ECSA urges parties at IMO to conclude on ambitious GHG reduction targets

ECSA has always maintained that shipping has to contribute substantially to global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and will always be committed to most proactive and realistic reduction aspirations.

ECSA’s President Panos Laskaridis said: "With the IMO MEPC 72 meeting fast approaching, the European Shipowners reiterate their strongest...

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 10:19

ECSA and WSC call for the revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive to improve the efficiency of maritime transport

The European Commission is expected to publish a proposal for a revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive (RFD) in early May 2018 that is intended to remedy the current costly, unharmonised and burdensome reporting requirements facing ships calling at EU ports. Current complex, repetitive and duplicative reporting requirements not only...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 13:57

European Shipowners greatly concerned about the proposed US steel and aluminium tariffs

European shipowners disagree with the US President Trump's decision to impose additional duties on imports of certain steel and aluminium products into the United States.

“This protectionist decision of imposing 25% import duties on steel and 10% on aluminium will obviously have a negative impact on transatlantic relations and on...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 16:01

Maritime employers and employees on International Women's Day 2018 - The Time is NOW

European shipowners and transport workers are jointly marking International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day is also a call to action for accelerating gender parity. This year's theme is 'The Time is NOW'.

The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA)...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 15:12

European shipowners urge for certainty as soon as possible on EU/UK trade framework

European shipowners touched upon some key issues regarding Brexit in today’s public hearing in the European Parliament’s Transport committee’s hearing on the « Impact of Brexit on Maritime Transport ».

ECSA’s Secretary General Martin Dorsman discussed the long term objectives for the European shipowners and said: “It is crucial that...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 13:24

Indonesia’s new protectionist rules are worrying at times of free trade talks with the EU

European shipowners are opposing a decree Indonesia adopted recently. The new law imposes that certain commodities can only be transported for import or export by national maritime transport companies. Commodities affected are coal, crude palm oil, rice and goods for government procurement. This new law is a clear measure of...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 15:51