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.
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.