Events | 22 July 2016
High Level Customs Conference 'EU Customs - Making A Difference In Modern Trade?', 7 September Brussels
On 7 September 2016, CLECAT is co-organising a High Level Customs Conference with EuroCommerce AMCHAM, EurTradeNet, the European Express Association, the Foreign Trade Association, IATA and the World Shipping Council. This Conference is entitled 'EU Customs - Making A Difference In Modern Trade?' and will take place in Brussels at the World Customs Organisation premises.
Press releases | 20 July 2016
CLECAT welcomes holistic approach to decarbonising the transport system
CLECAT, the European association for forwarding, transport, logistics and customs services, welcomes the European Commission’s new strategy on the decarbonisation of transport, published on 20 July. Nicolette van der Jagt, CLECAT’s Director General, said: “CLECAT is glad to see the Commission pursuing a holistic approach to decarbonisation of the transport chain, taking into account low-carbon energy use, increased efficiency and innovative, intelligent management of the transport system. “Such a holistic approach should achieve a balance, offering the industry relevant alternatives without imposing a conflicting choice between costs and environmental benefits. It is vital that EU policy-makers and industry find the optimal and most efficient solutions for decarbonising transport, especially in terms of cost/benefit, so as to reduce transport’s climate footprint without harming the freight transport industry.”
News | 15 July 2016
EP IMCO Committee adopts Kaja Kallas report on customs infringements and sanctions
The report of Kaja Kallas (ALDE/Estonia) on the Commission proposal for a directive on customs infringement and sanctions has been adopted on the 14th of July by the IMCO Committee, with 24 votes in favour, 4 against and 3 abstentions. In comparison with the initial proposal from the Commission, CLECAT is of the opinion that the text adopted by the IMCO Committee is an improvement.
News | 10 July 2016
CLECAT presented its views on UCC during the XXXIII ALACAT Congress
On 7 June 2016, Steve Parker, President of CLECAT, expressed the views of the European freight forwarders on the UCC during the XXXIII ALACAT (Federation of National Associations of Freight Forwarders and International Logistics Operators in Latin America and the Caribbean) Congress held in Barcelona.
News | 07 July 2016
Commission accepts commitments by container liner shipping companies on price transparency
The European Commission has adopted a decision that renders legally binding the commitments offered by fourteen container liner shipping companies. The commitments aim to increase price transparency for customers and to reduce the likelihood of coordinating prices. CLECAT supported the move and called on the Commission to maintain scrutiny over pricing practices.
News | 24 June 2016
First carbon accounting method launched for GLOBAL LOGISTICS SUPPLY CHAIN
A universal method to calculate the carbon footprint of the logistics supply chain was released yesterday by the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) in Washington. GLEC, of which CLECAT is a member, is a group of companies, industry associations and programs, and backed by leading experts and other stakeholders.
News | 24 June 2016
TEN-T Days 2016: Stimulating innovative investment in transport infrastructure
CLECAT attended on Monday and Tuesday this week, the TEN-T days in Rotterdam. Ministers from 22 European Union Member States and over 2,800 transport experts and CEOs joined the 2016 edition of the high-level transport conference.
News | 24 June 2016
UK Referendum: CLECAT following effect on trade
CLECAT has been following closely the results of the 23 June referendum in the UK, which saw British voters choose to leave the European Union. Nicolette van der Jagt, Director General of CLECAT said that she had hoped for a different outcome, and that the EU will in the future miss policy input of a country which has been a driving force for the single market, better regulation and open global trade
Press releases | 21 June 2016
Railway Sector Declaration on Boosting International Rail Freight
On 21 June, the rail sector and its customers, represented by CLECAT, CER, EIM, ERFA, ERTMS Users Group, ESC, UIP, UIRR, and UNIFE, and supported by the Rail Freight Corridors, presented a declaration at the TEN-T Days in Rotterdam, committing themselves to the aim of enhancing the competitiveness of the Rail Freight Corridors for the benefit of all customers, and to improving the quality, reliability and efficiency of transporting goods by rail across Europe.
News | 16 June 2016
2016 BENELUX REPORT on FREIGHT TRANSPORT
CLECAT participated yesterday in a panel debate during the official launch of a study on the importance and added value of freight transport in the Benelux. This report was handed to the General Secretariat Benelux, to the transport sector of the Benelux countries, in the presence of M. Zakonjšek, Head of Cabinet for Commissioner Bulc.