Posts Tagged ‘ECSA (European Community Shipowners’ Association)’

European shipowners: priority is and remains a Brexit deal

European shipowners: priority is and remains a Brexit deal
Martin Dorsman Following yesterday’s discussions in the UK parliament and the mandate given to the UK Prime Minister to re-discuss Brexit arrangements with her European colleagues, European shipowners call upon all parties to seize this opportunity to avoid a no-deal Brexit scenario. Without a deal...
January 30th, 2019 | Associations | Read More

ECSA welcomes the extension of the EU capacity building mission in Somalia

ECSA welcomes the extension of  the EU capacity building mission in Somalia
Martin Dorsman The European shipowners are pleased with the Council’s decision to extent the mandate of the EU capacity building mission in Somalia (EUCAP Somalia) until 31 December 2020. ‘The EU’s engagement in Somalia and the efforts the EU is deploying in this region has contributed to the...
December 11th, 2018 | Associations, Health and Safety, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

ECSA welcomes BREXIT Deal

ECSA welcomes BREXIT Deal
Martin Dorsman European shipowners welcome the agreement reached on BREXIT yesterday. “ Our primary concern on the short term, the frictionless trade, seems to be taken care off. A no deal scenario was just not an option and a clear lose-lose situation for shipowners and clients at both sides,” commented...
November 15th, 2018 | Associations, European Union, Organisations | Read More

SEA Europe – ECSA joint announcement

SEA Europe – ECSA  joint announcement
Martin Dorsman European Shipowners and Maritime Technology Industry call for decisive actions against unfair trade practices and in favour of global playing field SEA Europe and ECSA, the trade associations representing respectively European shipbuilding and maritime equipment and European shipowners,...
October 5th, 2018 | Associations, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIMCO ECSA leadership meeting in Athens

BIMCO ECSA leadership meeting in Athens
Anastasios Papagianopoulos The BIMCO President, Mr Anastasios Papagiannopoulos and ECSA President, Mr Panos Laskarides met in Athens recently to discuss areas of cooperation and further alignment between the two leading associations representing shipowners globally and in Europe respectively. “ECSA...
August 3rd, 2018 | Associations, BIMCO, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, News | Read More

European Shipowners encourage the European Commission to have sufficient recycling capacity on the EU approved ship recycling yards list

European Shipowners encourage the European Commission to have sufficient recycling capacity on the EU approved ship recycling yards list
Martin Dorsman European Shipowners encourage the European Commission to have sufficient recycling capacity on the EU approved ship recycling yards list All vessels sailing under an EU flag will eventually be required to use an approved ship recycling facility, once the EU Ship Recycling Regulation effectively...
June 22nd, 2018 | European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions | Read More

European shipowners welcome the proposed EU trade agreements with Japan and Singapore

European shipowners welcome the proposed EU trade agreements with Japan and Singapore
Martin Dorsman The European Commission today presented trade agreements with Japan and Singapore to the Council to eventually be adopted. The European shipowners are very pleased that the first step towards the conclusion of these agreements has been taken. “With Japan and Singapore agreements Europe...
April 18th, 2018 | Associations, Trade and Commerce | Read More

IMO gives strong signal to the shipping industry to start decarbonizing

IMO gives strong signal to the shipping industry to start decarbonizing
Martin Dorsman The environmental committee of IMO decided at its 72th meeting to adopt an initial strategy on the reduction of Green House Gases (GHG) emissions from ships. This strategy sets out levels of ambition to reduce GHG emissions on a pathway to full decarbonisation, consistent with the Paris...
April 13th, 2018 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, IMO | Read More

ECSA trusts that IMO can deliver an ambitious initial CO2 reduction strategy for international shipping

ECSA trusts that IMO can deliver an ambitious initial CO2 reduction strategy for international shipping
Martin Dorsman European shipowners strongly believe that the environmental committee of the IMO, MEPC, can reach an ambitious initial CO2 reduction strategy by the end of this week, building on the results of the meeting of the intersessional working group of last week. Realising that governments have...
April 9th, 2018 | Associations, Environment | Read More

European Shipowners greatly concerned about the proposed US steel and aluminium tariffs

European Shipowners greatly concerned about the proposed US steel and aluminium tariffs
Martin Dorsman European shipowners disagree with the US President Trump’s decision to impose additional duties on imports of certain steel and aluminium products into the United States. “This protectionist decision of imposing 25% import duties on steel and 10% on aluminium will obviously have...
March 13th, 2018 | Associations, News, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Indonesia’s new protectionist rules are worrying at times of free trade talks with the EU

Indonesia’s new protectionist rules are worrying at times of free trade talks with the EU
Martin Dorsman European shipowners are opposing a decree Indonesia adopted recently. The new law imposes that certain commodities can only be transported for import or export by national maritime transport companies. Commodities affected are coal, crude palm oil, rice and goods for government procurement....
February 19th, 2018 | Associations | Read More

Improved Port Reception Facilities welcomed by European Shipowners

Improved Port Reception Facilities welcomed by European Shipowners
Martin Dorsman European shipowners welcome the Plastic Strategy adopted by the European Commission last week. The coherent and impressively first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastic forming part of the transition towards a more circular economy also included the long awaited revision of the Ports...
January 23rd, 2018 | Associations, Environment, European Union, Oceanology, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Shipowners urge for rapid and positive progress in the Brexit negotiations

Shipowners urge for rapid and positive progress in the Brexit negotiations
Niels Smedegaard In view of the European Council deciding this week on whether the Brexit negotiations can enter the next phase, ECSA representing European shipowners calls for rapid and positive progress to be made towards an EU/UK agreement. Shipowners look forward to an agreement which preserves...
December 13th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

European Shipowners’ President Niels Smedegaard hands over the Presidency to Panagiotis Laskaridis

European Shipowners’ President Niels Smedegaard hands over the Presidency to Panagiotis Laskaridis
Panagiotis Laskaridis ECSA, European Community Shipowners’ Associations held its Board of Directors’ meeting today and Niels Smedegaard of Danish Shipping and CEO of DFDS handed over ECSA Presidency to Mr. Panagiotis Laskaridis, Member of the Board of the Union of Greek Shipowners and CEO of Laskaridis...
December 13th, 2017 | Associations, News, Person Profiles | Read More

European shipowners discuss the EU funding programs

European shipowners discuss the EU funding programs
Martin Dorsman European shipowners discuss the EU funding programs – more communication and visibility needed to increase effectiveness European shipowners organised a seminar on EU funding this week in Brussels. A discussion took place between the Commission and shipping companies aiming at identifying...
December 1st, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Organisations, Shipfinance | Read More

European Shipowners welcome the agreement reached on CO2 Emissions Trading System

European Shipowners welcome the agreement reached on CO2 Emissions Trading System
Martin Dorsman Intensive negotiations came to an end two weeks ago when the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers and the European Commission reached a provisional agreement on the reform of the emissions trading system, which today was approved by the Member States. “European shipowners have...
November 22nd, 2017 | Associations, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Organisations, Shipmanagement | Read More

European shipowners support the progress made at the IMO environmental meeting

European shipowners support the progress made at the IMO environmental meeting
Martin Dorsman ECSA representing the European shipowners believe that continuous progress was made last week at the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) intersessional meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC). The meeting has further built on an initial strategy for reducing...
October 30th, 2017 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

European shipowners welcome the progress made at the IMO environmental meeting

European shipowners welcome the progress made at the IMO environmental meeting
Patrick Verhoeven ECSA representing the European shipowners believe that important progress was made last week at the International Maritime Organziation’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting. In the meeting a plan was agreed to develop a CO2 reduction strategy in line with...
July 11th, 2017 | Associations, Environment | Read More

Merchant ships’ involvement in migrants’ search and rescue operations growing again

Merchant ships’ involvement in migrants’ search and rescue operations growing again
From the Warsaw meeting ECSA’s Maritime Security Working Group recently had an exchange of views with the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in Warsaw on maritime security issues. The Shipping industry is directly affected by challenges, such as migrants at sea.  Whereas the number of migrants...
May 24th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Immigration, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

European shipping should remain the enabler of free movement of goods and persons even after Brexit

European shipping should remain the enabler of free movement of goods and persons even after Brexit
Patrick Verhoeven European shipowners today published their priorities when it comes to Brexit negotiations outcome. The shipping community embodies a fundamental acquis of the EU: Free movement of goods and persons. ECSA believes that the current operating climate should be preserved as much as possible...
May 17th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

Valletta Declaration casts important foundation for future EU shipping strategy

Valletta Declaration casts important foundation for future EU shipping strategy
Niels Smedegaard European Transport Ministers adopted Wednesday afternoon a ministerial declaration on maritime transport. The declaration outlines priorities for the EU’s maritime transport policy, focusing on competitiveness, digitalisation and decarbonisation. The so-called ‘Valletta Declaration’...
March 30th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, European Union, News, Organisations | Read More

GHG emissions of shipping: ECSA deplores that port and cargo interests condone regional measures

GHG emissions of shipping: ECSA deplores that port and cargo interests condone regional measures
Patrick Verhoeven ECSA regrets that European port and cargo interests have come out in favour of the European Parliament’s position to conditionally include shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme as of 2023 if the International Maritime Organisation does not have a comparable system operating by...
February 20th, 2017 | Associations, Emissions, Environment | Read More

Initial EU ship recycling list shows clear need for global mind-set

Initial EU ship recycling list shows clear need for global mind-set
Patrick Verhoeven The European Commission recently published its first edition of the EU list of approved ship recycling facilities. At this stage, it only features yards situated in Europe and reaches under 30% of the EU’s own recycling capacity target. For ECSA, this demonstrates clearly that third...
January 13th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Organisations, Ship Demolitions | Read More

ECSA adopts position on European policy for the Arctic

ECSA adopts position on European policy for the Arctic
Patrick Verhoeven European shipowners welcomed earlier this year the adoption of the integrated European Union policy for the Arctic region. “We believe that the three priority areas identified cover all topical Arctic matters. Climate change and environment, sustainable development and international...
December 20th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, IMO | Read More

Parliament ETS report undermines global work on CO2 emissions of shipping

Parliament ETS report undermines global work on CO2 emissions of shipping
Patrick Verhoeven The Environment Committee (ENVI) of the European Parliament adopted today its report on the revision of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). MEPs agreed on a compromise text for shipping, which puts pressure on the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to have a system comparable...
December 15th, 2016 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, Shipmanagement | Read More