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21/06/2016

CO2 emission reduction measures must be global and apply equally to all ships

CO2 emission reduction measures must be global and apply equally to all ships 

“We believe that shipping, together with all other industry sectors, must be part of the solution to limit the increase in global temperature, as we clearly are a global contributor to carbon emissions”, said ECSA President Niels Smedegaard, addressing a symposium on decarbonisation of shipping held in Antwerp today.

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10/06/2016

Responsible recycling in Alang should be supported rather than dismissed

Responsible recycling in Alang should be supported rather than dismissed

Alang, India is today one of the most important centers for ship recycling and is likely to remain so for many years to come. With close to 70% of all vessels being recycled in South Asia, it is of utmost importance to secure that responsible practices are encouraged. The EU has a great tool at its disposal to achieve this, but seems unfortunately to have chosen a very different path.

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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.

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May 2016

ECSA Position Paper on CO2 Emissions of Shipping

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"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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