08 February 2010
Press Release: CLECAT and FERRMED, good cooperation leads to membership
CLECAT FERRMED press release
20 January 2010
Logistics Best Practice Guide
20 January 2010
Supply-Chain Security Compliance Handbook
CLECAT launched its Supply-Chain Security Compliance Handbook. The aim of this handbook is to provide freight forwarding companies with a practical guide, to show them which security initiatives they have to be aware of, which of them are mandatory, if they want to legally conduct their business, and to show where they can get further information on how to comply with security rules. CLECAT has always acknowledged the importance and necessity of a functioning security programme, which besides protecting infrastructure, assets and different interests has in the protection of citizens its main objective. This is not only essential to counter possible acts of terrorism, but also to benefit from the additional advantages that a security programme may bring to day-to-day business: theft prevention, decreasing insurance costs, advantages granted by Customs (faster clearance of goods, less/no screening, less documentation, smaller financial guarantees), etc. Whilst fortunately cargo operations have not been the target of terrorist actions so far, there is no certainty that the cargo supply chain may not be used to perpetrate such actions. The reason why this document is created is to provide some guidance to CLECAT Members in an area where it is increasingly difficult to avoid losing orientation and where it becomes increasingly easy to embark in time consuming (and often very costly) endeavours for little or no avail. We shall try to keep a practical style and we shall be pleased to prepare new versions of it in future, by inserting our Members’ observations as well by disposing of information which has become obsolete. For more information, please download the latest version of CLECAT's Supply-Chain Security Compliance Handbook (2nd edition) Date of last edit: November 2010
08 December 2009
CLECAT Members elect new President and new Board
CLECAT Members elected a new President and new Board on the 2nd of December. The new elected President is Mr. Clive Broadley (left) from the UK, who succeeds Mr Jean-Claude Delen (Belgium). For more information, please see the Press Release.
04 December 2009
Launch of CLECAT's Supply-Chain Security Compliance Handbook
Yesterday CLECAT launched its Supply-Chain Security Compliance Handbook. The aim of this handbook is to provide freight forwarding companies with a practical guide, to show them which security initiatives they have to be aware of, which of them are mandatory, if they want to legally conduct their business, and to show where they can get further information on how to comply with security rules. CLECAT's Supply-Chain Security Compliance Handbook
04 November 2009
Press Release: CLECAT Publishes Release 1.0 of Logistics Best Practice Guide
CLECAT issues a press release on the publication of its Best Practice Guide (V.1.0) CLECAT Publishes Release 1.0 of Logistics Best Practice Guide The CLECAT Best Practice Guide is now available for download here: CLECAT BEST PRACTICE GUIDE
08 September 2009
Press Release: CLECAT welcomes the Communication on "A sustainable future for transport"
CLECAT issues a press release on the Communication of the Commission on "A sustainable future for transport: Toward an integrated, technology-led and user friendly system" CLECAT Press Release
24 June 2009
CLECAT speaks at Workshop on the European Modular System (EMS) - Joint Industry Position Paper
CLECAT has today given a presentation during a workshop on the European Modular System (EMS), organized by the European Commission (DG TREN). You can find the presentation, as well as the Joint industry position paper on the EMS, below for your information. CLECAT Presentation on the EMS Joint Industry position paper on the EMS For further information on the EMS, please see also http://www.modularsystem.eu/
18 June 2009
Announcement of winner of the ?Innovation in Transport and Logistics along the Global Supply Chain?
At the recent 2009 International Transport Forum held in Leipzig, Germany, the winner of the prize for “Innovation in Transport and Logistics along the Global Supply Chain” was awarded. The prize was commissioned jointly by CLECAT, FIATA and the ITF. The aim of the project was to recognise innovative logistics initiatives to meet the challenge of supplying efficient and sustainable logistics solutions across the global supply chain, particularly in the current economic context. The winner of the award was Baxter International Inc. The Belgian-based European distribution centre for Baxter International, a global healthcare company, launched an innovative initiative called Transportation of healthcare products by inland navigation in 2007. This initiative was designed to improve speed and reliability, lower transport costs and emissions, and improve overall efficiency of the Baxter distribution centre’s supply chain in the Benelux region. Through this initiative, Baxter shifted all of its incoming containers from the deep-sea ports of Antwerp-Rotterdam and Zeebrugge away from trucks and onto inland navigation barges. With this container traffic now entirely on the inland waterways, Baxter has decreased its transport costs by 23 percent, while maintaining efficiency through increased reliability – a clear preference for consistently on-time deliveries over speed – virtually no congestion costs, and huge reductions in CO2 emissions. Website: www.baxter.be/en/about_baxter/sub/distribution.html www.baxter.com Photo Marco Urban, OECD/ITF The award was presented by (Back row left to right) Mr Binali Yildirim (President of the ITF, Minister of Transport, Turkey) Mr Wolfgang Tiefensee (Minister of Transport, Germany) Mr Etienne Schouppe (Secretary of State for Transport, Belgium) Mr Jean-Claude Delen (Senior Vice-President of FIATA) Mr Jack Short (Secretary General of ITF) Mr Heiner Rogge (Secretary General of CLECAT) Mr Ray La Hood (Secretary of Transportation, USA) Mr Ron Widdows (CEO, Neptune Orient Lines) And the award was accepted by Mr Menedeme and Mr Scollaerts on behalf of Baxter International Inc. The jury also awarded a special mention to APL Logistics, a unit of Neptune Orient Lines Ltd, for the achievements obtained in their innovative service from the Far East to North America. The service was designed to create an ocean-based alternative to air freight for shippers from Asia to North America of less-than-container-load (or LCL) cargo. It offers a faster LCL service with day-definite delivery guarantee not offered before to shippers in this geographic zone.
10 June 2009
Press Release: The rail freight sector needs EU action NOW!
CLECAT, together with the ESC,CER, ERFA, F&L, IBS, New Opera and UIP, issues a joint press release, urging the Transport Council to increase their efforts on liberalizing the rail freight sector. CLECAT Joint Press Release