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Press releases | 18 October 2017
European Business needs a Seamless Customs Transition to avoid a Heavy Blow from Brexit
Brexit Transitional Period must be agreed as soon as possible to protect EU and UK competitiveness and ensure a frictionless customs and trade environment can be maintained, say businesses and trade bodies, representing companies of all sizes from across industry invested in both the EU and the UK.
Press releases | 13 October 2017
CLECAT calls for fair internal market rules instead of burdensome regulation in Road Freight Transport
In anticipation of first exchanges in the European Parliament on the various legislative proposals of the Mobility Package this week and next, CLECAT has issued its detailed Position Paper on the package’s proposals relating to the internal market and the social pillar.
Events | 12 September 2017
MOST FRANCE - 25-28 November
The Escola Europea de Short Sea Shipping (2E3S.eu) organises a new edition of MOST FRANCE, a professional training on logistics and intermodal transport on 25th– 28th Nov. 2017
Events | 12 September 2017
Freight Forwarders Forum 2017 – 24 November - Barcelona
CLECAT, the voice of freight forwarders in Europe, is inviting its members, policy makers and stakeholders to join its annual Forum, which is being organised with the support of the Port of Barcelona, on the 24th November at the WTC in Barcelona.
News | 05 September 2017
RASTATT DISASTER! Open letter to EU Commissioner Bulc and Federal Minister Dobrindt
On 4 September, the representatives of the European rail logistics, including CLECAT, send an Open letter to Commissioner Bulc and Federal Minister Dobrindt addressing the severe problems of rail freight on Europe’s most important North-South corridor as a consequence of the Rastatt construction site accident
Press releases | 30 June 2017
Freight Forwarders and EU Policymakers discuss a real internal market in road transport
At a lunch debate in Brussels on 28 June organised by CLECAT and hosted by Wim van de Camp Member of the European Parliament, freight forwarders, MEPs and European policy-makers discussed the recently published Mobility Package and its impact on freight forwarding and logistics
Press releases | 31 May 2017
MOBILITY PACKAGE FALLS SHORT OF THE EU'S INTERNAL MARKET AMBITIONS
CLECAT responds with mixed feelings to the publication of the long-anticipated proposals of the European Commission targeting the road transport sector. The 'mobility package' of the European Commission has proposed legislation that seeks to strengthen the internal market, support the roll-out of infrastructure for road charging and connectivity and clarify EU rules on posting of workers. There is clearly added value in better enforcement, simplification and harmonisation of the rules governing the various aspects of road transport but CLECAT had hoped that the European Commission would come out stronger in the defence of a competitive internal road freight market.
News | 22 May 2017
LEARN International Workshop Report
The report of the LEARN International Workshop, held on 4 and 5 April 2017 in Brussels, is now available. The project ‘Logistics Emissions Accounting and Reduction Network’ (LEARN) empowers business to reduce the carbon footprint across their global logistics supply chain through improved emissions accounting.
Press releases | 17 March 2017
Data exchange in logistics: how to enable a joined-up approach for trade and government
At the second Conference organised by TLF Overseas and CLECAT at the SITL in Paris, more than 80 participants came together to review progress and challenges on data exchange between government and business. Speakers explored and discussed the practical advantages of better exploiting available data and the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in transport and logistics efficiency: simplification, lowering costs, and a better use of resources and existing infrastructures. The EU-funded research project CORE (www.coreproject.eu) continues to test concepts whereby the same information should be reported once-only for different purposes, whilst demonstrating both the integrity of data and security of goods.
Press releases | 15 March 2017
FIATA and CLECAT deeply concerned about current capacity levels and service uncertainties
Capacity for maritime shipments to Asia has decreased dramatically with repercussions on rates and service. Due to higher demand and capacity managed by carriers, shippers may have to wait for weeks to ship a container. CLECAT and FIATA express their Members’ concern about this situation. The European and the Global associations of freight forwarders stress the importance of the availably of sufficient capacity to ensure the facilitation of world trade. Carriers must respect ongoing agreements and contracts. FIATA and CLECAT are open to discuss with the ocean carriers these current developments and the difficulties they are facing, but they cannot ignore their members’ concerns with the level of service.