Newsletters

26 January 2024
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS DAY
Today marks International Customs Day, celebrated globally on January 26th. This day honours the crucial role of customs administrations in shaping international trade, ensuring border security, and promoting economic growth.
26 January 2024
EUROPEAN COMMISSION RELEASES NEW GUIDELINES FOR ANNUAL DUAL USE EXPORT CONTROLS REPORT
The European Commission has issued new Guidelines for data gathering and processing on export controls. This development follows closely yesterday's White Paper on export controls, which underscored the urgency of fully implementing the EU’s dual-use regulation.
26 January 2024
COMMISSION LAUNCHES THE EUROPEAN PORTS ALLIANCE PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP TO FIGHT ORGANISED CRIME AND DRUG TRAFFICKING
On 24 January, CLECAT jointed the launch of the European Ports Alliance Public Private Partnership organised by the European Commission and hosted at the Port of Antwerp. The partnership aims to bring all relevant stakeholders together, to form solutions to protect ports from drug trafficking and criminal infiltration.
26 January 2024
RED SEA CRISIS PUTS FURTHER PRESSURE ON FREIGHT RATES AND EQUIPMENT AVAILABILITY
Since the end of 2023, major carriers to decide to suspend voyages through the Suez Canal due to ongoing attacks led by Houthi rebels in the Red Sea. The increased transit times between Asia and Europe via the Cape of Good Hope have caused operational disruptions in Europe and the imposition of surcharges and rising freight rates dramatically increased the cost of international sea freight.
26 January 2024
TRAN COMMITTEE DEBATES GREENING FREIGHT PACKAGE FILES
On 23 June, the Transport (TRAN) Committee of the European Parliament welcomed Georges Gilkinet, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mobility.
19 January 2024
CLECAT Newsletter 2024/02
19 January 2024
TRACK ACCESS COSTS ARE SET TO INCREASE IN GERMANY
DB InfraGo, which took over Germany’s rail network management (merging DB Netz AG and DB Station&Service AG) effective January 2024, has announced to plan to increase track access charges by 13.4% starting December 2024.
19 January 2024
UK BORDER TARGET OPERATING MODEL INTO EFFECT ON 31 JANUARY
As of 31st January 2024, significant changes in Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) goods controls at the UK border will come into effect, as part of the UK's new Border Target Operating Model (BTOM).
19 January 2024
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS DIGITAL TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS FORUM
The Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (DTLF) is an expert group promoting the digital transformation of the transport and logistics sector. Due to the expiry of the term of office of the current members of the DTLF and evolving challenges related to the digital transformation of the transport and logistics sector, the Commission has launched a call for applications for new DTLF members.
19 January 2024
POLISH HAULIERS SUSPEND BLOCKADE ON UKRAINE BORDER
This week, the Polish government announced that it found an agreement with the Polish truckers to lift the blockade of the border with Ukraine, at least until 1st March.