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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.
Press releases | 27 October 2015
CLECAT welcomes steps to simplify Port Services proposal but calls for scope to be broadened
On 12 October the TRAN Committee discussed proposed amendments to the report on the proposal for a Regulation on Market access to port services and financial transparency of ports. CLECAT continues to regret that the scope of the Regulation has been reduced drastically.
Press releases | 16 October 2015
Freight Stakeholders call for open dialogue on wagonload services
CEFIC, CEPI, CER, CLECAT, EFIP, ESC, ESPO and UIP have issued a joint position on wagonload transport which has been sent to the European Commission. The associations recall the urgency of taking action to prevent wagonload services from further decline. While market-driven solutions are crucial, policy intervention and support is also needed.
Events | 30 September 2015
CLECAT-CORE workshop "Importing into the EU under the new Union Customs Code", 19th November 2015 at the Port of Antwerp
A workshop jointly organised by CLECAT and the CORE Project, entitled "Importing into the EU under the new Union Customs Code", will take place at the Port of Antwerp, Havenhuis, the 19 November 2015 from 10.30 to 12.30.