On April 28 the 4th railway package market pillar was approved by the EU Council. As the regulation will open the domestic rail passenger market in Member States, competition will be enhanced.
At the beginning of this month members of the EU Trade Contact Group (TCG), including ESC, submitted a letter to the Directorate General for EU Taxation and Customs expressing concerns about the national planning of the Union Customs Code (UCC).
U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a safety advisory notice on the air carriage of lithium ion cells and batteries, prohibiting the carriage of lithium ion cells and batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft.
Amidst controversy about the GRIs Hapag-Lloyd is the first carrier to abandon GRIs for FAK container rates.
Since the reintroduction of border controls in several Member States leads to damage for shippers, ESC asked Commissioner Juncker to make sure the free movement of goods is protected. Last week EU representatives discussed the issue.
Due to the new requirements for the VGM of containers, the marine department of Hong Kong has published new guidelines for shippers.
Since the new requirements for the weighing of containers enter into force in two months, ESC together with the organizations FEPORT, CLECAT and ESPO, called upon national authorities to take action to preserve fair competition.