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

PRESS RELEASE -Maritime Single Window – Simplified reporting moves a major step closer

ECSA and WSC have backed the agreement reached by the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission in their ‘trilogue discussions’ on the European Maritime Single Window environment proposal last week. 

ECSA’s Secretary-General, Martin Dorsman, commented: ‘We very much welcome the hard work from the European Commission, European Parliament...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 14:45

ECSA-ETF Project on mapping of European maritime professionals

The European social partners for maritime transport, ETF and ECSA, are looking for (an) external expert(s) who will develop proposals for new methodologies to better and more coherently collect data about maritime professionals on a European level.

As was recommended by the Task Force on maritime employment and competitiveness set...

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 15:27


European shipowners: priority is and remains a Brexit deal

Following yesterday’s discussions in the UK parliament and the mandate given to the UK Prime Minister to re-discuss Brexit arrangements with her European colleagues, European shipowners call upon all parties to seize this opportunity to avoid a no-deal Brexit scenario.


Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 14:47

The Shipping Industry urges Transport Committee MEPs to enhance Maritime Commerce, Working Conditions and Sustainable Transport through adoption of the Clune Report

Brussels, 9 January 2019

On Thursday the European Parliament Transport Committee will vote on Deirdre Clune’s report on the draft regulation for a European Maritime Single Window Environment.  The World Shipping Council (WSC) and the European Community Shipowners Associations (ECSA), which represent shipowners and maritime carriers that are the principal...

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 15:30

European shipowners are pleased with the extension of the EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia

ECSA welcomes the Council’s decision to extent the mandate of the EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia until 31 March 2019. Operation Sophia is part of the EU's comprehensive approach to migration and aims to disrupt the business model of human smuggling and trafficking networks in the Southern Central Mediterranean and prevent...

Friday, December 21, 2018 - 13:28