News & Events
Press Release: FFF2013 “Innovative Solutions in Logistics: from Strategy to Reality"
- 02 December 2013
CLECAT, the European Association for forwarding, transport, logistics and customs services held its 13th annual event on Thursday 28th of November in Antwerp. Under the theme “Innovative Solutions in Logistics: from Strategy to Reality”, the Forum debated a number of innovative developments in logistics in order to make better use of hinterland capacity and to increase performance in the supply chain.
Marc Huybrechts, President of CLECAT, said in his opening remarks: ‘the logistics sector will continue to look for collaborative and more flexible and dynamic logistics solutions, for which information is of paramount importance. Further initiatives will need to be taken to make sure that information, that is in principle ‘available’, becomes paperless, interoperable and standardised where possible in combination with innovative concepts.'
CLECAT calls on Council not to undermine the European authorisation process through leading NSAs!
- 01 October 2013
CLECAT, the Brussels based organisation representing the interests of freight forwarders and logistics service providers, calls on the Council to make real progress on the Safety Directive and the European Railway Agency (ERA) Regulation.
CLECAT believes that the only possible way towards a Single European Railway Area is through ERA acting as a one stop-shop for the vehicle and ERTMS authorisation, and Safety Certification. In line with recent calls from the railway industry, CLECAT rejects alternative approaches, such as the one currently being developed by some Member States which propose NSAs cooperating amongst themselves as “leading NSA”. CLECAT fears that such an approach, that will be discussed in the near future under the Lithuanian Presidency, would undermine the concept of a European authorisation.
Freight Forwarders' Forum 2013 - presentations
- 29 November 2013
Following the succesful conclusion of our annual Freight Forwarders' Forum, the CLECAT Secretariat has now uploaded the presentations that were given during the three panels of the conference.
Panel 1: Increasing performance in the supply chain through better use of hinterland capacity
Panel 2: Intelligent Logistics and innovation: Challenges and Opportunities for the Freight Forwarder
Panel 3: Centralised Clearance: is there a future?
For the links to the presentation please press the following 'Read more' link.
Freight Forwarders' Seek Global Solution on Aviation Emissions
- 30 September 2013
The International and European freight forwarders' associations, FIATA and CLECAT, with its collective membership representing over 164 countries, unite in advocating for a global emissions solution that allows the airfreight market to look forward to a more predictable and sustainable business environment in future. They are hopeful that ICAO's 191 member countries will finally agree, in the coming week, on the details of a global market-based measure during the ICAO General Assembly, which opened in Montreal on September 24, 2013.
Ms Veronique Corduant, Chairwoman of CLECAT's working group on sustainable transport said: "Our associations are hopeful that an overall agreement with the goal of carbon-neutral growth from 2020 can be reached. The environmental challenge of the airline industry is a global challenge. Global issues must be addressed globally and now is the time to do it!"
Freight Forwarders welcome Global Agreement on Aviation Emissions
- 10 October 2013
FIATA and CLECAT are pleased that the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) reached a decision on a mechanism to reduce aviation emissions. On Friday, 4 October in Montreal ICAO's 38th General Assembly agreed to come up with a global market based measure (MBM) for international aviation for implementation from 2020. The aim is to have 'carbon neutral growth from 2020 and halving emission by 2020 based on 2005 levels.'
CLECAT, ECSA and ECASBA keen to see the port regulation adopted soon
- 30 September 2013
On 30 September 2013 a first discussion will take place in the Transport Committee of the European Parliament on the proposal from the European Commission for a Regulation establishing a framework on market access to port services and financial transparency of ports.
Users of port services welcome this proposal and hope for a swift adoption. Ship agents (ECASBA), freight forwarders (CLECAT) and shipowners (ECSA) find it very positive that – at last - a legal basis will be in place with regard to market access and transparency in ports.