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 ERA, Academy for European Law, is organising its Annual Conference on Trade Law 2014, which will be held in Brussels on October 16th and 17th.
This annual conference, as presented on the ERA website, will provide practitioners with in-depth analysis and high-level debate on the latest developments in the field of EU and world trade law.
The main focus of this year’s event will be the new legal framework to better enforce EU rights under international trade agreements, recently approved by the European Parliament and by the EU Council. (more…)