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Newsletters | 26 November 2021
IMO DELAYS LAUNCH OF THE R&D DECARBONISATION FUND
Paul Bartlett from Seatrade Maritime News reported yesterday that the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) has decided this week to delay a decision on the launch of the industry’s $5bn decarbonisation fund until next year, pending further discussion on the operation and priorities of the fund. This will further delay a significant number of research projects in maritime decarbonisation which are currently on hold due to a lack of funding.
Newsletters | 26 November 2021
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT PLENARY DEBATES PORT CONGESTION AND SURGE IN FREIGHT RATES
At the Plenary session of the European Parliament a debate was held on the disruptions in the maritime supply chain, congestion in ports and increased transport costs affecting the businesses in the EU. Commissioner Helena Dalli represented the European Commission on behalf of Commissioner for Transport Valean.
Newsletters | 26 November 2021
COUNTEMISSIONSEU LAUNCHED
On 19 November, the European Commission published the roadmap for an EU framework for the harmonised measurement of transport and logistics emissions, called "CountEmissions EU". The general objective of this initiative is to incentivise the reduction of emissions from transport and logistics through the establishment of a level-playing field for GHG emissions accounting and the facilitation of behavioural change.
Newsletters | 26 November 2021
FFF2021: BUILDING SUSTAINABLE AND RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAINS
On 25 November, CLECAT held the 2021 edition of its annual Freight Forwarders’ Forum, entitled ‘Building Sustainable and Resilient Supply Chains’. Following the opening session with keynote introductions from Magda Kopczynska, Director waterborne transport in DG MOVE and Matthias Bauer, Senior Economist at ECIPE, on lessons learned from the COVID-crisis, the event brought a lot of debates and insights on issues impacting on the freight forwarding sector.
Events | 17 November 2021
CLECAT Freight Forwarders Forum 2021
Newsletters | 12 November 2021
CLECAT Newsletter 2021/42
News | 12 November 2021
CLECAT Newsletter 2021/42
Newsletters | 12 November 2021
EP STUDY ON ALTERNATIVE FUELS INFRASTRUCTURE FOR HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLES
On 10 November, the European Parliament issued a study presenting the opportunities and challenges for the use and deployment of alternatives fuels infrastructure in the EU for heavy-duty vehicles. The current state of play and future needs are presented in the context of the ambitions of the Green Deal, the proposal for an Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation published mid-July 2021 as part of the Fit for 55 Package and the upcoming review of the TEN-T Regulation.
Newsletters | 12 November 2021
EC TO INVEST NEARLY €2 BILLION TO ADVANCE ON THE DIGITAL TRANSITION
On 10 November, the European Commission adopted three work programmes for the Digital Europe Programme, outlining the objectives and specific topic areas that will receive a total of €1.98 billion in funding. This first set of work programmes includes strategic investments that should be instrumental in realising the Commission's goals for Europe's Digital Decade. The Digital Europe Programme aims to boost Europe's technological sovereignty and bring digital solutions to market for the benefit of citizens, public administrations, and businesses.
Newsletters | 12 November 2021
EC OPENS CALL FOR EVIDENCE ON THE REVISION OF THE AIR SERVICES REGULATION
On 8 November, the European Commission published a call for evidence for an impact assessment concerning the EU Air Services Regulation, which sets common rules for air services in the EU, including on operating licence requirements, the freedom to provide services and when it can exceptionally be restricted, as well as how prices should be displayed to consumers.