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.
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 manager of one the two working groups of the Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (DTLF) and has significantly contributed to the preparation of the legislative proposal. The proposal is a necessary step towards digitised and connected supply chains and it fits perfectly well with the EU’s digitalisation strategy.
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 information below).
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 of posting and cabotage in the Mobility Package 1.
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.