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New Head of European Shippers Council Pushes Green Logistics, Open Trade

Nik Delmeire, the newly appointed secretary general of the European Shippers' Council (ESC), has said it is time for businesses to measure, monitor and reduce emissions by freight transport. At the same time, the new European Commission should reduce existing trade barriers in the European Union. "Together these innovations can spur economic growth and create jobs," says Delmeire.

New Head of European Shippers Council Pushes Green Logistics, Open Trade

The ESC, representing the freight transport interests (by all modes of transport) of business in Europe, appointed Delmeire as its new Secretary General Oct. 20 at its General Assembly in Brussels. His main goal is to put shippers, who are at the heart of the European supply chain, also at the heart of policy making. To underline this vision, Delmeire made the case for reducing both emissions and trade barriers in order to increase the competitive edge of European trade and industry.

A former chairman of the Belgian Shippers’ Council and vice chairman of the ESC, Delmeire familiarized himself with the European political arena. His 20-year career in supply chain makes him understand the needs of ESC’s members. “That’s how I know that for shippers it is essential that they have a voice in European policy making,” he said. “To accomplish this, we want to work with organizations and policy makers to improve efficiency, cut costs, increase security and green Europe’s supply chain. Much like we do with CORE [Consistently Optimized Resilient], one of the largest European research projects for supply chain security innovations.”

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The ESC, representing the freight transport interests (by all modes of transport) of business in Europe, appointed Delmeire as its new Secretary General Oct. 20 at its General Assembly in Brussels. His main goal is to put shippers, who are at the heart of the European supply chain, also at the heart of policy making. To underline this vision, Delmeire made the case for reducing both emissions and trade barriers in order to increase the competitive edge of European trade and industry.

A former chairman of the Belgian Shippers’ Council and vice chairman of the ESC, Delmeire familiarized himself with the European political arena. His 20-year career in supply chain makes him understand the needs of ESC’s members. “That’s how I know that for shippers it is essential that they have a voice in European policy making,” he said. “To accomplish this, we want to work with organizations and policy makers to improve efficiency, cut costs, increase security and green Europe’s supply chain. Much like we do with CORE [Consistently Optimized Resilient], one of the largest European research projects for supply chain security innovations.”

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New Head of European Shippers Council Pushes Green Logistics, Open Trade