On the 6th of March, at the hearing of the EESC (European Economic and Social Committee) on “The White Paper on Transport”, CLECAT addressed the needs of the logistics sector with regards to the future European transport policy.

More cooperation on the rail network is needed! So why is a useful cooperation platform now at risk of being scrapped by the latest developments in the 4th Railway Package?

CLECAT has welcomed the move of Emirates SkyCargo to introduce all-in cargo rates. This will provide shippers and freight forwarders with a better picture of the full cost of shipment without the add-ons (fuel surcharges and security charges) which is a feature of the air freight industry.

CLECAT co-signed an open letter to the Transport Council, together with other stakeholders from the rail community, urging the EU Member States to pursue discussions on the political pillar of the 4th Railway Package and to retain the principles that allow a thriving, competitive rail market to develop for the benefit of freight and passengers.

The European freight forwarders association, CLECAT, and the European Shippers Council, ESC, have issued a joint press release regarding the workshop they organised at Intermodal Europe 2014 last week in Rotterdam addressing 'Intelligent Logistics through Partnering in the Supply Chain'.

CLECAT, policy makers and industry stakeholders identified challenges and opportunities for logistics at Freight Forwarders Forum which took place on 6 November at the Headquarters of the World Customs Organisation in Brussels.

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