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Newsletters | 09 July 2021
EC APPROVES €39.7 MILLION STATE AID TO ALITALIA
On 2 July, the European Commission found that an Italian aid measure of €39.7 million to support Alitalia is in line with EU State aid rules. This measure aims at compensating the airline for the damages suffered on certain routes due to the coronavirus outbreak during the period between 1 March and 30 April 2021.
Newsletters | 09 July 2021
AIR CARGO DEMAND CONTINUES GROWING
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air cargo markets for May 2021, showing that demand continued its strong growth trend.
Newsletters | 09 July 2021
OCEAN CARRIERS PROFITS APPROACH $100 BILLION IN 2021
Drewry has released its latest Container Forecaster report which finds that 2021 will be the first year in the history of container shipping when carrier profits approach $100 billion and average freight rates jump by 50%, against a background of huge operational disruptions to the port and ship systems.
Newsletters | 09 July 2021
BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TACKLES COMPETITION ISSUES IN SHIPPING
The President of the United States, Joe Biden, will sign today an executive order to address consolidation and perceived anticompetitive pricing in the ocean shipping market. It is aimed to help US-based shippers to save money on shipping costs while disruptions such as shortage of capacity and bottlenecks in ports are driving freight rates up and service levels down.
Newsletters | 09 July 2021
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ADOPTS CEF 2.0
On 6 July, the European Parliament adopted the renewed Connecting Europe Facility (CEF 2.0) with a €33.71 billion budget (in current prices), forming part of the EU’s 2021-2027 budget. The CEF 2.0 programme will fund key projects with the goal of improving transport connections and energy networks, as well as digital services and connectivity in Europe. It should also support jobs, economic growth and the deployment of new technologies.
Newsletters | 09 July 2021
CLECAT CALLS FOR SWIFT ADOPTION OF EUROVIGNETTE DEAL
The European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism (TRAN) Committee will vote on 12 July on the provisional agreement reached between the Parliament and the Council on the revision of the Eurovignette Directive. The compromise which was agreed on 15 June was welcomed by CLECAT in a press release, in support of the transition from time-based to distance-based charging, reducing CO2 emissions.
Newsletters | 09 July 2021
CLECAT COMMENTS ON EU CUSTOMS SINGLE WINDOW
CLECAT has issued a position paper on the European Commission’s proposal for EU Single Window Environment for Customs, welcoming the initiative as a significant step forward for the EU Customs Union and Internal Market. Over the last couple of months, CLECAT had the opportunity to provide input to the European Parliament’s IMCO Committee’s preparatory work on the draft proposal. The paper aims to further inform MEPs on the upcoming consideration of the proposed amendments to the draft regulation in the IMCO Committee, which will take place on 12 July.
Newsletters | 09 July 2021
CLECAT AND FIATA CALL ON OECD COUNTRIES TO INCLUDE LOGISTICS SERVICES IN THE SCOPE OF BEPS PILLAR 2
European and global forwarders’ associations call on OECD governments to prevent tax avoidance and ensure a level playing field for all stakeholders in the maritime supply chain.
Press releases | 08 July 2021
CLECAT and FIATA call on OECD countries to include logistics services in the scope of BEPS Pillar 2
European and global forwarders’ associations call on OECD governments to prevent tax avoidance and ensure a level playing field for all stakeholders in the maritime supply chain.
News | 02 July 2021
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