08 July 2014

CLECAT Manifesto: Recommendations for unlocking the Transport Single Market in support of an efficient and sustainable EU Freight Policy

Brussels – with a new Transport Committee convening in the European Parliament in Brussels yesterday for the first time under the new term, CLECAT, the European association of freight forwarders, logistics service providers and customs, calls upon the newly installed EU decision makers to deliver a sustainable, business-friendly policy framework on freight transport logistics. Such a policy should place the emphasis on sustainability and business-friendliness, by supporting efficiency and reducing complexities and red tape.

Nicolette van der Jagt, Director General of CLECAT said, 'A solid freight transport policy is needed to complete the internal market, do away with the barriers and promote best practices, in respect of subsidiarity and by giving priority to incentives over sanctions. In doing so the EU needs to take global challenges that significantly impact the economic growth and competitiveness of the EU into account. Industry, from its side will continue to invest in innovative solutions and initiatives to increase efficiencies, for example with regards to carbon footprint initiatives.

CLECAT is looking forward to have regular exchanges with the Member of the European Parliament and invites MEPs to exchange with industry in support of business-led solutions.


The Manifesto is available here