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 20% 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.