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

CO2 emissions reductions of the shipping – European Shipowners discussing the impact of improved machinery, propulsion, operation and design

In the European Shipowners’ seminar on CO2 reductions in the shipping industry one message was clear: in order to achieve CO2 reductions across the world merchant fleet, a combination of different measures is needed.


“In our seminar this week, we discussed with our stakeholders and European decision-makers different measures...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 13:50

European Maritime Social Partners welcome the Directive ensuring the welfare of seafarers

The European Maritime Social Partners warmly welcome the European Commission’s adoption of their proposal to update their Agreement on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC).  The ILO MLC amendments entered into force on 18 January 2017 and require shipowners to provide financial security to ensure the...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 14:19

European shipowners welcome the progress made at the IMO environmental meeting

ECSA representing the European shipowners believe that important progress was made last week at the International Maritime Organziation’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting.

In the meeting a plan was agreed to develop a CO2 reduction strategy in line with the Paris COP21 Agreement on climate change. An initial strategy...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 15:06

Piracy situation still serious in the Gulf of Guinea

European shipowners are concerned about the continued piracy, armed robbery attacks and kidnapping for ransom events in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG), and particularly off Nigeria.

According to the latest International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Piracy report in total 33 vessels were boarded and four fired upon in the first three...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 12:59

Shipowners encourage EU-China leadership in shaping IMO CO2 strategy

Following the decision of the United States to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, the European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) encourage the intentions of the European Union and the People's Republic of China to intensify cooperation in achieving a global climate deal...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 10:02