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Profile of registrant

ECG - The Association of European Vehicle Logistics

Identification number in the register: 2297093238-71
Registration date: 24/07/08 16:41:26

The information on this organisation was last modified on 15/07/14 20:36:51
The date of the last annual update was 15/07/14 20:36:51

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: ECG - The Association of European Vehicle Logistics
Acronym: ECG
Legal status: International non profit association (aisbl)
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Costantino Baldissara
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Tom Antonissen
Position: EU Affairs Adviser

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 80 Boulevard Auguste Reyers 
Brussels 1030
Telephone number: (+32) 27068280
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: E-mail address used for all general enquiries:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: ECG is the association of the finished vehicle logistics sector in Europe. It represents over 80% of the European automotive outbound logistics industry, distributing 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 27 countries accross Europe - including Georgia, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Western Balkans and Turkey - and have an aggregate direct turnover of around €22bn, employing more than 70,000 people. They own or operate over 400 car carrying ships, some 18,100 purpose-build railway wagons, 85 river barges and 18,500 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 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 organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 1.5
Complementary information: The EU Affairs Adviser is occasionally supported by the Executive Director when engaging in lobbying activities.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Oleh Shchuryk 26/08/14 20/08/15
Tom Antonissen 26/08/14 19/08/15
Szilvia Kiss 02/09/14 27/08/15
Michael Guy STURGEON 26/08/14 20/08/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency 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 (Review of Directive 96/53)
- Secure Truck Parking Areas (ITS Directive & Action Plan)
- Internal Market for Road Freight
- TEN-T (Guidelines & CEF)
- Rail Freight Corridors & 4th Railway Package
- Low Sulphur in Marine Fuels

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • 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


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Mobility for Prosperity in Europe - MPE
In 2012 its operational secretariat (Brussels office) was moved to the European Union Road Federation (ERF)
2013 membership fee: €1.000

iMobility Forum
2013 membership fee: free of charge

European Logistics Platform - ELP
2013 membership fee: €1.000

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 100000  € - 150000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

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:
The EU Affairs Adviser is a member of SEAP in his personal capacity, and is thus bound by their Code of Conduct as well