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16 July 2021
ECTA RESPONSE TO FIT FOR 55: MORE IS NEEDED TO ENSURE THE TRANSITION TO ZERO-EMISSION ROAD FREIGHT
In a press release issued today, the European Clean Trucking Alliance (ECTA) welcomed many of the proposals on charging infrastructure and CO2 emissions standards for vans as long overdue steps in the right direction, but expressed concern that some measures, in particular concerning energy taxation and the capability and quality of charging and refuelling points, do not go far enough.
16 July 2021
CLECAT WELCOMES FIT FOR 55 PACKAGE: TIME TO DELIVER ON EUROPE’S GREEN DEAL AMBITIONS
CLECAT has welcomed the package of energy and climate laws tabled by the European Commission on Wednesday 14 July, aimed at reaching the EU’s 2030 goal of cutting emissions by 55%. Many of the legislative proposals will accelerate the green transition of the transport and logistics sector in Europe. The success of the decarbonisation of the sector will depend on proper enforcement and sufficient investment incentives for the transport and logistics sector.
09 July 2021
CLECAT Newsletter 2021/27
09 July 2021
EU RECOGNISED CUSTOMS ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES 2021
In June, DG TAXUD awarded five academic programmes (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and modules in programmes) with the “EU Recognition Certificate for Customs academic programmes”. In particular, the Commission awarded programmes in Belgium, Latvia and the Netherlands. The recognised academic programmes are expected to significantly contribute to the rise of Customs performance and professionalism.
09 July 2021
CLECAT ROAD INSTITUTE MEETS
The CLECAT Road Logistics Institute met this week online to exchange views on developments affecting road transport and logistics at national and EU level. Members also held an exchange of views with Petra Zaletel, Transport Counsellor at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the EU, who was invited by CLECAT to give members an overview of the transport priorities of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU.
09 July 2021
FIRST TRANSLATE4RAIL FIELD TEST ON AUSTRIAN-ITALIAN BORDER
Last week, the Translate4Rail project, which is a research project developing a Language Tool prototype to meet the communication needs of train drivers and traffic controllers on cross border services, reached a significant milestone by field testing its Language Tool prototype, using two scenarios on the Austrian-Italian border.
09 July 2021
EC APPROVES €39.7 MILLION STATE AID TO ALITALIA
On 2 July, the European Commission found that an Italian aid measure of €39.7 million to support Alitalia is in line with EU State aid rules. This measure aims at compensating the airline for the damages suffered on certain routes due to the coronavirus outbreak during the period between 1 March and 30 April 2021.
09 July 2021
AIR CARGO DEMAND CONTINUES GROWING
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air cargo markets for May 2021, showing that demand continued its strong growth trend.
09 July 2021
OCEAN CARRIERS PROFITS APPROACH $100 BILLION IN 2021
Drewry has released its latest Container Forecaster report which finds that 2021 will be the first year in the history of container shipping when carrier profits approach $100 billion and average freight rates jump by 50%, against a background of huge operational disruptions to the port and ship systems.
09 July 2021
BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TACKLES COMPETITION ISSUES IN SHIPPING
The President of the United States, Joe Biden, will sign today an executive order to address consolidation and perceived anticompetitive pricing in the ocean shipping market. It is aimed to help US-based shippers to save money on shipping costs while disruptions such as shortage of capacity and bottlenecks in ports are driving freight rates up and service levels down.