You will receive the following benefits from membership
First hand involvement
Membership will give you the benefit of being involved very early in the decision-making process of policy initiatives. Through our direct contact with the EU institutions and Member States, we inform policy makers and politicians of the views of the freight forwarding and logistics industry. We also facilitate meetings with policy-makers for our members if they have specific questions or concerns.
CLECAT has a multi-lingual staff consisting of logistics practitioners, industry experts, lawyers and political scientists, giving a wide spectrum of knowledge and an across-the-board approach so as to tackle the problems and opportunities facing the freight forwarding and logistics sector.
CLECAT provides regular updates on policy initiatives and legislative proposals complemented with detailed reports and in-depth analysis in areas of:
- air freight
- sea freight
- inland transport including road, rail and Inland waterways
- environment and sustainable logistics
- supply chain security
- customs and trade facilitation
Membership will provide you with the possibility to participate in CLECAT working bodies where decisions are made concerning our positions and strategies in key policy areas, reflecting the views of our members.
CLECAT provides a unique forum to network with associations and companies from across Europe and beyond through the events it organises such as the annual Freight Forwarders Forum and seminars on specific topics of importance to the industry.
CLECAT regularly liaises with a wide variety of other transport industry representative groups such as: shippers (ESC), shipowners (ECSA, WSC), ports (ESPO), express operators (EEA), intermodal/ combined transport operators (UIRR), airlines (AEA, A4E, IATA), road transport operators (IRU) and railways (CER, ERFA).