Press releases

16 October 2018
CLECAT calls for a realistic approach on the Future Economic Partnership between the EU and UK
Today, CLECAT, the European Association of Logistics Service Providers, Freight Forwarders and Customs Brokers, issued its position paper on the future economic partnership between the EU and UK.
11 July 2018
CLECAT welcomes positive TRAN report on Combined Transport
The European Parliament’s Transport Committee adopted its report on the revision of the Combined Transport Directive on 10 July. CLECAT sees the adopted report as a largely positive document, based on a strong draft by rapporteur Daniela Aiuto MEP and pragmatic compromise amendments negotiated between the political groups.
04 July 2018
CLECAT Calls for New Efforts to Ensure Sensible, Balanced Legislation for Road Transport
CLECAT regrets that there was no majority for the TRAN compromise on the market and social issues which was the result of long and intense discussions in the TRAN Committee and with the sector.
18 May 2018
CLECAT Welcomes Proposal on HDV CO2 Standards which will Boost Efficient Logistics in Europe
CLECAT welcomes the proposed Regulation on CO2 emission performance standards for new heavy-duty vehicles, published by the European Commission on 17 May as part of the third Mobility Package. The Commission proposal would set emissions targets for heavy-duty vehicles based on a two-phased approach, namely 15% by 2025 and 30% by 2030, compared to 2019.
18 May 2018
CLECAT welcomes step towards Paperless Transport
CLECAT has welcomed the third Mobility Package including two important legislative initiatives which will create a digital environment for information exchange in transport, benefiting both the business community and the authorities. The Commission is proposing to establish a fully digital environment for information exchange in freight transport, replacing paper transport documents, which will facilitate digital information flows for logistic operations.
15 March 2018
Industry associations Joint Paper on Combined Transport
Along with a group of key European stakeholders, CLECAT signed up to a Position Paper in support of the review of the Combined Transport Directive a few days before the European Commission High-level Conference on European Multimodal Freight Transport in Sofia on 20th March. The statement notes that the new proposal to revise the Combined Transport Directive offers good grounds to encourage the use of combined transport in order to achieve a more resource efficient transport and logistics network.
08 November 2017
CLECAT publishes Position Paper on Digital Transport and Logistics
On the occasion of the EU Digital Transport Days, taking place in Tallinn from 8 -10 November, CLECAT has published a position paper on Digitalisation in Transport and Logistics. CLECAT’s position paper gives the views of freight forwarders on digitalisation in transport and logistics, and contributes to ongoing initiatives such as the Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (DTLF).
18 October 2017
European Business needs a Seamless Customs Transition to avoid a Heavy Blow from Brexit
Brexit Transitional Period must be agreed as soon as possible to protect EU and UK competitiveness and ensure a frictionless customs and trade environment can be maintained, say businesses and trade bodies, representing companies of all sizes from across industry invested in both the EU and the UK.
13 October 2017
CLECAT calls for fair internal market rules instead of burdensome regulation in Road Freight Transport
In anticipation of first exchanges in the European Parliament on the various legislative proposals of the Mobility Package this week and next, CLECAT has issued its detailed Position Paper on the package’s proposals relating to the internal market and the social pillar.
30 June 2017
Freight Forwarders and EU Policymakers discuss a real internal market in road transport
At a lunch debate in Brussels on 28 June organised by CLECAT and hosted by Wim van de Camp Member of the European Parliament, freight forwarders, MEPs and European policy-makers discussed the recently published Mobility Package and its impact on freight forwarding and logistics