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Newsletters | 24 September 2021
SCHIPHOL TESTING GROUND FOR 17 SUSTAINABILITY PROJECTS
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) will become the testing ground for seventeen sustainability projects resulting from TULIPS, a consortium of 29 European parties aimed at speeding up the rollout of sustainable technologies in aviation. The European Commission has awarded a grant of €25 million to the project led by Royal Schiphol Group as part of the 'Green Deal'. The projects will start in January 2022 and last until December 2025.
Newsletters | 24 September 2021
DREWRY WORLD CONTAINER INDEX
Ocean freight rates remained steady after 22 consecutive weeks of increases, albeit at a very high level. According to analyst Drewry, the latest release of its World Container Index (WCI) shows that freight rates remained stable this week, at $10,377.19 per forty-foot container, but is 299% higher than the same week in 2020 ($6,888 per feu).
Newsletters | 24 September 2021
CLECAT SPEAKS AT PORTO MARITIME WEEK
CLECAT’s Director General Nicolette van der Jagt spoke earlier this week at the Porto Maritime Week in a panel with ECSA, FEPORT, ESC and ECASBA on the disruptions in the maritime supply chain. Noting that the overall image of container maritime supply chain is at its lowest level ever, with soaring freight rates, ongoing congestion and a huge disparity between services received and prices paid, it is in the interest of all stakeholders to ensure that the maritime supply chain becomes once again more attractive by assuring more reliable, predictable and faster services.
Newsletters | 24 September 2021
TRANSPORT MINISTERS DISCUSS AFIR PROPOSAL
Transport ministers of the EU gathered on 23 September at an informal meeting in Slovenia to discuss the key aspects the proposal for a regulation on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure (AFIR), part of the Fit for 55 Package. Ministers agreed on the need for sufficiently ambitious and coordinated infrastructure planning in the Member States, adapted to the increased 2030 climate ambition targets.
Newsletters | 24 September 2021
CLECAT ROAD INSTITUTE DISCUSSES FIT FOR 55 PROPOSALS
CLECAT’s Road Logistics Institute met for the second time this month to discuss the Fit for 55 proposals on an ETS for road transport and the revision of the alternative infrastructure rules (AFIR). The European Commission aims to cut road transport emissions by 90 percent by mid-century — key to its effort to become climate neutral by 2050. But getting there means a huge increase in the number of charging points for electric vehicles, as well as developing alternatives like hydrogen.
News | 17 September 2021
CLECAT Newsletter 2021/35
Newsletters | 17 September 2021
CLECAT Newsletter 2021/35
Newsletters | 17 September 2021
UN TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2021
On 15 September, the UN Conference on Trade and Development published the 2021 Trade and Development Report, which finds that in 2021, the global economy will bounce back with growth of 5.3%, the fastest in nearly 50 years. The rebound is, however, highly uneven along regional, sectoral and income lines.
Newsletters | 17 September 2021
2022 HS EDITION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
The new version of the Harmonized System Nomenclature (HS), which will enter into force on 1 January 2022, is now available for free on the World Customs Organization’s Trade Tools platform.
Newsletters | 17 September 2021
EU PARLIAMENT APPROVES BREXIT FUND
Earlier this week, MEPs approved the €5 billion Brexit Adjustment Reserve to help EU Member States deal with the economic, social and territorial impact of the UK’s departure from the EU.