The European Shippers’ Council and the Union of African Shippers’ Councils have signed a framework agreement to enhance cooperation and communication between the two entities.
The councils held their first meeting in Brussels on March 6.
The organizations will talk about international trade and transport, discuss regulatory developments in Africa and Europe, and share training, consultancy and research programs. During the inaugural meeting, officials from the organizations talked through maritime matters like the weighing of containers, capacity building, development of African ports and the Rotterdam rules.
ESC’s chairman, Denis Choumert, called the first of many get-togethers “a very fruitful meeting, opening new horizons and practical areas for ESC and UASC cooperation." - Jon Ross