News | 17 November 2017
Combined Transport: How the EU can give a boost to multimodality
Effective multimodality permits forwarders to offer a tailor-made service to their customers, thus improving the flow of goods throughout the European economy and boosting growth. An efficient multimodal transport chain allows goods to bypass congestion, achieving value pricing through economies of scale and a flexibility which serves customer needs first. Nonetheless, regulatory barriers to achieving seamless multimodality still exist in Europe, including the current Combined Transport Directive. Does the proposed revision of the Directive break down these barriers?
Press releases | 08 November 2017
CLECAT publishes Position Paper on Digital Transport and Logistics
On the occasion of the EU Digital Transport Days, taking place in Tallinn from 8 -10 November, CLECAT has published a position paper on Digitalisation in Transport and Logistics. CLECAT’s position paper gives the views of freight forwarders on digitalisation in transport and logistics, and contributes to ongoing initiatives such as the Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (DTLF).
News | 27 October 2017
EMPOWERING FREIGHT FORWARDERS, CARRIERS AND SHIPPERS TO REDUCE THEIR CARBON FOOTPRINT
CLECAT is organising a panel session as part of Intermodal Europe 2017 entitled "Empowering freight forwarders, carriers and shippers to reduce their carbon footprint." The event will take place on the 29th November in Amsterdam. The discussions will focus on the benefits of emissions accounting and reporting for logistics companies, which is the subject of the LEARN Project and the GLEC Framework, which will be presented during the conference.
News | 27 October 2017
LEARN Project: Call to Participate in Logistics Emissions Measurement Trial
CLECAT and the other consortium partners of the LEARN project invite companies to test and validate the practical applicability of carbon accounting in different multi-modal logistics settings. The ‘GLEC Framework for Logistics Emissions Methodologies’ as the first universal method covering all transport modes and transhipment centers is used as a basis.
Press releases | 18 October 2017
European Business needs a Seamless Customs Transition to avoid a Heavy Blow from Brexit
Brexit Transitional Period must be agreed as soon as possible to protect EU and UK competitiveness and ensure a frictionless customs and trade environment can be maintained, say businesses and trade bodies, representing companies of all sizes from across industry invested in both the EU and the UK.
Press releases | 13 October 2017
CLECAT calls for fair internal market rules instead of burdensome regulation in Road Freight Transport
In anticipation of first exchanges in the European Parliament on the various legislative proposals of the Mobility Package this week and next, CLECAT has issued its detailed Position Paper on the package’s proposals relating to the internal market and the social pillar.
News | 21 September 2017
More EU Budget for Transport
A coalition of 30 European transport organisations, including CLECAT launched its campaign for a strong Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for the next financial period 2021-2028. With this campaign, the European transport sector is asking for the necessary means to make the TEN-T network a reality.
Events | 12 September 2017
Freight Forwarders Forum 2017 – 24 November - Barcelona
CLECAT, the voice of freight forwarders in Europe, is inviting its members, policy makers and stakeholders to join its annual Forum, which is being organised with the support of the Port of Barcelona, on the 24th November at the WTC in Barcelona.
News | 05 September 2017
RASTATT DISASTER! Open letter to EU Commissioner Bulc and Federal Minister Dobrindt
On 4 September, the representatives of the European rail logistics, including CLECAT, send an Open letter to Commissioner Bulc and Federal Minister Dobrindt addressing the severe problems of rail freight on Europe’s most important North-South corridor as a consequence of the Rastatt construction site accident
Press releases | 30 June 2017
Freight Forwarders and EU Policymakers discuss a real internal market in road transport
At a lunch debate in Brussels on 28 June organised by CLECAT and hosted by Wim van de Camp Member of the European Parliament, freight forwarders, MEPs and European policy-makers discussed the recently published Mobility Package and its impact on freight forwarding and logistics