30 June 2023
CLECAT Newsletter 2023/20
CLECAT SUSTAINABILITY INSTITUTE MEETS
CLECAT’s Sustainable Logistics Institute met on the 22nd of June to exchange views on the latest developments regarding sustainability policies affecting transport and logistics at national and EU level.
CLECAT AIR AND SECURITY INSTITUTES MEET
On 28 June, CLECAT's Air Freight Institute met to discuss legislative and non-legislative developments related to the EU Aviation Acquis, as well as issues related to aviation security, sustainability, RefuelEU aviation and digitalization. During the meeting, members exchanged views on the revision of the EU Slots Regulation, including insights from the Commission's workshop held in April.
RECORD-LOW NUMBER OF STTPA PROJECTS IN THE LATEST CEF CALL
In the last selection of transport infrastructure projects funded by the EU, only 4 out of 107 projects are dedicated to the construction or improvement of Safe and Secure Truck Parking Areas (SSTPAs), amounting to over €12 million. This is a very disappointing result which must be resolved for the next calls for funding.
EU ALLOCATES €6 BILLION TO ENHANCE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE
On 22 June, the European Commission announced the selection of 107 transport infrastructure projects to receive a total of over €6 billion in grants from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).
EU ADOPTS ELEVENTH PACKAGE OF SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA
On 23 June, the Council of the European Union adopted an eleventh package of economic and individual restrictive measures to strengthen existing EU sanctions against Russia and prevent their circumvention. These measures are aimed at further increasing pressure on Russia and depriving it of the resources needed to sustain its aggression against Ukraine.
ITF REPORT ON DECARBONISATION AND THE PRICING OF ROAD TRANSPORT
On 23 June, the International Transport Forum published a study on the need for reforming vehicle and road use taxes due to the shift to electric vehicles (EVs) and improved fuel efficiency of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, which will reduce revenues from fuel taxes. The study suggests potential tax and charge packages that can generate revenue efficiently and maintain incentives for a sustainable transport system.
IMO COUNTRIES FAR FROM AN AGREEMENT ON NEW CLIMATE TARGETS
Delegates of member countries of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) met this week in London to prepare for next week’s Environment Committee meeting (MEPC 80) which is expected to adopt new climate targets for the shipping industry. Progress is difficult as member countries are still divided over the ambition to reach at global level.
European Parliament Plenary
10-13 July, Strasbourg
European Parliament Environment Committee
6 July, Brussels
European Parliament Transport Committee
19-20 July, Brussels
Council of the EU
Informal meeting of environment ministers
10-11 July, Valladolid (Spain)
Informal meeting of transport ministers
21-22 September, Barcelona (Spain)