19th June 2024
Yesterday (18 June), the Council of the European Union adopted a General Approach on the Commission Proposal for a Regulation on Railway Infrastructure Capacity (COM (2023) 443). The proposal is intended to optimise railway capacity, improve cross-border coordination, increase punctuality and reliability, and ultimately attract more freight to rail. The general approach adopted does not go far enough in meeting these objectives.
16th May 2024
Global and European trade associations representing shippers, forwarders and vessel operators have issued an urgent alert to all businesses involved in the movement of goods into or via the European Union, Norway, Switzerland or Northern Ireland, by sea, road or rail to be ready for the new Import Control System (ICS2) that will start to be introduced from June this year.
29th January 2024
European associations representing the interests of cargo owners and shippers (ESC) and Freight Forwarders and Customs Agents (CLECAT) are warning Members of the European Parliament (EP) of the unforeseen consequences of the EU Customs Reform proposal.
10th October 2023
Today, the Commission has published its decision not to renew the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (CBER), the Regulation exempting container shipping lines from parts of general EU competition law so they can co-operate together in consortia to provide shared services for their customers.
13th July 2023
CLECAT, the European association of Freight Forwarders welcomes the publication of the Greening Transport Package, which was adopted by the European Commission on 11 July.
19th May 2023
On 17th May 2023, the European Commission put forward proposals for the most ambitious and comprehensive reform of the EU Customs Union since its establishment in 1968.
21st December 2021
Customers and Hauliers encouraged to prepare for the end of staged customs controls
17th December 2021
CLECAT Director General investigating this initiative's compliancy with EU competition law
12th July 2021
Forwarders’ Associations call on OECD governments to prevent tax avoidance and ensure a level playing field for all maritime supply chain stakeholders
31st May 2021
CLECAT highlights three specific areas to improve bilateral trade and provide much needed ease for businesses
8th April 2021
CLECAT look ahead to what future considerations should be made following the EverGreen Suez Canal blockage
27th January 2021
13th January 2021
16th August 2020
Attention is Drawn Toward Overlooked but Administrative Heavy Customs Formalities such as Safety & Security Declarations
4th June 2020
11th May 2020
Freight Forwarding Representative Bodies view the significance of this ruling for the future
1st April 2020
27th March 2020
Actions for Consignor / Consignee + Drivers at Loading/ Unloading Sites
19th March 2020
Measures aimed at customs formalities to ensure flow of essential goods across EU
18th March 2020
Mr van der Schalk addresses COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on the Supply Chain
21st May 2019
European Freight Association promotes benefits of EU Member to Logistics Industry
1st March 2019
Tom Thornton shares Irish Freight and Logistics industry preparation details with European Freight Colleagues
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