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?
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.
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.
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.
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
22 May 2017
LEARN International Workshop Report
The report of the LEARN International Workshop, held on 4 and 5 April 2017 in Brussels, is now available. The project ‘Logistics Emissions Accounting and Reduction Network’ (LEARN) empowers business to reduce the carbon footprint across their global logistics supply chain through improved emissions accounting.
10 March 2017
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IN LOGISTICS EMISSIONS MEASUREMENT TRIAL
The project ‘Logistics Emissions Accounting and Reduction Network’ (LEARN) empowers business to reduce the carbon footprint across their global logistics supply chain through improved emissions accounting.
03 March 2017
LEARN Workshop: Empowering Business to Reduce CO2
CLECAT and other consortium partners of the LEARN project invite interested parties to join the LEARN International Workshop on 4 and 5 April 2017 in Brussels. The event brings together private sector, government and civil society stakeholders with an interest in reducing the carbon footprint of the global freight and logistics sector.
26 January 2017
CLECAT publishes views on the Low-Emission Mobility Strategy ahead of Parliament report
Following the publication in July 2016 of the European Commission’s Strategy on Low-Emission Mobility, the European Parliament is drafting an own-initiative report setting out MEPs’ views on the strategy. Ahead of the work in the Parliament’s TRAN and ENVI committees, CLECAT has prepared a briefing for MEPs on issues of importance to logistics, freight forwarding and customs services, which should be taken into account in the Parliament’s report. CLECAT is largely supportive of the Commission’s strategy of CO2 emissions from transport (land, sea and air transport). The Commission takes a realistic approach and CLECAT agrees with the analysis and the challenge: transport and logistics need to continue to provide good mobility and connectivity but with less emissions. CLECAT welcomes the fact that the Commission continues to work on a broad and wide range of relevant issues for reducing emissions.
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.