Posts Tagged ‘European Parliament’

EMFF: Ticking time-bomb for the ocean

EMFF: Ticking time-bomb for the ocean
..Seas at Risk EMFF: Ticking time-bomb for the ocean The European Parliament plenary voted today on how to spend approximately EUR 6 billion of European taxpayers’ money on ocean-linked activities under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) 2021-2027. The decision to reintroduce subsidies...
April 4th, 2019 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Fisheries, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Trade and Commerce | Read More

EFIP welcomes and supports the European Parliament position on the Connecting Europe Facility for 2021-2027

EFIP welcomes and supports the European Parliament position on the Connecting Europe Facility for 2021-2027
Turi Fiorito 14 December 2018 – On 12 December the European Parliament adopted its final position on the TRAN/ITRE report from Rapporteurs Marinescu, Telička and Virrkkunen on the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for the 2021-2027 period, the so-called “CEF II”.   The European Federation...
December 14th, 2018 | Canals, European Union, Inland Waterways, Organisations, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Port Reception Facilities vote: Parliament strengthens ‘polluter pays’ principle for ship waste management

Port Reception Facilities vote: Parliament strengthens ‘polluter pays’ principle for ship waste management
Isabelle Ryckbost 09 October 2018 – The Transport Committee of the European Parliament adopted today the Meissner report on the Port Reception Facilities and gave a mandate to the Rapporteur to start negotiations with the Council to finalise the text of the new law. The European Sea Ports Organisation...
October 9th, 2018 | Environment, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

FEPORT welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament report on Combined Transport

FEPORT welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament report on Combined Transport
Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid Brussels, July 12th, 2018  –  FEPORT welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament report on Combined Transport FEPORT welcomes the adoption on July 10th, 2018 of the report of the Transport and Tourism (TRAN) Committee of the European Parliament on the proposed revision...
July 12th, 2018 | European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reports | Read More

European ports welcome the EP Transport Committee vote for a stronger CEF budget

European ports welcome the EP Transport Committee vote for a stronger CEF budget
This morning, the Transport Committee (TRAN) of the European Parliament voted its opinion on the Multi-Annual financial Framework after 2020 (Marinescu report). Isabelle Ryckbost The Transport MEPs voted in favour of an updated and more effective Connecting Europe Facility. They have asked for an increased...
November 23rd, 2017 | European Union, Finance, Organisations, Ports & Terminals | 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 MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea SAR publication

European MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea SAR publication
26 MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea work in support of search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean With the on-going European migrant crisis, including the continued tragic loss of life in the southern Mediterranean offshore Libya, Human Rights at Sea and its supporting advisory work has been recognised...
July 12th, 2017 | European Union, Headlines, Health and Safety, HR, IMO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

Human Rights at Sea outlines the first voluntary Code of Conduct for Search and Rescue NGOs in the European Parliament

Human Rights at Sea outlines the first voluntary Code of Conduct for Search and Rescue NGOs in the European Parliament
On Wednesday 29 March, CEO David Hammond spoke in the European Parliament to outline the new voluntary ‘Code of Conduct for Search and Rescue Operations undertaken by civil society Non-Governmental Organisations in the Mediterranean Sea’ and to urge European institutions to better support lawful...
March 31st, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, HR | Read More

European Shipping Week Welcomes the World’s Largest LEGO Ship

European Shipping Week Welcomes the World’s Largest LEGO Ship
The “Jubilee Seaways” …the world’s largest LEGO ship European Shipping Week will score a significant first today (Weds March 1st) when its flagship conference not only hosts the top echelon from European and global shipping, the European Commission, EU Member States and the European...
March 1st, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, News, Reports | Read More

FEPORT: Shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS)…

FEPORT: Shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS)…
Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid February 17th, 2017 – Shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS): a strong message sent by the European Parliament to all maritime stakeholders Two days ago, the European Parliament has voted in favour of the inclusion of CO2 emissions from shipping in the EU Emission...
February 17th, 2017 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution | 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

Africa and shipping – a mutually benefiting cooperation

Africa and shipping – a mutually benefiting cooperation
Patrick Verhoeven African governments and businesses are important partners of European shipping companies and the region has become one of the most promising global growth markets. The “blue” economy offers a lot of opportunities, and close cooperation between EU and African institutions and stakeholders...
November 23rd, 2016 | Associations, European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

30 transport associations call on the European Parliament and the Council to approve the Commission proposal for the review of the Multi-Annual Financial Framework

30 transport associations call on the European Parliament and the Council to approve the Commission proposal for the review of the Multi-Annual Financial Framework
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 Commission...
October 20th, 2016 | Associations, European Union, Finance, Markets, Organisations, Trade and Commerce | Read More

European Parliament gives patronage to European Shipping Week 2017

European Parliament gives patronage to European Shipping Week 2017
Martin Schultz, president of the European Paliament European Shipping Week has been granted the European Parliament’s official patronage by its President, Mr Martin Schultz.  Commenting on European Shipping Week, Mr Schultz said his institution appreciated the opportunity for open dialogue between...
October 18th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, European Union, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

Upgrading skills: Maritime technology sector to set up a European skills council

Upgrading skills: Maritime technology sector to set up a European skills council
the panel of speakers* On the 1st of March 2016, the SEARICA Intergroup – representedby MEPs Gesine Meissner, Sergio Cofferati and Dariusz Rosati – hosted an event in the European Parliament entitled “skills for the future maritime technology”.  The event was attended by representatives from...
March 10th, 2016 | Academia, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Education and Training, HR, Jobs, Maritime Education and Training, Technology | Read More

Port Regulation: Parliament vote brings ports one step closer to autonomy

Port Regulation: Parliament vote brings ports one step closer to autonomy
Isabelle Ryckbost 09 March 2016 – Yesterday, the European Parliament voted on the Port Regulation and the Fleckenstein Report. The European Parliament confirmed the outcome of the Transport committee. 451 MEPs voted in favour of the deal reached by the rapporteur and the shadow rapporteurs. 234...
March 9th, 2016 | Associations, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ESPO believes Fleckenstein-report is a good basis for starting negotiations with the council

ESPO believes Fleckenstein-report is a good basis for starting negotiations with the council
Knut Fleckenstein 07 March 2016 – Today and tomorrow, the European Parliament, gathering in Strasbourg for the March plenary session, will debate and vote on the report of Mr Knut Fleckenstein (A8-0023/2016) regarding the Proposal for a Regulation establishing a framework on market access to port...
March 7th, 2016 | Associations, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Poseidon Med continues towards a new era for LNG bunkering

Poseidon Med continues towards a new era for LNG bunkering
Poseidon Med partners presenting, European Parliament, Brussels, 17/2/2016 * The successful completion of the first phase of the Poseidon Med project was confirmed and, at the same time, the next stage – Phase II was launched at an event at the European Parliament in Brussels. A ceremony held in the...
February 22nd, 2016 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Technical, Technology | 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

ECASBA Coordinates Joint Letter on Athens Declaration

ECASBA Coordinates Joint Letter on Athens Declaration
London – The Baltic Exchange where the FONASBA offices ECASBA, the European Committee of international ship agents and ship brokers’ association the Federation Of National Associations of Shipbrokers and Agents (FONASBA),  has brought together a broad coalition of European shipping sector organisations...
April 29th, 2015 | Associations, European Union, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

ECSA: Exclusions of Seafarers…

ECSA: Exclusions of Seafarers…
Rapporteur Morin-Chartier (EPP, France) Exclusions of Seafarers: Social Partners welcome endorsement of the Rapporteur’s report in the European Parliament On 1 April, the Employment Committee of the European Parliament (EP) endorsed the report of Rapporteur Morin-Chartier (EPP, France), which puts...
April 2nd, 2015 | Associations, European Union, HR, ILO, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Shipping industry proclaims European Shipping Week a total success

Shipping industry proclaims European Shipping Week a total success
A view from one of the conference sessions Last week’s inaugural European Shipping Week (ESW) has been heralded a massive success with the cream of shipping’s decision-makers rubbing shoulders and networking with officials from the European Commission, European Parliament and EU member states at...
March 10th, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, European Union, Events, Organisations, Shipping Centers | Read More

European Shipping Week receives patronage of the European Parliament

European Shipping Week receives patronage of the European Parliament
Martin Schultz European Shipping Week has been granted the European Parliament’s official patronage by its President, Mr Martin Schultz. Both the European Commission and the European Parliament have now actively expressed their support for the week-long event which will be held in Brussels during March...
October 27th, 2014 | European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Council adopts regulation on European Maritime Safety Agency funding

Council adopts regulation on European Maritime Safety Agency funding
The Council today adopted1 a regulation to finance the actions of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in the field of response to marine pollution caused by ships and oil and gas installations in the years 2014 to 2020 (PE-CONS 66/14). Today’s final adoption of the legislative act by...
July 23rd, 2014 | Associations, European Union, Flags, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

Europe and EU shipping: a two-way street

Europe and EU shipping: a two-way street
  On the eve of its Board of Directors meeting, which took place today, ECSA organised a lunch in the European Parliament, followed by a high-level seminar to discuss the economic value of the EU shipping industry, as outlined in the Oxford Economics study commissioned by ECSA. The lunch was hosted...
April 3rd, 2014 | European Union, Organisations | Read More