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Hololei hopes to see progress on Mobility Package

This article was posted on September 25th, 2018 by under News

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 package initiatives will move to the next stage during the current EP mandate. During the exchange of views in the European Parliament on 7 September 2018, Director-General for Transport Henrik Hololei expressed his hope that an agreement, at least on certain Mobility Package proposals that are still under the EP scrutiny can be reached. (more…)

Belgian Shippers’ Council organises a logistics hackathon

This article was posted on September 10th, 2018 by under News

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 of ESC which keeps innovation high on the agenda.

This logistics hackathon will focus on 5 challenges, one of which is War for Trucks – lots of transport capacity and efficiency remain unused due to losses during the journey. (more…)

Tackling Brexit uncertainty & supply chain resilience

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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 transshipment operations, and new barriers to trade. Contingency plans can be made, but each one is very time-consuming to develop, and in the current climate of uncertainty there could be many scenarios that need to be considered.


5th Rail Freight Day

This article was posted on September 9th, 2018 by under News

The fifth EU Rail Freight Day will take place on Thursday, 6 December 2018, 9h – 17h, in Vienna, Austria. The event will be organised by the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, European Commission, and RailNetEurope. (more…)

Shippers improve supply chain with support from European Commission

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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 more so, since freight transport has increased in the EU by almost 25 % over the last 20 years and, according to the European Commission, it is projected to increase by 50 % by 2050. The European Commission recognises this challenge and will address it through many instruments, like legislation and financial support.