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M I F Group Transport MIF - GROUP TRANSPORT / SHIPPING / SERVICES Valencia 29-30 October 2001 M I F Group Transport AD HOC WORKING GROUPS Nodal Points, Port Services and Inland Terminals Customs and Documentation

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M I F

Group Transport

MIF - GROUP

TRANSPORT / SHIPPING / SERVICES

Valencia 29-30 October 2001

ad hoc working groups

M I F

Group Transport

AD HOC WORKING GROUPS
  • Nodal Points, Port Services and Inland Terminals
  • Customs and Documentation
  • Measurements and Weights of Cargo Units (including containers, swap bodies, pallets) in an Intermodal Context.
  • Statistics
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M I F

Group Transport

    • Sea – River/Inland waterways
  • Practical approach on concrete issues
  • Work linked to the Commission’s work programme
short sea shipping

M I F

Group Transport

SHORT SEA SHIPPING
  • Still key point but dealt with spread over the groups
  • Promotion bureaus – established now all over europe – are in the front line
  • SSS from 35% >>>>> 41 %
promotion of short sea shipping practical approach
PROMOTION OF SHORT SEA SHIPPING PRACTICAL APPROACH

COMMISSION

(All relevant DGs)

NATIONAL FOCAL POINTS (Other Competent Authorities)

PROMOTION BUREAUS (Round Tables)

INDUSTRY (MIF- Ports, Shippers, Shipowners, Ship Agents, Forwarders, etc)

PRACTICAL NETWORKING

commission bottlenecks exercise

M I F

Group Transport

COMMISSION BOTTLENECKS EXERCISE

AD HOC GROUP NODAL POINTS: PORT SERVICES, PORTS AND INLAND TERMINALS

GENERAL RECOMMANDATIONS

  • 24 hours service in ports where appropriate and flexibility in working time all over
  • Solutions to harmful outmoded labour prescriptions
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M I F

Group Transport

  • The use of English as pilotage language

(as recommended in previous MIF reports)

  • The development of quantity rebates for short sea shipping
  • Solutions to problems created by the application of tariffs based on GT.
  • Dedicated berths for short sea shipping where appropriate.
  • Appropriate hinterland connections
commission communication

M I F

Group Transport

COMMISSION COMMUNICATION

“REINFORCING QUALITY SERVICE IN SEA PORTS: A KEY FOR EUROPEAN TRANSPORT”

  • General principles considered sound by most
  • Clarification necessary
  • Variety of opinions
  • Dialogue will continue
ad hoc group on customs and documentation

M I F

Group Transport

AD HOC GROUP ON CUSTOMS AND DOCUMENTATION
  • FAL Documents
  • Boarding of vessels
  • Safety rules and regulations
  • Customs/veterinary/sanitary rules and controls
  • Documentation in general
  • COMMISSION BOTTLENECKS EXERCISE
workshop belgian presidency 20 november 2001 in brussels

M I F

Group Transport

WORKSHOP BELGIAN PRESIDENCY 20 NOVEMBER 2001 IN BRUSSELS
  • Recommendations of PWC study
  • Three Working Groups:
      • Customs procedures
      • Procedures on dangerous goods/veterinary controls/sanitary controls
      • Commercial documents
ad hoc group on statistics

M I F

Group Transport

AD HOC GROUP ON STATISTICS

Embryo Stadium

AD HOC GROUP ON MEASUREMENTS AND WEIGHTS OF CARGO UNITS

SEA RIVER AND INLAND WATERWAYS:

Practical approach through existing groups

future work

M I F

Group Transport

FUTURE WORK
  • GROUP WILL CONTINUE ON SAME PRACTICAL BASIS
  • COMMUNICATION AND CO-OPERATION WITH THE COMMISSION, MEMBER STATES, PROMOTION BUREAUS AND ALL OTHER PARTIES ESSENTIAL.
  • INPUT FROM ALL MIF PARTICIPANTS WELCOMED