Press releases

11 February 2020
15 organizations from the transport sector call for a bold and realistic European Green Deal
The European associations representing logistics service providers, seaport and inland ports, shippers, combined transport operators, rail freight operators, port and terminal operators, marine equipment manufacturers and shipyards welcome the Green Deal and believe that it can be an opportunity for Europe, particularly if it enables EU industries to benefit from a “new growth strategy” that will boost their competitiveness while becoming more sustainable.
10 February 2020
Shippers, freight forwarders and port service providers strongly object to the inclusion of the prolongation of the CBER in the Commission’s Work Programme
Associations representing shippers, freight forwarders and port service providers object to the inclusion in the Commission’s 2020 Work Programme of the decision to extend the CBER for another four years with the justification that it ‘will continue to simplify the analysis of consortia’s compliance with competition rules, limit the dependency on external advice and reduce legal costs.’
17 January 2020
Stakeholders in the Maritime Logistics Supply Chain urge the Commission to reconsider its decision and to proceed to a proper objective evaluation of the Consortia BER
CLECAT, ETA, EBU, ESC, FEPORT, GSF, GSA and UIRR representing the users of liner shipping services and service providers of the maritime logistics chain jointly object to the prolongation of the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (CBER) . The associations believe that the Commission has failed to demonstrate that the continuation of the CBER would benefit transportation users and service providers, i.e. consumers.
25 November 2019
CLECAT Continues to Call for a Repeal of the Consortia BER
19 July 2019
CLECAT Welcomes Alternative Arrangements Report
21 May 2019
'Logistics for Europe' Initiative Becomes European
17 April 2019
Shippers’ and Forwarders’ Associations Commit to Accelerating Logistics Emissions Footprinting and Reduction
European shippers and freight forwarders are committed to logistics emissions footprinting and reduction. ESC and CLECAT stand for a universal methodology to calculate emissions from logistics operations, provided by the GLEC Framework, and support upgrading it into an ISO standard. However, this should remain a voluntary initiative led by the industry.
19 February 2019
Stakeholders in the Maritime Logistic Supply Chain Call for a Repeal of the Consortia BER
CLECAT, ETA, EBA, EBU, ESO, IWT, ESC, FEPORT, UIRR and the GSF representing users of liner shipping services and service providers jointly conclude that the Commission should repeal the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation unless a revised regulatory framework clarifying the current BER is adopted.
16 January 2019
CLECAT Disappointed by Further Doubt About Brexit
CLECAT is disappointed with the outcome of the vote in the UK Parliament last night against the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement which leaves the industry in further doubt about Brexit.
11 January 2019
JOINT PRESS RELEASE - European Maritime Single Window Environment Regulation
CLECAT, ECSABA, ESC, EMPA, ESPO, FEPORT & IPCSA welcome focus on data harmonisation and existing reporting channels. However, we caution against the creation of an EU Level Access Point Interface.