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LEARN survey: barriers and companies’ needs in calculating emissions

This article was posted on June 26th, 2018 by under News

European Shippers’ Council together with CLECAT and IRU representing freight forwarders and road transport operators respectively have started a survey of their members in the framework of the LEARN project. Energy efficiency and climate change are rising on the government and industry agenda, and companies are increasingly looking at how to calculate and reduce carbon emissions from freight and logistics. The survey aims to collect views on barriers, needs, (more…)

France and Sweden agreed on measures for autonomous trucks

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Gothenburg, Sweden, 18-19 June 2018, the ministers from the 28 EU Member States agreed on a series of important steps to facilitate the timely deployment of connected and automated vehicles. The French and Swedish transport ministers have determined a partnership roadmap to deepen bilateral exchanges on the cross-use of test sites for projects related to autonomous and connected driving of trucks and electric roads. (more…)

ESC urges European Parliament to support the mandate

This article was posted on June 14th, 2018 by under News

The European Shippers’ Council urges the European Parliament to support the mandate which was given to the Transport & Tourism Committee (TRAN) Committee on the 4th June on the various market and social related proposals which are part of the first Mobility Package of the European Commission. (more…)

Shippers are concerned about Emergency Bunker Surcharge

This article was posted on June 13th, 2018 by under News

The European Shippers’ Council is concerned about the introduction of the Emergency Bunker Surcharge by carriers that took effect 1 June 2018. The surcharge is an additional fee charged to the shipper. Carriers explain the introduction of this surcharge by the rise of the bunker oil price. ESC together with its members are worrying that this new surcharge is going against the GRIs commitment placed by 14 carriers two years ago.

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Results of the Transport Council meeting

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During the meeting of the Transport Council on 7 and 8 June 2018, the Council adopted general approaches on updated electronic road tolling, updated rules on port reception facilities, and the proposed rules for safeguarding competition in air transport. (more…)

Motivate your ship operators to reduce CO2 emissions

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A team from the Vessel Technology Assessment System (VTAS) project is inviting shippers to have their views heard to improve fuel efficiency in maritime shipping. Reduced fuel consumption and emissions should see shippers benefiting from a reduction in shipping costs, improved supply chain carbon footprints, and a good reputation. (more…)