OTM, Belgian Shippers’ Council represents the freight transport and logistical interests (import, export and intercontinental; all modes of transport) of industry and trade in Belgium, whether manufacturers, retailers or wholesalers – collectively referred to as shippers.
The Council represents thus the vast majority of goods distributed by sea, road, rail, inland waterways and air. OTM, with its base in Gent, acts as the “eyes and ears” for its membership as well in respect of EU legislative activity. Equally it functions as the mouth-piece for shippers in Belgium. It has a strong relation with the European Shippers’ Council. That entails the dual role of gathering and feeding back vital intelligence on current and future EU policy developments and directly lobbying for ESC positions vis-à-vis the European institutions.