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Cooperation on CO2 to save money

According to Sophie Punte, the Executive Director of the Smart Freight Centre, “if all partners contribute we can realize double digit CO2 reductions. Carriers and cargo owners can both take decisions that matter. Reducing emissions can, first of all, save cargo owners and carriers money and help improve their competitiveness. Secondly, sustainability efforts respond to growing concerns of modern and critical consumers. Thirdly, by acting as leaders, companies can earn a seat at the table with governments to influence policy proactively and constructively”. (more…)

Second part of Mobility Package

The European Commission has published the second part of the Mobility Package. This part is focused mainly on environmental aspects of transport as well as on changes of the multimodal transport directive. The publication was carefully synchronized with the start of the Climate conference taking place in Bonn. (more…)

GHG emissions: briefing from IMO

The latest session of the International Maritime Organisation on greenhouse gas emissions took place in October 2017. This set out the outline of a strategy on reducing GHGs from ships and presented a number of options. The paper will be discussed further at the next round of IMO talks in April 2018. The key points are highlighted below: (more…)

OBOR conference

Bruges, 23 November, European Shippers’ Council together with the College of Europe held their international conference “The Belt and Road Initiative: EU-China Logistics and Supply Chain”. (more…)

From Digital Transport Days in Tallinn

One of the highlights of the Digital Transport Days in Tallinn in November 2017 was the speech of Mr Henrik Hololei , Director General of DG MOVE  and the organiser of the DTDs . In a very dynamic way he outlined the effects, both negative and positive, of digitalisation within the wider framework of societies. (more…)

New forum for container shipping competition

Shippers in Europe and other parts of the world have frequently expressed concerns about the direction of travel of the container shipping industry towards ever-larger vessels, a dwindling number of independent operators and the rise of alliances.

As a means to address some of these issues, shippers have called for a greater degree of cooperation between partners in the supply chain to openly discuss concerns and address challenges. (more…)

CORE project survey: visibility tool

In one of the subprojects of CORE, a freight forwarder is developing a Visibility Tool to adapt security controls in real time from pick-up to delivery, conducting a review of the risks of all security incidents on a route. Should this tool be of your initial interest, please fill in the following survey: .

The expected outputs of the tool are:  (more…)