The European Shippers’ Council recommends to revoke and replace the EU Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (the BER) as it exists today.(more…)
To make air freight more accessible to shippers, there must be a paperless exchange of information, global standards for security measures, greater transparency in pricing and a liberalization of air services.(more…)
Many shippers use rail freight as part of their logistics mix, but more could do so if the conditions were right. Unfortunately, rail freight’s performance does not always match the performance of alternatives such as road freight. ESC works closely with railway undertakings, infrastructure managers and policy makers to ensure that rail freight’s performance improves, with a specific focus on cross-border services.(more…)
Only a European road freight market without borders, more harmonized labour laws and a level playing field between all modalities can enable a stronger internal market.(more…)
The maritime service level can improve by monitoring alliances to prevent less choice in price, service levels and routes, proportional environmental measures, a European framework for state aid to ports and more competition and financial transparency between seaports.(more…)
End November, a provisional agreement on a proposal to include safeguard measures in trade agreements was reached by the EU Presidency and European Parliament representatives.
Such bilateral measures linked to trade agreements will allow for the temporary withdrawal of tariff preferences and are intended to protect a particular domestic industry from an increase in imports ….
The European Commission’s Communication of the 13th November outlines a number of contingency actions that could be implemented if no agreement is reached with the United Kingdom. The priority areas contain amongst others air transport, customs, and climate policy.