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Newsletters | 08 July 2022
INDUSTRIAL TRANSFORMATION PLATFORM KICK-OFF EVENT
On 28 June, CLECAT attended the kick-off event of the Industrial Transformation Platform at the European Parliament’s premises. Hosted by MEP Ismail Ertug (S&D, Germany), the meeting addressed several challenges related to the transition to zero-emission transport and industry.
Newsletters | 08 July 2022
WORK ON EFTI IMPLEMENTATION & CERTIFICATION MOVING FORWARD
The Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (DTLF) Subgroup 1 (Paperless Transport), which is the formal Commission Expert Group on the electronic freight transport information (eFTI) Regulation, continues its work on the eFTI Regulation’s implementation and certification aspects.
Newsletters | 08 July 2022
COMMISSION PROPOSES TO SIMPLIFY PROCEDURES FOR STATE AID TO GREEN TRANSPORT
On 6 July, the European Commission proposed a Council Regulation enabling the Commission to exempt from prior notification under EU State aid rules certain types of aid for rail, inland waterway and multimodal transport, with the objective of promoting green transport.
Newsletters | 08 July 2022
€50 MILLION LOAN TO UKRAINIAN RAILWAYS
On 5 July, Executive Vice-President for an Economy that Works for People, Valdis Dombrovskis signed an agreement on behalf of the EU, allowing the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to provide working capital loans to Ukrainian Railways and Farmak, amounting, respectively, to €50 million and €20 million. This forms part of the Commission's ongoing support to international financial institutions enabling them to finance companies providing essential services in Ukraine.
Newsletters | 08 July 2022
CLECAT HIGHLIGHTS AVIATION SECURITY PRIORITIES AT TIACA REGIONAL SYMPOSIUM
On 28 June, CLECAT participated in a panel discussion on safety, security and regulatory issues in Europe at The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) Regional Symposium Europe, highlighting the freight forwarding industry’s views on the current legislative framework, as well as the challenges ahead.
Newsletters | 08 July 2022
EP ADOPTS PROPOSAL TO EASE REQUIREMENTS FOR UKRAINIAN DRIVERS IN THE EU
On 7 July, the European Parliament unanimously adopted its position on the proposal setting out allowing Ukrainian citizens residing in the EU under the temporary protection regime to continue to use their Ukrainian driving licence without needing to exchange it for an EU driving licence or to sit a new driving test.
Newsletters | 08 July 2022
MAY AIR CARGO FIGURES IMPROVED BY EASING OF OMICRON RESTRICTIONS IN CHINA
On 7 July, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) published data for global air cargo markets in 2022, showing that the easing of the COVID-19 Omicron restrictions in China helped to alleviate supply chain constraints and contributed to a performance improvement in May.
Newsletters | 08 July 2022
PARLIAMENT PUSHES FOR GREENER AVIATION FUELS
On 7 July, the European Parliament’s plenary adopted its position on ReFuel EU Aviation, a legislative proposal enshrining rules to increase the uptake of sustainable fuels in order to cut emissions from aviation and ensure Europe becomes climate neutral by 2050. Following this adoption, trilogues can start.
Newsletters | 08 July 2022
CARRIERS INCREASE BLANK SAILINGS TO MITIGATE REDUCED DEMAND
The Loadstar recently reported on the latest edition of project44’s Ocean Carrier Report, concluding that ocean carriers are resorting to more aggressive blanking strategies to manage a dip in demand and decreasing freight spot rates.
Newsletters | 08 July 2022
PROPOSED CHANGES TO TEN-T GUIDELINES RELATING TO WAR IN UKRAINE
On 6 July, the European Commission published a call for evidence concerning an amendment to the proposed guidelines for the Trans-European Transport (TEN-T) network in light of the war in Ukraine.