Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Flight Deck Forums > Rumours & News
Reload this Page >

Air Cargo Ops EU support

Rumours & News Reporting Points that may affect our jobs or lives as professional pilots. Also, items that may be of interest to professional pilots.

Air Cargo Ops EU support

Old 26th Mar 2020, 20:31
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Europe
Posts: 124
Air Cargo Ops EU support

Some sensible legislation from the EU.
Good to see someone somewhere recognises the important role we have to play during this crisis !
Reported here https://www.aviation24.be/organisations/european-commission/coronavirus-european-commission-issues-guidance-to-ensure-essential-freight-keeps-moving-by-air/

The
European Commission calls on EU Member States to support air cargo operations during the coronavirus crisis. The new guidance recommends operational and organisational steps to keep essential transport flows moving, including medical supplies and personnel.

Commissioner for Transport Adina Vălean declared: “Air cargo amounts to approximately 35% of world trade by value and is a key part of freight transport. It keeps global supply chains functioning for many of the most high-value materials and it is a critical complement to the transport of freight by land and sea. We are providing concrete measures to keep such services running, including on passenger planes. Time-sensitive products, such as medicines, need to be flown. The guidelines adopted today have also recommendations on removing or showing flexibility in night curfews or slot restrictions at airports, and also special measures for air cargo personnel.”

The measures include inviting Member States to grant temporary traffic rights for additional cargo operations from outside the EU if restrictions would normally apply, even if these cargo operations are conducted with passenger aircraft. Member States are also advised to temporarily remove night curfews and/or slot restrictions at airports for essential air cargo operations, and to facilitate the use of passenger aircraft for cargo-only operations. Aircrew flying the aircraft should be exempted from travel restrictions if they do not show symptoms.

It is crucial that open airports have sufficient capacity to handle air cargo, and put in place special measures for transport personnel involved in the transport of goods.

These exceptional measures will be temporary for the duration of the coronavirus crisis.

Any restrictions incompatible with Union law must be lifted. The Commission is also calling on all third countries to refrain from unnecessary restrictions on air cargo operations, in particular those incompatible with agreements in place. This is in the common interest of supply chain continuity for goods, including essential ones, such as highly specialised, urgent and critical products such as medical supplies.

Background

Continued and uninterrupted air cargo services are vital for the economy and for fighting the coronavirus. European and global supply chains depend on them, and air cargo should be able to continuously deliver products such as food, medical supplies and other products, which are critical to the functioning of vulnerable supply chains. The Guidelines for border management measures to protect health and ensure the availability of goods and essential services adopted by the European Commission on 16 March 2020 stress the principle that all EU internal borders should stay open to freight, and that the supply chains for essential goods continue to function. Member States should fully implement these guidelines at all internal border-crossings.

The Communication on the implementation of green lanes adopted by the European Commission on 23 March 2020 is intended to ensure a continuous flow of goods in a cooperative manner across the EU to ensure all freight, including but not limited to essential goods such as food and medical supplies, gets to its destination quickly, without any delays.
Webby737 is offline  
Old 26th Mar 2020, 20:38
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Wherever someone will pay me to do fun stuff
Posts: 1,148
So, let me see if I can summarise this. The EU is recommending common sense and the lifting of protectionist restrictions which it has put in place.
LookingForAJob is offline  
Old 26th Mar 2020, 21:11
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Amantido
Posts: 209
In some countries hotels closed totally. They need to keep them open at least for crews.
Banana Joe is online now  
Old 27th Mar 2020, 00:39
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Middlesex (under the flightpath)
Posts: 1,928
So, let me see if I can summarise this. The EU is recommending common sense and the lifting of protectionist restrictions which it has put in place.
Good summary, it's par for the course with that lot.
Fairdealfrank is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.