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ESC on the introduction of bunker emergency surcharge

In this issue of the newsletter we are covering the bunker surcharge introduced by the liner carriers in maritime transport, recent developments of the Mobility Package legislation, and emissions reduction initiatives.

We must say that shippers are not happy with the introduction of the bunker emergency surcharge by carriers and are questioning the legacy of this new rule.

As for the Mobility Package, there have been positive and negative developments. Several issues have been voted for by the Transport Committee in the European Parliament; the others have been discussed at the level of the Council of Transport Ministers. You can read more detailed information about the results in the articles below.

As the attention to the environment protection is growing, we are happy to share the progress of the continuing LEARN project that focuses on the methodologies how to calculate and report emissions in logistics. We are also pleased to inform you about a new initiative, the Vessel Technology Assessment System (VTAS) project that is looking into energy saving technologies in maritime. They are looking for support from shippers as key motivators of maritime shipping companies.

Shippers are concerned about Emergency Bunker Surcharge

The European Shippers’ Council is worried that the Emergency Bunker Surcharge is going against the GRIs commitment placed by 14 carriers two years ago. Read more...

What shippers get with TRAN vote on Mobility Package

The vote in the European Parliament has defined the important for shippers provisions on the application of the posting of workers, cabotage, red tape, and rest in the cabin. Read more...

Results of the Transport Council meeting

The Transport Council meeting adopted general approaches on updated electronic road tolling, updated rules on port reception facilities, and the proposed rules for safeguarding competition in air transport.Read more...

Fuel efficiency in maritime shipping needs you!

A team from the Vessel Technology Assessment System (VTAS) project is inviting shippers to have their views heard to improve fuel efficiency in maritime shipping. Reduced fuel consumption and emissions should see shippers benefiting from a reduction in shipping costs, improved supply chain carbon footprints, and a good reputation.
To get involved, please leave your contact details, subject ESC, and we will be in touch:https://fuelefficientshipping.com/Main#contact  Read more...
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