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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.
News | 10 March 2017
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IN LOGISTICS EMISSIONS MEASUREMENT TRIAL
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.
Events | 10 March 2017
LEARN International Workshop
Empowering business to reduce their carbon footprint through emissions accounting Tuesday 4 April 2017 (13:00-17:00) & Wednesday 5 April 2017 (9:30 – 17:00) Hosted by the European Commission | Place Madou 1, Brussels
Press releases | 09 March 2017
CONFIAD and CLECAT welcome the publication of CEN Standard of Customs Competency in support of professionalism and competency
CONFIAD, the Pan European Network of Customs Brokers and Customs Representatives and CLECAT, the European association of freight forwarders, transport and customs-related services have welcomed the official publication of the CEN Standard of Customs Competency for Customs Representatives.
Events | 09 March 2017
CLECAT/TLF/CORE Workshop | Data exchange in logistics: how to enable a joined-up approach for trade and government | 15 March 2017
CLECAT, TLF and CORE are organising a workshop entitled Data exchange in logistics: how to enable a joined-up approach for trade and government on the 15th March at the SITL in Paris. The event will gather key policy and business leaders for a lively discussion on possible solutions for standardisation and automation in data analysis through advanced data-sharing for the supply chain visibility.
News | 03 March 2017
LEARN Workshop: Empowering Business to Reduce CO2
CLECAT and other consortium partners of the LEARN project invite interested parties to join the LEARN International Workshop on 4 and 5 April 2017 in Brussels. The event brings together private sector, government and civil society stakeholders with an interest in reducing the carbon footprint of the global freight and logistics sector.
Press releases | 15 February 2017
CLECAT welcomes MEPs’ push for global action on shipping emissions
CLECAT, the European association of freight forwarders, transport and customs-related services, has welcomed today’s vote in the European Parliament to tackle emissions from maritime transport. The position adopted by the Parliament on reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) would include shipping emissions in the ETS from 2023 and create a “maritime climate fund” with a share of the proceeds, in the event that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has not adopted a comparable measure.