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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.
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
CLECAT Newsletter 2024/01