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Newsletters | 20 January 2023
CARRIERS BLANK SAILINGS AHEAD OF CHINESE NEW YEAR
With the Chinese New Year (CNY) celebrations to start this weekend, 2M partners MSC and Maersk have this week blanked a further six transpacific voyages – following those they announced on 12 January – through to the cancelled sailing of the MSC Barbara from Shanghai on 12 February.
Newsletters | 20 January 2023
STRONGER MEASURES TO HALT FLOW OF DRUGS INTO PORTS
At a press conference earlier this month Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Vincent Van Peteghem, together with Dutch State Secretary for Allocations and Customs Aukje de Vries gave details on the cocaine seizures at Antwerp and the Dutch port of Rotterdam, which combined came to 160 tons in 2022.
Newsletters | 20 January 2023
UK COMPETITION AUTHORITY LAUNCHES CONSULTATION ON CBER
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched on 19 January a public consultation on its proposed recommendation to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy regarding the retained Liner Shipping Consortia Block Exemption Regulation.
Newsletters | 20 January 2023
JOINT LETTER ON THE REVISION OF THE WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS DIRECTIVE
On 17 January, CLECAT together with the European Express Association (EEA), the European Shippers’ Council (ESC) and the European Transport Board (ETB) send a joint letter to EC Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Commissioner Adina Valean on the revision of the Weights and Dimensions Directive (96/53/EC).
Newsletters | 20 January 2023
EC SETS OUT ITS PRIORITIES FOR THE FIRST HALF OF 2023
The European Commission recently adopted a tentative agenda for the first six months of 2023, setting out the initiatives that will be adopted by the College of Commissioners. The document notes that the package for greening transport should be presented and adopted on 21 June 2023.
Newsletters | 06 January 2023
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Newsletters | 06 January 2023
BRITISH INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT ASSOCIATION NAMES NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has named Stephen Parker as its new Director General to succeed Robert Keen, who will be retiring from full time employment with the trade association in 2023.
Newsletters | 06 January 2023
UN/CEFACT GUIDANCE FOR BETTER TRACKING OF MULTIMODAL TRANSPORT RELEASED
The United Nations’ electronic trade facilitation body, CEFACT, has released a ‘business requirement specification’ (BRS) that provides guidance for an integrated track and trace system for multimodal transport. It aims to shed light on supply chains that many beneficial cargo owners’ experience as a “black box”.
Newsletters | 06 January 2023
EU TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE: SPEEDING-UP INVESTMENT IN MILITARY MOBILITY
At the end of December, the European Commission agreed to speed up the financing of 35 military mobility projects to support the transport of troops and equipment along the trans-European transport network (TEN-T).