OTM Belgian Shippers' Council

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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 Dec-'12-Jan '13



EUROFER rejoins ESC. see 3.1

Two New European associations join ESC: AIM and ETSA. see 3.2 ;

4th Railway package published on 30/1/2013 see1.1

Sulphur Directive Adopted- see1.4.


Section 1 - Regulators:

1.1. European Railways at a junction: the Commission adopts Proposals for a Fourth Railway Package – Brussels 30/1/2013

1.2. Ports’ policy review: a summary of the stakeholder positions;

1.3. Maritime piracy: strengthening the EU response - 24 January 2013;

1.4. Environment: New rules on cleaner fuels for shipping will deliver benefits for people's health;

1.5. LNG for the maritime sector closer to reality thanks to EU supported project;

1.6. EVENTS.

Section 2 – Business:

2.0 Box lines step up war on unsafe cargo practices;

2.1 Canada freight transport market: New market research published;

2.2 2012 marks ongoing box slump in volumes in Asia-Europe container trade;

2.3 New joint initiative on container safety;

2.4 Glimmers of hope for rates on key Asia-Europe box trades;

2.5 Ports, liners push weighing of loaded boxes;

2.6 Lower speeds boost box schedule reliability, say top shippers;

2.7 Slow and steady for shipping;

2.8 Brussels maintains its reform of the rail against Paris and Berlin;


Section 3 – European Shippers’ Council (ESC):

3.1 EUROFER, the European Steel Association, has re-joined ESC;

3.2 Two new European Associations join ESC in 2013: Welcome!


3.3.1 Inland Transport Council (Road and Inland Navigation): i. Stakeholder Meeting about Cabotage, January 17, 2013; ii. Land

Transport Security Expert Meeting; iii. ESC attended two Inland Waterways Expert Meetings; iv. ESC participated in Conference on

Fair and Efficient Road Pricing.

3.3.1 Inland Transport Council (Road and Inland Navigation): i Ports’ Policy Review – Hearing January 18, 2013; ii UASC joins ESC on

Weighing of containers debat

3.4 ESC Press Releases;

3.5 News from ESC National Councils;


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