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News | 29 April 2016
CLECAT spoke during “After the dream – Preparing for the UCC reality”
On April 27, CLECAT President Steve Parker spoke at the seminar “After the Dream – preparing for the UCC reality” held in the WCO, Brussels. In his speech Steve Parker highlighted the impact of the UCC on the freight forwarding industry and outlined some remaining wishes for the Commission to address in the future.
News | 28 April 2016
DG TAXUD launches a dedicated website for the UCC
On 28 April, DG TAXUD launched a new dedicated webpage for the UCC. This webpage contains all the documents related to the UCC and its implementation. It will be regularly updated by DG TAXUD.
Press releases | 22 April 2016
CLECAT, ESC, FEPORT and EPSO call for coordination on container weighing
CLECAT, along with the ESC, FEPORT and ESPO, has called on EU Member States to pursue coordinated action for implementing the SOLAS container weighing amendment, particularly with regard to tolerance levels and the certification of shippers approved to issue verified weight certificates.
Events | 30 March 2016
ITF Side Event: Business and Government for Smarter Freight
Registration is now open for the ITF Side Event on the need for business and government collaboration on smarter freight organised by CLECAT, FIATA, ESC, IRU and Smart Freight Centre (SFC) which will take place on the 20th of May 2016 in Leipzig (Germany). More information
Press releases | 23 March 2016
Embracing digitalisation in air freight: shippers, freight forwarders and airlines need to move forward jointly
During a debate which took place at the SITL Europe 2016, where TLF, CLECAT, AUTF and ESC jointly organised the 2nd Global Supply Chain Forum, CLECAT has called on airlines to make a general move into upgrading their messaging systems to the Cargo-XML standard.
Events | 15 March 2016
Trade jointly debating Trade Facilitation and Security Challenges at SITL in Paris
TLF, CLECAT and the ESC are jointly organising a full afternoon Forum entitled ‘How to Facilitate Trade and ensure Security & Customs Compliance’ during the SITL in Paris on the 22nd March 2016
Press releases | 05 February 2016
CLECAT responds to TRAN vote on Port Services Report
The TRAN Committee adopted, on 25 January, the report by Knut Fleckenstein MEP on the proposed Ports Services Regulation. CLECAT welcomes the simplification of the proposal by the compromise amendments adopted but regrets that the report maintains an exemption for cargo handling. CLECAT also urges MEPs to quickly grant a mandate to negotiate with the Council.
News | 05 February 2016
CLECAT issues guidelines on Container Weighing
CLECAT has issued guidelines on the implementation of the SOLAS amendments on container weighing. The document gives recommendations to industry and governments on how to comply with a number of outstanding issues, which still need to be addressed by many in view of the looming implementation deadline of July 2016.
Events | 09 December 2015
Freight Forwarders Forum 2015 - presentations
After the succesful conclusion of our annual Freight Forwarders' Forum, please find below the presentations that were given at the various panel sessions.
Press releases | 07 December 2015
CLECAT welcomes ambitious and timely EU Aviation Package
CLECAT welcomes the European Commission’s Aviation Package, published on 7 December 2015. The package, which seeks to address the competitiveness of European aviation, is a timely initiative as the European air transport market seeks to adjust to competition from the Middle East and Asia. CLECAT's position paper on the strategy is available here.