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Open Letter: Shipping industry calls for action to ensure prompt and predictable disembarkations for persons rescued at sea by merchant vessels

Dear President Von der Leyen, Dear Vice President Schinas,
Dear Commissioner Johansson, Dear Commissioner Vălean,

 

Open Letter: Shipping industry calls for action to ensure prompt and predictable disembarkations for persons rescued at sea by merchant vessels

We are writing on behalf of the European and International Shipowners’ Associations and...

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 15:26

24 September, World Maritime Day: UN Event on Crew Change Crisis

A special online event will be organised on World Maritime Day this Thursday, 24 September 2020, in the opening week of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, specifically on the current worldwide crew change crisis.

The event, jointly organised by the IMO, the ILO, the UNGC, the ICS...

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 08:37

EU’s 2030 climate target: ECSA publishes study on implications of EU ETS for shipping

With the European Commission announcing an increased climate target for 2030 and aiming to extend the EU's Emission Trading System (EU ETS) to the shipping sector, ECSA is publishing its joint study with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) on the "Implications of application of the EU Emissions Trading System...

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 11:28

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...