ECG - The Association of European Vehicle Logistics
International non profit association (aisbl)
II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations
Trade and business associations
BluePoint Brussels, Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80
Mr Wolfgang Goebel
Mr Tom Antonissen
EU Affairs Adviser
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.
The EU Transport White Paper and ensuing regulatory developments in the fields of Logistics, Road, Rail and Maritime Transport, as well as environmental policy.
- Weights & Dimensions (Directive 2015/719)
- Electronic Transport Documents (e-CMR)
- Secure Truck Parking Areas (ITS Directive & Action Plan)
- Internal Market for Road Freight
- TEN-T & CEF
- 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: http://www.ecgassociation.eu/Activities/ECGDinnerDebates.aspx
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: http://www.ecgassociation.eu/PublicationsReports/General/ECGPositionandBriefingPapers.aspx
DG MOVE Digital Transport and Logistics Forum - DTLF
DG MOVE European Sustainable Shipping Forum - ESSF
DG TAXUD Trade Contact Group - TCG
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.
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ECG has about 100 member-companies active in the field of finished vehicle logistics, the list can be found here: http://www.ecgassociation.eu/AboutUs/Membership/ECGMembers.aspx
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
No membership fee
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).
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.