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Press releases | 26 March 2020
Supply chain stakeholders alert President von der Leyen about their disapproval of the Consortia BER extension
CLECAT, ETA, ESC, ETF and FEPORT, on behalf of thousands of European freight forwarders, tug owners, shippers, port companies, terminals and transport workers, have sent a letter to the Commission President von der Leyen, to express their strong disapproval of the decision to prolong the Consortia BER by another four years without any changes.
News | 26 March 2020
Joint Recommendations to Support Health and Safety in Road Freight Transport in the Wake of COVID-19
To alleviate the unprecedented crisis situation in the road transport sector in the wake of COVID-19, ESC and CLECAT encourage the supply chain partners to ensure the availability and accessibility of the necessary basic facilities for the drivers at loading and unloading sites, as well as respectful cooperation and better coordination between the parties.
Press releases | 24 March 2020
COVID-19 | Transport Keeps Us Going
Press releases | 19 March 2020
CLECAT calls on the Commission to address specific Customs issues related to COVID-19
Press releases | 19 March 2020
Freight Associations call for Further Action to Secure Rail Freight Supply Chains and Mobility of Goods
Freight associations welcome the agreement of 18 March between EU Transport Ministers and the European Commission to work closely to minimise traffic disruptions, especially for essential freight. For rail freight to be able to play a leading role in freight flows, the associations believe further measures need to be taken, both by the European Commission and national authorities.
Press releases | 17 March 2020
CLECAT elects Willem van der Schalk as new President
On 17 March 2020, the General Assembly of CLECAT unanimously elected Mr Willem van der Schalk (DSLV) as its new President, replacing Steve Parker (BIFA), who had been at the helm of CLECAT since December 2015.
Press releases | 11 February 2020
15 organizations from the transport sector call for a bold and realistic European Green Deal
The European associations representing logistics service providers, seaport and inland ports, shippers, combined transport operators, rail freight operators, port and terminal operators, marine equipment manufacturers and shipyards welcome the Green Deal and believe that it can be an opportunity for Europe, particularly if it enables EU industries to benefit from a “new growth strategy” that will boost their competitiveness while becoming more sustainable.
Press releases | 10 February 2020
Shippers, freight forwarders and port service providers strongly object to the inclusion of the prolongation of the CBER in the Commission’s Work Programme
Associations representing shippers, freight forwarders and port service providers object to the inclusion in the Commission’s 2020 Work Programme of the decision to extend the CBER for another four years with the justification that it ‘will continue to simplify the analysis of consortia’s compliance with competition rules, limit the dependency on external advice and reduce legal costs.’
Press releases | 17 January 2020
Stakeholders in the Maritime Logistics Supply Chain urge the Commission to reconsider its decision and to proceed to a proper objective evaluation of the Consortia BER
CLECAT, ETA, EBU, ESC, FEPORT, GSF, GSA and UIRR representing the users of liner shipping services and service providers of the maritime logistics chain jointly object to the prolongation of the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (CBER) . The associations believe that the Commission has failed to demonstrate that the continuation of the CBER would benefit transportation users and service providers, i.e. consumers.
News | 13 December 2019
CLECAT Welcomes the New European Green Deal
CLECAT welcomes the ambition of Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent in the world by 2050.