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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.

ESC Brussels Update November 2012


Section 1 – Regulators:

1.1. Sulphur Directive Adopted by the Council (see also 3.8);
1.2. Council agrees its position on new rules for the airport slots allocation;
1.3. November infringements package: main decisions by the European Commission on Transport;
1.4. The 2013 budget should support growth and jobs, according to MEPs ;
1.5. Commission seeks formal eplanations from Spain on changes to airport charges;
1.6. New portal on Trans-European Network with dynamic maps;
1.7. Transport infrastructure: Commission releases over €1.2 billion to fund key TEN-T projects;
1.8. Safer vehicles through international harmonization;
1.9. Single European Sky:
1.10. MEPs oppose liberalisation of ground services at airports;
1.11. Stopping the clock of ETS and aviation emissions following las week ICAO council;
1.12. EVENTS.

Section 2 – Business:

2.1 Freight rates slip again – which could cost Maersk some $1.8bn;
2.2 Record high for liner schedule integrity;
2.3 Asia-Europe GRI lost as spot rates tumble;
2.4 Box lines aim for Pacific cost cuts;
2.5 Latest IMO developments – MEPC 64 highlights
2.6 MSC increased rates for reefer containers
2.7 Brazil as a major commodities exporter
2.8 Unipec among trio of charterers choosing green
2.9 Shipping made easier with eBIS;
2.10 OECD Statistics Brief - October 2012: Global Freight Volumes Suggest Continuous Uncertainty
2.11 Special rolling stock: system costs are 30% to 40% higher compared to the UCT standard
2.12 Swissport senior reshuffle
2.13 Airfreight drives IAG widebody link

Section 3 – European Shippers’ Council (ESC):

3.1 New Member from SPAIN – Brief message of the President of TRANSPRIME to ESC Members;
3.2 ESC delegation meets Mr Hololei, Head of Cabinet of Vice-President of the Commission in charge of Transport;
3.3 ESC PRESS RELEASES: i. Sulphur content rules will have a deep impact on Shippers (Sweco report) ii. Asian Shippers and ESC
meet in Jakarta and agree to increase cooperation;
3.4 ESC Chairman meets MAI President in Brussels;
3.5 ESC/UIRR Secretary Generals met to renew alliance and identify new areas of cooperation;
3.6 ESC Article for the Journal of Commerce by the Secretary General (November 2012);
3.7 ESC meeting AIM for potential cooperation;
3.8.1 Trade Facilitation: i. Blue Belt; ii. Reporting Directive; iii. Turkey.
3.8.2 Air Transport Council: i. EC Legislative Proposal; ii. JOINT LETTER ESC/CLECAT on Comments in response to the new
implementing legislation on third country cargo (19/11/2012);
3.8.3 Rail Transport Council: i. Decrease in European rail freight; ii. Recast of First Railway Package approved by European transport
ministers; iii. Shippers need a Fourth Railway Package with the right policy and actions.
3.8.4 Inland Transport Council (Road and Inland Navigation): i. Cabotage; ii. ESC attended a meeting about emissions reduction in
inland waterway transport fleet;
3.8.5 Maritime Transport Council: i. ESC urges for innovation in supply chain communication.

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