IMO2020, Transparency, digitisation'....

Mobility Package I to be resumed

As it was agreed at the TRAN extraordinary meeting at the European Parliament on the 19th of September, MEPs will resume work on the three Mobility...

Green Inland Shipping. 16 October 2019. Registration is open

European Inland Barging Innovation Platform together with its partners invites you to attend their event and to discover the innovative inland vessels. The techniques that help...

EU funding of transport projects

Recent research conducted for the TRAN committee of the European Parliament focused on EU funding of transport projects. The study provides recommendations for improving the future...

ESC speaks to FreightWaves on no-Brexit chaos for shippers

Speaking to FreightWaves, the ESC Secretary-General Godfried Smit stressed that many companies are already too late to prepare for Brexit. For shippers, to have their distribution...

BNP Paribas Fortis Chair Transport, Logistics and Ports Second Shipping event

The BNP Paribas Fortis chair is pleased to invite you to its event: “Regulation and its impact on investment decisions in the shipping industry and beyond”...

Joint statement for an ambitious Horizon Europe Programme

ESC and 92 other European associations urge the EU Institutions to make research, development and innovation (RD&I) a priority within the next Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027....

Feedback Needed on EU Mercosur Trade Negotiations

In April 2016 the EU and Mercosur decided to start trade negotiations. In order to gain insights into the areas in which further progress is possible...

IRU: Additional Security Measures Calais Necessary

Although the UK expressed that it would not accept free movement of European workers after the Brexit, it wants to maintain access to the single market....

Trade as discussed at G7 summit, Biarritz, France, 24-26/08/2019

For ESC, trade facilitation is one of the priority areas and a well-functioning rules-based trading system is a prerequisite for smooth functioning of the economy. At...

ICONET project at the 6th International Physical Internet Conference in London

The Physical Internet (PI) concept is increasing in interest. ESC is a partner in the ICONET project (New ICT Infrastructure & Reference Architecture to Support Operations...

Shippers call on European Commission to reinforce its actions in trade

In its position paper to the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade, European Shippers’ Council has outlined the main priorities the organisation sees for the new EC...

ESC Vice Chair on advancing sustainability in logistics chains

Shippers are addressing sustainability at different levels and with different partners, in all transport modes and throughout entire logistics chains in order to meet climate change...

Czech Republic to allow EMS vehicle combinations

Czech Republic has recently decided to allow the use of European Modular System vehicle combinations in its territory with the maximum length of 25.25 metres and...

ESC to participate at JOC Container Trade Europe conference

ESC will be speaking at the panel on IMO 2020 during the JOC Container Trade Europe conference in Hamburg on the 17th of September 2019. (more…)

IMO 2020: New Marpol VI Regulations

Shippers are invited to participate at the "IMO 2020: New Marpol VI Regulations" event in Lisbon on the 19th of September that will address the whole...

Green Inland Shipping

Inland shipping is moving towards its sustainability goals. Come and discover the innovative inland vessels which have embarked on that journey and test solutions that bring...

ESC at Motorways of the Sea

At the Motorways of the Sea Forum, ESC spoke on the main needs that should be addressed to better integrate maritime transport in the overall door-to-door...

Governments’ climate plans

A new climate ranking shows that EU governments' plans to cut pollution from transport, Europe's biggest emitter, will fail to meet their own 2030 emissions targets....

French TLF is lobbying for 25.25 meters of LHV

TLF (Union des Entreprises de Transport et de Logistique de France) - Union of Transport and Logistics Companies of France - is drafting a proposal for...

EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements

On the 30th of June 2019, EU and Vietnam will sign a free trade agreement (FTA) and an investment protection agreement (IPA). (more…)

Evaluation of SOLAR VGM Regulation. Shippers are invited

Shippers are invited to participate in the survey conducted by Liverpool John Moores University that is evaluating SOLAS Verified Gross Mass Regulation in the maritime sector....

European Inland Waterway Transport platform’s annual report

The European Inland Waterway Transport (IWT) platform publishes its first annual report covering the activities of the platform since its creation in January 2018. The European...

Trucks to have smart digital tachographs installed

As of 15 June this year, trucks and buses registered in the EU for the first time must have a smart digital tachograph installed. (more…)

Key performance indicators in maritime supply chain

ESC discussed the implementation of Key Performance Indicators in the maritime supply chain at the Global Maritime Logistics Dialogue in Leipzig on 22 – 24 May...

Smart Ports Sustainability Ahead

ESC together with the Global Shippers’ Alliance and Spanish Shippers’ Council – TRANSPRIME are organising a Smart Ports Sustainability Ahead event with the focus on IMO...

Emissions reduction with GLEC strategy 2019-2021

The Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) was founded to establish and implement global, harmonized guidelines for calculating, reporting, and reducing logistics emissions and enhancing efficiency across...

France on agreement negotiation with Mercosur

France will not ratify any agreement with Mercosur countries if it harms the interests of French farmers and consumers. (more…)

WTO negotiations on e-commerce

Council adopted a negotiating mandate to enable the European Commission to participate in plurilateral negotiations on electronic commerce with its WTO partners. (more…)

Transport emissions up according to EEA report

According to the report produced by the European Environment Agency in May 2019, there was a small increase in EU’s total green house gas emissions in...

New rules on plastic waste exports

Country representatives voted to add plastic waste to the scope of the Basel Convention, which regulates the movement of waste between countries. (more…)

ICC about Incoterms 2020 fake news

International Chamber of Commerce advises that only ICC and its global offices, known as national committees and groups, are in the position to authentically inform you...

How China – US trade war affects EU

A quarter of European companies with activities in China say that they are affected by the trade dispute between China and the US. (more…)

ESC at Motorways of the Sea

ESC will participate at the Motorways of the Sea Forum on the 21st of June 2019. (more…)

Battery electric vehicles – an emission-free solution or a recharging problem?

According to Peter Leegstraten, the manager of purchasing and innovation at Ahold Delhaize, it is not enough to get a battery electric vehicle (BEV) to respond...

Air connectivity between Belt and Road countries

ICAO Secretary General Dr Fang Liu at the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing highlighted the critical role of air transport in...

EU and US to discuss trade

The EU and US to hold bilateral trade talks in Washington this week. (more…)

Research on coopetition

ESC invites actors in the transport field to participate in a research on cooperation between competitors (coopetition). (more…)

Connected and Automated Transport

In April 2019, the European Commission published the Roadmap on Connected and Automated Transport: Road, Rail and Waterborne as part of its Strategic Transport Research and...

Rules on CO2 reduction for trucks

The CO2 emissions of new trucks and other heavy commercial vehicles must be reduced. By 2025 by 15 percent, and by 2030 the CO2 emissions of...

Asian shippers set priorities

European Shippers’ Council welcomes the agreement of the Asian Shippers’ Alliance (ASA) to contribute to the review process of the Block Exemption Regulation, to battle against...

Logistics dialogue in Vienna

A Brexit seminar took place during the Logistics Dialogue in Vienna. (more…)

Shippers’ and forwarders’ associations commit to accelerating logistics emissions footprinting and reduction

Given the increasing urgency to step up decarbonisation efforts in the logistics sector, European shippers and freight forwarders are committed to logistics emissions footprinting and reduction....

ESC – Drewry survey reveals lack of clarity on surcharges

According to the third annual shipper satisfaction survey of Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council (ESC), the level of satisfaction concerning container carriers among exporters, importers,...

Brexit: preparation in case of no-deal scenario

The Brexit deadline is the 12th of April 2019. This week a Summit of EU Heads of State and Government on the 10th of April will...

Shippers call for repeal unless a revised BER is adopted

European Shippers’ Council states that the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (BER) that is currently under the revision of the European Commission has not contributed to better...

ESC reacts on WSC’s criticism of ITF report

ESC has considered the remarks made by the World Shipping Council about the ITF working document ‘Container Shipping in Europe’, in particular, on the customer satisfaction...

ESC Maritime Day: possibility of BER modification

Rotterdam, the 20th of March 2019, the participants of the ESC Maritime Day discussed the ongoing evaluation of the EU Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (BER) and...

ESC at Global Shippers’ Alliance meeting

ESC as a member of the Global Shippers’ Alliance took part in its annual meeting in Amsterdam on the 19th of March 2019. (more…)

Indirect procurement: discover potential savings

Shippers in the Benelux countries are encouraged to participate in the survey on indirect procurement. (more…)

Uber in Europe

Uber Freight in Europe can be an option for shippers to lessen the shortage of drivers. (more…)

Future of customs: blockchain and data analytics

Developments in data analytics and blockchain can provide customs with efficient tools for their daily work and facilitate trade for shippers, as it was stressed by...

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