The European Shippers’ Council disapproves of the mechanism of surcharges that shipping liners launch to cover the higher rate of lower sulphur fuel. Shippers call for a dialogue with container liners to find the best mechanism to share the costs.
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.
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.