BRUSSELS, Dec. 10, 2018 (Press Release) -The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules a German aid scheme to promote the shift of freight traffic from road to rail. The scheme will support rail freight operators in Germany in order to contribute to a reduction of road congestion and CO2 emissions.Read more
BRUSSELS, Dec. 4, 2018 (Press Release) -The under-signed represent the shippers, freight forwarders and express carriers whose customers strongly depend on an effective, seamless and reliable road transport sector in Europe. The Council’s General Approach in no way responds to the need for simple, uniform, clear and easily enforceable rules which would facilitate transport operations, protect the workers employed in this industry and ensure a fair competitive environment.Read more
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Dec. 4, 2018 (Press Release) -A.P. Moller - Maersk aims at having carbon neutral vessels commercially viable by 2030 and calls for strong industry involvement.
Aimed at accelerating the transition to carbon neutral shipping, Maersk announces today its goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. To achieve this goal, carbon neutral vessels must be commercially viable by 2030, and an acceleration in new innovations and adaption of new technology is required.Read more
HELSINKI, Dec. 4, 2018 (Press Release) -European institutions have agreed on the Renewable Energy Directive REDII for the 2020s after the European Council adopted the agreement made earlier this summer. UPM welcomes the agreement that will increase the use of renewable energy to 32% in 2030 and requires 14% bioenergy to be used in transport.
All the EU member states are obliged to implement a binding advanced biofuel blending mandate starting 2022.Read more
ULM, Germany , Nov. 28, 2018 (Press Release) -The thirty-seventh edition of the Transport Market Monitor by TIM Consult and Transporeon assesses European transport and haulage dynamics.Read more
BRUSSELS, Dec. 4, 2018 (Press Release) -The EU is promoting combined transport as a way to transfer some long-distance freight from lorries to greener means of transport such as barges, ships and trains. The Council today agreed on its position (general approach) on a proposal which clarifies the current rules for combined transport and makes it more competitive compared to road-only freight transport.Read more
BRUSSELS, Dec. 4, 2018 (Press Release) -The Council today agreed its position (general approach) on a key reform of the road transport sector, which includes drivers' working conditions, special posting rules for drivers in international transport, access to the haulage market, and improved enforcement. The reform is designed to ensure a balance between adequate working conditions for drivers and the freedom to provide cross-border services for operators. It will also provide clarity for the sector and put an end to divergent national interpretations of rules.Read more
GAINESVILLE, GA, Dec. 3, 2018 (Press Release) -Gov. Nathan Deal, along with representatives of the Georgia Ports Authority, the Greater Hall Chamber and Norfolk Southern Railroad announced plans Monday to make Hall County the site of the GPA's next inland port.Read more
The World Container Index assessed by Drewry, a composite of container freight rates on 8 major routes to/from the US, Europe and Asia is down by 4.7% to $1,720.94 per 40ft container (updated Thursday, 22 November 2018).
Drewry provides container freight rate benchmarking covering over 8,000 port pair combinations via its Benchmarking Club.