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19 January 2024
PARLIAMENT ADOPTS A RESOLUTION ON A EUROPEAN PORT STRATEGY
On 17 January, the Parliament adopted in Plenary session a resolution on building a comprehensive European Port Strategy. Led by Rapporteur MEP Tom Berendsen (EPP, NL), the report suggests several measures to improve the competitiveness of EU ports and maritime transport in general.
19 January 2024
COUNCIL AND PARLIAMENT STRIKE A DEAL ON CO2 STANDARDS FOR HDV
On 18 January, on their first trilogue meeting, negotiators from the Council and the Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the HDV CO2 standards Regulation. The deal would strengthen CO2 emission performance targets to increase the deployment of zero-emissions trucks in the EU.
12 January 2024
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12 January 2024
AIR CARGO DEMAND INCREASES IN NOVEMBER
On 9 January, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported that the global air cargo markets in November 2023 experienced the strongest year-on-year growth in roughly two years.
12 January 2024
EU COMMISSION SETS NEW PROTECTIVE DUTY RATES FOR SHIPBUILDING COMPONENTS
In order to protect local industry, on the 11th January the European Commission announced the imposition of duties on bulb flats, a specialized steel product integral to shipbuilding, imported from Turkey and China. This action comes as a relief to the EU's two main producers of these products, both small and medium-sized enterprises in Spain and Italy.
12 January 2024
NEW SECRETARY GENERAL AT WCO
January 3rd marks a landmark moment for the World Customs Organization (WCO) as it welcomes Mr. Ian Saunders as the new Secretary General.
12 January 2024
COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CBAM DEFAULT VALUES
On December 22, 2023, the European Commission announced significant updates regarding the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), a key component of the EU's climate strategy.
12 January 2024
RED SEA CRISIS DEEPENS AS CARRIERS INTRODUCE STEEP SURCHARGES
Over the last weeks, several attacks led by Houthi rebels occurred in the Red Sea leading the main carriers to suspend most voyages through the Suez Canal. These decisions were accompanied the imposition of surcharges, leading to a steep hike on freight rates between Asia and Europe. More operational difficulties are expected to arise in the coming days and weeks.
12 January 2024
COM PROPOSALS ON W&D FORESEE NO SIGNIFICANT REVERSE MODAL SHIFT TO ROAD
The European Parliament is set to engage in February in a crucial debate over proposed amendments to Directive 96/53/EC on weights and dimensions of heavy-duty vehicles used in national and international transport. This discussion comes at a pivotal moment, with the freight transport sector seeking to maximise efficiency, address driver shortages, and contribute to decarbonisation efforts.
12 January 2024
MEPS DEBATE COUNTEMISSIONS EU
On 11 January, MEPs from the TRAN and ENVI committees jointly debated on the CountEmissions EU proposal. Co-Rapporteurs Barbara Thaler (EPP, Austria) and Pascal Canfin (Renew, France) presented their draft report published in December.