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Mobility Package: Agreement in Council

Last Monday (Dec. 3) the Council finalized a common approach for important parts of the first Mobility Package. The agreement was reached, although 10 Member States voted against the agreement. An important feature of the agreement is the exemption of bilateral transport from the rules on posting. In bilateral transport it …

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France set a limit at 40 tonnes

France intends to introduce an amendment to the law prohibiting driving with 44 tonnes of total weight at border crossings from the neighbouring countries. Vehicle sizes and weights are regulated at the European level, but the Member States may deviate from these regulations in their own territory. In Belgium and …

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European Commission on digitalising inland navigation

With the Mobility package focusing on road and digitalisation, with the contingency plans after Rastatt incident addressing shortcomings in rail freight, and with the BER in liner shipping, ESC is also following inland waterways (IWW). And rest assured, digitalisation in IWW is as high on the agenda as in any …

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ICONET project brings new technologies

ICONET project will develop the concept of Physical Internet (PI) even further to optimise freight flows against throughput, cost, and environmental performances. The new project with the participation of ESC as a partner will focus on collaborative planning of flexible logistics chains and will advance the development and interconnection of key …

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Shippers improve supply chain with support from EC

The efficiency of freight transport is a key for the competitiveness of EU transport, economy, and the functioning of the internal market. This is even more so, since freight transport has increased in the EU by almost 25 % over the last 20 years and, according to the European Commission, …

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ESC approves EU’s electronic documents proposal

The ESC welcomes the proposal of the European Commission to oblige authorities to accept regulatory freight transport information in electronic format! ESC is the project manager of one the two working groups of the Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (DTLF) and has significantly contributed to the preparation of the legislative …

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IMO’s event

Coordination between ports and ways to facilitate trade, information exchange, and Single Window were on the agenda of the special event on ports organised by the International Maritime Organization on 11 June 2018. European Shippers’ Council discussed the state of the maritime supply chain with the Secretary General of the IMO and …

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Shift2Rail BY ESC

At the panel of the Shift2Rail event, the European Shippers’ Council and the European Passengers Federation stated that “Rail” must become more customer focused and more affordable, punctual, reliable, and available! “And rail should increase its internal and external connectivity,” added Henrik Hololei, Director-General for Mobility and Transport at the …

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Progress of Digital Transport and Logistics Forum

The first mandate of the Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (DTLF) has ended, and the official reports and recommendations will be available soon. However, ESC and other DTLF members expect the EC to grant the second mandate to progress further on digital transport documents. The DTLF is a group of experts that …

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ESC against the amendments to Mobility Package

ESC calls on MEPs to reject Amendment 88 to the proposal on driving and rest time and to reject Amendment 125 to the proposal on posting of drivers. Certain changes suggested under the time pressure to be included in the legislation do not thoroughly consider the impact they will have on the implementation …

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