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24/05/2017

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

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

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 rescued from the sea has gone down from the peak-year of 2015, merchant vessels are still often involved in the Search and Rescue (SAR) operations in central, western and eastern Mediterranean.

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17/05/2017

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

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

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 even after the Brexit.

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Welcome to the ECSA website

The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), founded in 1965 under the name of “Comité des Associations d'Armateurs des Communautés Européennes (CAACE)”, is the trade association representing the national shipowners’ associations of the EU and Norway (close to 99% of the EEA fleet or about 40% of the world fleet). Our aim is to promote the interests of European shipping so that the industry can best serve European and international trade and commerce in a competitive free enterprise environment to the benefit of shippers and consumers and help formulate EU policy on critical maritime transport-related issues.”

The structure of ECSA consists of a Board of Directors, three specialised committees, a number of working groups and task forces, targeting specific issues, and a permanent secretariat based in Brussels.

 

CO2 emissions of shipping
A global concern

The international shipping industry endorses the spirit and objectives of the Paris COP21 agreement on climate change. Shipping, together with all other industry sectors, must be part of the global solution. The shipping industry is committed to developing CO2 reductions across the world merchant fleet that are both ambitious and realistic.

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Position Papers

May 2016

ECSA Position Paper on CO2 Emissions of Shipping

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ECSA Brochure

"Short Sea Shipping, The full potential yet to be unleashed"

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February 2016

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ECSA presents 16+1 proposals
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