Shippers represent the owner of goods being transported by any mode of transport, whether consignors (the traditional meaning of shipper) or consignee.
The definition of shipper has changed in line with the nature of international trade and transport: in today’s global economy shippers may contract third party logistics providers or freight forwarders to procure and manage their freight shipments; they will be responsible for arranging and managing that contract. (more…)
The Council represents the vast majority of goods distributed by sea, road, rail, inland waterways and air. ESC, based in Brussels, acts as the “eyes and ears” for its member organisations – the national shippers’ councils – in respect of EU legislative activity. Equally it functions as the mouth-piece for shippers in Brussels. It has the dual role of gathering and feeding back vital intelligence on current and future EU policy developments and directly lobbying for ESC positions vis-à-vis the European institutions. It does this in close co-operation with its members.
The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) spoke with European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc, yesterday, about creating a level playing field for shippers and taking down trade barriers within the European Union.
Container Liner is reliable and communicates well, research shows
Businesses in the Netherlands have elected ‘K’ Line as the best performing deep sea container carrier of 2014. Research by the Erasmus University Rotterdam among members of the Dutch Shippers’ Council (EVO) and Exports Association (Fenedex) made this clear. Daisuke Arai, European CEO of ‘K’ Line, accepted the award yesterday at the Dutch National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam, which was presented by EVO-Chairman Chris Bruggink.
The annual award is granted by EVO to the deep-sea container carrier whose service level is perceived to be the best by its members. The clients evaluate carriers on topics such as reliability, communication, punctuality, price and routes.
European businesses hit hard with new surcharges; ESC calls upon ship owners to act
It is unacceptable to hit European businesses with the new so-called congestion surcharges. The European Shippers’ Council (ESC), seeing no reason to impose these congestion surcharges, urges ship owners to minimize surcharges and bring all costs into a single negotiable freight rate wherever possible.
Since a few weeks, businesses have been faced with the introduction of congestion surcharges in several parts of the world, among them Oman, the Philippines, India, the United States, Hong Kong and the Netherlands.