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Newsletters | 23 July 2021
T&E: EU PUSH TO GREEN SHIPPING IS POSITIVE BUT RISKS LOCKING IN FOSSIL GAS
Transport and Environment (T&E) welcomed the proposals to extend the EU emissions trading system to shipping and, for the first time, to tax shipping companies for part of the fossil fuel they purchase. The sector has escaped taxation for decades and was even exempted from the recent global minimum corporate tax requirements agreed by world leaders.
Newsletters | 23 July 2021
NEW COVID-RELATED RESTRICTIONS
As the delta variant of the coronavirus spreads throughout Europe, countries are starting to apply restrictions for travellers entering their borders. Contrary to former practises and the European Union’s recommendation, lorry drivers are not being made exempt from covid-related restrictions when entering Romania, Slovenia, Lithuania and Latvia.
Newsletters | 23 July 2021
TEMPORARY EXEMPTIONS FROM WEEK-END/HOLIDAY AND SUMMER DRIVING BANS IN MOST PARTS OF GERMANY
Some German regions have issued temporary exemptions from the Sunday/holiday driving ban, as well as from the Summer driving ban (Saturdays on certain motorways) exclusively for transports that are in the context of relief / elimination of the consequences of severe weather damage.
Newsletters | 23 July 2021
US CONGRESS TO DEBATE AMENDING US SHIPPING ACT
Next month the US Congress will be debating shipping issues too. Two members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee have drafted a bipartisan bill that could see the US Shipping Act amended when it comes up for voting in August.
Newsletters | 23 July 2021
FMC LAUNCHES AUDIT UNIT TO EXAMINE CONTAINER MARKET
The US Federal Maritime Committee (FMC) has launched a new audit program and dedicated audit team to assess carrier compliance with the Agency’s rule on detention and demurrage as well as to provide additional information beneficial to the regular monitoring of the marketplace for ocean cargo services.
Newsletters | 23 July 2021
UNREASONABLE DEMURRAGE AND DETENTION PRACTICES AND CHARGES
CLECAT fully supports the recent press statement from FIATA on record high detention and demurrage charges. It refers to recent statements that demurrage and detention charges have doubled, resulting in complaints across the US, Europe and Asia with a reported average increase in D&D charges of 104% over the past year.
News | 16 July 2021
CLECAT Newsletter 2021/28
Newsletters | 16 July 2021
CLECAT Newsletter 2021/28
Newsletters | 16 July 2021
UN REVIEWS THE EU CBAM
Following the publication of the European Commission’s proposal for establishing a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) issued a study on the potential effects of a CBAM on international trade, CO2 emissions, income and employment, with a special focus on developing and vulnerable countries.
Newsletters | 16 July 2021
PROPOSAL ON EU CARBON BORDER ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM
On 14 July, as part of the Fit for 55 Package, the European Commission adopted a proposal on a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), an environmental policy tool that will equalise the price of carbon between domestic products and imported goods for certain sectors. The CBAM will aim to address the risk of carbon leakage which can undermine EU’s efforts when production is moved elsewhere to avoid EU carbon pricing.