OTM Belgian Shippers' Council

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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 september 2012

Section 1 – Regulators:

1.1. Barroso – ‘’No reinterpretation of EU Law for megatrucks’’;
1.2. ‘’A vital resource: Europe’s ports face winds of change’’, Conference on European Ports Policy, Brussels,
September 25, 2012 (Speech by Commissioner Siim Kallas);
1.3. ‘’The last mile towards the 4th Railway Package’’, Brussels, September 24, 2012 (Speech by Commissioner Siim
1.4. Joint Statement by Vice-President of the European Commission Siim Kallas and EU Commissioner for Climate
Action Connie Hedegaard;
1.5. Inland Navigation Expert Group;
1.6. Report of the High Level Group on the Development of a single European Transport Area;
1.7. EVENTS.

Section 2 – Business:

2.1 Centralised Customs Clearance within the EU – A Business Perspective;
2.2 IATA Survey;
2.3 Check box weights in the terminal, says Bromma;
2.4 Scandlines "Zero Emission" project for the Fehmarn Belt route;
2.5 Kuehne+Nagel agrees to $28 million price-fixing penalty;
2.6 State of Alaska v. Hillary Rodham Clinton;
2.7 Brussels ditches regional CO2 reduction for shipping;
2.8 MOL Receives EVO’s Top Award for Container Service (The Netherlands);
2.9 Cut capacity if you want rate hikes, lines told;
2.10 Living with low-sulphur rules;
2.11 Finland budgets €30M for ship sulphur scrubbers;
2.12 Exclusive: US Complaint behind car carrier antitrust probe;
2.13 Blazing a trail. Daily Maersk has brought a new level of accountability to liner shipping;
2.14 Idled boxfleet set to grow as liners go for the GRI burn;
2.15 Insurers push for box verification in wake of MSC Flaminia;
2.16 Ballast water to dominate MEPC database on market-based measures;
2.17 Container shipments from Asia to Europe unprofitable due to fuel cost;
2.18 Events

Section 3 – European Shippers’ Council (ESC):

3.1 ESC welcomes Ferrero GROUP as new Corporate Member;
3.2 New strategy for the European Commission on CO² reductions in shipping (Joint Statement by Vice-President
of the European Commission Siim Kallas and EU Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard);
3.3 DG TAXUD - Your contribution to the Study on the Evaluation of the Customs Union;
3.4 Drewry Maritime Research offer to ESC getting free access to the monthly Drewry publication;
3.5 Joint ESC/CLECAT Letter on proposal on recording ;
3.6 ESC invited to join a workshop on access to international road haulage market;
3.7 European Ports Policy Conference;
3.8 ESC Survey RESULTS on the functioning of ports in Europe;
3.9 Weighing of containers – ESC has attended IMO meeting;
3.10 ESC Survey RESULTS on weighing of containers in Europe;
3.11 Interoperability is a painful process – ESC Chairman met with the ERA Executive Director;
3.12 ESC participates in a lunch organised by EMS Forum in the European Parliament.
3.13 EVENTS.

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