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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 augustus 2012

ESC Brussels Update includes the following news issues:

Section 1 – Regulators:

1.1. High Level Group on Logistics;

1.2. Ports Policy Review: EC Stakeholder’s consultation and the importance of ports

for economic recovery and jobs;

1.3. Maritime Antitrust Guidelines public consultation;

1.4. Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of


1.5. VAT: Commission proposes new instrument for speedy response to fraud;

1.6. European Commission starts internal study AEO-KC;

1.7. €65 million in EU Funding available for environmentally-friendly freight projects –

Marco Polo Programme;


Section 2 – Business:

2.1 Tax on Heavy Duty Vehicles (France);

2.2 Alaska government suit against USA federal government;

2.3 Weighting of containers (Explosion of MSC Flaminia);

2.4 RWI/ISL Container Throughput Index Slightly Down in June;

2.5 Illicit arms traders step up their use of containers;


Section 3 – European Shippers’ Council (ESC):

3.1 Ports Policy Review: EC Stakeholder’s consultation: members to provide inputs by

16th August 2012;

3.2 Drewry Maritime Research offer to ESC getting free access to the monthly Drewry


3.3 ESC Trade Facilitation Council: Members to Nominate their Representatives;

3.4 Security in Third Countries;

3.5 ESC in active discussion with the European Commission about the merger of TNT

and UPS ;

3.6 Surcharges;

3.7 Maritime Antitrust Guidelines public consultation, ESC’s position;

3.8 ESC calls for a thorough investigation in the case of MSC Flaminia;

3.9 ESC writes to IMO Secretary General: Weighing of containers – Role of the

Shippers // Request to contribute;

3.10 South African Shippers’ Council has joined the ESC position on the debate of

Weighing of Containers;

3.11 Modal Councils’ contacts;

3.12 EVENTS.

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