Locking The Integrators Out
The European Air Shipper's Council is complaining that EC legislation banning integrators from the European market could inhibit door-to-door services.
At press-time, members of the European Air Shipper's Council (EASC) expressed their views on proposed legislation regarding air cargo to their respective European transport ministers before the European Economic Community (EC) transport meeting on December 17, 1990.
The meeting considered new community legislation to take effect by April 1, 1991 -- legislation of great concern to air freight customers who see their freedom of choice being eroded.
EASC members' main concern is the definition of a community air cargo carrier. European transport ministers are expected to prohibit non-EC-owned companies from entering the European market -- which would block the integrators who, EASC claimed, provide the multimodal, door-to-door services that users want.
Existing carriers not owned by an EC company already operate …