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.
CORE launches website to protect and secure global supply chain
The balance between effective control and supervision and facilitating legitimate trade by a number of innovations, needs to be improved. That is why today the CORE website is launched – where its partners have committed to work together to maximize the speed and reliability and minimize cost of fulfilling global trade transactions, make supply chains more transparent and resilient and at the same time bring safety and security to the highest level.
In border-crossing operations with third countries there is still quite a deal to be gained. Interventions by control agencies can cause disturbances and unexpected delays harm supply chain predictability. Moreover, additional compliance processes and procedures have raised the administrative burden for legitimate traders, thus neutralizing the positive impact of paperless declarations.