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Air Organisations

EASA - The European Air Safety Agency aims to see European citizens benefiting from the safest and most environmentally friendly civil aviation system in the world.  It promotes the highest common standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation in Europe and worldwide and it is the centrepiece of a new regulatory system which provides for a single European market in the aviation industry.

Chemical Organisations

CEFIC - The European Chemical Industry Council represents an industry making an invaluable contribution to the welfare and quality of life of European citizens.  

EPCA – The European Petrochemical Association is a global network and communication platform for the chemical industry and its logistic service providers.

Major European / World Organisations and Institutions

AIA - The Association for International Arbitration is one of the world’s leading ADR associations, with headquarters in Brussels.

EIB - The European Investment Bank furthers the objectives of the European Union by making long-term finance available for sound investment.  Working within the EU, EIB lending is governed by mandates from the EU in support of EU development and co-operation policies in partner countries.

ESC - The European Shippers' Council represents European users of freight transport services across all modes within Europe and overseas.  

EU-DG MOVE - EU Mobility and Transport Site.  Well-functioning passenger and freight links are vital for European undertakings and citizens. EU transport policies aim at fostering clean, safe and efficient travel throughout Europe, underpinning the internal market of goods and the right of citizens to travel freely throughout the EU.

Freight Leaders Council Italy - F&L's Italian partners brings together key members and key representatives of the transport sector in Italy.

Global Institute of Logistics -  A non-profit association which looks to resolve the challenges facing the global maritime logistics chain of managing single transport modes, modal systems and targets which are set on stand-alone operations.  They seek to create a seamless global maritime logistics system by acting as a Corporate University within the sector, bringing together thought-leaders and thought-followers as part of a global knowledge network committed to building up the information base, best practices and standards needed.

International Transport Forum - The International Transport Forum at the OECD is an intergovernmental organisation with 52 member countries. It acts as a strategic think tank for transport policy and organizes an annual summit of ministers.  The goal is to help shape transport policy agenda on a global level and ensure that it contributes to economic growth, environmenal protection, social inclusion and preservation of human life and wellbeing. 

OECD - The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development promotes policies that will improve the economic and social wellbeing of people around the world.  The OECD forum enables governments to work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems.  It works with governments to understand what drives change, measures productivity and global trade flows and analyses and compares data to predict future trends.  The OECD also sets international standards in a number of ways.  "A must read", says Secretary General Gavin Roser of the OPEC World Oil Outlook.

UNECE - The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations.  It promotes pan-European economic integration and brings together 56 countries, providing analysis, policy advice and assistance to governments.  UNECE also sets out norms, standards and conventions to facilitate international co-operation within and outside the region.

United Nations Global Compact - The United Nations Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the area of human rights, labour environment and anti-corruption. 

World Economic Forum
-  an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

WTO - The World Trade Organisation deals with the rules of trade between nations at a global or near-global level.  The organisation liberalizes trade and most importantly it provides a forum for governments to negotiate trade agreements and settle trade disputes.

Intermodal Organisations

CCA - The Cool Chain Association aims to synchronize the cool supply chain to improve the quality of perishables and temperature sensitive products (PTSP), prolong their shelf life and reduce wastage. The CCA and its members together with Germanischer Lloyd have made the first attempt to set standards for the entire logistic industry in the handling of PTSP by creating the Cool Chain Quality Indicator (CCQI).

EIA – The European Intermodal Association is an international independent platform which combines rail, waterway, road, air and maritime transport solutions to achieve sustainable intermodal mobility in Europe.  This non-governmental organisation (NGO) conducts lobbying, research, member and research dissemination activities.

UIRR – The International Union of Combined Road-Rail Transport Companies promotes road-rail combined transport with 18 member companies.

Legal Organisations

Legal Matchmakers - Global network of legal and legal support services

Maritime Organisations

EMSA - Established as one of several decentralised agencies to carry out technical tasks on behalf of the European Commission and the Member States in the late 1990s, the European Maritime Safety Agency carries out a number of preventative but also reactive tasks.  Along with monitoring the implementation of EU legislation relating to ship construction and planned maintenance, ship inspection and so on, the Agency operates maritime information capabilities at EU level and provides technical and scientific advice to the Commission in the field of maritime safety and prevention of pollution by ships.  In parallel a marine pollution preparedness, detection and response capability has been established.

ESPRO – The European Union cannot function without its seaports, indeed 90% of Europe’s cargo trade in goods passes through more than 1200 seaports in the 22 maritime member states of the EU.  The European Sea Ports Organisation represents the port authorities, port associations and port administrations of the seaports of the Member States of the EU and Norway. 

Project Websites

NEWOPERA - The NEWOPERA Association is the leading promoter of the 2020/2025 Rail Freight dedicated/priority lines concept.  It undertakes a variety of projects including TIGER and shortly TIGER Demo and MARATHON.  Following completion of the NEWOPERA Project, the NEWOPERA Final Report Book is still available for discharge.

Marathon Project - solutions to improve rail freight operation via fast implementation of innovative and effective rail technologies focusing on rolling stock and components as well as new operational and logistics approaches.  Final report.

TIGER DEMO Project - the acronym of “Trans-Rail Integrated Goods European-Express Routes Demonstrators”. TIGER DEMO is the continuation of the TIGER Project. 

SPIDER PLUS Project - deliver a passenger & freight mobility vision by 2050 encompassing seamless transportation using electrified High Speed Rail in a central role. Such Vision incorporates the envisaged technological innovations, the needs of an evolved European Society where environmental sustainability, energy saving, safety and security, noise abatement and life-quality are fundamental values.

ViWaS (Viable Wagonload Production Schemes) - 3 year research and development project seeking to strengthen  the competitiveness of single wagonload and wagongroup transport.

Railway Organisations

CLECAT – The European Association for Forwarding, Transport, Logistic and Customs Services represents about 19,000 freight forwarders and customs agents in the European Union and on a continental level. 

EIM - The European Rail Infrastructure Managers works to improve the development of the rail transport mode. It also acts as an advocacy organisation towards the European Institutions and together with the industry. EIM provides expertise to the appropriate European bodies including the European Rail Agency (ERA).

ERFA - The objective of the European Rail Freight Agency is to promote European rail freight transport and its stakeholders through complete liberalisation of the market and to support the development of an ecologically attractive environment for strengthening efficient European rail freight transport.  ERFA also aims to improve the competitiveness of rail freight against other modes and provide a definition of common safety standards commensurate with competing modes.

ERA - TThe construction of a safe, modern integrated railway network is one of the EU’s major priorities. Railways must become more competitive and offer high-quality, end-to-end services without being restricted by national borders.  The European Railway Agency was set up to help create this integrated railway area by reinforcing safety and interoperability.  The Agency also acts as the system authority for the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) project, which has been set up to create unique signalling standards throughout Europe.

ERRAC - Set up in 2001 with 45 representatives from each of the major rail research stakeholders, the European Rail Research Advisory Council aims to be a single European body with the competence and capability to help revitalise the European rail sector. 

NEWOPERA - The NEWOPERA Association is the leading promoter of the 2020/2025 Rail Freight dedicated/priority lines concept.  It undertakes a variety of projects including TIGER and shortly TIGER Demo and MARATHON.  Following completion of the NEWOPERA Project, the NEWOPERA Final Report Book is still available for discharge.

TIGER - TIGER is the acronym of “Transit via Innovative Gateway concepts solving European - intermodal Rail needs”. TIGER Project is a Large Scale Integrated Collaborative Project for the development of rail transport in competitive and co-modal freight logistics chains.

UIP Rail - The International Union of Private Wagons encompasses 16 European associations from 16 European countries. The associations and the UIP represent owners, loaders, users and other parties interested in about 180,000 private rail freight wagons running in Europe.

UNIFE – This Association of the European Rail Industry was formerly represented by three associations (AICMR, AFEDEF and CELTE).  Merged in 1991, UNIFE represents European companies responsible for the design, manufacture, maintenance and refurbishment of rail transport systems, subsystems and related equipment.  UNIFE represents its members’ interests at the level of both European and international institutions and develops an environment in which members can provide a competitive railway system for increased rail traffic.

Road and Vehicles Organisations

ECG - The Association of European Vehicle Logistics is a lobbying organisation focusing on finished vehcile logistics.  It represents leading vehicle logistics companies from 24 countries across Europe, including the Russian Federation and Turkey. 

Steel Industry Organisations

EUROFER - Steel is one of the most attractive, robust and sustainable materials in the world and thousands of different types of steel facilitate and improve our daily life in numerous ways.  The European steel industry’s annual revenues total about 200 billion Euros and the European Confederation of Iron and Steel Industries represents 100% of steel production in the EU.  Members are steel companies and national steel federations throughout the EU.