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 affect the present maritime business conditions. The European Shippers’ Council rejects the proposal of the European Commission to extend the BER for 4 more years without any modifications.

ESC has published a press release on the BER extension which you can find here.