ECSA considers the European State Aid Guidelines for maritime transport highly successful and key to maintaining a strong European shipping sector

Today, the International Transport Forum (ITF) published a report on Maritime Subsidies in OECD countries. The main conclusions mostly address the EU state aid guidelines (SAG) and their application in EU Member States. The ITF report questions the effectiveness of the SAG and makes recommendations for improvements. 

ECSA is of...

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 14:39

ECSA welcomes the draft list of Commissioners-designate

On behalf of the shipping industry across the EU, ECSA warmly welcomes the draft list of the European Commission's College-designate presented by President-elect  Ursula von der Leyen yesterday. 

As the operator of the EU's international maritime transport of cargo, passengers and other services, the European shipping industry looks forward to...

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 14:38

European Shipping Week to be held from March 23 - 27, 2020

Europe’s shipowners will once again join forces with the European Parliament, Council and European Commission to place shipping and maritime at the top of the agenda when European Shipping Week will be held in Brussels for the third time during the week of March 23 – 27, 2020. 

The challenges...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 06:29

ECSA Board meets in Brussels

The Board of ECSA met in Brussels on 26 June, to discuss the issues the European shipping industry is currently working on.

A broad discussion was held about how the industry will work with the incoming European Parliament and European Commission on the broad policy areas that the two EU...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:22

ECSA celebrates the Day of the Seafarer

ECSA celebrates the Day of the Seafarer<

25 June is the Day of the Seafarer, an annual global event coordinated by the International Maritime Organisation to recognise the unique contributions made by seafarers to international seaborne trade. ECSA, together with its members, celebrates the immense contributions made by seafarers to European shipping.

The Day of the Seafarer...

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 13:27

Statement on suspected attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman

Regarding the report about the two tankers that were attacked in the Gulf of Oman this morning, European shipowners are extremely concerned and are working with the authorities to better understand the situation on the ground.
ECSA is relieved that the crew is safe and unharmed, except for one...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 14:01

EMSA Executive Director addresses ECSA in Lisbon


The Executive Director of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), Ms Maja Markovčić Kostelac, addressed ECSA's Safety & Environment Committee (SEC) on 28 May 2019 in Lisbon.

"The role of EMSA is to work on the technical aspects of the policy decisions taken by the European Commission,"...

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 10:20