In Focus

MAJOR SHIPOWNER TRADE ASSOCIATIONS AGREE TO ENHANCE COOPERATION

PRESS RELEASE 7 APRIL 2019

Today in Singapore, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the Asian Shipowners' Association (ASA) and the European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA) will sign a joint memorandum of understanding.

This new MOU codifies the extensive level of co-operation that already exists between these important international trade...

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 11:22

ECSA holds workshop on the practical implementation of IMO GHG strategy

The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) organised a workshop on the practical implementation of measures to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions, attended by representatives of the European Commission, the European Maritime Safety Agency, the Member States, as well as industry stakeholders and environmental organisations.

The focus was on the opportunities and...

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 08:03

European shipowners present priorities for EU shipping policy for the next five years

The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) has unveiled its strategic priorities for EU shipping policy, which will guide the association’s activities vis-à-vis International and European regulators for the next five years.

At a high-level event in Brussels, more than 120 industry representatives gathered to discuss the challenges and opportunities for...

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 15:51

Topical Issues

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...

Business Climate

As global players, European shipping companies first and foremost need global rules to maintain their competitive edge. Europe should remain globally competitive as a location for shipping activities. We need a comprehensive and globally oriented shipping policy in the EU. 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...