Press releases

  • Press Release – 2019/11 – European shippers reject an extension of the current BER without changes

    Press Release – 2019/11 – European shippers reject an extension of the current BER without changes

    The current Consortia Block Exemption Regulation, in place since 2009, doesn’t provide any instruments to deal with the current market drivers and has serious consequences that affect the present maritime business conditions. The European Shippers’ Council rejects the proposal of …
  • ESC & Drewry announce an IMO 2020 BAF transparent indexing mechanism

    ESC & Drewry announce an IMO 2020 BAF transparent indexing mechanism

    Drewry and the ESC have defined and published a simplified BAF indexing mechanism and bunker charge guide to help shippers monitor and control bunker charges as shipping lines switch to the more expensive bunkers required under the IMO 2020 low-sulphur …
  • Joint press release – 2019-09 – Ambitious Horizon Europe

    Joint press release – 2019-09 – Ambitious Horizon Europe

    We, the undersigned 93 European associations representing key European research & innovation stakeholders, hereby urge the EU Institutions to make research, development and innovation (RD&I) a priority within the next Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 ...
  • Joint press release – 2019-09 – Logistics Emissions

    Joint press release – 2019-09 – Logistics Emissions

    Given the increasing urgency to step up decarbonisation efforts in the logistics sector, European shippers and freight forwarders are committed to logistics emissions footprinting and reduction. ESC and CLECAT stand for a universal methodology to calculate emissions from logistics operations, …
  • Joint press release – 2019-04 – Survey in container transport

    Joint press release – 2019-04 – Survey in container transport

    The level of satisfaction concerning container carriers among exporters, importers, and freight forwarders falls marginally, according to the third annual shippersatisfaction survey of Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council (ESC) ...  
  • Press release – 2019-03 – Block Exemption Regulation

    Press release – 2019-03 – Block Exemption Regulation

    European Shippers’ Council states that the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (BER) that is currently under the revision of the European Commission has not contributed to better services in maritime transport for shippers as it aimed to. ESC is releasing a …
  • Joint press release – 2019-01 – Maritime Single Window

    Joint press release – 2019-01 – Maritime Single Window

    CLECAT, ECSABA, ESC, EMPA, ESPO, FEPORT & IPCSA welcome focus on data harmonisation and existing reporting channels. However, we caution against the creation of an EU Level Access Point Interface ...
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