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Maritime social partners request the European Commission to follow up on prompt and predictable disembarkation of rescued people in distress at sea

ECSA, the ETF, the ICS and the ITF addressed a joint letter to Commission President Von der Leyen, Vice President Schinas, Commissioner Johansson and Commissioner Vălean reiterating their call for the European Commission to follow up on the promise to ensure prompt and predictable disembarkation of people in distress at...

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Webinar on “Is EU ETS the best way to decarbonise shipping?”

Date: 27 January 2021, Wednesday
Time: 12:00 - 13:30 CET
Venue: Online

The European Commission has announced that the EU ETS will be extended to shipping under a proposal expected to come out in June 2021. The European shipping industry is fully committed to decarbonise as quickly as possible, with a strong preference for international regulation by the IMO. Aiming to contribute constructively to the dialogue, ECSA is organising an open debate with key stakeholders to discuss the position of the European shipping sector.

Our 10 Strategic Priorities

The European shipping industry is a success story and a geostrategic asset to the EU in the face of global challenges. European shipowners operate one of the largest, youngest and most innovative fleets in the world. With its diverse fleet of container ships, tankers, passenger ships, bulk carriers, offshore service vessels and many other specialised ships, the EU shipping industry contributes a total of €147 billion to the EU’s annual GDP. The fleet also boasts one of the best safety records in the world. 

WESS Project

ECSA and the ETF, with funding from the EU, are working on a joint social dialogue project from 2020-2022 that aims to contribute to an attractive, smart and sustainable working environment in the shipping sector.