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ECG - The Association of European Vehicle Logistics

Identification number in the register: 2297093238-71
Registration date: 24/07/2008 16:41:26

The information on this entity was last modified on: 17/04/2017 16:38:23
The date of the last annual update was: 17/04/2017 16:38:23
Next update due latest on: 17/04/2018

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

ECG - The Association of European Vehicle Logistics


International non profit association (aisbl)

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Trade and business associations

    Contact details

BluePoint Brussels, Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80
Brussels 1030


    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Wolfgang Goebel


    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Tom Antonissen

EU Affairs Adviser

    Goals / remit

ECG is the association of the finished vehicle logistics sector in Europe. It represents over 80% of the European automotive outbound logistics industry, distributing finished vehicles by road, rail, sea and inland waterways. Member-companies are responsible for the movement and post-production modification of such vehicles after they leave the factory and before they arrive at the franchised dealership.

Today ECG members come from 28 countries accross Europe - including Norway, Switzerland, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Western Balkans and Turkey - and have an aggregate direct turnover of around €27.1bn, employing more than 116,000 people. They own or operate over 500 car carrying ships, some 16,000 purpose-built railway wagons, 25 river barges and 22,000 specialist road transporters.

ECG’s objective is to promote the interests of the finished vehicle logistics sector by highlighting its role as a vital and essential link in the automotive supply chain.
Its task is to monitor current and future EU policies, internally discuss with members important developments affecting the sector and, if deemed necessary, to lobby European institutions so that its needs are recognized and taken into account in the EU policy making process.

ECG also provides information, training and networking events to its members and liaises, on behalf of its membership, with vehicle manufacturers (OEMs), their trade associations and other EU and international organisations.

The ECG Secretariat is based in Brussels and is run by an Executive Director. From the membership a President and Vice-President are elected and are supported by a Board consisting of members representing the geographical spread of the membership. The ECG President is elected for a term of two years, whilst Board members are elected every year.

  • European
  • global

    Specific activities covered by the Register

The EU Transport White Paper and ensuing regulatory developments in the fields of Logistics, Road, Rail and Maritime Transport, as well as environmental policy.

More specifically:
- Weights & Dimensions (Directive 2015/719)
- Electronic Transport Documents (e-CMR)
- Secure Truck Parking Areas (ITS Directive & Action Plan)
- Internal Market for Road Freight
- Low Sulphur in Marine Fuels Directive & SECAs
- Decarbonisation of Transport

Every year ECG organises a Dinner Debate in the European Parliament to enable our members, politicians and interested parties to come together and discuss views on topics of current interest or concern to our sector while dining within the European Parliament here in Brussels. Normally held during the month of March, these events are hosted on behalf of ECG by a Member of the European Parliament (MEP).

See for more information:

Seeing in 2017 ECG celebrated its 20th Anniversary in Brussels, the annual Dinner Debate was replaced by a dedicated event:

ECG occasionally publishes Briefing Reports and Position Papers, which can be found here:




DG MOVE Digital Transport and Logistics Forum - DTLF
DG MOVE European Sustainable Shipping Forum - ESSF
DG TAXUD Trade Contact Group - TCG



    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

25%: 4



ECG's part-time EU Affairs Adviser is occasionally supported by the Executive Director when engaging in lobbying activities. 2 other ECG staff members currently hold EP access badges, though only use them with the purpose of organising our Annual Dinner Debate in the EP.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Tom ANTONISSEN 05/09/2016 30/08/2017
Szilvia KISS 30/09/2016 21/09/2017
Oleh SHCHURYK 05/09/2016 30/09/2017
Michael Guy STURGEON 02/12/2016 01/12/2017

    Fields of interest

  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Customs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport

    Membership and affiliation

ECG has about 100 member-companies active in the field of finished vehicle logistics, the list can be found here:

Mobility for Prosperity in Europe - MPE
Its secretariat is managed by the European Union Road Federation (ERF)
2016 membership fee: €1.000

European Logistics Platform - ELP
Its secretariat is managed by CLECAT
2016 membership fee: €1.000

Rail Forum Europe - RFE
Its secretariat is managed by UNIFE
2016 membership fee: €600

iMobility Forum
No membership fee

    Financial data

01/2016  -  12/2016

100,000 € - 199,999 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

ECG's main source of funding is via its membership fees, and the costs attributable to activities covered by the Register have been estimated according to its Implementing Guidelines as well as the SEAP Guidelines (of which the ECG EU Affairs Adviser is a member, in his personal capacity).

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code:
ECG's EU Affairs Adviser is a member of SEAP in his personal capacity, and is thus bound by their Code of Conduct as well.