While meeting German importers and exporters 10 days ago, ESC together with the current market conditions in Liner Shipping also discussed the conditions for potentially longer term contracts with ocean carriers. German Industry just as other ESC members seriously questions the ocean carriers’ current behaviour and has concerns over how Liner Shipping will evolve in the future. Given the importance of shipping in Global Trade, manufacturers and traders need sustainability. Those present agreed that only a constructive dialogue between shippers, service providers and the regulators can lead to continuity and regain confidence.
18-19 May 2017, ESC as the Coordinator of the CORE project, took part in the Joint Exploitation Event organised by the European Commission in Paris.
CORE stands for “Consistently Optimised Resilient Secure Global Supply-Chains “, and this year the project has entered into its final stage. Participating in Paris event was an excellent opportunity for CORE and the other projects to present their products to potential end-users, to the audience mainly consisting of Customs Officers of Member States. (more…)
21st May 2017, the European Commission (EC) following the recommendations of the Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (DTLF) published Inception Impact Assessment report on electronic transport documents for freight carriage and is asking stakeholders for their feedback.
DTLF is an initiative taken by the European Commission (EC) to bring relevant stakeholders together. ESC being one of the leading members of this forum worked together with some 100 other representative parties to prepare recommendations (more…)