Posts Tagged ‘ECSA’

ECSA on EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia

ECSA on EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia
Martin Dorsman European shipowners are pleased with the extension of the EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia ECSA welcomes the Council’s decision to extent the mandate of the EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia until 31 March 2019. Operation Sophia is part of the EU’s comprehensive approach to migration...
December 21st, 2018 | Associations, Immigration | Read More

A single market for shipping – time to make it happen

A single market for shipping – time to make it happen
Martin Dorsman The single market is one of the most celebrated successes of the EU. It is a central element of the EU growth agenda. It is, however, clear that the single market remains incomplete and dysfunctional in some sectors. This is particularly true for shipping. Shipping remains disadvantaged...
December 22nd, 2017 | Associations | Read More

30 organisations ask Europe to invest more in transport

30 organisations ask Europe to invest more in transport
Isabelle Ryckbost With the slogan “More EU budget for transport, the best investment plan for Europe” a coalition of thirty European transport organisations are launching today their campaign for a strong connecting Europe Facility for the next financial period 2021-2028. “We are very pleased ...
September 21st, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

ECSA on CO2 emissions reductions of the shipping

ECSA on CO2 emissions reductions of the shipping
CO2 emissions reductions of the shipping – European Shipowners discussing the impact of improved machinery, propulsion, operation and design In the European Shipowners’ seminar on CO2 reductions in the shipping industry one message was clear: in order to achieve CO2 reductions across the world merchant...
September 20th, 2017 | Associations, Emissions, Environment | Read More

European Maritime Social Partners welcome the Directive ensuring the welfare of seafarers

European Maritime Social Partners welcome the Directive ensuring the welfare of seafarers
Mark Dickinson The European Maritime Social Partners warmly welcome the European Commission’s adoption of their proposal to update their Agreement on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC).  The ILO MLC amendments entered into force on 18 January 2017 and...
July 27th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Health and Safety, HR, ILO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Patrick Verhoeven to leave ECSA for IAPH

Patrick Verhoeven to leave ECSA for IAPH
Patrick Verhoeven Patrick Verhoeven will leave the European Community Shipowners’ Associations on 1 September this year to become Managing Director Policy and Strategy at the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH). This is a new leadership function that was created following a fundamental...
May 3rd, 2017 | Associations, News, People and Places, Person Profiles, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ESW 2017 joint industry statement

ESW 2017 joint industry statement
A view from ESW 2017 conference EUROPEAN SHIPPING WEEK 2017 JOINT INDUSTRY STATEMENT CLIA Europe, EBA, ECASBA, ECSA, EMPA, ETA, ETF, EuDA, Interferry, WSC The European shipping industry, represented by the signatories to this statement issued on the occasion of European Shipping Week 2017, welcomes...
March 1st, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

EU Shipping policy is solid, but…

EU Shipping policy is solid, but…
Niels Smedegaard EU Shipping Policy is solid, but needs a stronger global orientation to sustain further growth  The EU has an overall competitive regime in place for fiscal and social measures as well as quality registers and a strong skills base. This combination supports the current status of the...
February 28th, 2017 | Associations, News | Read More

Socio-economic impact of the EU shipping industry remains solid

Socio-economic impact of the EU shipping industry remains solid
Patrick Verhoeven The EU shipping industry directly employed 640,000 people and supported a € 57 billion contribution to GDP in 2015. Adding supply chain and worker spending multiplier impacts, the shipping industry’s total employment contribution rises to 2.1 million people and its total GDP contribution...
February 27th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions | Read More

Cruise lines and European shipowners welcome the revision of port reception facilities directive

Cruise lines and European shipowners welcome the revision of port reception facilities directive
Rafael von Heereman The Cruise Lines International Association Europe (CLIA Europe) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) welcome the revision of the European directive on port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues. Whereas the directive has produced...
November 15th, 2016 | Cruise Industry, Environment, Pollution, Ports & Terminals | Read More

More EU transport budget for the benefit of Europe

More EU transport budget for the benefit of Europe
30 European transport associations, representing infrastructure managers, operators, local authorities, users and equipment suppliers in the maritime, inland waterways, railways, road, cycling, aviation and intermodal sectors, call on the European Parliament and the Council to approve the initial Commission...
November 14th, 2016 | Associations, Markets | Read More

Parliament’s Industry Committee Confirms IMO Regulatory Role on CO2 Emissions

Parliament’s Industry Committee Confirms IMO Regulatory Role on CO2 Emissions
Patrick Verhoeven The Industry Committee, ITRE, of the European Parliament today reached an important agreement concerning the revision of the EU emission trading system (ETS) directive. The report of MEP Fredrick Federley (ALDE / Sweden) was adopted with a clear majority of 45 against 13 votes. European...
October 13th, 2016 | Environment | Read More

Royal Belgian Shipowners Association – Shipowners’ Initiative Towards Decarbonisation

Royal Belgian Shipowners Association – Shipowners’ Initiative Towards Decarbonisation
On the 21st of June a symposium took place in Antwerp entitled ‘Shipowners’ Initiative Towards Decarbonisation’. It was organized by the Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association (RBSA) with the support of ECSA and Flows. Over 170 participants from all over Europe attended. The symposium...
July 7th, 2016 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Pollution | Read More

EU shipowners thank the IMRCC

EU shipowners thank the IMRCC
EU shipowners thank the Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre for its efforts in search and rescue operations EU shipowners thank the Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre for its efforts in search and rescue operations Migratory challenges remain one of the main security concerns of EU shipowners,...
May 24th, 2016 | Associations, European Union, Health and Safety, Immigration, Organisations, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

European seafarers and shipowners oppose the sentencing of Captain Mangouras

European seafarers and shipowners oppose the sentencing of Captain Mangouras
The European Social Partners in Maritime Transport – ETF and ECSA – are extremely concerned about the recent Court decision in the Prestige case as it unexpectedly overturned the judgment by the Provincial Court of La Coruña (Galicia) which had yet cleared both the Master, Captain Apostolos Mangouras...
May 3rd, 2016 | Associations, HR, Legal, Maritime Accidents | Read More

European shipowners are pleased: IMO continues its course on CO2 reduction of shipping

European shipowners are pleased: IMO continues its course on CO2 reduction of shipping
Patrick Verhoeven European shipowners welcome the significant progress made this week at the 69th session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC). The basic features of a global CO2 data collection system have been agreed upon and further work on CO2 reduction commitments from shipping...
April 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Environment, IMO, Organisations | Read More

ECSA finds Euro Parliament’s report on Migration balanced

ECSA finds Euro Parliament’s report on Migration balanced
Patrick Verhoeven European shipowners find the European Parliament’s report on migration balanced and addressing an important topic  European shipowners welcome the own-initiative report of the European Parliament to be adopted this week on migration. The report outlines in detail how the EU should...
April 12th, 2016 | Associations, Health and Safety, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Ports Regulation: text up for adoption in Parliament leaves a lot to be desired

Ports Regulation: text up for adoption in Parliament leaves a lot to be desired
Patrick Verhoeven Tomorrow, Members of the European Parliament will be voting on the EU Ports Regulation and, more specifically, on rapporteur Knut Fleckenstein’s report, which was previously adopted by the Transport (TRAN) Committee. Overall, European shipowners are disappointed with the TRAN text,...
March 8th, 2016 | Associations, Ports & Terminals | Read More

European shipowners showcase Short Sea Shipping

European shipowners showcase Short Sea Shipping
Niels Smedegaard During a high level meeting organised by the Dutch Presidency of the Council yesterday in Amsterdam, ECSA presented its new brochure on the merits of short sea shipping. The intention behind this new initiative is to revitalise the EU’s short sea policy, which has unfortunately been...
February 16th, 2016 | Associations, Shipmanagement, Short-sea shipping | Read More

Simplification of port regulation proposal justifies re-inclusion of all services

Simplification of port regulation proposal justifies re-inclusion of all services
Patrick Verhoeven Members of the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) of the European Parliament are considering substantial simplifications to the Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on market access to port services and financial transparency of ports. Based on amendments introduced by Rapporteur...
October 12th, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Shipping sector receives Seafarer of the Year award for role in migrant rescues

Shipping sector receives Seafarer of the Year award for role in migrant rescues
                    The Lloyd’s List Global Award for Seafarer of the Year, usually reserved for individual seafarers who have shown bravery and leadership in the line of duty, was this year presented to all of the world’s seafarers (and their shipping...
October 2nd, 2015 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Immigration, International Chamber of Shipping, ITF | Read More

EU-China maritime dialogue a good template, say European Shipowners

EU-China maritime dialogue a good template, say European Shipowners
Patrick Verhoeven The 12th Implementation Meeting of the China-EU Maritime Transport Agreement, hosted by the Polish government, was held in Szczecin, Poland from 21 to 23 September. Official delegations consisted of representatives of the Chinese Ministry of Transport, the Directorate-General for Transport...
September 29th, 2015 | Associations, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

EU Member States show trust in IMO’s ability to deliver

EU Member States show trust in IMO’s ability to deliver
Patrick Verhoeven “The EU Council’s decision to entrust the IMO with the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from international shipping is a vote of confidence in the international organisation’s ability to deliver” claimed Patrick Verhoeven, ECSA Secretary General following the adoption...
September 22nd, 2015 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Pollution | Read More

Shipping industry part and parcel of West Africa security situation

Shipping industry part and parcel of West Africa security situation
ECSA, the European Community Shipowners’ Associations, organised on 29 June, in cooperation with the European External Action Service and the European Commission, a very well attended workshop on the ways in which the shipping industry can get involved in the Gulf of Guinea Strategy and Action Plan....
July 1st, 2015 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

EU decision makers recognise key role of sectoral social dialogue for maritime transport

EU decision makers recognise key role of sectoral social dialogue for maritime transport
Violeta Bulc, European Transport Commissioner The conference gathered EU decision-makers, experts and social partners to have an intensive discussion on important social issues related to transport policy making, to underline the need of social dialogue in the various transport modes and to exchange...
June 10th, 2015 | Associations, European Union, Organisations | Read More