ESC Webinar on the Suez Crisis

By |2024-02-20T16:58:03+01:00February 20th, 2024|

Join ESC for an insightful webinar on the latest developments in the maritime sector and solutions to the Suez Crisis!Date: Friday, 23rd February 2024Time: 10:00 - 11:00 CETOnlineTopics:1️⃣ The 'Suez Crisis' and potentialsolutions to mitigate its impact on global supply chains, sustainabilityinitiatives, and international trade.2️⃣ Developments in the maritime sector,including the Emission Trading System and

Renewal of WTO Moratorium on Customs Duties for Electronic Transmissions

By |2023-12-12T12:17:02+01:00December 12th, 2023|

In the latest Trade and Customs Group (TCG) meeting on 30th November, where ESC, FEPORT, WSC and ESPO have delivered a presentation on temporary storage, the Directorate-General for Trade (DG TRADE) brought to the attention a crucial development that directly impacts global trade : the upcoming renewal of the World Trade Organization (WTO) moratorium for

ESC-CLECAT ‘ Logistics for Europe Conference’ 16th November

By |2023-11-02T17:50:52+01:00November 2nd, 2023|

GSA would like to remind you about the ESC-CLECAT Logistic for Europe Conference on November 16th! Register here   Share it with your connections !The 'Logistics for Europe' event convened logistics industry representatives, European lawmakers, and experts to discuss critical issues in the freight transport sector. The event tackled key topics, including customs reform

European Commission decides not to extend antitrust block exemption for liner shipping consortia

By |2023-10-11T14:42:05+02:00October 11th, 2023|

The European Commission has announced that it will not extend the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (CBER) beyond April 2024. The CBER allowed container carriers to enjoy more lenient competition rules compared to the common EU legislation. GSA welcomes this decision, which shippers have been fighting for over the past eight years alongside other stakeholders. GSA

Australia joins the Asian Shippers Alliance

By |2023-10-11T14:46:03+02:00September 14th, 2023|

Australia joins the Asian Shippers Alliance   Petaling Jaya, Selangor Malaysia – Wednesday 13 September 2023   The Asian Shippers Alliance (ASA) welcomes the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) as Australia’s representative to the influential regional coalition of peak trade organisations. YBhg Dato’ Dr Ir Andy Seo, Chair of the Malaysian National Shippers’ Council (MNSC)

EU’s Relations with Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities

By |2023-07-20T16:50:19+02:00July 20th, 2023|

The current status of the EU's relations with Latin America presents good and less promising news for the Global Shippers Alliance. Spain's presidency of the European Council, which began on July 1, 2023, is affected by domestic political issues and elections, delaying the setting of the regional agenda in Latin America. Uncertainties arise for shippers

The end of the Black Sea Grain Initiative impacts Shippers

By |2023-07-20T10:09:40+02:00July 20th, 2023|

As GSA, we support the work and the position of WTO, ensuring that rules of international trade are respected. The termination of the Grain Deal, which had contributed to the export of 32 million tonnes of food products in the last years, brings along a series of consequences, such as increased prices for grains and

Maersk/Hamburg Süd to pay fine of millions for breach of contract

By |2023-06-15T11:32:11+02:00June 15th, 2023|

Maersk subsidiary Hamburg Süd must pay almost $ 10 million in damages to the American shipper OJ Commerce, a furniture importer with headquarters in Florida that had sued the shipping company for breach of contract. The damages, a preliminary ruling that the shipping company can still appeal, are significantly higher than previous fines handed out

Commissioner Reynders in the US for high-level meetings on consumer protection

By |2023-02-21T12:46:49+01:00February 21st, 2023|

Today, Commissioner for Justice, Didier  Reynders,  will travel to Orlando, in the United States, to participate in the 2023 Annual Symposium of the  International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) . The ICPHSO is the forum that brings together international stakeholders to advance consumer product safety on a global basis and to promote safer consumer products around the

Statement by President von der Leyen on the 10th package of sanctions against Russia

By |2023-02-21T11:12:16+01:00February 21st, 2023|

In her speech, President von der Leyen claimed that the Commission proposes further export bans worth more than €11 billion, to deprive the Russian economy of critical technology and industrial goods, for instance vital goods such as electronics, specialized vehicles, machine parts, spare parts for trucks and jet engines. The Commission is also targeting goods