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Events | 28 November 2007
CLECAT Freight Forwarders' Conference 2007
  Freight Forwarders’ Conference Tuesday 27 November 2007 Brussels Diamant Conference Centre     Over 100 delegates attended CLECAT Freight Forwarders' Conference in order to listen to and participate in discussions on the theme: Sustainable Logistics: an environment for better business Jean-Claude Delen  CLECAT President President opening address Morning session Sustainable logistics: no panacea but a helpful hand in addressing the problems of congestion and insufficient infrastructure Gordon Wright (IRU) moderator Dirk Sterckx Member of the European Parliament Summary speech Mr. Sterckx Inés Ayala-Sender Member of the European Parliament Summary speech Ms. Ayala Sender Matthias Ruete Director-General, DG TREN Summary speech Mr. Ruete ******************** Afternoon session Sustainanility in logistics networks: what is the work ahead to achieve sustainable logistics in the EU transport policy? What help is to be expected from ICT and simplification? Are logistic service providers the operational Single Window for EU trade? John Edwards (IATA) Moderator Jack Short  Secretary General, International Transport Forum Presentation Mr Short Manuel Medina Ortega Member of the European Parliament Summary speech Mr. Medina Ortega Jan-Eric Sundgren Sr. Vice-President Global Public Affairs, Volvo Presentation Mr Sundgren Erica Kronhöffer Director Sustainable Affairs, Green Cargo AB Presentation Ms Kronhöffer Frank Machiels Group Logistics Manager, Smurfit Kappa Group Presentation Mr Machiels
Press releases | 06 November 2007
CLECAT welcomes Commission's plan to create rail freight oriented network
CLECAT has issued a press release expressing its support for the European Commission's plan to create a rail freight oriented network. Please click on the link below to view our press release: CLECAT Press Release
Press releases | 09 July 2007
CLECAT establishes Sustainable Logistics working group!
On the 5th of July 2007 CLECAT established a working group on sustainable logistics. Please note the content of our press release for further information. CLECAT Press Release
Events | 06 June 2007
ESPO Conference, 31 May - 1 June, Algeciras
CLECAT attended the annual conference of ESPO (European Sea Ports Organisation) which coincided with the closure of the Commission's consultation on a future EU seaport policy. The conference included 3 consultation sessions to wich CLECAT contributed: - Sustainable develoment of seaports and hinterland connections - Strengthening the performance of seaports as intermodal nodal points - Ensuring transparency and fair competition in and between seaports CLECAT statements
Press releases | 11 May 2007
CLECAT contribution to workshop on Logistics
CLECAT Director General Mr. Marco Leonardo Sorgetti attended a Commission workshop on logistics on the 8th of May 2007 and gave a brief address on CLECAT's position on this issue: Mr. Sorgetti's address
Events | 24 April 2007
Logistics and Port Policy
CLECAT Director General Mr. Marco Leonardo Sorgetti attended the 5th Commission workshop on future EU port policy on the 19th and 20th of April in Naples. Mr. Sorgetti gave a presentation at the workshop entitled "Logistics and Port Policy". CLECAT Presentation
Press releases | 30 March 2007
CLECAT Road Transport Committee of the European Transport & Logistics Institute (Road and Rail modes) takes a positive view on the issue of “modular concept” trucking across the EU. CLECAT Press Release
Press releases | 23 March 2007
Can Self Regulation Cut through the EU's Red Tape?
Friends of Europe have produced an excellent report on a debate they organised on the theme of the role self-regulation in cutting red tape in the EU. Mr. Marco Sorgetti participated in this debate on behalf of CLECAT and drew the attention of the participants  to CLECAT's propsoal for the European Accreditation of Customs Representatives. In the context of the better regulation agenda prioritised  by the European Commission, this debate raises some interesting points. Please find a link to the report below. Report on the debate
Press releases | 14 March 2007
Detect and avoid possible barriers to trade please!
CLECAT raises concerns on some provisions contained in the modernised customs code. The proposal might entail legal controversy and ineffective insurance coverage.CLECAT Press Release
Events | 08 February 2007
CLECAT statement at EC workshop on intermodal loading units
CLECAT statement at the European Commission's workshop on the progression of the intermodal loading unit concept, held on February 7th 2007 in Brussels.CLECAT Statement ILU