New chief for European Shippers’ Council

Roman Stiftner was confirmed as the new president of the European Shippers’ Council at its board meeting on 19 October. He takes over from Denis Choumert, who has chaired the organisation for the last 10 years and will remain  a board member. A managing director of the Austrian Mining and Steel Association and president of the country’s BVL logistics organisation, he has been a board member of ESC since 2015. [+]

Czechs to allow longer, heavier trucks

The Czech Republic is to allow the use of European Modular System vehicle combinations up to 25.25 metres long and weighing 48 tonnes, reports the European Shippers’ Council. The European Modular System (EMS) allows combinations of existing loading units into longer and sometimes heavier vehicle combinations to be used on some ... [+]

Consortia fail to improve services, says shippers

The Shipping Line Consortia block exemption regulation (BER) has failed to improve services, says the European Shippers’ Council (ESC). In a position paper published as part of the European Commission’s ongoing consultation, it says that with unreliability, cancelled sailings and a lack of transparency, shippers have not seen the improvement in ... [+]

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