21st May 2017, the European Commission (EC) following the recommendations of the Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (DTLF) published Inception Impact Assessment report on electronic transport documents for freight carriage and is asking stakeholders for their feedback.
DTLF is an initiative taken by the European Commission (EC) to bring relevant stakeholders together. ESC being one of the leading members of this forum worked together with some 100 other representative parties to prepare recommendations (more…)
16-17 May 2017, European Shippers’ Council represented by its Chairman Denis Choumert addressed shippers’ concerns at the Global Liner Shipping Conference. This annual event gathered almost 200 people, with all stakeholders in liner shipping present. ESC has clearly expressed its worry with the market conditions in the maritime sector. The capacity problem which was already stated in several ESC press releases over the last months was echoed and supported by the freight forwarders and the Global Shippers’ Forum. Although the moderator of the session gave the audience the chance to respond, the representatives of different ocean carriers preferred not to join the debate. (more…)
Following its International Workshop on emissions in April 2017, the Logistics Emissions Accounting and Reduction Network (LEARN) project produced a report covering its main developments. The project aims at providing businesses with the efficient methodology to calculate and report emissions. This methodology helps to work out the best way to use fuel and reduce emissions. The project itself provides a platform for different stakeholders to share innovative solutions for emissions reduction. For more information, please see here.