Press releases

05 May 2015
CLECAT welcomes pragmatic discussions on Ports Regulation
On 5 May, the European Parliament Transport Committee held an exchange of views on the proposed Ports Regulation, having suspended work on the proposal due to the elections of May 2014. The rapporteur, Knut Fleckenstein MEP, put forward a pragmatic position on the regulation.
30 April 2015
CLECAT signs up to Open Letter on Athens Declaration
CLECAT together with a group of stakeholder’ associations in the maritime supply chain including ESPO, ECASBA, ECSA, ECS, ESN, ESPO, FEPORT, Interferry and World Shipping Council have send today an open letter to European policymakers. The associations are calling on the European Commission and Member States to work together to put in place practical, meaningful and effective solutions for the challenges of short sea shipping.
25 March 2015
CLECAT outlines its position on the way forward for EU White Paper on Transport
On the 6th of March, at the hearing of the EESC (European Economic and Social Committee) on “The White Paper on Transport”, CLECAT addressed the needs of the logistics sector with regards to the future European transport policy.
27 February 2015
4th Railway Package - CLECAT, ERFA and ESC support more cooperation and customer-orientation on the railways
More cooperation on the rail network is needed! So why is a useful cooperation platform now at risk of being scrapped by the latest developments in the 4th Railway Package?
08 January 2015
CLECAT comments on Emirates SkyCargo all-in rates
CLECAT has welcomed the move of Emirates SkyCargo to introduce all-in cargo rates. This will provide shippers and freight forwarders with a better picture of the full cost of shipment without the add-ons (fuel surcharges and security charges) which is a feature of the air freight industry.
28 November 2014
4th Railway Package - Open letter to Transport Council
CLECAT co-signed an open letter to the Transport Council, together with other stakeholders from the rail community, urging the EU Member States to pursue discussions on the political pillar of the 4th Railway Package and to retain the principles that allow a thriving, competitive rail market to develop for the benefit of freight and passengers.
18 November 2014
Shippers and Freight Forwarders debate Intelligent Logistics by iCargo
The European freight forwarders association, CLECAT, and the European Shippers Council, ESC, have issued a joint press release regarding the workshop they organised at Intermodal Europe 2014 last week in Rotterdam addressing 'Intelligent Logistics through Partnering in the Supply Chain'.
10 November 2014
Freight Forwarders Forum 2014 debates the Future of Logistics
CLECAT, policy makers and industry stakeholders identified challenges and opportunities for logistics at Freight Forwarders Forum which took place on 6 November at the Headquarters of the World Customs Organisation in Brussels.
24 September 2014
4th Railway Package: Joint letter CLECAT/ESC
CLECAT and ESC have issued a joint letter urging the transport advisors of the permanent representations of EU member states to make progress on the political pilar of the 4th Railway Package.
11 September 2014
Press release: FFF2014 "Envisioning the Future of Logistics: Challenges & Solutions Explored"
CLECAT's Annual Freight Forwarders Forum addressing 'the Future of Logistics; challenges and solutions explored' will take place at the World Customs Organisation headquarters on the 6th November 2014.