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News | 16 June 2016
2016 BENELUX REPORT on FREIGHT TRANSPORT
CLECAT participated yesterday in a panel debate during the official launch of a study on the importance and added value of freight transport in the Benelux. This report was handed to the General Secretariat Benelux, to the transport sector of the Benelux countries, in the presence of M. Zakonjšek, Head of Cabinet for Commissioner Bulc.
News | 16 June 2016
EC takes legal action against FRANCE AND GERMANY ON minimum wage legislation
On 16 June 2016, the European Commission decided to take legal action against France and Germany owing to the consequences of the application of their respective minimum wage legislation to the road transport sector. Nicolette van der Jagt, Director General of CLECAT welcomed the Commission’s decision as the French decree is too complex and burdensome for companies and would disrupt the internal market
News | 10 June 2016
EU Transport sector campaign on the review of the MFF: More EU Budget for Transport, The Best Investment Plan for Europe
29 European transport organisations, representing infrastructure managers, operators, and users in the maritime, inland waterways, railways and air sector, are again joining efforts in a campaign to urge the European Parliament and the Council to increase the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) budget in the upcoming review of the Multi-Annual Financial Framework.
News | 20 May 2016
Business and government for smarter freight
At the ITF Annual Summit in Leipzig representatives from CLECAT, FIATA, ESC, IRU and Smart Freight Centre (SFC) debated this morning opportunities for business and governments to work towards ‘smarter freight.’
News | 29 April 2016
CLECAT spoke during “After the dream – Preparing for the UCC reality”
On April 27, CLECAT President Steve Parker spoke at the seminar “After the Dream – preparing for the UCC reality” held in the WCO, Brussels. In his speech Steve Parker highlighted the impact of the UCC on the freight forwarding industry and outlined some remaining wishes for the Commission to address in the future.
News | 28 April 2016
DG TAXUD launches a dedicated website for the UCC
On 28 April, DG TAXUD launched a new dedicated webpage for the UCC. This webpage contains all the documents related to the UCC and its implementation. It will be regularly updated by DG TAXUD.
Press releases | 22 April 2016
CLECAT, ESC, FEPORT and EPSO call for coordination on container weighing
CLECAT, along with the ESC, FEPORT and ESPO, has called on EU Member States to pursue coordinated action for implementing the SOLAS container weighing amendment, particularly with regard to tolerance levels and the certification of shippers approved to issue verified weight certificates.
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