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Press releases | 26 January 2023
World Customs Day: Statement by Members of the Trade Contact Group Advising DG TAXUD
Today, January 26th, is World Customs Day. To celebrate this day, 21 Trade Associations, members of the European Commission's Trade Contact Group have issued a joint statement.
Newsletters | 20 January 2023
CLECAT Newsletter 2023/02
News | 20 January 2023
CLECAT Newsletter 2023/02
Newsletters | 20 January 2023
UK GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES NEW FUND SUPPORTING GREENER FREIGHT SOLUTIONS
On 9 January, the UK Department for Transport launched the freight innovation fund (FIF), worth £7 million, which will go up to 36 SMEs over 3 years, with the aim to help them roll out new technology and ways of working to unlock potentially huge efficiencies and emissions reductions across the sector.
Newsletters | 20 January 2023
ZEFES PROJECT KICKS OFF IN BRUSSELS
On 19 January, CLECAT attended the kick-off meeting of the ZEFES (Zero Emission flexible vehicle platforms with modular powertrains serving the long-haul Freight Eco System) project, at the VUB in Brussels. The project started on 1st January and is expected to end around mid-2026.
Newsletters | 20 January 2023
PROGRESS ON THE NORTHERN IRELAND PROTOCOL
On January 9, European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič met with UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, along with NI Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris in London to discuss the progress made in addressing the issues raised by Northern Ireland's companies and communities.
Newsletters | 20 January 2023
UKRAINIAN RAILWAYS TRANSPORTED OVER 150 MILLION TONNES OF CARGO IN 2022
Ukrainian Railways transported more than 150 million tons of cargo last year, a drop of 52,1 per cent compared to 2021. Despite the considerable decrease the company considers the results positive, highlighting that grain transport volumes have remained relatively high.
Newsletters | 20 January 2023
GREECE-BULGARIA FREIGHT CORRIDOR TO SHIFT CARGO TO RAIL
The much discussed Sea2Sea project, which aims to develop a railway corridor connecting the Greek ports of Thessaloniki, Kavala and Alexandroupolis to the Bulgarian Black Sea ports of Varna and Burgas, is now making steps towards implementation.
Newsletters | 20 January 2023
AIR CARGO DEMAND SOFTENS
On 9 January, IATA released data for November 2022 global air cargo market, which showed that demand has softened. According to the published figures, global demand fell 13.7% (measured in cargo tonne-kilometres) compared to November 2021 (-14.2% for international operations).
Newsletters | 20 January 2023
INFLATION AND RECESSION MAIN SUPPLY CHAIN FEARS FOR 2023
Container logistics platform Container xChange released its Container LogTech 2023 predictions report, which surveyed leaders’ hopes and fears for the coming year through a survey, polls, and interviews.