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ESC – European Shippers’ Council

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 and CLECAT stand for a universal methodology to calculate emissions from logistics operations, provided by the GLEC Framework, and support upgrading it into an ISO standard. However, this should remain a voluntary initiative led by the industry.


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 survey launched by ESC together with Drewry.


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 the new International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) sulphur cap.

The current BER expires on the 25th of April 2020. Itai Rabinovici, a European Commission officer, said that his competition division would provide the College of Commissioners with the most thorough and unbiased analysis of the current situation in maritime and lay out possible next steps.