Freight News, Road

Clecat suggests way forward on cabotage

[ March 22, 2013   //   ]

Clecat, the European forwarders’ group, has suggested that the rules for cabotage be simplified as a prelude to the complete opening up of the haulage market in the EU. It suggests that the conditions for establishment of a haulage operation be streamlined; at the same time the definition of cabotage should be clarified, along with raising the number of cabotage operations to be carried out within seven days, facilitating enforcement by national authorities. In addition, Clecat is calling on the European Commission to allow cabotage operations as soon as the vehicle has entered the host country, rather than only allowing it following the completion of an international journey. This, it says, would result in better capacity utilisation.

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