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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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

Fostering an efficient, sustainable and digitalised freight transport system within and outside of Europe.

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...

EC Event – Connecting TEN-T corridors and su...

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...

Smart Ports 2019 – Policy & Sustainabil...

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

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...

Green Inland Shipping. 16 October 2019. Registrati...

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...

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...

ESC speaks to FreightWaves on no-Brexit chaos for ...

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...

BNP Paribas Fortis Chair Transport, Logistics and ...

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

Joint statement for an ambitious Horizon Europe Pr...

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...

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...

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...

Trade as discussed at G7 summit, Biarritz, France,...

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....

ICONET project at the 6th International Physical I...

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

Shippers call on European Commission to reinforce ...

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...

ESC Vice Chair on advancing sustainability in logi...

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...

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...

ESC to participate at JOC Container Trade Europe c...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 i...

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...

European Inland Waterway Transport platform’s an...

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...

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 chai...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Logistics dialogue in Vienna

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

Shippers’ and forwarders’ associations commit ...

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...

ESC – Drewry survey reveals lack of clarity on s...

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,...

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...

Shippers call for repeal unless a revised BER is a...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

International trade: packaging material

New legislation (“Plant Health Law”) impacting wood packaging material for imported goods will enter into force on the 14th of December 2019. Shippers are affected...

LEARN final event

The Logistics Emissions Accounting and Reduction Network  (LEARN) project presented its results and practical examples how accounting of logistics and freight emissions works for businesses...

DREWRY-ESC annual survey: CONTAINER SHIPPING

European Shippers’ Council is encouraging shippers to participate in the survey on the quality of services that shippers receive in container shipping. The deadline is...

Trade with US

Last week the Trade committee of the European Parliament voted in favour of opening trade negotiations with the United States. (more…)

Rail freight: give your opinion on rail transport

The Barometer of shippers’ perception of rail freight will assess the satisfaction of shippers at the European level regarding the service that rail transport offers...

EC survey on the use of euro

On behalf of the European Commission, ESC calls for companies to participate in stakeholder consultations organised by the European Commission about the use of the...

Brexit: contingency plans or old bilaterals?

Trade is encouraged to continue preparing for Brexit but with just a few weeks away from the 29th of March it is still not clear...

Global shippers to meet in Amsterdam

The Global Shippers’ Alliance meeting will take place in Amsterdam on 18th - 19th of March 2019. (more…)

European Maritime Single Window environment

ESC welcomes successful EU negotiations on establishing the European Maritime Single Window environment (EMSWe). A compromise was reached in Brussels on 7 February 2019 between...

Mobility Package: meeting of TRAN coordinators

At the meeting of the TRAN coordinators on 21st of January 2019 at the European Parliament, they were unable to come to a decision on...

European Rail Freight Line System – Stakehol...

Shippers are invited to participate in the rail stakeholders’ meeting organised in the framework of the European Rail Freight Line System project on the 27th...

Launch of European Inland Waterways Transport Plat...

The European Barge Union (EBU) and the European Skippers Organisation (ESO) establish the European Inland Waterways Transport Platform to strengthen the representation of the inland...

3rd IATA Global Shippers’ Survey

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launches a survey to learn about shippers’perceptions, experiences, and expectations when using air to transport goods. (more…)

BREXIT: last chance to prevent chaos

European Shippers’ Council calls for a transitional period following the date when the UK will leave the EU on the 29th of March 2019. (more…)

‘Get ready for Brexit’ website to help busines...

Last week Portbase and cooperating branch organisations in the Dutch ports launched the information campaign website www.getreadyforbrexit.eu/en. (more…)

Vote on Mobility Package in TRAN committee

On January 10, the TRAN Committee of the European Parliament held a vote on the amendments tabled to the draft reports on the social and...

Boost to EU export with EU-Japan trade agreement

Approved by the European Parliament in December 2018, the EU’s landmark trade agreement with Japan will enter into force on 1 February 2019. (more…)

European Shippers’ Council on Block Exemption Re...

The European Shippers' Council recommends to revoke and replace the EU Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (the BER) as it exists today. (more…)

EU safeguard measures with third countries: Japan,...

End November, a provisional agreement on a proposal to include safeguard measures in trade agreements was reached by the EU Presidency and European Parliament representatives....

European Commission preparedness work in case of n...

The European Commission’s Communication of the 13th November outlines a number of contingency actions that could be implemented if no agreement is reached with the...

UK advises businesses on trading with EU in case o...

The UK HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) explains changes to customs, VAT, and excise to the UK VAT-registered businesses only trading with the EU, in...

Possibility of unilateral revocation of the intent...

In answer to the question from the Scottish court, the Advocate General proposes that the Court of Justice should, in its future judgment, declare that...

EU Member States to exchange national vehicles reg...

The EU reached a provisional deal on updated electronic road toll rules. Under the reform, national authorities will have access to other Member States' national...

New rules to protect EU air carriers from unfair c...

The European Parliament and Council negotiators reached an agreement on new rules to ensure fair competition in air transport. The agreed rules aim to ease the...

Mobility Package 1: Agreement in Council

Last Monday the Council finalised a common approach for important parts of the first Mobility Package. The agreement was reached, although 10 Member States voted...

Transport of goods after Brexit

ESC together with other stakeholders are concerned with the possible impact of Brexit on transport of goods between the UK and the EU. In case...

Impact of global alliances in maritime

The report of the International Transport Forum (ITF) assesses the impact of global alliances in container shipping. Currently, the European Commission .... (more…)

Shippers wanted

ESC is encouraging shippers to join European proposals to guide innovation for more effective supply chains. Indeed, the European Commission’s ..... (more…)

ESC webinar: Block Exemption Regulation

With the current review process of the Consortium Block Exemption Regulation (BER) by the European Commission, ESC is preparing shippers for the EC consultation on...

ESC webinar: Block Exemption Regulation

With the current review process of the Consortium Block Exemption Regulation (BER) by the European Commission, ESC is preparing shippers for the EC consultation on...

Shippers wanted!

ESC is encouraging shippers to join European proposals to guide innovation for more effective supply chains. Indeed, the European Commission's wish to have shippers involved...

Impact of global alliances in maritime

The report of the International Transport Forum (ITF) assesses the impact of global alliances in container shipping. Currently, the European Commission is reviewing the Consortium...

Transport of goods after Brexit

ESC together with other stakeholders are concerned with the possible impact of Brexit on transport of goods between the UK and the EU. In case...

CORE: future of logistics and customs

The CORE project, an ambitious European research programme focusing on faster, more reliable, and more efficient trade lanes, has ended this year. But the results...

FIATA about detention and demurrage charges

ESC encourages a continued dialogue between logistics partners to bring more clarification on detention and demurrage charges, what these concepts mean for the partners in...

Free Trade Agreements with Singapore, Vietnam, and...

If approved by the European Parliament, the EU – Singapore Free Trade Agreement, the EU – Vietnam Trade and Investment Agreement, and the EU –...

What shippers get with NexTrust

Several cases of collaboration in supply chain have been presented at the final NexTrust project event in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands, on 25 October 2018. The...

Shippers contributing to the World Bank Study

Shippers are providing input for the World Bank Study. The study will look at how the trucking industry functions in different parts of the world,...

France draws a limit at forty tonnes

France intends to introduce an amendment to the law prohibiting driving with 44 tonnes of total weight at border crossings from the neighbouring countries. Vehicle...

New H2020 project ICONET launched

ICONET project will develop the concept of Physical Internet (PI) even further to optimise freight flows against throughput, cost, and environmental performances. The new project...

European Commission on digitalising inland navigat...

With the Mobility package focusing on road and digitalisation, with the contingency plans after Rastatt incident addressing shortcomings in rail freight, and with the BER...

Steps taken after Rastatt incident

Since the reopening of Rastatt line, railway stakeholders have been working on contingency plans to avoid this level of disruptions happening in future. New improvements...

BGL members get refund of toll payments

Being a member of a trade association has its advantages: members of the German Federal Association of Road Haulage Logistics and Disposal (BGL) will get...

ESC disapproves mechanism of surcharges due to low...

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...

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)...

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...

EC proposal to oblige authorities to accept electr...

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...

Consultations of the European Commission regarding...

ESC is encouraging shippers to respond to the recently published consultations of the European Commission evaluating the BER, affecting current maritime alliances scenario (see context...

ESC supports Dutch shippers’ council positio...

The European Shippers’ Council is supporting and would like to draw your attention to the position of the Dutch Shippers’ Council on the vital issues...

WHAT MAKES AIR CARGO FLY FOR EUROPEAN SHIPPERS

The ESC Air Transport Council Roundtable with guests from Clecat, IATA, ACI Europe, Airlines 4 Europe, and the European Commission will look at the issues that...

Press release: shippers disapprove of the mechanis...

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...

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...

Shippers fear disruptions at airports with “no-d...

Shippers fear disruptions at major airports due to the additional security checks for passengers if a “no-deal” Brexit is confirmed. Schiphol is the second airport...

Report on Digital Inland Navigation

The European Commission published a report on Digital Inland Navigation that follows up on the 'Digital Inland Waterway Area' study from October 2017. The report...

LEARN International Workshop

On Februrary 6 & 7, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium, LEARN Partners are coming together to  present and seek feedback from participants on the results and...

Belgian Shippers’ Council organises a logist...

For the first time, shippers will organise a Logistics Hackathon and it will be led by OTM, the Belgian Shippers’ Council. OTM is a member...

Tackling Brexit uncertainty & supply chain re...

Shippers and logistics operators all over Europe and globally are spending time and money analysing the possible consequences of Brexit: congestion at ports, impact on...

5th Rail Freight Day

The fifth EU Rail Freight Day will take place on Thursday, 6 December 2018, 9h – 17h, in Vienna, Austria. The event will be organised...

Shippers improve supply chain

The efficiency of freight transport is a key for the competitiveness of EU transport, economy, and the functioning of the internal market. This is even...

Shippers improve supply chain with support from Eu...

The efficiency of freight transport is a key for the competitiveness of EU transport, economy, and the functioning of the internal market. This is even...

Maritime supply chain from a different angle

With Sea Traffic Management (STM) project shippers will get more visibility and efficiency in their supply chains. STM aims at creating a safer, more efficient...

NexTrust seminar: Collaboration in logistics

A seminar about new approaches, current developments, and best-practice examples of collaboration in logistics will take place in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands, on 25 October 2018....

Transport Virtual Info Day

The European Commission is organising a Transport Virtual Info Day on 23 October, 2018. The event will cover 2019 calls for funding, an overview of...

Inappropriate checking of drivers’ rest periods

The European Commission advises on the actions in case of inappropriate checking of professional drivers’ normal weekly rest periods by authorities. (more…)

More certainty for road transport with Platform of...

To bring more certainty and assurance in the road transport market for shippers, European Shippers’ Council is getting involved, together with Wtransnet, in a road...

IMO’s event on ports and supply chain cooper...

Coordination between ports and ways to facilitate trade, information exchange, and Single Window were on the agenda of the special event on ports organised by...

Future of research and innovation for rail

At the panel of the Shift2Rail event, the European Shippers’ Council and the European Passengers Federation stated that "Rail" must become more customer focused and...

5th Physical Internet Conference 2018

This year ESC chaired a panel on Connectivity at the 5th International Physical Internet Conference 2018 that took place 18-22 June. The newest insights and...

Progress of Digital Transport and Logistics Forum

The first mandate of the Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (DTLF) has ended, and the official reports and recommendations will be available soon. However, ESC...

Incoterms® 2020

European Shippers’ Council is contributing to the review process of Incoterms. We are happy to see that the International Chamber of Commerce has taken on...

Public consultation: OECD guidance to counter illi...

OCDE launched a public consultation on the draft OECD Guidance to Counter Illicit Trade in Free Trade Zones (FTZ). (more…)

EP failed to come to an agreement: what it means f...

Last week in a vote the European Parliament rejected the amendments to the proposals on updating drivers’ rest time rules, cabotage, and posting of drivers...

Suspending autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties...

The new Council Regulation suspends the autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on certain industrial and agricultural products because the European Union production of these products is...

Autonomous tariff quotas at zero duty rates

As from 1 July 2018, the new Council Regulation grants tariff quotas at zero duty rates for an appropriate volume to seven new products. (more…)

ESC in press: container lines services

European Shippers’ Council has been quoted in numerous press articles concerning container lines services. (more…)

ESC in press: bunker emergency surcharge

European Shippers' Council has been featured in several press articles concerning the bunker emergency surcharge topic. (more…)

Interesting read for summer holiday

We would like to share with you the recent publications that would be of interest to shippers and other stakeholders in the supply chain. (more…)

ESC is calling for European Parliament to agree on...

European Shippers’ Council is pushing for a harmonised approach on issues related to drivers’ rest periods, posting of drivers, and access to the market covered...

European Commission is looking for traders to eval...

As the Union Customs Code entered into force on 1 May 2016, the EC is upgrading and putting in place new electronic systems necessary to...

LEARN survey: barriers and companies’ needs in c...

European Shippers’ Council together with CLECAT and IRU representing freight forwarders and road transport operators respectively have started a survey of their members in the...

France and Sweden agreed on measures for autonomou...

Gothenburg, Sweden, 18-19 June 2018, the ministers from the 28 EU Member States agreed on a series of important steps to facilitate the timely deployment...

Austrian Presidency to focus on active climate pro...

Austria will begin its Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1 July 2018. Active climate protection is a priority for the Austrian...

CORE: real-life cases

Join a webinar on Tuesday 3 July 2018 during which Nik Delmeire, Secretary General of the European Shippers Council, will share the main results of...

ESC urges European Parliament to support the manda...

The European Shippers’ Council urges the European Parliament to support the mandate which was given to the Transport & Tourism Committee (TRAN) Committee on the...

Shippers are concerned about Emergency Bunker Surc...

The European Shippers’ Council is concerned about the introduction of the Emergency Bunker Surcharge by carriers that took effect 1 June 2018. The surcharge is...

Results of the Transport Council meeting

During the meeting of the Transport Council on 7 and 8 June 2018, the Council adopted general approaches on updated electronic road tolling, updated rules...

Motivate your ship operators to reduce CO2 emissio...

A team from the Vessel Technology Assessment System (VTAS) project is inviting shippers to have their views heard to improve fuel efficiency in maritime shipping....

LEARN: key to emission reduction lies with busines...

During the meeting of the ESC Inland Transport Council that took place 4 June 2018, the members were updated on the progress made in the...

What shippers get with TRAN vote on Mobility Packa...

The first part of the Mobility package has gone through the next stage of the legislation-making process – the Transport Committee vote in the European...

Container shipping regulation under revision: what...

Container shipping services consist of the provision of regular, scheduled maritime cargo transport on a specific route. This requires a significant investment which is regularly...

Join European project on transport

Innovation in transport is essential for the European Commission and one of the ways to stimulate this innovation is to launch calls for project proposals. ESC...

Transport for Future seminar

Cabotage, resting times for drivers, posting of workers, road charging, combined transport, shortage of drivers, and other issues became the extensive topics of the discussion...

3000 freighters will be needed by 2037

The new 20- Year Freighter Forecast predicts that the jet freighter fleet will grow through 2037 from 1700 to about 2,800 units, and the turboprop/RJ...

EC evaluates Block Exemption Regulation in liner s...

Brussels, 7 May 2018, the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission launched an evaluation process of the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (Commission Regulation 906/2009)....

National levy on aviation disrupts EU level playin...

More Member States are expecting the EU to come up with some sort of levy on aviation in the context of sustainability. This is, however,...

TRA 2018 and TEN-T Days 2018

As we have already mentioned partly in our previous articles, the second half of April was marked by two major events - Transport Research Arena...

Shippers are concerned about congestion at ports t...

Container terminals are trying to handle the high container exchanges generated by mega-ship calls. There are several issues that shippers are concerned about at port...

ESC at TEN-T days

TEN-T Days, Ljubljana, 27 April 2018, ESC in coalition with other European associations (MFF4Transport) stressed the need for more budget for transport within the Multiannual...

ELP debate on parking facilities

BRUSSELS, 24 April 2018, industry stakeholders and policy makers discussed the challenges of the current and future legislation on the resting time for truck drivers...

MEP and IRU share their experience of sleeping in ...

Member of the European Parliament Wim van de Camp, rapporteur on the driving and rest time file in the Mobility Package, and General Delegate of...

LEARN project at TRA2018

Vienna, 16-19 April 2018, the Logistics Emissions Accounting and Reduction Network (LEARN) project participated at the Transport Research Arena 2018 (TRA 2018). The event focused...

Tangshan (China) – Antwerp freight train connect...

A new freight train service has been launched from Tangshan (150 km from Beijing) to Belgium. A train carrying 41 containers of local products, such...

ELP debate on secure parking

Brussels, 24 April 2018, European Logistics Platform is inviting different stakeholders to discuss secure parking in Europe. This lunch debate will be hosted by Elzbieta...

Final CORE event

Brussels, 11 April 2018, the European Shippers’ Council together with CLECAT held the Final CORE Event ‘The Supply Chain Unchained’. Fostering the data pipeline has...

IMO agrees to cut 50% emissions by 2050

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has adopted a highly anticipated climate change strategy for shipping. The strategy focuses on the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG)...

ITF on decarbonising shipping

Ahead of the IMO meetings last week, the International Transport Forum of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development issued a report ‘Decarbonising Maritime Transport....

Multiannual Financial Framework

Negotiations are progressing on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) post 2020. This framework will provide the budget for the eight years to come as from...

Chris Welsh MBE to retire from the Freight Transpo...

Chris Welsh MBE, director of global and European policy at the Freight Transport Association and the Secretary General of the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) will...

ESC annual report 2017

ESC is delighted to share its 2017 annual report underlining the achievements and new priorities of the European Shippers’ Council. Please read the report here.

Legal customs developments in China

China is pushing forward Free Trade Agreements talks with more than 20 economies along the Belt and Road Initiative. During the last years, the country...

Mobility package debated at ECG event

Brussels, 20 March 2018, ESC attended the annual Dinner Debate organised by the Association of European Vehicles Logistics (ECG) and hosted by Wim van de Camp,...

France to tax foreign trucks

French Transport Minister Ms Elisabeth Borne plans to start a legislative process to tax foreign trucks. A definitive decision will be taken before the end...

Transport for Future

ESC - Transprime seminar Transport for Future Barcelona, 17 May 2018 The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) together with the Spanish Shippers’ Council Transprime are organising a...

Airport slot allocation as a tool for growth

European Shippers’ Council encourages national governments to look closely into the slots allocation problem. Already now, members of the national parliaments are discussing additional criteria:...

Survey: container shipping service

RESPOND TO SURVEY ESC - Drewry survey Quality of Container Shipping Service Deadline to complete: 20 April 2018 Shippers are encouraged to participate in the survey...

Final CORE Event

Brussels, 11 April 2018, the European Shippers’ Council together with CLECAT held the Final CORE Event ‘The Supply Chain Unchained’. Fostering the data pipeline has...

Shippers call for action on looming trade wars

Hong Kong, March 27, 2018 The Global Shippers’ Alliance (GSA) representing  major shippers’ organisations from Asia, Europe, and the US, calls on world leaders to solve the dispute...

ESC attends GSA annual meeting

This week ESC is attending the annual meeting of the Global Shippers’ Alliance in Hong Kong and Macao. For more information, please see here.

Estimated Time of Arrival for rail

ELETA - Electronic Exchange of ETA information - is a co-financed project under Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), launched in September 2017. Coordinated by Koninklijk Nederlands...

SAVE THE DATE

Seminar Transport for Future Barcelona, 17 May 2018 Please save this date in your diary. We will return to you with a registration form in...

Benelux starts pilot with e-CMR

5 March 2018 Benelux launched a pilot to use electronic documents at the border-crossing. Although Belgium has not ratified the e-CMR protocol of the CMR...

Shift2Rail JU call is open

The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking has published the 2018 call for proposals, projects worth €155.3 million will be financed under the 2018 Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R...

CORE technology

CORE, the global supply chain project, is driving the implementation of new technologies to speed up the supply chain, improve quality and efficiency, and to...

Blockchain for improving customs compliance

Researchers of Delft University of Technology and of the Erasmus School of Law collaborate in the JUST project to investigate how to improve compliance with...

CORE movie

CORE movie presents the essence of the CORE project and outlines its main developments. This is an updated version of the previous CORE video. One...

Digitization for supply chain

Along ESC’s contribution to the Digital Transport Logistics Forum (DTLF), we follow the work of the Trade Cargo Facilitation association. Since its creation in April...

Cargo online route planner

The online route planner Navigate launched by the Port of Rotterdam helps logistics planning and will be still improved. This tool will provide more insight...

Rail freight transport

This year European Shippers’ Council continues its cooperation with railway partners to improve the rail freight corridor structure, to work on possible solutions for the...

Decarbonising transport and logistics chain

In February 2018, CEPI (Confederation of European paper and forest-based industries) presented its 2050 vision to decarbonise its transport and logistics. (more…)

Be aware of Xyllella and Bursaphelenchus

Due to the increasing global trade, the contamination of certain plants and wood by certain types of insects, is spreading further. The infected plants while...

Platooning incentives for shippers

Increased reliability of the supply chain, cost reduction, and solving part of the drivers’ shortage problem are a few of the benefits that platooning can...

EU trailer accident in Sweden

Following the recent lethal accident with an EU trailer in Sweden, the Swedish Minister of Infrastructure will address the problem in the EU Council. (more…)

2018 European Year of Multimodality

In this article UIRR shares with us their vision on multimodality and the importance of cooperation in the supply chain. Transport policy has historically been...

From Maritime into Multimodal year

25th January 2018, European Shippers’ Council participated in the European Commission’s cocktail event to celebrate the achievements of the maritime year and move towards multimodal...

CORE: from science fiction to reality

REGISTRATION IS OPEN CORE, the project we have been regularly informing about, soon comes to an end. It is the time to show the results...

EU draft directives for negotiations on Brexit tra...

The EU ministers have made a final decision on the directives for the second phase of the negotiations with the UK on Brexit. The Ministers...

Intermodal message to European Parliament

30th January 2018, International Union for Road-Rail Combined Transport (UIRR) and the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) opened an exhibition in the European Parliament...

European Logistics Platform on Multimodality

30th January 2018, the European Logistics Platform held its first event of the year 2018. The speakers presented their experiences in implementation and use of...

Transport for Future

The event is organised by ESC in collaboration with the Spanish Shippers' Council and will involve discussions on Mobility Package. Speakers from the European Commission...

OBOR conference: report

The report from the international conference "The Belt and Road Initiative: EU-China Logistics and Supply Chain" that took place in November 2017 is now available as...

ESC Maritime Council discusses alliances situation

The ESC Maritime Transport Council welcomed its guests from DG Competition, OECD, and Maersk during the MTC meeting on the 29th of November 2017. (more…)

44-ton trucks between Belgium and France

ESC welcomes the findings of an analysis of the French Institute of International Transport Law (IDIT) on potential border crossing of 44-ton trucks between France...

“K” Line wins Dutch Container Liner Sh...

Japanese ocean carrier “K” Line has won the evofenedex Container Liner Shipping Award in 2017. It is the second time in the history (more…)

ESC Position Paper on Mobility Package

European Shippers’ Council in its Position Paper on Mobility Package stresses that clarity of legislation is a prerequisite for enforcement of the future European rules...

Benelux and India go digital

India and the Benelux have now reached an agreement on digital documents for, among others, food and vegetables. A pilot for the use of digital...

Core project and its pilots

CORE project through its research and demonstrations has created key tools to make global trade and logistics highly efficient and secure. The CORE business cases...

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