OTM Belgian Shippers' Council

Belangenorganisatie logistiek - handel en industrie

O.T.M. staat voor Organisatie van Traffic Managers. Zij is de enige organisatie die de
belangen verdedigt van de Verladers, zijnde de bedrijven die voor het vervoer van hun
producten gebruik maken van eigen vervoer of van transportbedrijven.

Brussels Update juni 2012

ESC Brussels Update includes the following news issues:

Section 1 — Regulators (European Commission; European Parliament; European Council):

1.1. “Wisemen” Report of the High Level Group on the Development of the EU Road Haulage Market

1.2. EMS: Commissioner for Transport Kallas vs. Chairman TRAN Committee Brian Simpson

1.3. Gigaliners: Opponents say Kallas acted illegally (Europolitics 18 June 2012)

1.4. Stakeholders’ meeting concerning results of the Public internet consultation on GHG policy on HDVs

1.5. EU divided over single liberal-ised railway system

1.6. Events

Section 2 — Business

2.1. Idle container fleet down 47%

2.2. Box bookings slow as fixture periods shrink - New fixtures have been con-centrated in the market segment above 4,000 teu, say brokers

2.3. A fragile truce (Lloyd's List article)

2.4. Possibility of another supply glut in container shipping

2.5. Boxlines neutral over moves to ax EU guidelines

2.6. Events

Section 3 – European Shippers’ Council

3.1. Mandatory weighing of containers is a false remedy

3.2. ESC analyses the legality of the Commission’s decision to open the European Modular Systems to cross-border journeys for gigaliners

3.3. ESC agrees to promote short-sea shipping

Shipper’s view on container safety

3.4. Transport Infrastructure budget: 32 billion euro initiative

3.5. ESC joined other stakeholders in an open letter sent to the European Parliament with an appeal to prolong the timeframe of the Sulphur Directive from 2015 to 2020

3.6. Modal Councils’ meetings and contacts

3.7. Events

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