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 in funded projects is getting more and more expressive. ‘This is the best possible guarantee for innovation to be implemented’, they say! (more…)
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 Block Exemption Regulation that allows shipping lines, under certain conditions, to set this type of alliances. (more…)
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 of no deal, vehicles travelling between the UK and Europe, regardless of where transport companies are registered, will need a permit to access both the UK and EU haulage markets. (more…)
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 continue improving supply chains for businesses, industry, and government.
The special edition of the Dutch Customs digital magazine Customs NL inSight looks how the companies in the Netherlands participating in the project contributed to these results. (more…)
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 shipping business and in what circumstances the charges apply. In this regard, ESC welcomes the Best Practices Guide for Demurrage and Detention Charges in Container Shipping published by the International Association of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA). (more…)
If approved by the European Parliament, the EU – Singapore Free Trade Agreement, the EU – Vietnam Trade and Investment Agreement, and the EU – Japan Economic Partnership Agreement will enter in force in 2019. (more…)
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 project tested innovative business models to unlock more efficiency and sustainability in the supply chain.