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…)
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…)
Austria will begin its Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1 July 2018. Active climate protection is a priority for the Austrian Presidency. For the road transport, the Presidency wants to reach an agreement on CO2 fleet targets and standards for passenger cars and vans for 2025 and 2030. (more…)
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…)
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.
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…)
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…)