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01/03/2017

Joint industry statement of 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 the Europea

Joint industry statement of 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 the European Commission’s mid-term review of the EU Maritime Transport Strategy 2009-2018.

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28/02/2017

EU shipping policy is solid, but needs a stronger global orientation to sustain further growth

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 EU as an attractive location for shipping activities. To develop further growth in European shipping, the EU however needs to adapt this framework into a comprehensive, globally oriented shipping policy that aims to improve the EU’s competitiveness as a location for international shipping. That is the principal conclusion from a study by Monitor Deloitte that benchmarks the overall EU policy framework for shipping with policies of five international shipping centers. The study was commissioned by ECSA as input for the ongoing review of EU shipping policy, which started in 2015 with a mid-term review of the 2009-2018 Maritime Transport Strategy. The results of the study were presented this afternoon at a press conference held in the context of European Shipping Week.

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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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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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