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  • yiffy award dissertations html Ireland was represented by Ms Silvia Vallés Barrera in 2011 who was successful in representing the region of Europe and then went on to win the overall YIFFA at the 2011 FIATA World Congress in Cairo The IIFA must nominate a candidate by 15th January 2015 Should any IIFA member firms or potential candidates from member firms have any questions please telephone this office via 01 845 5411 and we will be happy to further discussion the YIFFA competition Back To Top Iarnród éireann report freight business 3 up on 2014 forecast Iarnród éireann Freight has reported that freight is 3 ahead of the business forecast for the third quarter of 2014 This follows a 4 increase in volume carried during 2013 The principal freight flow between Ballina and Dublin Port operated for IWT and primarily transporting products for a multinational soft drinks company now handles up to 14 services each week saving up to 6 5 million road kilometres every year and reduces CO2 emissions by as much as 1 000 tonnes p a to help meet Ireland s emissions targets Punctuality of the service stands at 92 with a 97 reliability factor Glenn Carr Iarnród éireann s Freight Manager is keen to develop new opportunities for rail freight in Ireland Back To Top US Ambassador says Shannon playing key role The newly appointed US Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O Malley pictured above on the right has praised Shannon Airport for its key role in supporting the continuing and strong US multi national presence in the West of Ireland Speaking on an official visit to the airport where he met members of its executive and board Ambassador O Malley said that having a vibrant airport on the western seaboard with direct links to the US is critical for shared prosperity between the region and multi nationals Ambassador O Malley travelled to Shannon with his wife Dena and members of his team at the US embassy for meetings with members of the board and executive in what was his first visit to the region since his arrival in Ireland to take up the post five weeks ago He said Literally all of the businesses the US multi nationals and those from other countries that are situated in this region need an airport that can service their connectivity requirements These are large companies doing a great job in Ireland employing Irish people and participating in helping both sides of the Atlantic share in a great prosperity Shannon helps sustain that through its transatlantic services as without them there would be no direct access from the US into the West or South coast of Ireland There has been an explosion of business here up and down the coast with a lot of significant foreign direct investment here This is a wonderful testament to what is happening at Shannon and the region The St Louis Missouri grandson of Westport Co Mayo grandparents said that he has been impressed by what he has seen of the Irish economy since his arrival The thing that I feel since coming to Ireland five weeks ago in this official capacity is that the recovery here is palpable You can feel it and see it Everything is on the up here I took over as the US ambassador about five weeks ago and we spent the first weeks in Dublin but I wanted to get out to this part of the country as quickly as I could to tell the business community here including the authority in Shannon that the US wants to do business It s a vibrant part of Ireland and is linked with a great deal of prosperity in the US Anything I can do to increase investment and trade between our two countries I will do That is very important to me Speaking following the meeting Shannon Group Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Murphy said We were delighted to welcome Ambassador O Malley to Shannon He was no stranger to Shannon as he travelled through here in the past on a number of occasions and understands the special links between this airport and the US We had four major airlines Aer Lingus United Delta and American operating to five US destinations Boston Chicago JFK New York Newark and Philadelphia on our schedule this year including daily Boston and Newark services year round This also gives us one stop connectivity to virtually every city in the US so Shannon plays a huge role in terms of supporting US investment and tourism here Ambassador O Malley not alone understands Shannon s key role as the only airport on the entire Atlantic Seaboard from Donegal down to Cork in helping to sustain investment between this side of the island and the US but has made it clear he wants to do whatever he can to support that further We appreciate this very much and look forward to working with him into the future Back To Top Kuehne Nagel Aer Lingus Cargo at its inaugural Supplier Awards event L to R Garry McCabe Kuehne Nagel Garrett Thornton JMC Van Trans Liam Fleming Mearsk Line Ken Kilkenny Aseco Ireland Enda Cornielle Emirates Sky Cargo Michael Sanfey Aer Lingus Cargo Pamela Doyle Kuehne Nagel Robert Balfe Vodafone Eoin Stapleton PRL Group Michael Dixon Dixon International Kuehne Nagel Ireland marked the launch of its annual Supplier Awards with a prestigious event in the Dublin at the end of October of this year Aer Lingus Cargo was crowned overall Supplier of the Year 2014 amid strong competition With the new awards Kuehne Nagel Ireland aims to honour excellence in service provision to the logistics and freight forwarding industry The company received 120 submissions in eight different catergories across the airfreight seafreight overland contract logistics and general services sectors Category winners included Maersk Line Vodafone Ireland Emirates Sky Cargo Dixon International Transport JMC Van Trans PRL Group and Aseco Ireland The title of overall Supplier of the Year 2014 was

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  • Quarter 1 2013 - Newsletter
    a host of low cost airlines bringing tourists from across the EU Touring motorcyclists were missing out as previously they had to drive their own bikes across Europe to get to Ireland Bike on Board now allows them to deliver their bikes to a series of depots across Europe where our partners will secure the machines in specially designed cradles The bikers can book their flights to Dublin to coincide with the arrival of their bike safe in the knowledge that their beloved machines will arrive safely at our depot near Dublin airport where they can be re united BOB also operates from Ireland to Continental Europe allowing Irish motorcycle enthusiasts the opportunity to have their motorcycles transported in advance to their destination depot of choice to await their arrival Back To Top Kuehne Nagel Share in Best Workplace Award for 2013 Cathal Divilly MD of Great Places to Work Institute Marcus Bennett MD of Kuehne Nagel Ireland Lucinda Creighton Minister of State for European Affairs John Ryan CEO of Great Places to Work IIFA Full Trading member Kuehne Nagel Ireland was recently officially recognised as a one of Irelands Best Workplaces for 2013 this year being placed 14th Best Medium Sized Workplace in Ireland along with winning a Special Category Award for their practices in the area of Caring These accolades were presented at the Great Place to Work Awards in the Burlington Hotel Dublin on Thursday 7th March 2013 The event was attended by Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton who complimented all the organisations for creating high trust workplaces which she said leads to a clear competitive advantage especially when trading internationally Commenting on the achievement by 49 organisations CEO of the Great Place to Work John Ryan said that competition for places on the list was at its highest in 10 years as more organisations had chosen to go through the assessment process clearly appreciating the business benefits of having a high performing workplace where employees are seen as having a critical impact Kuehne Nagel Ireland embarked on the Great Place to Work journey in 2010 and have now become the first international freight forwarder to be named as one of the Best Workplaces in Ireland Back To Top Growing lack of truck drivers may affect Canada s Economy In Canada tens of thousands of truck drivers are approaching retirement age but very few young people and immigrants are entering the industry A new Conference Board of Canada report concludes that the gap between the supply of drivers and the demand for them estimated at 25 000 by 2020 could be costly to the Canadian economy The trucking industry moves 90 of all consumer products and food within Canada and 60 of trade with the USA Canada s largest trading partner It alone accounts for 33 real gross domestic product GDP in the transportation sector Back To Top Irish Continental Group Freight Report The Irish Continental Group plc recently released their Statement of Results for the Year ended 31 December 2012 The report contained a small feature on Freight as follows The Republic of Ireland s RORO market remained challenging with overall volumes marginally lower than 2011 194 5 in 2011 down 5 6 to 183 7 in 2012 There also continues to be overcapacity in the freight market particularly on the longer sea routes which is unsustainable at current market demand There was some recognition of this in the termination by one operator of a pure RORO service from Heysham to Northern Ireland Irish Ferries carryings at 183 700 freight units were down approximately 5 6 in the year reflecting this difficult economic and capacity backdrop The extremely challenging economic circumstances in the Republic of Ireland and UK contributed to the lack of growth in the market and the pressure on operating costs for our freight customers remained intense Irish Ferries remained focused on delivering high quality service combined with real value for regular users of our services The backdrop of increased fuel costs also made trading difficult for our customers who are consumers of road diesel in addition to purchasing deck space on our ferries Back To Top China Representation won by Celtic Forwarding Ltd IIFA Council Member Finbarr Cleary Managing Director of IIFA Full Trading Member Celtic Forwarding Ltd recently completed negotiations with Sinotrans China s largest freight forwarder and freight transport operator to represent them in Ireland The Sinotrans operation includes 5 000 trucks 15 000 trailers 1100 offices in 29 provinces 67 bonded warehouses 12 domestic distribution hubs over 70 rail ramps 56 Port Terminals and operate a network of Asian feeder ship services Concerning the Sinotrans link Gerry Kiernan at Celtic Forwarding said In more recent times China s growing consumer society has led to high demand for quality products and Irish exports have targeted this market Getting your products to China is one thing Getting your products on the shelves of retail outlets throughout the country is another A spokesman for Sinotrans spoke about its new operation in Pinhu Our Pinhu logistics center will be opening on early 2014 It is huge and will become one of our largest warehouses in the Pearl River Delta area It will provide CFS Bonded Non bonded warehouse temperature control storage services to our customers both in China and overseas Back To Top Moneypoint could be a Hub port According to press reports research work is at an advanced stage in relation to the possible development of an intercontinental container trans shipment port next to the ESB Moneypoint Powerstation in the Shannon Estuary in Co Clare At a meeting on Monday 11th of February 2013 of the Kilrush Town Council Councillor Liam Williams said the development if it goes ahead would dwarf that of Moneypoint and would create 220 jobs after phase one It is my understanding that serious research and preparatory work has been done by a company with the intention of developing and Intercontinental Container Transhipment Hub Port in

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  • FIATA Young International Freight Forwarder Award 2013 Regional Winners The four regional winners of the 2013 Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award have now been identified as Region Africa Middle East Mr Mohamed Samy Egypt Region Americas Mr Kaloyan Petrov Canada Region Asia Pacific Mr Prabhjot Singh India Region Europe Miss Janna Marie van Burgeler Germany The finalists will travel to Singapore this October for the FIATA World Congress to receive their regional prizes of certificates and trophies and to make final individual presentations to the Steering Committee to decide who will be the overall winner of the prestigious International Award International transport insurance provider TT Club has sponsored the FIATA Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award since its beginnings in 1999 It continues to support the programme and it aims to identify recognize and encourage young talent throughout the industry As Chairman of the Steering Committee Andrew Kemp TT Club s European Regional Director commented We promote professional training at every opportunity and are therefore proud to support FIATA s initiative TT Club is firmly committed to encouraging best practice in all aspects of freight transport Our risk management and loss prevention resources are continually aimed at informing forwarders carriers cargo handlers and transport operators of best practice in stowage documentation safety security and many other aspects of the business The overall prize includes a week s training at one of TT Club s regional centres in London Hong Kong or New Jersey as well as attendance on the Thomas Miller Insight into Transport Law and Insurance course in London in which TT Club is closely involved They will also receive a subscription to one of the industry s leading media information sources International Transport Journal ITJ ITZ Back To Top New Members of the Irish International Freight Association We welcome the following firms who this year have joined the IIFA as Full Trading Spratt Transport and Affiliate Lankel Ltd Members Unit C1 Furry Park Ind Estate Santry Dublin 9 Tel 01 8527100 E Mail Sales Sprattrans com Website www sprattrans com Tolka Quay Dublin 1 Tel 01 855 7117 E Mail nicola lankelrefrigeration ie Website www lankelrefrigeration ie Back To Top IAG s new A380 begins decade of fleet renewal British Airways last month took delivery this week of its first Airbus A380 The below article is taken from www aircargoworld com The Airbus A380 will enter commercial service to Los Angeles Sept 24 and to Hong Kong Oct 22 following an entry into service program that involves pilot and crew training and short haul trial flights within Europe The A380 flew into London Heathrow from final assembly at the Airbus plant in Toulouse joining the two 787 Dreamliners of which BA took delivery in June The Boeings will begin serving Toronto Sept 1 and Newark Oct 1 BA will be the first airline in Europe to operate both new aircraft types The arrival of the A380 cheered on at a welcoming ceremony by 380 flag waving BA crewmembers marks the start of a 10 year fleet renewal plan that will see the parent IAG group take delivery of 78 wide body aircraft Confirmed orders are in place for 12 A380s 24 787s and six B777 300ERs Additionally IAG has ordered 18 A350 1000s and plans to convert options on a further 18 787s both subject to shareholder approval The B747s and B767s in the current fleet will gradually be phased out For IAG Cargo the single business formed from the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo and the subsequent acquisition of bmi the new aircraft represent a major opportunity to increase capacity and enhance reliability BA is the first A380 customer to specify an Airbus adaptation giving 12 tonnes extra maximum takeoff weight IAG Cargo will be allocated two ULD positions in the hold as well as five pallet positions The A380 800 can accommodate 525 passengers in what Airbus describes as a comfortable three class configuration However most customers have opted for a lower seat density and BA spokesman Adam Chaudhri says the carrier s choice of just 469 seats and the resulting reduced baggage load gave more flexibility in terms of cargo Airbus A380 marketing director Keith Stonestreet says the airplane has 1 200 1 300 miles more range at full load than a B747 400 He anticipates that the A380 will be able to carry 12 tonnes of cargo on the L A London routing and up to 15 tonnes to Hong Kong where the cargo is typically of higher density The A380s have air conditioning capability in the forward hold and heating and ventilation in the rear hold with the aim of attracting customers that need to transport temperature sensitive cargo The new 787s also boast air conditioned holds Airbus claims the A380s are 16 percent more efficient than the B747s they will replace They will also have one quarter of the noise footprint of their predecessors and thus benefit from lower landing fees at Heathrow BA has not revealed other destinations beyond L A and Hong Kong as further A380s join the fleet but Stonestreet says the carrier is mulling Tokyo Beijing Shanghai Johannesburg and Miami Back To Top The 20th Annual International Deming Research Seminar A call for Papers Graduates of the IIFA FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding will be familiar with Dr W Edwards Deming from their Module 9 Logistics training manual Dr Deming created a revolutionary Theory of Management that is applied in the best run organizations in the world He integrated knowledge from Psychology Statistics Systems and Theory of Knowledge for use in all types of enterprise The W Edwards Deming Institute Fordham University Graduate School of Business and The Deming Cooperative are seeking research papers that link Dr Deming s work to the academic literature or work of other great thinkers They are also looking for application of Deming s ideas in all types of enterprise The 20th Annual International

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  • Mandela Mr Azevêdo Mr Gita and numerous ministers and delegates paid tribute to Mr Mandela as an inspiration for all including in the pursuit of the WTO s difficult goals Mr Gita quoted him It always seems impossible until it s done Back To Top European Commission proposes a common approach Last week 13 12 13 the European Commission proposed a framework to harmonize customs infringements and align the 28 national sets of related sanctions The proposed Directive sets out acts that must be considered infringements of the Union s customs rules as well as a framework for imposing sanctions when these occur The customs union is the foundation of the EU Since the beginning of the Internal Market EU customs legislation has been fully harmonised in a single legal act However the consequences of violating the common rules vary across the customs union They depend on the 28 different legal orders and administrative or judicial traditions of the Member States In the absence of a common approach there is a patchwork of responses to rule breakers The outcome is legal uncertainty for businesses and possible competitive distortions in the Internal Market It means vulnerabilities in revenue collection and weaknesses in enforcing policies such as consumer protection and agriculture in relation to import and export of goods It also raises questions about uniformity of the customs union which is a key obligation of the EU as a WTO Member Therefore today s proposal will provide more uniformity in the way that breaches to EU customs law are treated across the Member States Algirdas Semeta Commissioner responsible for Customs Union said There is no point in a solid single set of rules if we do not also have a common approach to responding when they are broken We must ensure that EU customs law is respected to the same high standards across the Single Market Today s proposal will create a more level playing field for businesses a more secure market for citizens and a more uniformly managed customs union Currently Member States have widely differing definitions for customs infringements and apply different types and levels of sanctions For example sanctions for certain infringements range from small fines in some Member States to imprisonment in others The financial threshold for deciding whether an infringement is criminal or not ranges from 266 to 50 000 according the country it occurs in National time limits for sanctioning customs offences also vary widely from 1 to 30 years while some Member States have no time limit at all For traders these differences create legal uncertainties and unfair advantages for those who breach the law in a more lenient Member State This can also lead to distortions in the Single Market if trade is artificially diverted to make use of legal loopholes Moreover it can result in different interpretation of what constitutes compliant and trustworthy economic operators who are allowed to benefit from EU wide facilitations and simplifications To address this problem today s proposal sets down a common list of acts that constitute breach of EU customs rules These are differentiated by the level of severity and some are categorised as to whether there was intent or negligence Examples of the listed infringements include non payment of customs duties failure to declare goods to customs falsifying documents to obtain preferential treatment removing goods from customs supervision without authorisation or failing to present the proper documentation Inciting aiding and abetting an infringement is also punishable The proposal then sets out a scale of effective proportionate and dissuasive sanctions to be applied depending on the infringement These range from a fine of 1 of the value of goods for inadvertent or administrative errors to a fine of 30 of the value of the goods or 45 000 if not related to specific goods for the most serious breaches When applying sanctions Member States must also consider the nature and circumstances of the infringement including the frequency and duration whether a trusted trader is involved and the amount of evaded duties Harmonised time limits are set for pursuing breaches and administrative procedures will have to be suspended if a criminal procedure is opened on the same case The proposal thus bridges the gap between different legal regimes through a common platform of rules based on the obligations laid down in the Union Customs Code The result will be a more uniform and effective application of EU customs law in every part of the EU Background The EU customs union of six founding Member States was formed in 1968 EU customs legislation has been fully harmonised since 1992 which is today implemented by 28 Member State administrations A new directly applicable Regulation the Union Customs Code UCC was agreed this year which contains the rules and procedures for customs throughout the EU from 2016 Among the improvements that will be introduced with the new Code are measures to complete the shift by Customs to a paperless fully electronic environment and provisions to reinforce swifter Customs procedures for reliable traders Authorised Economic Operators Under the UCC EU customs procedures will be better fit for modern day trading needs and challenges Today s proposal will ensure that violations of these common rules are properly and more uniformly sanctioned throughout the Union For more information see http ec europa eu taxation customs common legislation proposals customs index en htm Back To Top IRHA Welcomes Support of State Enforcement Agencies On Illegal Out Of State Haulage Operators The Irish Road Haulage Association has today the 17th of December welcomed the support of both An Garda Siochana and the Road Safety Authority in enforcing European legislation which prevents illegal haulage operations by out of state operators The IRHA stated that following numerous reports being submitted to the Gardaà and RSA regarding the continued breach of the cabotage rules by non resident hauliers the enforcement agencies mobilised and prevented out of state haulage vehicles from continuously operating out of Dublin Port The IRHA was

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  • March 2012 - Newsletter
    01 206 0010 E Mail info thyme it ie Website www thyme it com Back To Top Shipping Transport Cork achieve AEO certification IIFA Affiliate Member Croke Consulting has assisted another fellow IIFA member in acquiring AEO certification In early February 2012 Shipping and Transport Cork Ltd at Tivoli Docks Cork was awarded the full AEO certification customs simplifications safety and security This confirms that the company is a safe and reliable partner in the supply chain It also positions the company well to take advantage of new business in a situation where increasing numbers of importers and exporters seek out AEO certified service providers as business partners Back To Top Individual Modules of the FIATA Diploma Gerry Harrison Peter Egan of Forest Tosara Ltd Dublin Patricia O Brien Anne Marie Dolan Yvonne O Sullivan Lyn Burke of Jenkinson Logistics Cork In January of this year employees of two companies concluded training of individual modules of the FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding with the IIFA Peter Egan Materials Supervisor and Gerry Harrison Warehouse Supervisor of Forest Tosara Ltd Baldoyle Dublin studied Sea Freight and Road Transport modules between November 2011 and January 2012 Forest Tosara Ltd is a subsidiary of New York based Forest Laboratories Inc and produces Sudocrem for Ireland the UK and over 30 international markets While not directly involved in providing a Freight Forwarding service Peter Gerry are responsible for organising transport of Forest Toasra s products and found that the training provided great insight into the handling and supervision of their product once it left the warehouse Gerry also commented on the use of the internet with the training saying that having tutorials and tests online allowed for more effective use of time and did not interfere with his work schedule Study with the IIFA was recommended to Peter Gerry by their colleague Damien Browne Materials Manager for Forest Tosara who completed the full FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding with the IIFA between 2010 2011 Further south in Co Cork Anne Marie Dolan Lyn Burke Patricia O Brien Yvonne O Sullivan of Jenkinson Logistics a Full Trading Member of the IIFA undertook the study of Airfreight as a single module This training included a study of the basic regulations for air transport ground handling and documentation procedures of air cargo transport Airfreight pricing was also covered and included a study of identifying air freight rates additional charges and the process of calculating the total charge for a consignment At the end of the training a class assignment of sample calculations was required in addition to an online multiple choice test All participants were successful in their examinations and were presented with certificates from the association in recognition of their achievement On a related note a report received ahead of the next meeting of the FIATA Advisory Body Vocational Training 16th March 2012 as part of the 2012 FIATA HQ Session detailed some note worthy statistics regarding the FIATA Diploma During the seven month period 11th March

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  • May 2012 - Newsletter
    Ltd Philip Kane Dip FIATA Geodis Ireland Ltd Pat Nolan Aramex Ireland Ltd John O Hanrahan DHL Global Forwarding Ltd Bob Rainsford Forward Direct Ltd Terry Sweeney Seabridge Ireland Ltd Simon Tobin Tobin Shipping Transport Ltd Back To Top New Members of the Irish International Freight Association We welcome the following firms who have joined the IIFA as Full Trading Members AB Logistics Unit 9 Rosemount Park Drive Rosemount Business Park BallycoolinDublin 11Tel 00353 1 860 8580 E Mail info ab logistics com Website www ab logistics com Blue Ocean Shipping Services Unit 3B Woodland Office Park Southern Cross Road Bray Co Wicklow Tel 00353 1 204 2444 E Mail will blueocean ie Website www blueocean ie Back To Top Commodity codes are not rocket science As part of an ongoing discussion concerning commodity codes and binding tarif information BTI decisions on the International Freight Weekly IFW website IIFA CEO Colm Walsh contributed his thoughts on the topic which were published on Friday 20th April 2012 Sir regarding Commodity Codes I would agree with David Selby s comments BTI is a solution for a different problem This would cause chaos at every import point not just airports In an upcoming course on imports and SAD completion and in conversations with members of the Irish Customs Consultative Committee we are promoting the idea to importers that the import process starts when you order the goods not when they arrive At the point of ordering the goods the importer has or should have all the facts he is in a position with help from his forwarder clearance agent to identify the appropriate commodity code He is then in a position to pass on that correct information to the seller who in turn can pass on that correct information to the carrier for the correct and accurate completion of the entry summary declaration ENS Under most circumstances defining a commodity code is not rocket science but the matter has to be taken seriously by importers and their agents Colm Walsh CEO Irish International Freight Association Back To Top Agility Obtains Good Distribution Practice Certification IIFA Full Trading Member Agility has obtained the Good Distribution Practice GDP certification for its Pharmaceutical Competence Center PCC The certification verifies that the processes and procedures implemented by Agility s PCC adhere to the best practices in handling pharmaceuticals These are temperature and time sensitive by nature and fall under strict regulations from the World Health Organization The certificate is valid for the PCC in Dublin Ireland for air and road transportation modes in addition to all logistics activities It was issued by the Irish Exporters Association to the Life Science sector Back To Top TLS Freight Services awarded AEO Certification Effective 24th April IIFA Full Trading Member TLS Freight Services Ltd incorporating International Liner Agencies Ireland as agents for K Line have been awarded the full AEO Certification customs simplifications safety and security In partnership with Stephen Harvey AEO Consultant they undertook the challenge in the summer

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  • July 2012 - Newsletter
    26th June 2012 Last week the High Level Group HLG of academics handed its final report on the road transport market to Vice President Kallas The recommendations highlight the economic social and environmental benefits of opening the road transport market where cabotage operations are still limited to around 2 of all national transport operations for hire and reward These recommendations include To restore the attractiveness of the job of drivers To and ensure fair conditions of competition through clear and efficient enforcement To open up cabotage gradually To oblige drivers carrying out cabotage activities not linked with an international transport to apply the same labour law of their local competitor under the same principles as the ones of the Posting of Workers Directive1 To promote innovation in road transport to help achieve the objective of a more efficient and sustainable road freight transport In particular the Group recommends that two different types of cabotage be introduced Linked cabotage limited to a short period of time and connected to an international carriage and non linked cabotage which may take place for a longer time independently of the existing international carriage and which would be subject to a registration procedure to ensure that the drivers involved apply the labour law of their local competitor The High Level Group of academics was mandated to draft a report on the situation of the EU road haulage market The Group chaired by Professor Brian T Bayliss assisted by the Commission carried out hearings and consultations with 126 stakeholder organisations CLECAT participated to the hearings both at the end of last year and in February 2012 see quote on page 13 of the report link below Next steps The report of the High Level Group will feed into the report which the Commission has to publish on the situation of the EU road haulage market by 2013 Depending on the results of this report the Commission may accompany it with a proposal to further open the EU road haulage market to competition The full report is available by clicking here Back To Top Formal Application for the 2012 2013 FIATA Diploma in is now open The 5th year of the IIFA FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding will commence on Tuesday 4th September 2012 and formal application for same is now open Continuing last year s successful web delivery system this 5th year of the course will be delivered through the internet via a series of live webinars with gotowebinar com and participant tests will be conducted via moodle software An introduction evening will be held on the evening of Tuesday 4th September where participants can meet each other and the course leaders and all other activities are carried out online until the final examination at the end of June 2013 For further information on how the course works please see the FIATA Diploma tab of our website by clicking here Prospective participants for this course should contact the IIFA office via telephone on 01 845 5411

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