ECSA welcomes European Council call for European Competitiveness Deal 

ECSA welcomes the call of the European leaders for a European competitiveness deal. The conclusions of the European Council summit this week in Brussels highlight that efforts are required to close growth, productivity and innovation gaps between the EU and its international partners and main competitors towards a climate-neutral economy.  ...

Friday, April 19, 2024 - 13:36

Joint open letter following the seizure of the MSC Aries

ECSA joins 16 maritime industry associations and social partners in a joint industry open letter to the United Nations Secretary General – His Excellency Antonio Guterres – calling for assistance following the seizure of the MSC Aries on Saturday 13 April.

16 maritime industry associations and social partners (ASA, BIMCO...

Friday, April 19, 2024 - 10:02

Event | Bringing clean shipping fuels to the market | 9 April 2024



9 April 2024 | 11:00 - 12:30 CET | European Parliament

The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and Transport & Environment (T&E) seek to gather policymakers, industry professionals, NGOs and researchers for a Parliamentary event dedicated to sustainable fuels for shipping. 

Co-hosted by: MEP Vera Tax (S&D) and MEP...

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 - 13:32

Joint Declaration: "Charting the course towards a resilient, competitive and sustainable future"

EU’s waterborne transport sector issues Joint Declaration, charting the course towards a resilient, competitive and sustainable future

The Joint Declaration, signed by 13 European Associations, calls for a coordinated effort between public and private sector actors, with resilience, competitiveness and level playing field as cornerstones.

Find the Join Declaration here...

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 15:55

Joint Industry Statement on the attack on MV TRUE CONFIDENCE

Industry Associations express their deep concern over the tragic loss of life and injuries suffered by the crew of MV True Confidence in an attack in the Red Sea on 6 March 2024.

The loss of life and injuries to civilian seafarers is completely unacceptable. Merchant vessels crewed by civilian...

Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 12:35

European Shipowners’ priorities 2024-2029

Ahead of the 2024 European elections, ECSA launches its policy priorities for the next five years. The four pillars are Climate and energy transition, People-centred green and digital transition, Ship Finance and Competitiveness and Trade.

Europe is facing an existential transformation as it strives to meet climate neutrality by 2050...

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 10:33

Red Sea: European shipowners welcome launch of Operation ASPIDES

Following growing attacks on commercial shipping, the EU Council has officially launched today the EU’s defensive maritime security operation in the Red Sea.

Operation ASPIDES, launched today, has a defensive mandate and will accompany and protect commercial vessels in the area against possible attacks at sea.

“European shipowners strongly...

Monday, February 19, 2024 - 14:40

REMINDER| ECSA Ship Finance Roundtable

Navigating the Interplay:
The Role of Public Funding in Ship Finance

22 February 2024 between 10.00 - 12.00 CET | ECSA office & online

Keynote: MEP Bergur Løkke Rasmussen 

followed by a panel discussion with ship finance experts 

ECSA is pleased to invite stakeholders to its next ship finance seminar. 


Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 16:03