Shipowners urge for rapid and positive progress in the Brexit negotiations

In view of the European Council deciding this week on whether the Brexit negotiations can enter the next phase, ECSA representing European shipowners calls for rapid and positive progress to be made towards an EU/UK agreement. Shipowners look forward to an agreement which preserves the economic benefits of existing EU/UK...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 14:44

Council agrees to implement ECSA-ETF Agreement on decent work for seafarers

European shipowners and European transport workers speak together to warmly welcome today’s adoption of a Council Directive improving seafarers’ working conditions. This change will implement an agreement between the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), which will bring European rules up-to-date with international best...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 15:46

European shipowners welcome the Council conclusions on the digitalisation of transport

European shipowners welcome the Transport Council’s conclusions on the digitalisation of transport adopted yesterday. It rightly underlines the importance of digitalisation for the European economy and competitiveness, and confirms the EU's ambition to become a global leader in this area.

“Digitalisation is already very present in our sector and we...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 13:45

European Shipowners welcome the agreement reached on CO2 Emissions Trading System

Intensive negotiations came to an end two weeks ago when the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers and the European Commission reached a provisional agreement on the reform of the emissions trading system, which today was approved by the Member States.

“European shipowners have a strong interest to decarbonise the...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 14:09

An ambitious proposal to ease the administrative burden on seafarers and operators is needed

At the Digital Transport Days in Tallinn today, European shipowners (ECSA) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) call for easing the administrative burden shipping crew and companies are facing today.

The Reporting Formalities Directive, that aimed to simplify and rationalise reporting formalities for ships in European ports as of...

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 11:03

European shipowners support the progress made at the IMO environmental meeting


ECSA representing the European shipowners believe that continuous progress was made last week at the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) intersessional meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC). The meeting has further built on an initial strategy for reducing CO2 emissions from the international shipping, which the next MEPC...

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 11:26

Martin Dorsman appointed as Secretary General of ECSA

ECSA, European Community Shipowners’ Associations has appointed Mr. Martin Dorsman (56) as its new Secretary General in Brussels. Mr. Dorsman will start in his new position on November 1st 2017.

Mr. Dorsman will transfer to ECSA from the Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KVNR) where he has held the position...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 15:03

European shipowners welcome the trade agreement between the EU and Canada

European shipowners welcome today's provisional application of the Comprehensive Economic Trade agreement between the EU and Canada (CETA).

The CETA agreement will boost trade considerably between the EU and Canada. It will cut customs duties and open new markets for shipping companies such as dredging, movement of empty containers and...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:58

More EU budget for transport, the best investment plan for Europe

To complete the Trans European (TEN-T) Network, 750 billion euros is still needed. 30 European transport associations, representing infrastructure managers, operators, local authorities, users and equipment suppliers in the maritime, inland waterways, railways, road, cycling, aviation and intermodal sectors, call for strong financial support for the completion of the network...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:48