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16 January 2021 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 06:47 GMT+1

European Union


Freight traffic in EU ports fell by -17.0% in the second quarter of 2020
In Italy, the decline was -40.5%

The EU Commission authorises public support for the recapitalisation of the German tourist group TUI
Public resources of up to EUR 1.25 billion are planned

CLECAT and ESC once again complain that the commercial practices of containerised shipping carriers are undermineing the recovery of the EU economy
Letter to the European Commission

Free trade agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom has been reached today
It will enter into force on 1 January

CER, ERFA and UIRR urge the EU not to prioritise road transport in climate policies
The associations fear that the development of intermodal transport will be further delayed

ECSA, ICS, ITF and ETF renew the EU's request to ensure the rapid and predictable disembarkation of people rescued at sea from ships
They consider that the measures provided for in the new pact on migration and asylum are insufficient

ECSA, the EU strategy for a sustainable transport system is good, but funds are needed
Dorsman: The plan to revise the ship recycling regulation is premature and creates uncertainty

The European Commission presents its strategy for the green and digital transformation of the EU transport system
Timmermans: We have set ambitious goals to ensure a sustainable, intelligent and resilient recovery. T&E points out that the plan for aircraft and ships focuses too much on biofuels

EMSA publishes the latest annual report on maritime accidents
Last year, claims fell compared to 2018

A wall against the wall with the EU on port taxation does not seem to be producing for Italy
A comparison with european Commission officials is useful to separate purely publicist activities from economic ones

Italy has lost the battle with the EU over the taxation of port authorities
From January 1, 2022, port system authorities will have to be subject to the same tax rules as other companies

BIMCO, the EU's strategy for safe and environmentally friendly ship recycling has failed
The association points out that it is impossible for shipowners to demolish their large vessels on EU-approved shipyards

ESC and CLECAT accuse containerised shipping carriers of jeopardising the recovery of the European economy
Choumert: Customers are rightly irritated that line companies have taken advantage of capacity shortages to increase revenues much more than their costs

ESC complains that container shipping companies are taking advantage of the situation to make huge profits
The association points out that sea carriers do not provide benefits to market users as provided for in the block exemption regulation

The European shipbuilding associations CESA and SEA Europe are calling on the IMO to have a policy to encourage the decarbonisation of shipping
Tytgat: measures are needed to accelerate the spread of green technologies and a stable regulatory framework that incentivises first movers and supports their investments

The EU Commission updates the European list of facilities authorised for ship recycling
Added one shipyard in Denmark, one in Norway and two in Turkey

Annaleena Mäkilä is the new president of the European Sea Ports Organisation
The port of Algeciras won the ESPO Award 2020

In the transport sector, gender discrimination starts from the pay gap
ETF survey calling for a directive on transparency of remuneration

Council of the EU, adopt an emergency plan for the transport of goods in the event of a pandemic
I call on the European Commission to draw up a specific programme of action quickly

European Commission guidelines for the application of the regulation on ship recycling
Clarifications in light of the difficulties created by the coronavirus health crisis

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