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COVID-19 Joint statement of ECSA, EMPA and ETF on protective measures to minimise risks between crew and shore based personnel boarding a ship

ECSA, EMPA and ETF welcome the recommendations by the European Healthy GateWays and call for a common approach for the health and safety of maritime transport workers and smooth and efficient operations in port

                                 

  • Despite the many challenges posed by the current COVID-19 crisis, maritime professionals across the...
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 12:33

The European shipping industry: a key enabler to offshore wind

The European shipping industry is integral to offshore wind as a clean energy source. The industry looks forward to supporting the growth of offshore wind as expressed in the European Green Deal and expanding European leadership on a global scale.

Today, May 20th, marks European Maritime Day: an occasion to...

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 08:05

Topical Issues

Every Shipment Counts

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European shipping industry is working hard to ensure that supplies of goods, equipment, food and energy continue to be delivered to millions of EU citizens. The recovery of Europe and its economy needs to start with the revival of healthy trade flows. With shipping playing such a major role in Europe's economy, it is essential for Europe's recovery process. Read more...

CO2 Emissions

The shipping industry fully supports the COP21 Paris Climate Agreement aiming to tackle climate change and believes that the sector must globally play its fair part in reducing CO2 emissions. Read more...

Ship Recycling

End-of-life ships should not pose any unnecessary risk to human health and safety or to the environment when being recycled. ECSA believes that ships should be recycled in yards compliant with the International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Reycling of Ships, the “Hong Kong Convention”. Read more...

Shipping and global trade

Shipping is the backbone of global trade, enabling the import and export of affordable goods on a scale that is not possible for any other transport mode. Shipping needs global trade to exist and global trade cannot exist without an efficient shipping industry. Around 80% of world trade in goods is carried by the international shipping industry and EU shipping companies are large players in this global industry. Read more...

Social Performance of Shipping

Shipping is the engine of the European maritime cluster, delivering quality employment at sea and ashore. European seafarers form one of the main assets of the shipping sector, given their high level of training and skills. ECSA represents the shipowners’ interests in the European Sectoral Social Dialogue with its social partner European Transport Workers’ Federation, ETF. Read more...

Trade facilitation for Short Sea Shipping

Short sea shipping, has been on the EU agenda since the early 1990s. Unfortunately, the internal market has not been completed when it comes to shipping. In many cases goods transported by short sea shipping between two EU seaports lose Union status as soon as they leave port. Shipping is confronted with heavy administrative procedures and reporting requirements, something land based modes are not facing. Read more...