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13/01/2017

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

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

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 country ship recycling yards should get EU recognition to raise standards worldwide and respond to demand.

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20/12/2016

ECSA adopts position on European policy for the Arctic

ECSA adopts position on European policy for the Arctic

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 cooperation all deserve equal attention”, said ECSA Secretary General Patrick Verhoeven. As the European Commission is implementing the EU policy and as the European parliament is working on its own-initiative report, European shipowners now adopted a position paper endorsing a number of EU actions that are expected to concretely improve polar shipping conditions.

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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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