Forwarders welcome container haulage probe

European forwarders’ group CLECAT says it welcomes International Transport Forum’s call for more regulatory attention on the door-to-door container market. The ITF has published an independent report on the performance of maritime container supply chains, bringing together data it has collected over the last couple of years on the ocean carriers’ behaviour. CLECAT endorses the think tank’s urgent call for more attention regulatory attention on fair competition in door-to-door container transport. The ... [+]

Shipping lines pose existential threat to forwarders, says CLECAT

The CLECAT European forwarders’ organisation has called for an urgent enquiry into the container shipping sector to remove “unfair and discriminatory rules”, warning that smaller freight forwarders could be driven out of business.. In a letter to a letter to competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager, the Brussels-based group says that  European businesses ... [+]

Transporters call for fair deal in Covid recovery

European forwarders’ organisation Clecat and a number of other shipping and transport organisations called on EU Member States and the European Commission to ensure that transport receives adequate consideration after the European Parliament endorsed a Recovery and Resilience plan with a budget of €672.5 billion on 9 February. They said ... [+]

CLECAT calls for clarity on detention and demurrage charges

European forwarders’ organisation CLECAT has called for a more transparent process in determining of detention and demurrage charges in container shipping. In a paper published in early April, it sets out a number of issues freight forwarders have encountered recently. Director general Nicolette van der Jagt, said: “Over the last couple ... [+]

Put liner consortia on the chopping block, say shippers

Freight industry stakeholders including the Clecat forwarders’ organisation, the Global Shippers Forum and the European Shippers’ Council meeting at a roundtable in Paris hosted by the OECD’s International Transport Forum on 19 February called for the shipping line consortia block exemption to be repealed. They said that market developments over the ... [+]

Forwarders welcome plans for Maritime Single Window

The Clecat forwarders organisation along with the European Shippers’ Council have joined forces with other shipping groups to welcome the European Maritime Single Window Environment Regulation, which was adopted by the European Transport and Tourism Committee in January. However, Clecat cautions against the creation of an EU Level Access Point ... [+]

Clecat disappointed by cabotage plans

European forwarders’ representative group Clecat says it is disappointed at the European Council’s recent compromise agreement on posting of workers. It says that the agreement, if implement, would in “no way respond to the need for simple, uniform, clear and easily enforceable rules which would facilitate transport operations, protect the ... [+]

UK customs plans will take a decade to realise, says Clecat

UK plans for a Facilitated Customs Arrangement (FCA) could take up to a decade to put into practice and are not a realistic solution to the problems posed by Brexit, says forwarder’s group Clecat in a new position paper published on 16 October. The group is urging Brexit negotiators to prevent ... [+]

Forwarders welcome plan to ditch the paper

The Clecat forwarders’ organisation welcomed the EU’s third Mobility Package on 18 May, saying that the proposal it contained to create a fully digital environment for information exchange in freight transport would help eliminate paper documents. Director general Nicolette van der Jagt said: “Requiring acceptance of electronic formats for transport information ... [+]

Posting of workers should not apply to international haulage, says Clecat

Forwarders’ organisation Clecat says that the EU Posting of Workers Directive should not apply to international road transport operations as it would punish those that abide by the rules, and add a disproportionate administrative burden to the sector. It says that the Commission’s proposal to apply the directive, subject to a ... [+]

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