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Newsletters | 26 November 2021
END OF THE ROAD FOR ROMANIAN CRIMINALS TARGETING CARGO TRANSPORTS
On 26 November, EUROPOL announced that an organised criminal group involving 30 Romanian nationals has been apprehended following an operation conducted by law enforcement authorities in France, Germany and Romania, supported by Europol and Eurojust. The group is suspected of thefts targeting cargo transport rest areas along main road haulage routes between Romania, France and Germany. The group mainly targeted cargo shipments of alcohol and small electronics, stealing goods worth an estimated €2.5 million.
Newsletters | 26 November 2021
EP PLENARY ADOPTS RESOLUTION ON SAFE AND SECURE PARKING AREAS
On 25 November, the European Parliament’s plenary adopted a resolution on the safety of truck parking areas in the EU, previously adopted by the Petitions (PETI) Committee on 25 October, asking for more co-ordination among Member States to tackle criminality against drivers and their cargo, and for increased funding to improve facilities, with 681 votes in favour, 1 against and 13 abstentions.
Newsletters | 26 November 2021
CLECAT SECURITY INSITITUTE DISCUSSES EU CYBERSECURITY
On 22 November, CLECAT’s Supply Chain Security Institute met virtually to discuss developments in the area of land transport-, aviation-, and cybersecurity.
Newsletters | 26 November 2021
CLECAT AIR INSTITUTE DISCUSSES FIT-FOR-55 PACKAGE AND DIGITALISATION
On 26 November, the Air Freight Institute of CLECAT met virtually to discuss legislative and non-legislative developments in the areas of sustainability, digitalisation, aviation security, as well as the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Newsletters | 26 November 2021
US WHITE HOUSE ADDRESS ON SITUATION AT US PORTS
On 17 November, the US White House issued a statement on the situation in US ports and policy measures to mitigate current disruptions in the maritime supply chain. Although there are signs of progress in easing congestion in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the White House recognises more work is still needed to improve the supply chain.
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