The European Shippers' Council together with the
Dutch shippers' organization EVO, is providing the secretariat for
Green Freight Europe.
European Shippers' Council
The European Shippers' Council (ESC) represents the freight
transport interests (import and export and intra-continental, by
all modes of transport) of business in Europe, whether
manufacturers, retailers or wholesalers - collectively referred to
as shippers.Members are drawn from national transport user
organisations/shippers' councils, a number of key European
commodity trade associations and corporate members.
The Council represents the vast majority of goods distributed by
sea, road, rail, inland waterways and air. ESC, based in Brussels,
acts as the "eyes and ears" for its member organisations - the
national shippers' councils - in respect of EU legislative
activity. Equally it functions as the mouth-piece for shippers in
Brussels. It has the dual role of gathering and feeding back vital
intelligence on current and future EU policy developments and
directly lobbying for ESC positions vis-à-vis the European
institutions. It does this in close co-operation with its
EVO represents the interests of some 20,000 companies in the
Netherlands that transport goods for their own account or contract
this out to a professional transport company. They come from all
sectors of industry, including wholesale, retail, construction,
agricultural and business services.
EVO members are users of freight services across all modes
of transport: deep sea shipping, short sea shipping, air transport,
road transport, rail and inland waterways. They operate both within
Europe and overseas. EVO brings the views of member companies to
the notice of political decision-makers and public authorities not
only at regional level, but also in
the Hague and Brussels.
EVO also conveys its own and our members' views to
carriers in all modes of transport, both directly and through their
EVO is an international level member of European Shippers'
Council (ESC), International Road Transport Union (IRU), Business
Europe and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
EVO is the voice of business transportation in the Netherlands.
EVO members account for 70 percent of all goods shipped. EVO
membership is open to companies of all sectors
Energy Saving Trust (EST)
EST is a leading Non Governmental Organisation in
sustainable transport, having analysed over 460,000 vehicles in
their Green Fleet reviews and EST's Motorvate scheme is growing
rapidly with over 118 members. EST is recognised as a leader in
Europe in measurement and reduction of vehicle emissions, with over
1,000,000 tonnes of CO2 saved from their programmes to
date. EST has a range of tools from simple Excel™ spreadsheet
templates, to off the shelf powerful database applications capable
of benchmarking and advanced analysis. EST also has excellent
credentials in the development of fleet carbon management
methodology and data management / validation processes for scale