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Press releases | 17 April 2019
Shippers’ and Forwarders’ Associations Commit to Accelerating Logistics Emissions Footprinting and Reduction
European shippers and freight forwarders are committed to logistics emissions footprinting and reduction. ESC and CLECAT stand for a universal methodology to calculate emissions from logistics operations, provided by the GLEC Framework, and support upgrading it into an ISO standard. However, this should remain a voluntary initiative led by the industry.
News | 05 April 2019
CLECAT Response to the EP Vote on the Mobility Package I
CLECAT takes note of the European Parliament's final position on the social and market related proposals of the Mobility Package, released in May 2017. Ms Nicolette van der Jagt, Director General of CLECAT, noted: “It remains to be seen whether the compromise reached on posting in international road transport will be feasible in practice. The patchwork of administrative national individual regulations will not be resolved by this for the time being.”
News | 03 April 2019
Industry Urges MEPs to Keep International Drivers Out of Posting Regime
The under-signed organisations representing freight forwarders and express carriers urge MEPs to exclude international operations from a lex specialis in view of its adverse consequences for road transport on the European economy and trade at large. Excluding international transport operations from posting of workers rules will support effective, seamless and reliable road transport operations connecting citizens and businesses alike in the periphery and the centre of Europe with each other.
News | 01 April 2019
Industry Urges EP Transport Experts to Keep International Drivers Out of Posting Regime
The upcoming vote on the report by Ms KYLLÖNNEN on the posting of workers in road freight transport is the last chance this Parliament can create a true internal market for road transport through better enforcement of social rules and increased efficiency in transport. The undersigned therefore call on EP transport experts across all political groups to adopt any provisions that would enable the full exclusion of international transport operations from posting of workers rules.
Press releases | 19 February 2019
Stakeholders in the Maritime Logistic Supply Chain Call for a Repeal of the Consortia BER
CLECAT, ETA, EBA, EBU, ESO, IWT, ESC, FEPORT, UIRR and the GSF representing users of liner shipping services and service providers jointly conclude that the Commission should repeal the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation unless a revised regulatory framework clarifying the current BER is adopted.
News | 14 February 2019
The Final LEARN International Workshop Presents Project Results
On 6-7 February, CLECAT engaged in a closing workshop of the Logistics Emissions Accounting and Reduction Network (LEARN) project. Nearing completion in March, the project partners, among which CLECAT, presented project results, demonstrating that logistics emissions accounting works for business and is instrumental for improved efficiency and emissions reduction.
Press releases | 16 January 2019
CLECAT Disappointed by Further Doubt About Brexit
CLECAT is disappointed with the outcome of the vote in the UK Parliament last night against the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement which leaves the industry in further doubt about Brexit.
Press releases | 11 January 2019
JOINT PRESS RELEASE - European Maritime Single Window Environment Regulation
CLECAT, ECSABA, ESC, EMPA, ESPO, FEPORT & IPCSA welcome focus on data harmonisation and existing reporting channels. However, we caution against the creation of an EU Level Access Point Interface.
Press releases | 09 January 2019
Fight the right battle: Stop illegal practices in road transport but not at the cost of efficiency, enforcement and growth
Industry urges the Members of the European Parliament's TRAN Committee to agree on a posting regime for international road transport that is more flexible than the Council’s General Approach of December 3, 2018, so that the EU’s objectives for better enforcement, a new boost for growth and CO2 efficiency in transport do not remain hollow words
News | 12 December 2018
LEARN Industry Survey Results on Logistics Emissions Accounting and Reporting
The LEARN project's survey results on the barriers, needs and priorities on calculation and reporting of GHG emissions in the logistics sector have been published.