Blue Belt to knock shipping into shape

The European Commission launched two proposals to ease customs formalities for shipping in Europe on 8 July. It plans to upgrade the procedures already in place for intra-European shipping to make them shorter and more flexible. However, as almost 90% of ships carry both EU and non EU goods and call at EU and non-EU ports for example in Norway, Northern Africa and Russia, the Commission is proposing an eManifest harmonised ... [+]

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