In Focus

ETS: ECSA welcomes European Parliament’s decisive vote on commercial operators and Ocean Fund

European shipowners welcome the strong cross-party support by the European Parliament for key provisions under the revised Emission Trading System for shipping. ECSA welcomes the Parliament’s commitment to enforce the ‘polluter-pays’ principle, by ensuring the mandatory pass-through of the ETS costs to the commercial operators of the vessels through contractual...

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 15:30

Resilient and Sustainable Ship Financing


! Registration is now open !


15 June 2022 | 11:00-13:00 CET | Hybrid



Registration for ECSA’s event on the role of Resilient and Sustainable Ship Financing in the transition towards fully decarbonised shipping is now open!

As the shipping sector strives to decarbonise, the need...

Monday, May 16, 2022 - 14:19

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The Neptune Declaration

As a signatory of the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change, ECSA urges all members and companies to join the call. The pledge vows to deliver on the shared responsibility with policymakers to resolve the global crew change crisis that has left hundreds of thousands of seafarers stranded at sea.

The Neptune Declaration


Our 10 Strategic Priorities

The European shipping industry is a success story and a geostrategic asset to the EU in the face of global challenges. European shipowners operate one of the largest, youngest and most innovative fleets in the world. With its diverse fleet of container ships, tankers, passenger ships, bulk carriers, offshore service vessels and many other specialised ships, the EU shipping industry contributes a total of €147 billion to the EU’s annual GDP. The fleet also boasts one of the best safety records in the world. 

WESS Project

ECSA and the ETF, with funding from the EU, are working on a joint social dialogue project from 2020-2022 that aims to contribute to an attractive, smart and sustainable working environment in the shipping sector.