- Air cargo
- Inland Waterways
- Logistics and Land Transport
- Supply Chain Security
- The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) represents the interests of European industry as users of freight transport services in all modes of freight transport including road. Shippers are primarily producers, retailers or buyers of goods. Through the network of European national shippers’ councils, ESC represents the interests of an estimated 100,000 companies involved in international trade, within, to and from the EU. (more…)
The European Shippers Council welcomes the 4th Railway Package published by the Commission on 30 January 2013. This proposal is in line with the 2011 Transport White Paper and the recently published Single Market Act II that intend to create a single European railway area by eliminating outstanding obstacles. (more…)
On the 22nd of December 2011 the European Commission (the Commission) launched a public consultation (with a reply deadline of the 27th of February 2012) regarding the revision of the Directive 96/53/EC on Weights & Dimensions (the Directive).
The Directive regulates the weights and dimensions of heavy-duty vehicles operating as international and national transport within the EU. This Directive aims to enable fair competition between hauliers by ensuring transport operations may not be refused between two Member States on the basis of the dimensions of the vehicle used. (more…)
Open letter to the Permanent Representations of EU Member States on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 on recording equipment in road transport and amending Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 of the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2011)0451 – C7-0205/2011 – 2011/0196(COD)) (more…)
Dear Member of Parliament,
The signatories of this letter representing logistics service providers (CLECAT), shippers (ESC), and the independent rail freight companies (ERFA) would like to share with you their views and expectations regarding the Commission’s proposal for a directive establishing a single European railway area (Recast) COM(2010)475.
We are contacting you in a joint manner because we share the same wish to have an open rail freight se (more…)