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Events | 30 March 2016
ITF Side Event: Business and Government for Smarter Freight
Registration is now open for the ITF Side Event on the need for business and government collaboration on smarter freight organised by CLECAT, FIATA, ESC, IRU and Smart Freight Centre (SFC) which will take place on the 20th of May 2016 in Leipzig (Germany). More information
Press releases | 23 March 2016
Embracing digitalisation in air freight: shippers, freight forwarders and airlines need to move forward jointly
During a debate which took place at the SITL Europe 2016, where TLF, CLECAT, AUTF and ESC jointly organised the 2nd Global Supply Chain Forum, CLECAT has called on airlines to make a general move into upgrading their messaging systems to the Cargo-XML standard.
Events | 15 March 2016
Trade jointly debating Trade Facilitation and Security Challenges at SITL in Paris
TLF, CLECAT and the ESC are jointly organising a full afternoon Forum entitled ‘How to Facilitate Trade and ensure Security & Customs Compliance’ during the SITL in Paris on the 22nd March 2016
Press releases | 05 February 2016
CLECAT responds to TRAN vote on Port Services Report
The TRAN Committee adopted, on 25 January, the report by Knut Fleckenstein MEP on the proposed Ports Services Regulation. CLECAT welcomes the simplification of the proposal by the compromise amendments adopted but regrets that the report maintains an exemption for cargo handling. CLECAT also urges MEPs to quickly grant a mandate to negotiate with the Council.
News | 05 February 2016
CLECAT issues guidelines on Container Weighing
CLECAT has issued guidelines on the implementation of the SOLAS amendments on container weighing. The document gives recommendations to industry and governments on how to comply with a number of outstanding issues, which still need to be addressed by many in view of the looming implementation deadline of July 2016.
Events | 09 December 2015
Freight Forwarders Forum 2015 - presentations
After the succesful conclusion of our annual Freight Forwarders' Forum, please find below the presentations that were given at the various panel sessions.
Press releases | 07 December 2015
CLECAT welcomes ambitious and timely EU Aviation Package
CLECAT welcomes the European Commission’s Aviation Package, published on 7 December 2015. The package, which seeks to address the competitiveness of European aviation, is a timely initiative as the European air transport market seeks to adjust to competition from the Middle East and Asia. CLECAT's position paper on the strategy is available here.
Events | 27 November 2015
CLECAT-CORE workshop "Importing into the EU under the new Union Customs Code" - Presentations
CLECAT and the CORE Project jointly organised a workshop entitled "Importing into the EU under the new Union Customs Code", which took place at the Port of Antwerp. The presentations are now available.
Press releases | 23 November 2015
Press Release - Freight Forwarders Forum 2015: Driving the Maritime Supply Chain Forward
Organised at the Port of Antwerp, CLECAT, the European Association for forwarding, transport, logistics and customs services, held its 15th annual event on 19 November. Under the theme ‘Driving the Maritime Supply Chain Forward’, a range of questions were debated, covering strategic and operational challenges for the evolving maritime supply chain.
Press releases | 27 October 2015
Joint Open Letter ahead of Trilogues on 4th Railway Package
On 26 October, CLECAT, ERFA, EPTTOLA, EPF, ESC, and T&E issued a joint Open Letter urging for a growth and customer-orientated management of the rail infrastructure, a full financial transparency and sustainability of the rail system, and more cooperation and coordination in the rail sector.