Cabotage regulations are unclear and unenforceable, according to the European Commission (EC). Speaking at the Road Transport Conference in Brussels this week, EC transport commissioner Violeta Bulc said a tendency for member states to implement their own rules for road transport had created uncertainties, an administrative burden and costs for firms working across borders. “This may endanger the single market. Operators have to keep track of these different rules to be compliant and to avoid fines,” she said. One area […]
The industry has broadly welcomed the European Commission’s (EC) decision to drop plans to lift cabotage restrictions, but said it wants the current rules to be more rigorously enforced.
The European Commission (EC) said the aborted UPS and TNT merger would have increased prices and would not have been challenged enough by other carriers. The regulator officially blocked the merger from taking place on 30 January, claiming it would have restricted competition for express delivery between European countries in 15 nations. It also said that the acquisition would have reduced the number of “significant players” to two in some countries, which it claimed would have “likely harmed customers by […]