News

16 June 2016
EC takes legal action against FRANCE AND GERMANY ON minimum wage legislation
On 16 June 2016, the European Commission decided to take legal action against France and Germany owing to the consequences of the application of their respective minimum wage legislation to the road transport sector. Nicolette van der Jagt, Director General of CLECAT welcomed the Commission’s decision as the French decree is too complex and burdensome for companies and would disrupt the internal market
10 June 2016
EU Transport sector campaign on the review of the MFF: More EU Budget for Transport, The Best Investment Plan for Europe
29 European transport organisations, representing infrastructure managers, operators, and users in the maritime, inland waterways, railways and air sector, are again joining efforts in a campaign to urge the European Parliament and the Council to increase the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) budget in the upcoming review of the Multi-Annual Financial Framework.
20 May 2016
Business and government for smarter freight
At the ITF Annual Summit in Leipzig representatives from CLECAT, FIATA, ESC, IRU and Smart Freight Centre (SFC) debated this morning opportunities for business and governments to work towards ‘smarter freight.’
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.
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.
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.
31 October 2014
iCARGO Workshop at INTERMODAL ROTTERDAM
  A workshop addressing 'Intelligent Logistics through Partnering in the Supply Chain' will be chaired by European freight forwarders association, CLECAT, and the European Shippers Council (ESC) at Intermodal Europe 2014, which takes place from 11-13 November at the Rotterdam AHOY.