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1 EUROPEAN SHIPPERS COUNCIL ( E S C ) Who we represent, what we do Past, present and future Competitive and Sustainable Freight Transport in Europe Lisbon, 18 th October 2012

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3 WHY LOBBYING IN BRUSSELS IS A MUST FOR YOU > More and more of national legislation derives from EU > Policy migration to Brussels is a trend: e.g. REACH, Climate Change > There is competition for the point of view of shippers to be taken up: associations in Brussels > No genuine interest representative can afford to be silent while others dominate the debate

4 Employers: Business Europe Commission s Interest Groups: Directorate Generals Alliances Commissioners/ Cabinets Think-Tank: CEPS, European Policy Forum Advisors/Influencers Legislators/Regulators International Organisations: WTO, WIPO, WTO, IMO Corporation European Parliament, EP Committees Trade Associations: ESC, CEFIC, CEPI etc. Member States, PermReps, Council of Ministers Media Press Groups National Administration Trade Unions: ETF Consumer Groups: BEUC

5 WHY LOBBY THROUGH ESC ON TRANSPORT EU Decision Makers Coalitions/Specialised Organisations European Associations National Associations Corporation

6 EUROPEAN SHIPPERS COUNCIL > Established in 1963: 50 years in of policy engagement in transport to the benefit of transport users/shippers > Original engagement in maritime transport, covers all modes of transport since 30 years

7 WHOM DO WE REPRESENT AND WORK FOR > Freight transport users, owners of the goods > 100,000 + companies throughout Europe > All modes of transport > Hundred of billions of euros of purchased transport services We are the sole European organization focusing only on shippers activities and stakes in freight transport and representing only their interests as shippers

8 WHICH TYPE OF MEMBERSHIP IS OPEN > National entities gathering - or specifically working for - transport users/shippers > European Industry associations > Corporate membership (under conditions)

9 MEMBERS ANTR Romania AUTF France CPC (AIP) Portugal EK Finland EVO Netherlands OTM Belgium SSC Sweden SSC Switzerland VÖVW Austria Germany Ireland Italy Spain other countries (in negotiation) CEFIC European Chemical Industry CEPI European Paper Industries Corporate members including LEGO, BASF, Siemens, Continental, Rockwool, Bacardi, Lanxess, Ferrero, ABB and more. International network: Africa, Asia and America.

10 A RELATIVELY SMALL BUT PERFORMING ORGANIZATION AT YOUR SERVICE > 2002: Dedicated Secretary General > 2011: > Board enlarged - Chairman is a shipper > Revised statutes for more efficiency > New business plan and updated lobbying strategy > 2012: > New skilled and experienced Secretary General > Specialised working structure by Expert Modal Councils

11 HORIZONTAL PRIORITIES (ACROSS ALL MODES) > Competition issues (anti-trust, cartels, mergers) Successful removal of anti-trust protection for liner shipping (maritime guidelines, consortia) Surcharges Mergers > Environmental issues: Maritime: CO²/Sox/Nox; Rail: noise; Road:Green Freight Europe; KPIs > Trade Facilitation (see Modal Council) > Supply chain, logistics, safety, security, RDI

12 PRIORITIES BY MODAL COUNCILS > Maritime: achievements and ongoing Competition issues Market monitoring Weighing of containers Ports Policy Environmental Policy

13 > Trade Facilitation 1. Single window / single authorisation 2. Opti-Chain: linking supply chain efficiency and trade facilitation together 3. Administrative simplification 4. Customs Code revisions 5. European VAT system review 6. Mutual recognition (globally) of customs procedures

14 > Rail Achievements/Ongoing ESC acquired the European Rail Freight Customers Platform in 2010 to create Rail Transport Council > EC 4th Railway package > Single Wagon-load services > ERTMS / Interoperability/ Standadisation of data/access to data > Competition practices

15 > I nland Tr ansport/achievements and ongoing ESC and Green Freight Europe (ex SmartWay Europe) > Weights and dimensions review: Including European Modular System (EMS) > Internationalisation > Truck emissions reductions

16 > Air Tr ansport/achievements and ongoing > Surcharge transparency > Cargo security > Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG)

17 THANK YOU The European Shipper s Council (ESC) For more information please contact ESC Secretary General: Tel

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